Alpine

Sölden: World's best rarin' to attack the glacier

By Pete Rugh

The World Cup ski season kicks off this weekend with the two reigning overall champions trying to repeat their winning ways and two former champions hoping to climb back to the top. Read more...

Bode Miller's Team America sets ambitious slate

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller announced Thursday that his independent race team, comprised of himself, his coaching staff, technicians and support staff, will be called Team America. Read more...

Ligety a threat as U.S. men target Sölden podium

By Pete Rugh

U.S. men’s alpine coach Phil McNichol is optimistic about the chances for his seven-man team in the glacier race at Sölden this weekend, but he is also realistic in his expectations. Although Bode Miller is not technically among his charges — racing independently of the U.S. Ski Team — McNichol knows he is always a […] Read more...

Spencer steps back into start house this weekend

By Pete Rugh

A number of the U.S. Ski Team’s starters in Sunday’s World Cup-opening men’s GS race are making what some may call fresh starts in 2007-08 after battling injuries last season. Both Erik Schlopy and Jake Zamansky saw their campaigns end prematurely after getting hurt, but perhaps the most grateful U.S. racer to be stepping into […] Read more...

Back injury may sideline Bode Miller for Sölden

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller could miss the season-opening World Cup race because of a back injury. Read more...

World Cup GS openers will include 15 U.S. racers

By Pete Rugh

The opening World Cup giant slalom races this weekend in Sölden, Austria, will include eight U.S. starters for the women and seven U.S. men. The women starters are Julia Mancuso, Lindsey (Kildow) Vonn, Resi Stiegler, Stacey Cook, Caitlin Ciccone, Katie Hitchcock, Megan McJames and Lauren Ross. Read more...

VanderBeek breaks wrist in glacier training

By Pete Rugh

Canadian alpine standout Kelly VanderBeek suffered a broken wrist in training Oct. 18 and will be wearing a cast for a month as the injury heals. Read more...

Lalive suffers major knee injury, out for '07-'08

By Pete Rugh

The comeback of three-time Olympian Caroline Lalive was cut short this week when she suffered a season-ending knee injury while training in Pitztal, Austria. Lalive, 28, had made dramatic progress in her comeback from a 2006 pre-Olympic injury and was ready to start the 2007-08 season in Lake Louise in late November.     The training […] Read more...

Paralympic vets headline 2008 U.S. Disabled Team

By Pete Rugh

Stephani Victor, Laurie Stephens and Chris Klebl headline a group of 15 Paralympians named to the 2008 U.S. Disabled Ski Team by Program Director Sandy Metzger. The team accounted for 12 victories and 18 other World Cup podiums last winter. Read more...

Injured Sullivan will be ready to go at Lake Louise

By Pete Rugh

Marco Sullivan, one of the top downhill racers for the U.S. men’s team, suffered a heel fracture during training camp in Chile this last month, but he vows to be back for the first downhill World Cup race of the season in late November. Read more...