Lanning will skip 2011 racing season

“I’ve got this recovery thing down to a science, that’s for sure, but I’m not sure that’s something you like to brag about being good at,” laughed American ski racer TJ Lanning while heading to therapy in Austin, Texas. He’s sure got enough practice. Lanning is currently in recovery mode from a fractured neck and […]


Swiss name Braten head cross country coach

The Swiss Ski Federation (SSF) announced yesterday (May 25) that longtime cross country skiing coach Inge Braten has accepted the position as Head Coach of the growing stable of fine Swiss racers, and will be calling the shots for their National Team. Braten, a Norwegian native, was most recently the coach for the Canadian National […]


Fisher makes connection with Armenian Ski Federation

During a visit to Armenia earlier this month, 2010 Olympian and U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Erik Fisher met with a group of coaches, athletes and students at the Armenian State Physical Education University in the country’s capital city. The 10-day trip began as a chance to do some traveling while picking up his sister […]


Largest ski jump ever underway

Move over fabled Planica, a brand, spanking new hill is being built in Vikersund, Norway and it’s slated to take the title as the largest jump on the planet if all goes according to plan. With the old hill being torn down, work is underway on what is likely to be the world’s biggest. Officials […]


Vail readies for final push and 2015 Worlds vote

That loud ticking sound you hear is coming from the World Championships clock that is counting down the final days to the vote that will determine whether the Vail Valley will play host to the biggest event in skiing in 2015. For the better part of the past two years, the Beaver Creek/Vail 2015 Bid […]


Palander plans return after two missed seasons

The most successful male Finnish alpine skier in history, Kalle Palander, is hoping to continue his racing career after missing two and a half seasons to a leg injury. He is the ’99 World Slalom Champion and winner of the World Cup slalom title in ’03 Palander sustained a stress fracture of the right tibia, […]


Vonn eye surgery update

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page late Thursday (May 20) she was about to undergo Lasik eye surgery at the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles. Friday she reported excitement over “how crisp and clear everything is.” Vonn said both she and her husband Thomas had undergone the treatment to correct their vision. She […]


Stiegler moving along familiar injury road

Everybody loves a comeback. That is, everybody but U.S. Alpine Ski Team tech specialist Resi Stiegler, who has been coming back from injuries for the past three seasons and is anxious to arrive already. “This is so tough because it’s my fourth injury in a row,” said Stiegler who was taken out of last year’s […]


Ski Racing teams with Ski Racing Development to create special annual publication

Vail, CO./Salt Lake City, UT., May 18, 2010– Ski Racing Development (SRD), a subsidiary of Racing Development, Inc., and Ski Racing International, LLC, the Journal of Snowsport Competition, have announced a joint venture to produce a new publication for ski enthusiasts entitled “A Culture of Speed™.” This annual will contain in-depth articles on ski racing, […]


Read to lead Own The podium

According to reports in the Canadian Press, Canada’s living ski racing icon, Ken Read, has been put in charge of Canada’s winter Olympic sport funding program “Own the Podium.” Read, an original member of the Crazy Canucks while an athlete with the Canadian national team in the 1970′s and ’80′s and ran Alpine Canada Alpin’ […]


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