Alpine

2008 FIS masters World Cup opens in Chile

By Pete Rugh

Ninety-seven racers from 12 nations gathered on the slopes of La Parva and Valle Nevado, Chile, from Sept. 15-19 for the opening of the 2008 masters World Cup season. Thirty-two U.S. masters, led by 2007 World Cup champions Anne Nordhoy and Dennis Wilhelmsen, got a jump on the FIS season. The masters World Cup starts […]

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Men's Alpine Team to hold fundraiser Oct. 10

By Pete Rugh

The Men's Alpine Team will host a golfing bash at The Jeremy Golf & Country Club in Park City, Utah, on Oct. 10.

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Italy's bid to move Bormio DH met with disbelief

By Pete Rugh

In a baffling move, the Italian Ski Federation withdrew the classic New Year’s downhill from Bormio and asked to have the race transferred to an unknown Italian venue in the Valle d’Aosta, La Thuile, throwing the 2008-09 FIS World Cup alpine calendar into chaos.     In addition, the Italian Ski Federation requested a slalom be […]

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Picabo Street featured on Nikewomen.com

By Pete Rugh

Former U.S. Ski Team member Picabo Street and U.S. Snowboarding rider Gretchen Bleiler have teamed with Nike, the official glove provider of U.S. Snowboarding, to collaborate with pro athletes from across women's athletics. The result is a television ad campaign with the simple message "Judge me as an athlete."

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Hauser, Stein boost U.S. telemark national team

By Pete Rugh

The United States Telemark Ski Association has announced the 2007-08 national team.

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Solid Southern Hemisphere series wrap up

By Pete Rugh

The final series for the Australia New Zealand Cup completed at Mount Hutt on Sept. 15. Thirteen countries were represented at the finals, demonstrating a keen interest in the opportunity to gain good points in super G, super combined, giant slalom and slalom in one week.

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Sölden rarin' to go for alpine WC opener

By Pete Rugh

A month before the opening races of the 2007-08 Audi FIS World Cup, the Rettenbach glacier above Sölden is almost ready for the first major event of the 22nd alpine World Cup season.     “We have already twice as much snow now on the glacier than last year at the same time,” said Ernst Lorenzi, […]

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FIS inspection wraps: Vail/Beaver Creek impresses

By Pete Rugh

For Colorado to compete against Europe for the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships, it has to impress — and that wasn’t an issue last week during the International Ski Federation inspection at Vail and Beaver Creek.     “Overall I think the inspection went well,” said Vail Valley Foundation President Ceil Folz.    Vail/Beaver Creek, which hosted […]

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Pizza and La Parva with Caitlin Ciccone

By Pete Rugh

It's natural for Caitlin Ciccone to grab a bite to eat at The Sidecar pizzeria in Park City, Utah — at least when she’s in town. She has a lifetime membership and there is a pizza named in her honor after all — the Madonna — for Madonna “Ciccone,” yeah, Madonna’s last name. Ciccone just […]

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Racers hit top speeds at Hutt; It's snowing in Sölden

By Pete Rugh

The speed events in the Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) finals series were successfully completed Wednesday at Mount Hutt with the running of the second super G and super combined races.

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