Alpine

Goetschl hints at retiring; Swiss Borghi hangs it up

By Pete Rugh

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — Austrian star Renate Goetschl hinted that she might retire after this season. Goetschl, who won the overall World Cup trophy in 2000 and has 24 downhill wins to her credit, will turn 33 next August. Read more...

Kranjska Gora: Ligety rallies to win GS

By Pete Rugh

American Ted Ligety won the second World Cup race of his career Saturday, and in the process moved into the lead of the GS standings with an outstanding second run down the Podkoren 3 course at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.     Ligety, third after the first run behind leader Massimiliano Blardone and Manfred Moelgg, clocked the […] Read more...

Crans-Montana: Vonn wins DH, tightens hold on tour

By Pete Rugh

Apparently Lindsey Vonn is not satisfied with the World Cup downhill crown. At Crans-Montana, Switzerland Saturday, with that DH title already safely stowed, Vonn crushed a tricky course that hadn't been used in a decade and made it apparent she wants to go after the World Cup overall title from a position of strength.     […] Read more...

USCSA Nationals: Sierra Nevada, Mass-Amherst clinch titles

By Pete Rugh

Sierra Nevada College earned the women’s national title, while the University of Massachusetts-Amherst men took the men’s championship Friday at the USCSA Championships. Read more...

J2 Nationals: Flowers learns course for DH win

By Pete Rugh

ASPEN, Colo., – "It was the first time any J2 has been on that course," said Kitt Flowers of Aspen's America's Downhill course. "So it was a new course for everybody. Luckily I got to come out a few days early and get on it before the training runs."     He said the competition at […] Read more...

J2 Nationals: Byers wins big after rerun

By Pete Rugh

ASPEN, Colo., – In the women's J2 National Junior Olympics, Felicia Byers set a new standard. She won the race, which was not a surprise, she had also won in training. She won by a full second, and while more of a surprise, it still did not qualify as a new standard. It was the […] Read more...

Crans-Montana: Fanchini wins training, Vonn a DQ

By Pete Rugh

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — The Nationale course won the second training run. Overnight the friendliness of Thursday went away as the surface became slick and much faster. Clouds rolled in, flattening the visibility.     In the end, 25 percent of the field failed to make all the gates including downhill champion Lindsey Vonn.     For […] Read more...

J2 FIS National Junior Downhill

By Pete Rugh

Thursday's final training run for the men was dedicated as a FIS sanctioned National Junior Race with two local junior boys who have been forerunning inserted into the field in order to enhance the junior competition opportunities for the men. Read more...

NCAA's: Buchar, Zikova win NCAA GS titles

By Pete Rugh

BOZEMAN, Mont. — It was a powder day at Bridger Bowl, but University of Denver junior John Buchar and University of Colorado senior Lucie Zikova didn’t let that distract them. The two alpine skiers who have been dominant in the West this season, won the NCAA giant slalom titles on Thursday.     Buchar claimed the […] Read more...

J2 JOs Women's DH training results 3/6

By Pete Rugh

Thursday was the final day of training for the women on the Americas Downhill on Aspen Ajax Mountain. Read more...