Swiss and Guay lead Kvitfjell training

Didier Cuche claimed the second of two training runs at Kvitfjell Friday (March 5) just as he had the first. Canada’s Erik Guay, third in the first trainer, bumped up to second .36 behind got sandwiched by Swiss with two Olympic champions finishing behind him, downhill gold medalist Didier Defago finishing with the third fastest […]


Vonn comes to life on Red Bull six pack

To honor Lindsey Vonn as the first American woman to win the women’s Olympic downhill, in addition to getting her name on a trail (“Lindsey’s”) at Vail Mountain and her picture on the Wheaties box, one of her key sponsors, Red Bull, is featuring her on a limited edition Red Bull six pack. Vonn will […]


Vonn, Americans on top in Crans Montana training

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – The U.S. women are poised to begin their last weekend of racing before World Cup finals in a speedy way, if training is any indication. Double bronze medalist Elisabeth Goergl put down the fastest downhill training time in Crans Montana, Switzerland, on Thursday. With a blue sky above, she made it […]


Cuche takes opening training run at Kvitfjell

Didier Cuche claimed the first training run for Saturday’s (March 6) World Cup downhill at Kvitjfell, Norway. Austrian Michael Walchhofer and Canadian Erik Guay finished in second and third respectively three and five tenths off the Swiss’ time. Steven Nyman was the top U.S. finisher in 21st place and Travis Ganong was 27th. Scott Macartney […]


Fundraiser to aid former ski technician fighting cancer

Members of the ski racing community all over the country are rallying to help one of their own. Former U.S. Ski Team technician Pam Warman was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Ski racers, friends and supporters are teaming up to help her pay some of her already mounting medical bills. “Pam is special because she […]


The World Cup According to Grande: FIS World Cup Back in Action!

World Cup back in Action! When you look at the early training run action in Crans-Montana and Kvitfjell, keep some things in mind. The athletes who only raced the speed events at the Olympics got out of Whistler and Vancouver quite a while ago. Some went to Aspen and raced some NorAms if they are […]


McKee's McThoughts – Tears and Joy at the Games

By Hank McKee There are a lot of differences between Olympic ski racing and World Cup. As Patrick Lang said toward the end of the Games, ” … and back to ‘serious’ ski racing on the World Cup tour!” The XXI Winter Olympics looked pretty serious from my viewpoint, but I understand the sentiment. If […]


NorAm Round Up: Fink-Debray, Frank speed past Olympians in Aspen

Aspen, Colo. – Olympians flecked the field of North America’s finest, and even as the ultimate stage of ski racing was taking place in Whistler last week, unassuming Americans were taking turns beating Olympic racers on the NorAm circuit in Aspen, Colo. Men’s racing began on Feb. 21 with super G (separate from the two-run […]


NorAm Round Up: Ross dominates in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. – As the Olympic alpine racing was wrapping up in Whistler, some of North America’s top racers were busy making their marks in speed events in Aspen. One of these was Laurenne Ross, who dominated the race series beginning with a third place in the downhill on Feb. 25. The race was won […]


Marchand-Arvier first in training; McKennis fourth

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – No real time to blink after the Olympics before racing continues back in Europe. The ladies of Olympic alpine rushed back to Switzerland this week to resume the World Cup in Crans Montana, and scarcely had time to unpack before they began training Wednesday morning. France’s Marie Marchand-Arvier put down the […]


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