Speed cut-off, schedule changes proposed

A couple of tweaks of the World Cup rules and schedules have been proposed for approval by the FIS Council, meeting next week in Antalya, Turkey. Significant is a rule that would limit entry into World Cup speed events (downhill and super G) to skiers listed at or under 80 FIS points, a cut of […]


Aubert to form independent team, signs with atomic

According to a report on the FIS Alpine website, French slalom specialist Sandrine Aubert announced last Saturday that she will build up her own private support team for at least the 2010-2011 season. The move, similar to Bode Miller’s formation of his own Team America from 2007-2009, was sought by Aubert to allow her more […]


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 […]


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