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Vail gives Vonn warm welcome home

VAIL, Colo. – Trying to find a place to park on Wednesday before Lindsey Vonn’s homecoming celebration in Vail was evidence enough that the world’s best skier racer is well-loved at her home resort. Vail’s Lionshead was literally wall-to-wall with locals and tourists of all ages waving “Lindsey is Epic” posters and signs. There were […]

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NASTAR champions wrap up in Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Colo. – Those racers who excelled the most through NASTAR gates at 100 ski areas across the country this winter all took their speed to Winter Park, Colo. last weekend for the NASTAR National Championships. Olympians and World Cup racers Steve Nyman, Kaylin Richardson and Jimmy Cochran were pace setters, taking one run […]

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European National Championship Report

Swiss Nationals Junior racer Justin Murisier made a big statement in taking the men’s super combined rather handily over Mauro Caviezel and Marc Gisin.  Patrick Kueng and Beat Feuz rounded out the top five in races at Stoos. In the women’s combined event it was Nadja Kamer for the title with Marianne Abderhalden second, Tamara […]

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FIS shifts key positions

There has been some shifting of positions within the International Ski Federation (FIS) that permeate out to some member nations. Niklas Carlsson, the FIS Event and Sponsorship Manager has been appointed the new Alpine Director at the Swedish Ski Association, a position he will take up Aug. 1. He will succeed Andes Sundqvist who is […]

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Freestyle Nationals: Robertson, Cota secure dual moguls titles

The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships came to a close Sunday (March 28) in Squaw Valley as hometown girl Shelly Robertson and U.S. Ski Team rookie Jeremy Cota took dual moguls national titles to end the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s competitive season. “This is so awesome being at Squaw in front of all my friends and […]

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Vail prepares for Vonn's homecoming

VAIL, Colo. – Vail Resorts already gave Lindsey Vonn her own ski run (“Lindsey’s” on the front side of Vail Mountain, formerly known as International) but also wants to give the double Olympic medalist and triple World Cup overall winner a proper homecoming celebration following another – as Vail would say – “epic” season. The […]

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Canadians wrap up national GMC championships

The GMC Canadian Championships have wound to a close in Canada’s other Olympic city, Calgary with some first-time title winners, a 13-time title winner, a retirement and a bunch of cars being given away. The championship series opened with downhills March 22 with Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Britt Janyk picking up the gold hardware. It was […]

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New coach to lead flying Finns

The Finnish National Ski Jumping team will have new leadership and direction for the coming World Championship season, it has been announced recently. Longtime head coach Janne Vaeaetaeinen will step down and Finnish native Pekka Niemelae, who has worked in recent years for the growing French jumping squad will assume the reins of the program. […]

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Freestyle Nationals: Cook, DePeters take aerials titles

The 2010 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships rolled on today (March 27) in sunny Squaw Valley as aerialists Emily Cook and Matt DePeters ended the season on the top of the podium. The win marked Cook’s fourth career national title. The first came in 2008. “Squaw is so much fun. I’m excited and it’s a great […]

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Kaylin Richardson retires

PARK CITY, UT (March 26) – Two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson, winner of four U.S. Alpine Championships, is retiring after seven seasons of racing at the elite level with the U.S. Ski Team. She capped her career in style by kicking out of the start for her final two runs at the 2010 Visa U.S. Alpine […]

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