Alpine

Canada names weekend WC alpine starters

By Pete Rugh

Emily Brydon and Erik Guay lead the roster of Canadian skiers that will open the North American leg of the World Cup Tour that begins this Saturday at Panorama and Lake Louise.

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UPDATE: Cold front helps BC course prep

By Pete Rugh

A week out from the first scheduled downhill training run on the wicked Birds of Prey downhill course, World Cup organizers at Beaver Creek remain confident next week’s slate of races will proceed despite warm weather and a lack of natural snow.

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UPDATE: Aspen course chief confident

By Pete Rugh

Course preparations for the Aspen World Cup races Dec. 7-9 have been set back due to warm temperatures in the Rocky Mountains the past few weeks, but the course crew is staying positive. And as of Wednesday, snow finally hit the Rockies.

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New faces, vets race WC this weekend

By Pete Rugh

Plenty of new stars will get their shot on the White Circus this weekend, and a number of U.S. Ski Team veterans will step back in the start house after battling injuries as the World Cup heats up north of the border.     After racing together in both Sölden and Reiteralm, the men and women […]

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Swiss coach Zueger to join Miller’s Team America

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller will be trained after the competitions in Beaver Creek by Swiss Fritz Zueger, the former technical coach of the women Swiss team and also former trainer with Marc Girardelli.     Zueger left the Swiss team last spring after disagreements with head coach Hugues Ansermoz and has been looking since for another job on […]

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Lake Louise, Panorama races confirmed by FIS

By Pete Rugh

The International Ski Federatiom has confirmed the Lake Louise World Cup, presented by Bombardier, following Saturday's snow control. A men's downhill is set for Saturday, Nov. 24, and a men's super G on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Alberta resort.     The FIS also has given the green light for the women's World Cup races […]

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LAUREN'S LENS: Photos from Sölden

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer/photographer Lauren Ross takes SR readers inside life on the tour. Ross points her lens at the girls at October training camp in Sölden, Austria. See the new gallery … scroll down when you get there.

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NCAA: Dartmouth Skiway boosts racecourse safety

By Pete Rugh

The Dartmouth Skiway has completed the first of two phases of major improvements to its alpine racing facilities that will bring its giant slalom and slalom courses in line with the current standards for racecourse design and safety as set by the FIS.

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Three-run slalom format debuts in Europa Cup

By Pete Rugh

The Europa Cup alpine season opened last weekend on indoor snow, and a new three-run slalom event was tested and pleased the FIS organizers.

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Snowy Austrian run boosts Stiegler's confidence

By Pete Rugh

If this weekend is any forecast of what Resi Stiegler has planned for the winter, fans are in for a ride.     The always-colorful character just got home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Reiteralm, Austria, where she placed fourth in the slalom after being denied her first World Cup podium by .11 seconds. Stiegler now […]

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