Alpine

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...

FIS alpine brand rankings: Rossi, Atomic lead

By Pete Rugh

Atomic leads Rossignol in the overall brand rankings after one weekend of action. Read more...

Sölden: McNichol hopes team can build off this

By Pete Rugh

Sunday in Sölden proved to be just as super as Saturday, with two Americans finishing in the top five and Ted Ligety showing the world that he means business this season. Bode Miller removed all doubts about his health with a blistering second run to finish fifth on the Rettenbach Glacier on a day where […] Read more...

Sölden: Svindal overtakes Ligety for GS triumph

By Pete Rugh

Defending World Cup overall champ Aksel Lund Svindal sizzled with the fastest second-run time Sunday in the Sölden giant slalom, vaulting from sixth after the first run to win the season opener. American Ted Ligety, fastest in the opening run, was the last racer down but could not hold his lead on the Rettenbach Glacier, […] Read more...

Sölden: Confidence builder for top U.S. racers

By Pete Rugh

The preseason is finally over as the Sölden women’s FIS World Cup opener is in the can, giving many of the girls a sigh of relief. “I am just so glad the first race is over with,” said Resi Stiegler, who placed 15th with a strong second run. “I was so nervous for the first […] Read more...

Sölden: Karbon nips Mancuso for opening GS win

By Pete Rugh

If the rest of the World Cup season is this much fun, it will be quite a winter.     Julia Mancuso made a phenomenal leap from 12th to second Saturday in the Sölden glacier giant slalom to kick off the season, but Italy’s Denise Karbon outdid first-run leader Tanja Poutiainen of Finland for the victory. […] Read more...

Sölden: U.S. women battle nerves, excitement

By Pete Rugh

It’s time. The first World Cup of the season is upon us, and the world’s alpiners have been training all summer to prepare for this moment. Some racers have clear heads, and others have the jitters, and it’s no wonder. Read more...

Sölden: Miller says he's ready to race Sunday

By Pete Rugh

Just days after the revelation that Bode Miller had sustained a back injury that could keep him out of Sölden’s World Cup-opening GS race Sunday, Team America pulled into town Friday (without the busses) for a press conference organized by Head, and Miller said he'll be ready to start.         “I have seen five […] Read more...

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...