Alpine

Keystone: Zettel wins NorAm opener

By Pete Rugh

Austrian Kathrin Zettel, a two-time World Cup winner with 11 other top-3s, won the opening NorAm Super Series giant slalom with a time of 1:59.95. Megan McJames, the 2006 NorAm GS champion, finished her two runs in 2:01.27. Two other U.S. women overcame gusting winds and a strong field of Europeans to finish in the […]

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Winter Park: Fanara claims NorAm slalom win

By Pete Rugh

Frenchman Thomas Fanara claimed a NorAm slalom win at Winter Park, Colo., Wednesday (Nov. 28) with a dramatic come from behind second run stealing the win away from Paul McDonald and Cody Marshall of the U.S. team.

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Beaver Creek: Struggling Deneriaz won't race DH

By Pete Rugh

Antoine Deneriaz has returned to France for a break after finishing 83rd in Tuesday’s downhill training run on Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey course.     The 31-year-old Frenchman finished seven seconds behind training run pacesetter Didier Cuche of Switzerland on Tuesday. The 2006 Olympic downhill champion was expecting a better result from himself after finishing […]

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Injured Svindal may be out months, not weeks

By Pete Rugh

Defending World Cup overall champion and current tour leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will be out of action for months, not weeks as reported following a training crash Tuesday, according to a Norwegian team official.     Svindal underwent four hours of surgery to repair broken bones in his face and a deep laceration to […]

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Lake Louise: Mancuso wins 1st training run

By Pete Rugh

The Austrian women crammed six into the top 10 of the first downhill training run of the 2008 season at Lake Louise, Canada, and the local women put two into the top five, but it was American Julia Mancuso who claimed first place, 0.26 of a second ahead of Elisabeth Goergl and more than three-quarters […]

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Aspen: Course chief said site is ready

By Pete Rugh

The FIS announced that it would postpone its decision about the women’s alpine World Cup in Aspen until Friday, but the course chief said he anticipates the races happening as scheduled.   

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Beaver Creek: DH training canceled

By Pete Rugh

The second of three scheduled training runs for the Birds of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek was canceled this morning (Nov. 28) after the race site received an estimated four to six inches of snow overnight.    "Due to weather conditions, at 6:45 AM the jury voted to cancel," read the official report. The remaining schedule […]

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Keystone: Schlopy wins NorAm GS, Zamansky 4th

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Team veteran Erik Schlopy won Tuesday’s NorAm Super Series giant slalom at Keystone, Colorado, leading three Americans in the top 10 a day after the team started sluggishly in the opening GS.

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Beaver Creek: Cuche wins training run; Nyman 2nd

By Pete Rugh

Welcome to the big leagues, boys. Beaver Creek is known for having one of the toughest downhill courses in the world, but with little snow this season, the course is bigger and faster than years past — and that’s apparent by the results of the first downhill training run Tuesday.    Swiss Didier Cuche clocked the […]

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Four years later, Aamodt gets his medals back

By Pete Rugh

The 19 Olympic and World Championship alpine skiing medals that were stolen from Norwegian star Kjetil Andre Aamodt have been returned four years after the theft.

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