Alpine

Masters Moments: Ragged Mtn. provides stern test

By Pete Rugh

Junior racers start out at Class 5 and as they age by two year increments descend in numbers to the top age brackets as J1s and J2s. But, if a racer really wants to complete all the age brackets of ski racing, they have 13 more age groups to go. This past weekend, Richard “Dick” […] Read more...

Wengen: Buechel leads training, Hudec injured

By Pete Rugh

It was an all-veteran affair in the first training run for Wengen's famed Lauberhorn downhill.     Liechtenstein's Marco Buechel, 36, claimed the first run ahead of training mate Didier Cuche of the host country.     Austria's Klaus Kroell posted third and Bode Miller was fourth. Read more...

Injury-plagued Riesch is contending once again

By Pete Rugh

It’s been a long road back toward the top of the World Cup for Germany’s Maria Riesch, but her third-place finish in Sunday’s slalom at Spindleruv Mlyn was her first podium in the discipline since she won a slalom at Levi, Finland, in March 2004.      The 23-year-old from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, who had three World Cup […] Read more...

NCAA: Buchar sweeps alpine races at CU Invite

By Pete Rugh

The University of Denver’s John Buchar won the slalom at the Colorado Invitational on Sunday night, completing the alpine sweep after capturing the giant slalom title Saturday. Read more...

NorAm: Goodman takes slalom with huge margin

By Pete Rugh

Canadian skiers controlled Mont Ste Anne Sunday with Anna Goodman, fresh off her first World Cup points a week ago, grabbed a NorAm slalom win and led a four skier sweep of the top placings.     Megan Ryley finished second for the second day in a row with 16 year old Brittany Phelan in third […] Read more...

NorAm: Adam Cole gets his first win

By Pete Rugh

University of Denver skier Adam Cole cashed in a NorAm victory at Sunday River, Maine Sunday, topping Tague Thorson of the University of Utah by just under four tenths for his first NorAm win in eight years of trying.    Canadian Trevor White was third, tied with Saturday's champion, Cody Marshall. Andrew Phillips posted fifth and […] Read more...

Adelboden: Matt takes slalom, Ligety skis out

By Pete Rugh

Mario Matt won his eighth World Cup slalom race Sunday, beating Austrian teammate Benjamin Raich by 0.10 seconds. Matt, a slalom specialist, finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 48.45 seconds after completing two perfect runs on the difficult Kuonisbaergli course.    Felix Neureuther of Germany was third, 0.14 seconds back from Matt.    After tying […] Read more...

Spindleruv Mlyn: Marlies Schild is back on top

By Pete Rugh

After struggling in the tech events since early December, slalom queen Marlies Schild is back on the throne.     The Austrian took first place in Sunday’s slalom in Spindleruv Mlyn besting Slovakian veteran Veronika Zuzulova by 0.32 seconds with a two-run combined time of one minute, 46.35 seconds. Coming in third was Germany’s Maria Riesch […] Read more...

NorAm: Kiley Staples wins in Mont Ste. Anne

By Pete Rugh

America’s Kiley Staples skied to the win Saturday in the NorAm slalom race in Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. Read more...

NorAm: Cody Marshall takes first at Sunday River

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer Cody Marshall topped the podium in the NorAm Super Series slalom race Saturday in Sunday River, Maine, with a two-run combined time of one minute, 43.03 seconds. Read more...