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 […]


NCAA Power Rankings: Regional Champs crowned

by Bryce Hubner After a brief hiatus to give the extraordinary Vancouver Games proper due, NCAA Power Rankings are back — placing an exclamation point on a couple riveting weeks of college ski racing as next week’s National Championships approach. For complete coverage of this past weekend’s EISA and RMISA Championships — as well as […]


The World Cup According to Grande: The Olympics are over, what happens now?

The Olympics are over, what do the skiers do now? First, congratulations to all the medal winners over the past few weeks. It was exciting to watch and anticipate and react. For me it was great to see the athletes I had known for so long and worked with for 7 years, come up big […]


The World Cup According to Grande: Giuliano Razzoli, Mens Olympic Slalom Champion

Ted Ligety posted on his Facebook page, “I may not have had the best Olympics ever, but I at least I won as many medals as the Austrian Men’s Alpine Team.”  I know Ted is making light of his situation and he needs to re-focus on the rest of the World Cup season so he […]


Olympics: Italy gets first gold; Miller, Ligety out

WHISTLER, B.C. – It was an early day in the rain for the U.S. Team in the final Olympic alpine race. Though things didn’t come together for Ted Ligety in his strongest discipline earlier this week, he came onto the slalom course charging Saturday. Like nearly half the field of top contenders, though, he may […]


Ganong wins downhill nationals, Nyman second

ASPEN, Colo.- A day after winning his first Nor-Am downhill, Olympic Valley, Cali. native Travis Ganong became the 2010 downhill U.S. national champion today in Aspen, Colo. World Cup winner Steven Nyman of Sundance, Utah took second ahead of Canadian Jan Hudec in third. “The weather was great, a little overcast but good visibility,” said […]


Olympics: Razzoli leads slalom first run; Miller, Ligety DNF

WHISTLER, B.C. – The Americans checked out early in the rain Saturday in the final Olympic alpine race – men’s slalom in Whistler. Raining slush turned to some big, wet flakes of snow as more than 100 racers lined up at the start. Defending Olympic slalom champion, Austrian Benjamin Raich danced through the rain on […]


Smith takes downhill national title

ASPEN, Colo. (Feb. 27) – Conway, New Hampshire’s Leanne Smith became the 2010 downhill national champion today in Aspen, Colo. The 22-year-old, U.S. B-Team member put down a time of 1:38.25 to best teammate Stacey Cook who finished second, .29 second off the pace. “The weather was great today. We were all really psyched on […]


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