Alpine

Norway Post: Svindal has resumed skiing

By Pete Rugh

The Norway Post reported that reigning World Cup overall champion Aksel Lund Svindal has resumed skiing — albeit gingerly — for the first time since sustaining serious injuries in a training run crash at Beaver Creek, Colorado, in November. Read more...

Fast-rising Grange likes how he looks in leader's bib

By Pete Rugh

France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange, celebrating a total of four victories in December and January a few weeks after clinching his first World Cup podium in Beaver Creek’s super combined, has made a dramatic rise up the ranks of technical skiers on the World Cup circuit.     After his initial triumph Dec. 17 at Alta Badia, where he […] Read more...

St. Moritz: Smith smokes first training run to finish second

By Pete Rugh

Canadian Emily Brydon collected the win in the first training run of downhill at St. Moritz Wednesday, but the stunner of the day was American and reigning Ski Racing Junior of the Year Leanne Smith in second, coming from the 40th start position.     Maria Holaus was third and Anja Paerson fourth presenting a somewhat […] Read more...

Val d'Isere: Cuche leads DQ laden training run

By Pete Rugh

It has become customary of late for Swiss Didier Cuche, the World Cup downhill leader, to win the first training run. He did so at Kitzbuehel and Chamonix and appeared to have it won at Val d'Isere Wednesday when racers returned to the 1992 Olympic course, Face Olympique Bellevarde, for the first time since the […] Read more...

Miller, Hosp lead pack in prize money earned

By Pete Rugh

Current alpine World Cup leaders Bode Miller and Nicole Hosp also lead the season’s prize money rankings after 27 of the 41 men’s events and 23 of the 38 women’s events have been run. Read more...

A healthy brain will dictate Macartney's return

By Pete Rugh

Scott Macartney is used to the rigors involved in recovering from an injury while racing the World Cup circuit. Wrench you back? Stretch it out. Strain a leg muscle? Get to the gym and work it back into shape.     But the injury Macartney sustained in a scary crash during the Hahnenkamm downhill Jan. 19 […] Read more...

Q&A with GS overall leader Denise Karbon

By Pete Rugh

Denise Karbon has taken another huge step towards her goal for this season, the giant slalom World Cup title. After winning in Ofterschwang, the Italian now has a 181 point lead over Elisabeth Görgl. The Austrian is the only skier who can theoretically still catch up in the remaining two races in Zwiesel and Bormio. […] Read more...

Europa Cup: Hailey Duke sweeps weekend slaloms

By Pete Rugh

Hailey Duke completed a sweep of weekend Europa Cup slaloms Sunday in Lenggries, Germany, capturing her second win in 24 hours. Sterling Grant made it two American women on the second podium, finishing in third place. Read more...

Chamonix: Miller claims combi win, leads overall

By Pete Rugh

Meet the new Bode Miller. Miller, for the second time in a row, won a World Cup combined by playing it safe. After winning the Hahnemkamm trophy last weekend, Miller took the combined of the Arlberg-Kandahar at Chamonix, Sunday.     After winning the downhill leg of the super combined with a comfortable lead over the […] Read more...

Ofterschwang: Schild closes slalom gap

By Pete Rugh

Marlies Schild sent a message Sunday that she intends to defend the World Cup slalom title she won last season. Schild claimed the seventh of 10 slaloms scheduled this season at Ofterschwang, Germany by a comfortable margin of 0.42 seconds, to close within five points of standings leader Nicole Hosp who finished third in the […] Read more...