In this episode of Ski Racing This Week, we give young Italian slalom star Alex Vinatzer a call to his home in Italy to hear about the situation in the country worst hit by the coronavirus (3:40). Then, we put something together that’s never been done before: Tom Kelly, the unofficial official authority on ski racing history, gives us the entire story of American slalom skiing, from beginning to end (13:20).

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Jimmy was born in Boston, MA (big Patriots fan, obviously). He grew up on the slopes of Cannon Mountain and later Sugarbush, when his family moved to Fayston, VT as he started attending the Green Mountain Valley School. He has spent the past four years training with the US Ski Team as an invitee and attending Dartmouth College part-time. He enjoys surfing small waves, telling people why the Eastern mountains are better, and making silly videos. He is now hosting Ski Racing Media's official podcast, "Ski Racing This Week," with enthusiasm.