Alpine

Mountains of powder greet World Cup racers

By Pete Rugh

It was a downright frenetic freakshow up on Aspen Mountain on Friday. It dumped 18 inches overnight on top of the 3 feet from last weekend. The downhill race got postponed and the super G got cancelled, but the consolation was a powder choke fest.     “I couldn’t breathe,” said the Libby Ludlow on the […]

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Swiss men take World Cup lead back to Europe

By Pete Rugh

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria — The men's World Cup circuit returns to Europe this weekend after races in North America, with the season looking wide open after the defending overall champion was ruled out for months with injuries.   

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Lake Louise NorAm: Kelleher wins downhill

By Pete Rugh

Keely Kelleher, who made her World Cup debut last weekend at Lake Louise, won the opening NorAm Cup downhill Thursday. Chelsea Marshall finished third as U.S. skiers filled five of the top 10 places.

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Aspen: DH pushed back to Saturday; SG cancelled

By Pete Rugh

ASPEN, Colo. — Heavy snow overnight has forced the postponement of Friday's World Cup women's downhill.   The jury met mid-morning Friday and decided to reschedule the downhill for 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. The super-G originally scheduled for Saturday has now been cancelled. Sunday's slalom remains on the program as scheduled. 

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ASPEN WORLD CUP QUOTEBOOK

By Pete Rugh

Aspen World Cup Quotebook

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Britain's Alcott brings new perspective to Aspen

By Pete Rugh

Great Britain’s Chemmy Alcott just stole Julia Mancuso’s iPhone and tried to pretend she was Mancuso on e-mail. Something about sending off a message about a “dirty old man.” It didn’t work. Mancuso caught her just in time. But they had a good laugh. They always do.

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PHOTO GALLERY: ASPEN DOWNHILL TRAINING

By Pete Rugh

Photographer Barrie Fisher was on the hill for the past few days chronicling the two downhill training runs. Click here to view her gallery . 

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Aspen: Vonn wins final training run; Cook sixth

By Pete Rugh

It's a pleasure to hear a veteran downhiller talk about dialing in a course. Lindsey Vonn is pretty much a pleasure to talk to anyway, but after winning the second, and final training run for the Aspen downhill scheduled for Friday (Dec. 7) she was particularly revealing.     "I pretty much stood up the whole […]

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Annual Ski Spectacular opens in Breckenridge

By Pete Rugh

Some 800 disabled skiers, including military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan learning to ski, will be competing today and Friday at the annual Ski Spectacular presented by The Hartford. U.S. Disabled Ski Team coaches see the gathering as a terrific recruiting tool to keep the disabled squad among the world's best.

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Aspen: Vonn wins first DH training run

By Pete Rugh

After the first training run down the newly fashioned Aspen downhill track, there is one word which seems to best describe what's going to be needed to win here: patience.    Unofficially, the fastest time of the day belonged to Lindsey Vonn. There was just a little matter of that last gate.    "I came in there […]

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