Alpine

Sölden rarin' to go for alpine WC opener

By Pete Rugh

A month before the opening races of the 2007-08 Audi FIS World Cup, the Rettenbach glacier above Sölden is almost ready for the first major event of the 22nd alpine World Cup season.     “We have already twice as much snow now on the glacier than last year at the same time,” said Ernst Lorenzi, […]

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FIS inspection wraps: Vail/Beaver Creek impresses

By Pete Rugh

For Colorado to compete against Europe for the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships, it has to impress — and that wasn’t an issue last week during the International Ski Federation inspection at Vail and Beaver Creek.     “Overall I think the inspection went well,” said Vail Valley Foundation President Ceil Folz.    Vail/Beaver Creek, which hosted […]

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Pizza and La Parva with Caitlin Ciccone

By Pete Rugh

It's natural for Caitlin Ciccone to grab a bite to eat at The Sidecar pizzeria in Park City, Utah — at least when she’s in town. She has a lifetime membership and there is a pizza named in her honor after all — the Madonna — for Madonna “Ciccone,” yeah, Madonna’s last name. Ciccone just […]

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Racers hit top speeds at Hutt; It's snowing in Sölden

By Pete Rugh

The speed events in the Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) finals series were successfully completed Wednesday at Mount Hutt with the running of the second super G and super combined races.

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FIS team inspects Vail/BC for 2013 worlds bid

By Pete Rugh

Vail/Beaver Creek is getting inspected this week, but not in a bad way. The Colorado ski areas — together — form a candidate for the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships, and this week an eight-member delegation from the International Ski Federation will conduct the official inspection for Vail and Beaver Creek’s World Championships bid.    Scheduled […]

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Paralympians headline 2008 U.S. disabled ski team

By Pete Rugh

The 2008 U.S. Disabled Ski Team includes 12 alpine skiers and six cross-country athletes, U.S. Disabled Ski Team Program Director Sandy Metzger announced. With 30 World Cup podiums, including 12 victories across both squads last winter, the team will feature the return of 16 Paralympians.

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U.S. men contend for wins in ANC tech races

By Pete Rugh

Treble Cone hosted the Mapei Australia/New Zealand Continental Cup (ANC) this week, attracting an impressive lineup of New Zealand and international talent. More than 140 men and women competed to better their world ranking and selection for the coming World Championships and 2010 Olympic Games.

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Austrian men find ideal training conditions at Hutt

By Pete Rugh

The Austrian men’s alpine team recently completed a spectacular camp at New Zealand’s Mount Hutt.

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NCAA: LeMasurier joins Middlebury alpine staff

By Pete Rugh

Jane LeMasurier has been named the new assistant alpine ski coach at Middlebury College.

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Hosp heads field for New Zealand Cup races

By Pete Rugh

Treble Cone will host the Mapei Australia and New Zealand Cup this week, attracting top New Zealand and international talent, including reigning World Cup overall women’s champ Nicole Hosp of Austria.

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