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 […]


Freestyle Nationals: Kearney, Discoe claim moguls titles

Olympic gold medal winning moguls skier Hannah Kearney claimed her first national title in four years while Joey Discoe won his career first as the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships kicked off today (March 26) on a sunny day at Squaw Valley. Kearney, last year’s World Cup overall champion, last won a national championship in 2006 […]


Cochran's TGFS, the other national championship

By Bill McCollom Cars were parked alongside the back road outside of Richmond, Vermont in endless rows on this midweek day of March 24. Some observers noted that this was arguably one of the largest crowds they’d ever seen assembled in the State, at least since the final Phish concert a few years back. One […]


Finns name Slivnik to head men's team

Slovanian Janez Slivnik has been named the next head coach of the men’s Finnish Alpine Ski Team. Longtime men’s coach Austrian Christian Leitner will not continue working with Alpine Ski Team Finland. Slivnik has worked with the Finnish ladies World Cup team for the past three years. ”Slivnik’s choice to the men’s team was an […]


German FIS Council Member Fritz Wagnerberger Dies

Long-term International Ski Federation (FIS) council member and former Willy Bogner Company chief financial officer, Fritz Wagnerberger has died. Wagnerberger was 73 and had been battling stomach cancer for several years. Wagnerberger had been a member of the FIS council since 1971 as well as its executive committee. He was a longtime advisor and confident […]


Mancuso claims historic 11th National title

The fog was thick. The connection to history was thicker. Julia Mancuso, fresh off a totally new experience in an Xtreme competition in Verbier, Switzerland, landed in Lake Placid, shook off the jet lag and pea-soup fog and collected her second straight giant slalom title. It was her 11th national title besting a 55 year […]


Ford outlasts field for another national crown

Tommy Ford is a race horse. While he is apparently a thoroughbred, he has now gained a reputation as a “mudder.” Ford claimed his third national championship in two days at Lake Placid Monday (March 22) in a race concluded more than six and a half hours after its scheduled start as organizers battled a […]


Austrians hire Mathias Berthold to lead men's team

The Austrian Ski Federation has pulled the trigger. After a season in which the Austrian men’s team did not win a World Cup downhill, an Olympic medal and just two World Cup titles, the head coach has been replaced. Austrian Mathias Berthold has been hired away from the German women’s head coaching position to take […]


Mancuso third in Verbier Xtreme

Julia Mancuso recently reminded the world what a great skier she is, taking two silver medals in downhill and super-combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but then she went ahead and entered the Nissan Xtreme competition in Verbier, Switzerland, on Saturday and took third place. For the conclusion of the Freeride World Tour, the Verbier […]


Schleper claims US slalom crown, says 80% sure she'll return

Sarah Schleper is a pro and she demonstrated that in winning her fourth U.S. National Slalom title, and first in five years, at Lake Placid Sunday (March 21). On a nasty course down Drapers Drop on a slick surface with some deep holes, Schleper put down a large first run lead (.82) over a bunched […]


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