Alpine

Lenzerheide: Canadian Grandi targets final podium

By Pete Rugh

There won’t be any Mozart wigs or finish arena shenanigans. But sometime over the next few months, one of North America’s most accomplished racing veterans is expected to retire.     Canadian technical ace Thomas Grandi, 34, said after Friday’s team event that he’ll most likely not be back for the 2007-08 season. Read more...

Lenzerheide: Austria dominant in team event

By Pete Rugh

Austria rolled to its third straight nations team event win Friday, while the U.S. team made a late rally to avoid a repeat of its last-place result from the Are World Championships.     The Austrians led after the morning super G and rode cruise control to the win at World Cup Finals, repeating its win from […] Read more...

Lenzerheide: Austria leads, U.S. 6th in team event

By Pete Rugh

Looking to rebound from a woeful nations team event at the Are World Championships, the U.S. Ski Team struggled in the speed portion of the World Cup Finals team event Friday. Read more...

Masters nationals: Leach, Hill fastest in SL

By Pete Rugh

The women raced their final event, a slalom, at the masters nationals at Big Sky on Thursday with some new faces atop the leaderboard. Read more...

Chevrolet JOs: Chevalier and Cartmill tangle again

By Pete Rugh

Luc Henri Chevalier and Cooper Cartmill continued their battle for J3 supremacy at the Chevrolet Junior Olympics at Aspen on Thursday, with Chevalier picking up the GS win by two-hundredths of a second over Cartmill. Chevalier hails from Frisco, Colo., and skis for Team Summit. Cartmill skis independently out of Avon, Colo. Read more...

Lenzerheide notebook: U.S. eyes team redemption

By Pete Rugh

The low point of a mediocre 2007 Alpine World Championships for the U.S. team came on Feb. 18, when a depleted American squad placed 11th — out of 11 teams — in the nations team event.    Read more...

Disabled WC: Victor wins overall, two more globes

By Pete Rugh

Following the cancellation of the last World Cup of the year scheduled for Abtenau, Austria, the U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team opened World Cup Finals Monday in Italy. In three days of racing, Stephani Victor wrapped up the overall World Cup title and Crystal Globes in both slalom and giant slalom. Read more...

Chevrolet JOs: Kroneberger doubles up

By Pete Rugh

Winter Park’s Tracie Kroneberger made it 2-for-2, adding a gold from super G to one previously won in downhill to her haul from the Rocky Mountain division’s J3 Junior Olympics on Wednesday. Read more...

Lenzerheide: Strobl retires in classic style

By Pete Rugh

Fritz Strobl finished almost a minute back in the World Cup Finals super G Thursday. But this time, he wasn’t looking for where he could have picked up more speed. Read more...

Lenzerheide: Paerson tops in SG; Schild 3rd

By Pete Rugh

Anja Paerson of Sweden won the final super G of the season Thursday, while Marlies Schild finished third to consolidate her lead atop the overall standings with her best events yet to come. Read more...