Alpine

Panorama NorAms: Transue, Smith win Tuesday

By Pete Rugh

PANORAMA, B.C. — U.S. alpine skiers produced two NorAm victories Tuesday and added two other podium results at Panorama resort. Jeremy Transue scored his second NorAm win in a week while defending NorAm overall and super G champ Leanne Smith won a women's super G.

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Tour talk with Norway’s Loeseth sisters

By Pete Rugh

There are a number of brother-sister duos competing on the World Cup, but there are only a couple sisters competing at the highest level and those include Norway’s Loeseth sisters.

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LAUREN'S LENS: Photos from Canada

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer Lauren Ross is always carrying around her camera. While heading to Panorama, B.C., to compete in the World Cup races, she made sure to take a few lifestyle shots of her sometimes bored, but always crazy and colorful team. Click here to view the gallery. 

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U.S. DISABLED TEAM RACER BIOGRAPHIES

By Pete Rugh

The 2007-08 U.S. Disabled Ski Team competitor biographies

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Panorama NorAm: Francis, Hammer post wins

By Pete Rugh

PANORAMA, B.C. — Kevin Francis won a super G and Max Hammer took a super combined race Monday as NorAm Cup racing resumed in the Canadian Rockies. U.S. men took four of the top five places in the SG and swept the combined podium at Panorama resort.

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Q&A with Benni Raich after his 30th career WC win

By Pete Rugh

Eight years and a few months after winning his first World Cup race in the spectacular “Night Race” in Schladming, Benjamin Raich celebrated his 30th win Sunday in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, where he won the slalom race ahead of Sweden’s Jens Byggmark and Italy’s Manfred Moelgg.    The 29-year-old Tyrolian from Pitztal was pleased by his […]

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Podium Profile: Tanja Poutiainen getting closer

By Pete Rugh

Aspen Mountain’s World Cup course must have been made for Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen. She’s had four World Cup podiums here, and she added one more with a second place in Sunday’s slalom.

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Aspen: Hosp blows away field for slalom win

By Pete Rugh

ASPEN, Colo. — Austria’s Nicole Hosp laid down a sizzling second run, surviving ever-diminishing light and a rutted-out course to win the World Cup women’s slalom event Sunday as the Aspen Winternational came to a close.     Hosp, second to Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen after the first run but only a miniscule 0.03 seconds back, attacked […]

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Aspen: Poutiainen leads slalom after first run

By Pete Rugh

ASPEN, Colo. — Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen raced into position for the second World Cup slalom win of her career here Sunday, taking a slim lead over Austrian Nicole Hosp after the first run on a sun-splashed day.     Poutiainen, who won both the slalom and GS races in Aspen back in 2004, started No. 2 […]

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Bad K: Raich gets slalom win; no U.S. finishers

By Pete Rugh

Benjamin Raich got his first win of the season — and the landmark 30th World Cup win of his career — in taking the Bad Kleinkirchheim slalom Sunday, Dec. 9, with a solid 0.66-second margin over Swede Jens Byggmark. Italians took the next three spots in the finish order with Manfred Moelgg achieving his third […]

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