Alpine

Beaver Creek: Austrians pack SG leader board

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colo – There is joy in Mudville. Make that Schlammville. The Austrian men's team, much maligned through the early portions of this 2008 World Cup season, emerged in no uncertain fashion Monday (Dec. 3), powering five skiers into the top six places of the delayed super G on the Beaver Creek Birds of […] Read more...

Svindal 'less than likely' to return this season

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — There is a good chance overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal will be sidelined for the season because of a serious crash during downhill training earlier this week. Read more...

Podium Profile: Albrecht, Cuche on fire

By Pete Rugh

Switzerland was on fire Sunday, putting three racers on the podium. Daniel Albrecht got his second career win in the Beaver Creek GS today; Didier Cuche placed third again to top the overall standings; and Martina Schild got her first career win in the Lake Louise super G. Read more...

Beaver Creek: Swiss Albrecht wins again; Ligety 4th

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Somebody woke up the Swiss. Daniel Albrecht collected his second World Cup win in three days, and the fourth win for the Swiss this season, with a scintillating come from behind win in the Birds of Prey giant slalom. Having collected his first career win in the combined here Nov. 29, […] Read more...

Lake Louise: Swiss Schild tops SG for first win

By Pete Rugh

Switzerland’s resurgence as an alpine powerhouse continued Sunday as Martina Schild bested the field to capture the opening women’s World Cup super G in Lake Louise. It was her first win on the World Cup circuit.       Second place went to Germany’s Maria Riesch who has seen success in Lake Louise, winning one of […] Read more...

Cuche holds early lead in Beaver Creek GS

By Pete Rugh

Swiss Didier Cuche put down a spectacular first run in the men's GS at Beaver Creek Sunday (Dec. 2) to take the early lead, narrowly ahead of Italian Massimiliano Blardone, a two time runner-up in the GS standings. Austrian Benjamin Raich sat in a tie for third with Italian Manfred Moelgg, more than half a […] Read more...

Knee surgeries KO Fisher, Littman for season

By Pete Rugh

Defending NorAm downhill and super G champion Erik Fisher and Julia Littman, the 2006 NorAm DH champion, will miss the rest of the season because of injury, U.S. Medical Director Richard Quincy said. Read more...

Winter Park: Riesch wins tight NorAm slalom

By Pete Rugh

Germany’s Susanne Riesch won a NorAm slalom Saturday at Winter Park, edging Veronika Zuzulova of Slovakia by .04 seconds. Read more...

Lake Louise: Vonn rips through field for DH win

By Pete Rugh

The name on the deed has changed, but the owner of the Lake Louise downhill track hasn't.  Lindsey Kildow — now Lindsey Vonn — overpowered the field Saturday (Dec. 1) for her fourth win in four years at Lake Louise. She had to best the "Speed Queen" Renate Goetschl to claim the first downhill win […] Read more...

PHOTO GALLERY: FACES AROUND TOWN AT BOP

By Pete Rugh

Photographer Barrie Fisher was all over Beaver Creek Village on downhill day. Click here to see a gallery of images. Read more...