Alpine

U.S. alpiners target exclusive training at Keystone

By Pete Rugh

Colorado’s Keystone Resort will provide exclusive training for the U.S. Ski Team beginning Nov. 3. The team returns to Keystone for the second straight year to make final preparations before the alpine ski racing season is fully under way. The team’s top stars will have exclusive access to some of the best training in the […]

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Injury-plagued Lalive is "trying to stay positive"

By Pete Rugh

“I’m doing pretty well,” said U.S. Ski Team member Caroline Lalive three weeks after tearing her right ACL and MCL, dislocating the knee and fracturing the tibial plateau in a training crash in Austria. “I’m plugging along with recovery and trying to stay positive."    It is a common experience for World Cup-level skiers to deal […]

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Levi: Warm weather stalls racecourse preparation

By Pete Rugh

The Austrian Ski Federation has expressed interest in holding the World Cup men and women's slalom races scheduled for Nov. 10-11 if the slope in Levi, Finland, hasn't received the necessary cold weather and snow.

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Stiegler reflects on Sölden, looks forward to Levi

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer Resi Stiegler did a little dance at the bottom of her second GS run last weekend in Sölden, Austria, and she had a reason to be shaking. The 21-year-old skied to her second-best GS finish Saturday — the first was her 10th place in Sierra Nevada, Spain, last season. It was the […]

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Canada alpine targets more depth, podiums in 2008

By Pete Rugh

The largest-ever Canadian ski team, anchored by two World Cup champions from last season as well as World Championships silver medalist Jan Hudec, will be looking to build off of last season’s record-setting performance as Canada hosts 10 World Cup alpine races in 2007-08.

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Svindal honored with Trophy Serge Lang

By Pete Rugh

For the 45th time since 1963, the International Association of Ski Journalists elected their “Skieur d’Or” or “Skier of the Year” just days before the alpine World Cup opener at Sölden.     An impressive majority of reporters chose to vote for Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. The soon-to-be 25-year-old Scandinavian joined the list of prestigious champions […]

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FIS alpine brand rankings: Rossi, Atomic lead

By Pete Rugh

Atomic leads Rossignol in the overall brand rankings after one weekend of action.

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Sölden: McNichol hopes team can build off this

By Pete Rugh

Sunday in Sölden proved to be just as super as Saturday, with two Americans finishing in the top five and Ted Ligety showing the world that he means business this season. Bode Miller removed all doubts about his health with a blistering second run to finish fifth on the Rettenbach Glacier on a day where […]

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Sölden: Svindal overtakes Ligety for GS triumph

By Pete Rugh

Defending World Cup overall champ Aksel Lund Svindal sizzled with the fastest second-run time Sunday in the Sölden giant slalom, vaulting from sixth after the first run to win the season opener. American Ted Ligety, fastest in the opening run, was the last racer down but could not hold his lead on the Rettenbach Glacier, […]

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Sölden: Confidence builder for top U.S. racers

By Pete Rugh

The preseason is finally over as the Sölden women’s FIS World Cup opener is in the can, giving many of the girls a sigh of relief. “I am just so glad the first race is over with,” said Resi Stiegler, who placed 15th with a strong second run. “I was so nervous for the first […]

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