Alpine

Slalom standouts take aim at Reiteralm podium

By Pete Rugh

The first World Cup slalom of the year kicks off this weekend at the substitute venue of Reiteralm, Austria, after the International Ski Federation announced Sunday that the Levi, Finland, race would be canceled due to lack of snow. Austria, however, does not have that problem.  Read more...

McDonald rolls to 2nd in Europa Cup slalom

By Pete Rugh

U.S. racer Paul McDonald finished second in the FIS Europa Cup alpine skiing opener in the indoor SnowWorld in Landgraaf, Netherlands, Thursday. Read more...

Towlerton joins Aspen as head ability coach

By Pete Rugh

Aspen Valley Ski Club has hired Kent Towlerton as the club’s alpine head ability coach. A two-time USSA Alpine Coach of the Year award winner, Towlerton had the credentials that Alpine Program Director Jeff Kai sought. Read more...

USA plans 7 starters for Reiteralm slaloms

By Pete Rugh

The alpine skiing World Cup competition in Levi, Finland, has been canceled due to the weather. The men’s and women’s slaloms — scheduled for next weekend — were canceled because of poor snow conditions and unfavorable forecasts, the International Ski Federation said in a statement on Sunday.     Reiteralm, Austria, will now host the Levi […] Read more...

U.S. alpiners target exclusive training at Keystone

By Pete Rugh

Colorado’s Keystone Resort will provide exclusive training for the U.S. Ski Team beginning Nov. 3. The team returns to Keystone for the second straight year to make final preparations before the alpine ski racing season is fully under way. The team’s top stars will have exclusive access to some of the best training in the […] Read more...

Injury-plagued Lalive is "trying to stay positive"

By Pete Rugh

“I’m doing pretty well,” said U.S. Ski Team member Caroline Lalive three weeks after tearing her right ACL and MCL, dislocating the knee and fracturing the tibial plateau in a training crash in Austria. “I’m plugging along with recovery and trying to stay positive."    It is a common experience for World Cup-level skiers to deal […] Read more...

Levi: Warm weather stalls racecourse preparation

By Pete Rugh

The Austrian Ski Federation has expressed interest in holding the World Cup men and women's slalom races scheduled for Nov. 10-11 if the slope in Levi, Finland, hasn't received the necessary cold weather and snow. Read more...

Stiegler reflects on Sölden, looks forward to Levi

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer Resi Stiegler did a little dance at the bottom of her second GS run last weekend in Sölden, Austria, and she had a reason to be shaking. The 21-year-old skied to her second-best GS finish Saturday — the first was her 10th place in Sierra Nevada, Spain, last season. It was the […] Read more...

Canada alpine targets more depth, podiums in 2008

By Pete Rugh

The largest-ever Canadian ski team, anchored by two World Cup champions from last season as well as World Championships silver medalist Jan Hudec, will be looking to build off of last season’s record-setting performance as Canada hosts 10 World Cup alpine races in 2007-08. Read more...

Svindal honored with Trophy Serge Lang

By Pete Rugh

For the 45th time since 1963, the International Association of Ski Journalists elected their “Skieur d’Or” or “Skier of the Year” just days before the alpine World Cup opener at Sölden.     An impressive majority of reporters chose to vote for Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. The soon-to-be 25-year-old Scandinavian joined the list of prestigious champions […] Read more...