Alpine

Marchand-Arvier leads women's DH training

By Pete Rugh

Marie Marchand-Arvier of France led the opening downhill training session Wednesday as the World Cup circuit made its debut at a new resort. Read more...

Atomic leads FIS alpine brand rankings

By Pete Rugh

Brand rankings for FIS 2006-07 alpine season Read more...

NATIONS CUP STANDINGS: THROUGH FEB. 25

By Pete Rugh

FIS Nations Cup standings through Sunday, Feb. 25 Read more...

Cuche, other stars urge FIS to change start order

By Pete Rugh

World Cup downhill leader Didier Cuche and other top skiers have protested over “unfair” rules for start numbers to the International Ski Federation.     Worried about the ignominy that he might win this year’s downhill cup without a single first place, Cuche on Saturday attacked the starting order rules which he said hurt his chances […] Read more...

Garmisch: Matt wins World Cup slalom

By Pete Rugh

World champion Mario Matt of Austria won a men's slalom Sunday for his seventh World Cup victory. Read more...

Sierra Nevada: Schild wins slalom crown

By Pete Rugh

Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom at Sierra Nevada, Spain, Sunday to take the season discipline title with two races to spare. The Austrian also moved into the lead in the overall standings.     Tanja Poutiainen of Finland was second and Veronika Zuzulova of Slovakia third.    ''It's good that she can manage it already […] Read more...

U.S. alpine team says thanks at Garmisch base

By Pete Rugh

The U.S. Ski Team’s alpine men’s squad, led by Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, signed autographs and posed for photos for nearly two hours at the U.S. armed forces recreational facility in Garmisch during its annual visit to say thanks to GIs and their families. Read more...

NCAA: Sinnott, Dartmouth roll to perfect season

By Pete Rugh

The Big Green of Dartmouth completed an unbeaten season on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival circuit Saturday, capturing the EISA Championship at the Middlebury Winter Carnival. Read more...

Sierra Nevada: Kirchgasser wins; Mancuso 6th

By Pete Rugh

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain — Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria won a highly technical World Cup giant slalom Saturday.     Kirchgasser had been third in the first run on the steep Fuente del Tesoro course.     Nicole Hosp, the Austrian who won the giant slalom at the worlds 11 days ago and leads the World Cup GS […] Read more...

Sierra Nevada: Poutiainen leads after first run

By Pete Rugh

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain — Tanja Poutiainen of Finland led the first run of a highly technical World Cup giant slalom Saturday.     Poutiainen skied the steep Fuente del Tesoro course in 1 minute, 7.03 seconds. Read more...