Universal Sports set to grow ski racing TV coverage

Ski racing fans in 11 of the largest television markets in the United States will be able to kick back on their couch, click the remote and watch World Cup alpine racing—a portion of it live from Europe—on the television set this winter.     The Universal Sports Network will be their channel of choice. The […]


New ski academy launched at Montana's Whitefish Resort

Officials with the Whitefish Mountain Resort, in conjunction with Whitefish School District 55 and the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation (FVSEF), announced Monday that all three entities have cooperated to create the Whitefish Alpine and Freestyle Ski Academy for middle and high school student athletes for the 2008-2009 school year and ski season.


Jumper Nina Lussi in running for SI Kids award

New York’s Nina Lussi, who captured the women’s junior national ski jumping championship last season, is one of 10 finalists for this year’s Sports Illustrated Kids Sports Kid of the Year Award.


Kelleher consistently fast in La Parva super G's

Keely Kelleher notched a win and a third place, and U.S. Development Team athlete Alice McKennis tied World Cup veteran Chemmy Alcott of Great Britain for a win in South American Cup super G action on Tuesday in La Parva, Chile.


U.S. women alpiners setting up camp in Chile

The women's U.S. alpine team is brushing up on its Spanish this month as three training groups have swarmed the Andes in September. The Europa Cup team was first on the ground with World Cup speed and tech teams landing last week.    "We have Europa Cup, World Cup speed and World Cup tech training in […]


Vail Resort innovator 'Sarge' Brown dies at 85

William ''Sarge'' Brown, who as mountain manager at Vail helped develop the Colorado resort into one of the world's top ski and ski racing areas, died Sunday. He was 85.


Seasoned college fundraiser to head USSA Foundation

USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt has named Chris Ritrievi, a highly-experienced collegiate sports management and fundraising executive, to head the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.    Ritrievi, a former collegiate athlete and avid skier, brings 26 years of fundraising leadership at major U.S. collegiate athletic programs to the USSA.      “This opportunity will allow […]


Lanning tests repaired knee at La Parva

T.J. Lanning’s dreams of returning to the snow turned to reality late last week when the 24-year-old began testing his surgically repaired knee on the snowfields of La Parva, Chile. Lanning is spending a week in La Parva freeskiing, doing drills and “making sure my knee doesn’t blow up again” with Europa Cup men’s downhill […]


Read returns to ski racing as prez of Alberta Alpine

Former Alpine Canada Alpin Chief Executive Officer Ken Read will lead Alberta Alpine, filling the position of president that was vacated by Thomas Grandi when he resigned in July to return to the Canadian men’s alpine team.


Ammann seizes Grand Prix jumping series lead

Switzerland’s Simon Ammann won back-to-back FIS Grand Prix jumping competitions over the weekend in Hakuba, Japan, to seize the lead in the series with two competitions remaining.


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