Alpine

NCAA: Dartmouth Skiway boosts racecourse safety

By Pete Rugh

The Dartmouth Skiway has completed the first of two phases of major improvements to its alpine racing facilities that will bring its giant slalom and slalom courses in line with the current standards for racecourse design and safety as set by the FIS. Read more...

Three-run slalom format debuts in Europa Cup

By Pete Rugh

The Europa Cup alpine season opened last weekend on indoor snow, and a new three-run slalom event was tested and pleased the FIS organizers. Read more...

Snowy Austrian run boosts Stiegler's confidence

By Pete Rugh

If this weekend is any forecast of what Resi Stiegler has planned for the winter, fans are in for a ride.     The always-colorful character just got home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Reiteralm, Austria, where she placed fourth in the slalom after being denied her first World Cup podium by .11 seconds. Stiegler now […] Read more...

Reiteralm: Magic Gini: Swiss skier nabs 1st victory

By Pete Rugh

There is some global balance on the World Cup men’s tour. At least in slalom.     Swiss skier Marc Gini nailed down victory No. 1 Sunday in the opening men’s World Cup slalom of the season at Reiteralm, Austria, besting Finland’s Kalle Palander and Italy’s Manfred Moelgg. The top six finishers were from six different […] Read more...

McDonald, Duke pace U.S. in Europa Cup slaloms

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Team racer Paul McDonald finished 16th on Friday in the second of two Europa Cup slaloms run in the indoor SnowWorld in the Landgraaf, Netherlands. Hailey Duke, meanwhile, finished fifth in a Europa Cup slalom run in Germany on Friday. Read more...

Reiteralm: Schild rules SL as Stiegler so close in 4th

By Pete Rugh

On a day when Resi Stiegler seemed destined for her first World Cup podium, defending World Cup slalom champ Marlies Schild of Austria proved her fortitude and the upstart Italian team continued its early momentum, denying Stiegler a career day. (Click here to listen to Stiegler talk about her race).         In snowy and […] Read more...

Stellar Keystone training elicits sunny dispositions

By Pete Rugh

NFL players generally don’t smile much after grueling two-a-days. Ski racers generally don’t, either.     Thursday under blue skies and mild temperatures at Keystone, things were a bit different for the U.S. Ski Team’s first day of training at Star Fire on North Peak.     “Just look around, everyone’s smiling,” men’s World Cup GS coach […] Read more...

Slalom standouts take aim at Reiteralm podium

By Pete Rugh

The first World Cup slalom of the year kicks off this weekend at the substitute venue of Reiteralm, Austria, after the International Ski Federation announced Sunday that the Levi, Finland, race would be canceled due to lack of snow. Austria, however, does not have that problem.  Read more...

McDonald rolls to 2nd in Europa Cup slalom

By Pete Rugh

U.S. racer Paul McDonald finished second in the FIS Europa Cup alpine skiing opener in the indoor SnowWorld in Landgraaf, Netherlands, Thursday. Read more...

Towlerton joins Aspen as head ability coach

By Pete Rugh

Aspen Valley Ski Club has hired Kent Towlerton as the club’s alpine head ability coach. A two-time USSA Alpine Coach of the Year award winner, Towlerton had the credentials that Alpine Program Director Jeff Kai sought. Read more...