Alpine

Lenzerheide: Goetschl wins, Schild 2nd in DH to take command of overall chase

By Pete Rugh

Renate Goetschl won the season’s final downhill Wednesday, and Austrian teammate Marlies Schild increased her lead in the overall World Cup standings by finishing second.    Goetschl, who has already won the women’s World Cup downhill title, completed the 2,553-meter (1.6-mile) Silvano Beltrametti course in 1 minute, 22.73 seconds.    Schild, a slalom expert, was a surprising […]

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Lenzerheide: Svindal wins DH, Ligety 4th

By Pete Rugh

Too many races? Aksel Lund Svindal doesn’t want to hear about it. For the big Norwegian, the current World Cup calendar is just fine — races, races, races.     Wednesday was what Svindal lives for — racing. Wednesday was what Svindal has become famous at — winning. Under seemingly scorching blue skies in postcard Lenzerheide, […]

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Speed skiers: Don't scrap the super G

By Pete Rugh

Leading skiers have reacted with surprise and concern to the possible scrapping of super G races by alpine skiing’s governing body in coming years.     Speaking on the eve of the World Cup Finals on Tuesday, men’s World Cup race director Guenter Hujara said the speed discipline may be eliminated to make the season less […]

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Masters nationals: Densmore, Neubauer win GS

By Pete Rugh

The group B men (Class 5-7) raced giant slalom, while group C (women) and group D (men over 60) raced super G at the U.S. masters nationals at Big Sky, Montana on Tuesday. Warm temperatures continue with the Big Sky race department doing a tremendous job of holding together a viable racing venue.

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Chevrolet Eastern J3s: Bruce crowds podium

By Pete Rugh

Mikaela Bruce, a 15 year old from the Mount Mansfield Ski Club, was the most impressive skier of the Eastern JIII Junior Olympics held at Stratton, combining for a win in the slalom, a win in the super G and also collecting third in the GS. But she wasn't the only standout.   

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Masters nationals: Kaufman, Rocky men rule DH

By Pete Rugh

Jennifer Kaufman (W3-RM) blistered the women’s downhill at the U.S. masters nationals at Big Sky, Montana, on Monday, holding off Central division’s Heidi Lindemer (W3). Far West’s Deb Lewis (W6) hung on to third overall with Vickie Valar (W5-RM) and Air Force Bombardier Jennifer Rollins (W2-IM) close behind.

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Lenzerheide: Schild, Buechel pace DH training

By Pete Rugh

Marco Buechel and Marlies Schild led downhill training runs under warm skies Tuesday as a climactic World Cup Finals was set to unfold.     Schild, battling with American Julia Mancuso and Austrian teammates Renate Goetschl and Nicole Hosp for the overall championship, scorched the Silvano Beltrametti course in 1 minute, 23.20 seconds to pace the […]

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Lenzerheide: McNichol: Miller wants SG title

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Team men's head coach Phil McNichol says Bode Miller is focused on winning a second super G title at this week's World Cup Finals.      "Two years ago, we had a double 'win' with him and Daron [Rahlves, who retired last spring] tied in that last super G here, and there shouldn't be […]

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Lenzerheide: "Relaxed" Goetschl leads training run

By Pete Rugh

Speed specialist Renate Goetschl looked ready to boost her campaign for the World Cup overall title on Monday, posting the fastest time in a training session ahead of the season’s final downhill. The fight for the women's overall title is tighter than it has been in several years, with four skiers still in contention.    Austrian […]

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Masters nationals: Montana's Kaufman finds speed

By Pete Rugh

New faces abounded as training run No. 2 got under way on Sunday for the masters national championship. 

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