Alpine

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...

Retired "Clarky" relishes picking her powder days

By Pete Rugh

Kirsten Clark is only 30, but rather than training for what would be her 14th season with the U.S. Ski Team, the seven-time U.S. champion is home in California and also her native Maine, “extremely busy,” she says, “personal training six athletes, young female ski racers ages 14 to 19. I have also taken over […] Read more...

Gregorak wins FIS entry-level race in New Zealand

By Pete Rugh

Ski Club Vail racer Will Gregorak won the men’s slalom race to lead the field of American racers in FIS entry level events last weekend at Treble Cone ski area. Read more...

Pregnant Schleper will sit out World Cup season

By Pete Rugh

Life has taken an unexpected turn for U.S. Ski Team veteran alpiner Sarah Schleper, who revealed Monday that she is a little more than three months pregnant and will not return to the World Cup circuit this season.     The 28-year-old Schleper, who missed all of last season to recuperate from a pair of surgeries […] Read more...

Men’s Alpine Team to throw golfing bash Oct. 10

By Pete Rugh

The Men's Alpine Team will host a golfing bash at The Jeremy Golf & Country Club in Park City, Utah, on Oct. 10. Read more...

Standups deliver at Hood disabled alpine camp

By Pete Rugh

After talking strategy and technique for eight days on the snow fields of Mount Hood, U.S. disabled alpine team head coach Ray Watkins started to see a lot of improvement, most of which transferred into the team's skiing. Then the athletes started relating his advice into other things, namely croquet. Read more...

South American Cup races kick off in Argentina

By Pete Rugh

he Southern Hemisphere alpine Continental Cup season is set to kick off next week. Read more...

Summer for alpiners means heading south … for snow

By Pete Rugh

It was a quick summer for the women alpine racers on the U.S. Ski Team. On Friday, a large group of them headed south to New Zealand to begin team training in preparation for the 2007-08 World Cup season.     Though they are excited to get back on the snow, the girls have relished their […] Read more...