Alpine

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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U.S. women convene in New Zealand for alpine camp

By Pete Rugh

A large group of U.S. women alpine racers have stepped back into their skis — most of them, for the first time since May — in the snowy Southern Hemisphere for the beginning of the team’s first on-snow training camp in preparation for the 2007-08 season.

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Alpine men swap skis for skates at intense camp

By Pete Rugh

The U.S. men's alpine team swapped skis for hockey skates and equipment in its latest camp as coaches, looking at opportunities for strong cross-over training, brought in the head coach of the Utah Grizzlies and a former National Hockey League player to organize on-ice workouts designed to payoff when the racers return to snow this […]

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Erharter, Jaklin to guide Canadian technical racers

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s alpine ski team has added two experienced World Cup coaches to help guide both the men and women’s technical teams as they seek to build on last season’s record haul of 14 World Cup podiums.

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