Alpine

Spindleruv Mlyn: Karbon gets fourth straight GS win

By Pete Rugh

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — Denise Karbon won her fourth consecutive World Cup giant slalom race this season on Saturday.    Julia Mancuso was the top finisher for the United States in eighth. In a solid day for the U.S. Ski Team, four more Americans finished in the top 30 as Lindsey Vonn (starting No. 32) […] Read more...

NorAm: Yurkiw wins GS at Mont Ste. Anne

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Larisa Yurkiw earned her third NorAm Cup victory of the season and fifth of her career Friday, topping the second and final giant slalom of the week in Mont Ste. Anne. Read more...

NorAm: Canada's Barrett wins 2nd Sunday River GS

By Pete Rugh

Canada's Scott Barrett maintained his first-run lead and held off U.S. Ski Teamer Tim Jitloff to win the second and final NorAm Super Series giant slalom race of the week Friday at Sunday River, Maine. Read more...

NorAm: Canada's Prefontaine rolls on home snow

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Marie-Pier Préfontaine dominated the opening NorAm giant slalom Thursday in Mont Ste. Anne Quebec, winning by 1.3 seconds over American Leanne Smith. Read more...

NorAm: Nickerson wins opening GS at Sunday River

By Pete Rugh

Warner Nickerson picked up the first win of this week’s four-event NorAm Super Series stop on Thursday at Sunday River, Maine, edging past U.S. Ski Teamer Jake Zamansky in the giant slalom. Read more...

Historic Adelboden sorts the best from the rest

By Pete Rugh

History suggests the road to the World Cup overall title runs through Adelboden.     Races at Adelboden have been part of the World Cup lexicon since Jean-Claude Killy won the first two tour races held there in January of 1967 and 1968. Racing had been going on at Adelboden well before that and the main […] Read more...

Lienz: Italy's Costazza gets first win

By Pete Rugh

Italian Chiara Costazza held her nerve against a charge of veteran forces at Lienz, Austria Saturday, Dec. 29, to claim the World Cup slalom and her first career victory. Defending Cup champion Nicole Hosp was second and the 2005 slalom champion Tanja Poutainen got third.    The win for Costazza gave Italy her fifth win of […] Read more...

Bormio: Miller wins first as independent

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — Bode Miller won the men's World Cup downhill on the rugged Stelvio course Saturday.     Miller covered the 3,270-kilometer (2.03-mile) layout in 2 minutes, 0.57 seconds, for his first World Cup win since breaking away from the U.S. Ski Team during the offseason to train and race on his own.     Andreas […] Read more...

Bormio: Racing's greats gush over Stelvio track

By Pete Rugh

FIS president Gian-Franco Kasper calls the Stelvio course the ''Scala of skiing" after Milan's famous opera house.     At just more than 2 miles, the Stelvio trails only Wengen, Switzerland, for the longest course on the World Cup circuit.     Unlike Wengen, though, the Stelvio bumps and jerks skiers from start to finish. … It's […] Read more...

Grugger to miss rest of season after knee surgery

By Pete Rugh

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Austrian skier Hans Grugger will miss the rest of the World Cup season after undergoing surgery on a damaged left knee on Friday. Read more...