Alpine

Lake Louise: Hudec wins DH, American Sullivan 2nd

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Jan Hudec notched the first World Cup win of his career, and American Marco Sullivan finished second in the best showing of his career to lead a 1-2 North American finish on home snow Saturday in the World Cup men’s downhill at Lake Louise.      "I've been skiing fast in the last few weeks […] Read more...

Panorama: Hosp leads GS after first run

By Pete Rugh

Reigning World Cup overall champion Nicole Hosp holds better than a half-second lead after the first run of Saturday’s World Cup giant slalom at Canada’s Panorama resort.     Hosp, who also captured the GS globe last season, clocked a time of 1 minute, 22.22 seconds on the 53-gate course. A trio of Italians follow Hosp, […] Read more...

Lake Louise: Training run is tight at the top

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Jan Hudec topped Friday’s second downhill training run at Lake Louise, leading a tightly bunched field where the top 26 finishers were separated by less than 1 second.     Hudec posted an official time of 1 minute, 42.72 seconds to nip Austria’s Klaus Kroell (1:42.80) and American Bode Miller (1:42.82). Didier Cuche, winner of […] Read more...

FIS gives go-ahead for Beaver Creek races

By Pete Rugh

The FIS on Friday morning gave the go-ahead for next week’s men’s World Cup races to proceed as scheduled at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.     A snow control assessment was conducted, and due to recent cold temperatures and snowfall that moved through the Colorado Rocky Mountains earlier this week the four-race schedule was confirmed, […] Read more...

FIS bans Austrian racers for role in doping scandal

By Pete Rugh

   The FIS banned three Austrian cross-country skiers for two years Thursday for their role in the doping scandal at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy.     Martin Tauber, Johannes Eder and Roland Diethart were suspended and deprived of all their results and prize money won since Feb. 16, 2006. Read more...

Lake Louise: Cuche tops first training run

By Pete Rugh

Swiss veteran Didier Cuche won the opening downhill training run of the season, edging Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein by eight hundredths of a second down the men's Olympic Downhill Run at Lake Louise, Alberta, Thursday. Austrian Andreas Buder finished third and Canadian Manuel Osborne-Paradis was fourth. Read more...

Lake Louise: FIS gives go-ahead for women's races

By Pete Rugh

The FIS on Thursday approved snow conditions and gave the go-ahead for next weekend's women's World Cup speed races at Lake Louise.  Read more...

Organizers scrap training run at Lake Louise

By Pete Rugh

Organizers of the World Cup men’s speed races this weekend at Lake Louise canceled Wednesday’s first scheduled downhill training run to maintain the excellent condition of the course, according to an Alpine Canada spokesman. Read more...

Women’s alpine team to hold fundraiser in Aspen

By Pete Rugh

Partially funded athletes on the women’s alpine team are holding a fundraiser in Aspen on Tuesday, Dec. 4, during the Aspen Winternational Women’s World Cup stop. Read more...

Canada names weekend WC alpine starters

By Pete Rugh

Emily Brydon and Erik Guay lead the roster of Canadian skiers that will open the North American leg of the World Cup Tour that begins this Saturday at Panorama and Lake Louise. Read more...