Alpine

Lake Louise: Mancuso wins 1st training run

By Pete Rugh

The Austrian women crammed six into the top 10 of the first downhill training run of the 2008 season at Lake Louise, Canada, and the local women put two into the top five, but it was American Julia Mancuso who claimed first place, 0.26 of a second ahead of Elisabeth Goergl and more than three-quarters […]

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Aspen: Course chief said site is ready

By Pete Rugh

The FIS announced that it would postpone its decision about the women’s alpine World Cup in Aspen until Friday, but the course chief said he anticipates the races happening as scheduled.   

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Beaver Creek: DH training canceled

By Pete Rugh

The second of three scheduled training runs for the Birds of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek was canceled this morning (Nov. 28) after the race site received an estimated four to six inches of snow overnight.    "Due to weather conditions, at 6:45 AM the jury voted to cancel," read the official report. The remaining schedule […]

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Keystone: Schlopy wins NorAm GS, Zamansky 4th

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Team veteran Erik Schlopy won Tuesday’s NorAm Super Series giant slalom at Keystone, Colorado, leading three Americans in the top 10 a day after the team started sluggishly in the opening GS.

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Beaver Creek: Cuche wins training run; Nyman 2nd

By Pete Rugh

Welcome to the big leagues, boys. Beaver Creek is known for having one of the toughest downhill courses in the world, but with little snow this season, the course is bigger and faster than years past — and that’s apparent by the results of the first downhill training run Tuesday.    Swiss Didier Cuche clocked the […]

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Four years later, Aamodt gets his medals back

By Pete Rugh

The 19 Olympic and World Championship alpine skiing medals that were stolen from Norwegian star Kjetil Andre Aamodt have been returned four years after the theft.

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Svindal hospitalized after training run crash

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado — Reigning overall champion Aksel Lund Svindal was taken to a hospital after crashing during official World Cup downhill training on Tuesday.        Svindal apparently lost control coming out of a severe compression following the Golden Eagle Jump on the lower section of the course. The Norwegian was taken off course on […]

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Keystone: Palander wins opening NorAm GS

By Pete Rugh

Finland’s Kalle Palander handily won the season’s first NorAm Super Series GS on Monday at Keystone, Colorado.    

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NorAm Super Series slaloms set for Winter Park

By Pete Rugh

Colorado’s Winter Park Resort will host NorAm Super Series slalom races for men and women starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday.

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World Cup's top speedsters head to Beaver Creek

By Pete Rugh

Technically, the Birds of Prey downhill track at Beaver Creek was created for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships. But since 2002, when Daron Rahlves broke through for the first American podium on the 9,291-foot long, 2,483-foot vertical drop course, it is clear it was built for the home team.     To say the members […]

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