Alpine

Ivica Kostelic ready to rip on full Fischer gear

By Pete Rugh

The Fischer Alpine Racing Team has added a big gun to its alpine arsenal. Croatian racer Ivica Kostelic, 27, has signed a one-year contract with Fischer for his entire equipment package — skis, boots and bindings. Read more...

U.S. alpiners help celebrate Coronet's 60th birthday

By Pete Rugh

More than a dozen members of the U.S. alpine team — including Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso — helped Coronet Peak ski area mark its 60th birthday with over an hour of autograph signings and interaction with local ski clubs.     "It was a lot of fun. A ton of kids showed up […] Read more...

Cochran, Lanning, Ligety post wins in NZ races

By Pete Rugh

Reigning Olympic combined gold medalist Ted Ligety won a slalom race on Friday at New Zealand’s Coronet Peak, beating Japan’s Naoki Yasa by nearly half a second in the FIS Southern Cup event.     The slalom was the final race in the four-day series that featured 91 men and 34 women representing the United States, […] Read more...

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...