Alpine

Hardgoods suppliers urge FIS to make financial support of alpine World Cup viable

By Pete Rugh

FIS World Cup hardgoods suppliers sounded an anxious alarm at the international governing body’s spring meeting, saying the FIS must increase the value of its World Cup competitions or the industry may elect to not support competition in the future. The hardgoods association, known as Ski Racing Suppliers — or SRS — spent 40 minutes […] Read more...

USSA nominates athletes for 2007-08 alpine team

By Pete Rugh

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association on Wednesday released a list of 42 nominated athletes for the 2007-08 alpine ski team, a list headlined by World Championships medalists Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow and absent of Bode Miller for the first time in 11 seasons. Read more...

Alpine champ Saubert leaves a legacy of dedication

By Pete Rugh

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association launched an ambitious alumni campaign this season with the rallying cry “We want you!” People such as Jean Saubert offer prime motivation.     Saubert, double alpine medalist at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games, died Tuesday in Bigfork, Montana, at age 65. She was a gem of the USSA […] Read more...

Innsbruck medalist Jean Saubert dies at 65

By Pete Rugh

Jean Saubert, the first Oregonian to win two medals in the Olympic Winter Games, died Tuesday in Bigfork, Montana, at age 65.     Saubert grew up skiing in the Cascades, where her father worked as a forest ranger, and became a six-time U.S. champion before making the team that represented the United States in the […] Read more...

Miller cousin shot dead, officer killed in N.H.

By Pete Rugh

A cousin of ski racing star Bode Miller fatally shot and ran over a police officer, then was killed by a passer-by who grabbed the officer's gun.     Liko Kenney shot Cpl. Bruce McKay four times and ran over him after a traffic stop Friday evening, state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said. Gregory Floyd, who […] Read more...

Bode Miller to go independent of U.S. Ski Team

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller, on pace to become the winningest alpine racer in U.S. history, has decided to leave the U.S. Ski Team and become an independent racer.    Miller, who will enter the 2007-08 season needing just two World Cup wins to match Phil Mahre's U.S. record of 27, met with U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt and […] Read more...

Slalom ace Tom Rothrock retires from national team

By Pete Rugh

Olympian Tom Rothrock has retired after eight seasons with the U.S. Ski Team, Alpine Director Jesse Hunt said.     Rothrock, a 2002 Olympic skier and former Western regional slalom and giant slalom junior champion, had four World Cup top-10 results in his career. He was named to his third consecutive World Championships team this winter. […] Read more...

Vail/Beaver Creek will vie for 2013 alpine worlds

By Pete Rugh

The battle for the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships is shaping up to be a true heavyweight fight, and the United States will send one of its most accomplished ski racing warriors into the ring.     Colorado’s Vail and Beaver Creek resorts, which together hosted both the 1989 and 1999 World Championships, will make a […] Read more...

Macartney is on the mend after hip surgery

By Pete Rugh

Veteran U.S. Ski Team speed racer Scott Macartney is back home in Washington resting and recovering after undergoing successful hip surgery at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Read more...

Kostelic fails to find the hunger to race again

By Pete Rugh

The pain was no longer worth it for Janica Kostelic.     The most successful female skier in Olympic history, who recently announced her retirement from skiing, would much rather be spending her time at her beauty salon.     ''I like to do my nails, and I couldn't find a good place to do them so […] Read more...