Alpine

Aspen: Vonn wins final training run; Cook sixth

By Pete Rugh

It's a pleasure to hear a veteran downhiller talk about dialing in a course. Lindsey Vonn is pretty much a pleasure to talk to anyway, but after winning the second, and final training run for the Aspen downhill scheduled for Friday (Dec. 7) she was particularly revealing.     "I pretty much stood up the whole […]

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Annual Ski Spectacular opens in Breckenridge

By Pete Rugh

Some 800 disabled skiers, including military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan learning to ski, will be competing today and Friday at the annual Ski Spectacular presented by The Hartford. U.S. Disabled Ski Team coaches see the gathering as a terrific recruiting tool to keep the disabled squad among the world's best.

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Aspen: Vonn wins first DH training run

By Pete Rugh

After the first training run down the newly fashioned Aspen downhill track, there is one word which seems to best describe what's going to be needed to win here: patience.    Unofficially, the fastest time of the day belonged to Lindsey Vonn. There was just a little matter of that last gate.    "I came in there […]

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Val d'Isere races move to St. Moritz

By Pete Rugh

Despite heavy snows over the past few days, FIS officials were forced to move the women’s downhill and super G scheduled for Dec. 15-16 in Val d’Isere, France, to St. Moritz.

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Aspen: The women's downhill, turn by turn

By Pete Rugh

Though it has been 19 years since woman downhillers have tested their prowess on Aspen Mountain, just inspecting the course brings a sense of history. After all, ski racers have been hurling themselves downhill here since the mid-1940s.     Today’s ladies downhill is bigger and longer than years past. Known casually as Ruthies Run, it […]

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Aspen TONIGHT: Fundraiser for women's ski team

By Pete Rugh

Partially funded athletes on the women’s alpine ski team are holding a fundraiser tonight in Aspen (Dec. 4) during the Aspen Winternational Women’s World Cup stop.

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Aspen: U.S. women eager to tackle DH track

By Pete Rugh

The women’s World Cup stays in North America this week as the ski racers head to the snowy resort town of Aspen, Colorado, where the downhill will be part of the program for the first time since 1988.     "I'm really really looking forward to Aspen,” Vonn said. “It's my first opportunity to race downhill […]

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Beaver Creek: Austrians pack SG leader board

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colo – There is joy in Mudville. Make that Schlammville. The Austrian men's team, much maligned through the early portions of this 2008 World Cup season, emerged in no uncertain fashion Monday (Dec. 3), powering five skiers into the top six places of the delayed super G on the Beaver Creek Birds of […]

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Svindal 'less than likely' to return this season

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — There is a good chance overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal will be sidelined for the season because of a serious crash during downhill training earlier this week.

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Podium Profile: Albrecht, Cuche on fire

By Pete Rugh

Switzerland was on fire Sunday, putting three racers on the podium. Daniel Albrecht got his second career win in the Beaver Creek GS today; Didier Cuche placed third again to top the overall standings; and Martina Schild got her first career win in the Lake Louise super G.

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