Alpine

Summer for alpiners means heading south … for snow

By Pete Rugh

It was a quick summer for the women alpine racers on the U.S. Ski Team. On Friday, a large group of them headed south to New Zealand to begin team training in preparation for the 2007-08 World Cup season.     Though they are excited to get back on the snow, the girls have relished their […]

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U.S. women convene in New Zealand for alpine camp

By Pete Rugh

A large group of U.S. women alpine racers have stepped back into their skis — most of them, for the first time since May — in the snowy Southern Hemisphere for the beginning of the team’s first on-snow training camp in preparation for the 2007-08 season.

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Alpine men swap skis for skates at intense camp

By Pete Rugh

The U.S. men's alpine team swapped skis for hockey skates and equipment in its latest camp as coaches, looking at opportunities for strong cross-over training, brought in the head coach of the Utah Grizzlies and a former National Hockey League player to organize on-ice workouts designed to payoff when the racers return to snow this […]

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Erharter, Jaklin to guide Canadian technical racers

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s alpine ski team has added two experienced World Cup coaches to help guide both the men and women’s technical teams as they seek to build on last season’s record haul of 14 World Cup podiums.

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Ligety fit, focused and targeting a tech title in 2008

By Pete Rugh

Reigning Olympic combined gold medalist Ted Ligety donned a hard hat and a shovel for Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the USSA Center of Excellence, joining a number of his fellow U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team athletes who participated in the festivities.     Looking fit, well-rested, sporting long blond hair fit for the beach and minus […]

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Retired disabled alpiner Dukat to climb Kilimanjaro

By Pete Rugh

Multiple Paralympic and World Championships medalist Sandy Dukat has retired from competition following a seven-year career with the U.S. disabled alpine team.

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FIS will stay vigilant of Val d'Isere 2009 progress

By Pete Rugh

The resignation of Jean-Claude Killy from his position as president of the board of directors of the organizing committee for the 2009 World Alpine Ski Championships in Val d’Isère has helped to bring the project back on course and shed light on the most urgent issues.

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Course modifications ongoing for 2010 alpine events

By Pete Rugh

The world-famous Whistler Mountain Resort will host 10 alpine skiing medals events at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America, it welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year. It also has solid experience hosting FIS World Cup competitions, having carried out 13 women’s […]

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Paralympic great Michael Milton battling cancer

By Pete Rugh

One of Australia's most successful sportsmen, Paralympic alpine champion Michael Milton, announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with a squamous cell tumor in his oesophagus (oesophageal cancer).

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Alpine nationals return to Sugarloaf for 2008

By Pete Rugh

Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, World Championships double medalist Lindsey Kildow and emerging star Steven Nyman will be looking to hold off challengers when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships return to the East for the second time in three seasons with title races March 22-26 at Sugarloaf/USA.

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