Ligety and Svindal both cut seasons short

VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill Training on November 30, 2016 in Val d'Isere, France (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom)

There was a flurry of announcements on the first day of Kitzbuehel as both Aksel Lund Svindal and Ted Ligety announced that their seasons would be ending due to injury. Svindal made his announcement via his Instagram account while the news on Ligety came via the United States Ski Association.

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