Alpine

Dartmouth stuns West, wins NCAA championship

By Pete Rugh

With a final push from its alpine squad, Dartmouth College claimed its first NCAA skiing championship in more than 30 years Saturday at the Attitash ski area in Bartlett, New Hampshire.    Not only had Dartmouth not won in recent memory, but also the East hadn't managed to wrestle the team title away from a block […]

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Chevrolet J2s: Maple, Ackerman win DH

By Pete Rugh

Aspen's Wiley Maple grabbed his second medal of the J2 Junior Olympics Friday fighting tough visibility and a wet falling snow as race officials moved up the Downhills to avoid worsening weather. Maple was followed across the finish by Breckenridge skier Taylor Vest-Burton with Colby Granstrom in third.

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Kvitfjell: Cuche wins DH, claims crystal globe

By Pete Rugh

Didier Cuche of Switzerland won the next-to-last World Cup downhill of the season on Saturday to clinch his first discipline title in the event.     Cuche raced down the 3,035-meter Olympiabakken course in 1 minute, 28.51 seconds, edging Canada’s Erik Guay by 0.06 of a second. It was Cuche’s first downhill win of the season.

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Zwiesel: Poutiainen, Hosp overtake Mancuso in GS

By Pete Rugh

American Julia Mancuso, seeking to become the first U.S. woman since Tamara McKinney in 1983 to win the World Cup overall, lost her race lead late in the second run of a World Cup giant slalom Saturday, settling for fifth.     Finland's Tanja Poutiainen scorched the second run and took the victory, with Austria's Nicole […]

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World juniors: Slovenia's Skube golden in slalom

By Pete Rugh

Slovenia’s Matic Skube captured the gold medal in the men’s slalom at the 2007 FIS World Junior Championships, with Austria’s Marcel Hirscher taking silver to add to his GS gold and Switzerland’s Beat Feuz nabbing bronze to add to his downhill gold.

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Lahti XC: Kuitunen wins, clinches overall title

By Pete Rugh

Virpi Kuitunen of Finland won the freestyle cross-country ski sprint Saturday at the Lahti Ski Games to clinch the women’s World Cup overall title.

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Zwiesel: Mancuso fastest in GS 1st run

By Pete Rugh

American Julia Mancuso, seeking to become the first U.S. woman since Tamara McKinney in 1983 to win the World Cup overall, led the way in the first run of a World Cup giant slalom Saturday.    Mancuso, tied atop the season standings with Austrian Renate Goetschl, skied through foggy, snowy conditions on the Zwiesel course in […]

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Masters Moments: George, Beckedorff secure Sise

By Pete Rugh

If you’ve been around ski racing long enough, you know that if you want it to snow, just schedule a speed event. A rare opportunity in New England to ski super G was once again only a pipedream as close to a foot of snow fell on Sugarbush on March 2. Some skiers used the […]

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Kvitfjell: Raich wins SC; Svindal nabs crystal

By Pete Rugh

Benjamin Raich won a super combi race Friday to increase his overall World Cup lead, while Aksel Lund Svindal clinched the season title in the discipline. Raich, the defending overall champion from Austria, won the event after a brilliant slalom race in 2 minutes, 21.22 seconds to boost his overall lead over Svindal. Raich has […]

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World juniors: SG to Schmidhofer, GS to Hirscher

By Pete Rugh

In a repeat of the giant slalom result the previous day, Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer added the super G crown to her World Junior Championships medal haul Friday, with Tina Weirather in second and Eva-Maria Brem in third, an exact medal match up of the GS.

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