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Hendrickson sets, and resets hill record in Slovenia

By Hank McKee - Senior Editor

Sarah Hendrickson set a pair of women’s hill records at Ljubno, Slovenia Sunday (Feb. 12) to ice her sixth win of the World Cup Ski Jump season and stretch her tour lead to 211 points with four events remaining. The teenage American said she was “happy to have won again,” and that “I did not […] Read more...

Olympic Medalist Peterson Arrested for DUI in Idaho

By Eric Williams

Olympic silver medalist freestyle skiing aerialist, Jeret ‘Speedy’ Peterson (29) was arrested Friday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding through Hailey, Idaho. Peterson, an Idaho native, was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI according to a report from the Idaho Mountain Express. He was also charged with speeding and “fictitious display of […] Read more...

USSA names Cross Country Worlds U-23 Team

By Eric Williams

RUMFORD, ME (Jan. 9) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team selected 13 athletes Saturday in Rumford, ME at the 2011 U.S. Cross Country Championsips to represent the U.S. in the 2011 World U-23 Cross Country Ski Championships. The World U-23 Ski Championships will be held in Otepea, Estonia Jan. 27-31. Athletes from different clubs […] Read more...

On the Fly: Back to my Roots, some jumping and some powder

By Emily Cook

It has been an exciting few weeks in the world of skiing; both on the World Cup tour and at home in Utah. For me, the season started on the other side of the fence, with a trip to Beaver Creek to cover the Birds of Prey World Cup with the rest of the Ski […] Read more...

FIS Cross Country Racing: American Sargent takes fourth

By Pete Rugh

FIS Cross Country racing opened Sunday (Nov 7.) in a pair of northern locales; Muonio, Finland and Rybinsk, Russia prior to the start of the season’s first World Cup events in Sweden. The racing in Finland was held under frigid weather conditions with the temperatures, a brisk -14 Celsius. Sprints were the order of the […] Read more...

Olympics: Puckett, Rahlves sail through ski cross qualifier

By Eric Williams

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, BC (Feb. 21) – The sport of ski cross made its Olympic debut today at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver.  This morning’s qualifying round served almost entirely to position racers within their first heat of the finals as 32 of 33 racers made the cut. Racers will now face off in eight heats of […] Read more...

Olympics: Colas leads moguls qualifying; all four Americans make final

By Eric Williams

VANCOUVER (Feb. 14) – After three days of steady rain, the ski gods smiled on Cypress Mountain and allowed the men moguls skiers to qualify for tonight’s finals under party cloudy and rain-free skies. Hot off of back-to-back wins on the World Cup, Frenchman Guilbaut Colas, who told reporters he was looking at the World […] Read more...

U.S. World Junior Cross Country Team announced

By Eric Williams

ANCHORAGE (Jan. 11) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 12 skiers to the World Junior Cross Country Team that will compete later this month at the World Junior Nordic Championships in Hinterzarten, Germany. The team was selected based on results at the ConocoPhillips U.S. Cross Country Championships last week in Anchorage. “We’re […] Read more...

Kofler gets Four Hills win

By Eric Williams

Under rain, sleet and inconsistent wind, the first Four Hills Tournee got underway last night in Oberstdorf, Germany. Despite the weather, a huge crowd saw Austrian flyer Andreas Kofler take the first of four competitions in the 58th running of this prestigous event. Kofler landed two jumps of 125 and 134 meters for his first […] Read more...

Combined: Druml double winner at Continental Cup, Fletcher third and fourth

By Eric Williams

Lake Placid, NY—– Temperatures in the single digits and fine mid-winter skiing conditions greeted Continental Cup skiers for a final day yesterday, here in this Olympic village. The powerful Austrian Tomaz Druml, his skiing and jumping both in superlative form, dominated both days’ events. Druml, a Villach native, has already had 20 World Cup starts […] Read more...