Alpine

Swiss speedster Sylviane Berthod has back surgery

By Pete Rugh

Veteran World Cup alpiner Sylviane Berthod has undergone successful back surgery, Swiss ski team officials reported Thursday. Read more...

Svindal, Miller among racers hitting up Hutt

By Pete Rugh

World Cup training season at New Zealand’s Mount Hutt has kicked off for another year with the arrival of some of the world’s greatest winter athletes. The all-star lineup includes overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and American Bode Miller who is training privately for the upcoming World Cup season after leaving […] Read more...

Mount Hotham set to host ANC alpine openers

By Pete Rugh

The FIS Australia New Zealand Cup for alpine skiing will begin Monday at Mount Hotham in Australia. The first week of racing will feature two slalom and giant slalom races each for the women and men. Read more...

FIS officials say Val d'Isere course prep is on track

By Pete Rugh

A trio of FIS officials, led by World Cup women’s race chief Atle Skaardal, recently traveled to Val d’Isere to gauge the pace of preparation for the 2009 World Alpine Ski Championships. Read more...

Chapman, Chandler shine at Summer Fun Nationals

By Pete Rugh

One of the constants of summer for masters ski racers is the annual trek to Government Camp for the revelry packed gate-bashing known as Summer Fun Nationals.          Read more...

Colby-Sawyer names Lashar head alpine coach

By Pete Rugh

Garrett M. Lashar has been named the head alpine coach at Colby-Sawyer College. Read more...

Krönner to lend support on women's alpine tour

By Pete Rugh

The International Ski Federation has appointed Andreas “Andi” Krönner to the position of World Cup support for the women’s FIS alpine World Cup circuit. Read more...

Women's alpine team finds form in Kiwi country

By Pete Rugh

Being greeted with an 8-inch snowfall on your first day in Kiwi country raises competitive spirits. It also helps set the stage for the women's alpine team's two-week, back-to-basics training camp that also welcomed back World Championships medalist Lindsey Kildow, who missed the end of last season with a knee injury, and Olympic champion and […] Read more...

Summer training heats up across the globe

By Pete Rugh

It’s baseball, wakeboarding and barbecuing in most of the United States right now. But some Americans are training hard — and savoring some powder stashes — on the southern side of the world. Read more...

Rocca confident in gear switch to Salomon

By Pete Rugh

Italian slalom standout Giorgio Rocca has been working with the Salomon team this summer on his equipment setup after signing a three-year agreement that will have Rocca skiing on Salomon gear through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Read more...