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Sölden: Swiss men control opener, Ligety 3rd

The Swiss controlled the opening men's race of the 2009 World Cup season with Daniel Albrecht catching his third career win and the old man, Didier Cuche, taking second. American Ted Ligety held tough in third place as he begins the defense of his Cup GS title. The man he edged last season for that […]


Sölden: Zettel wins glacier opener; Vonn 9th

Austrian Kathrin Zettel fired the opening salvo of the World Cup season with a decisive win on a sun splashed glacier in Soelden, Austria, on Saturday (Oct. 25). Zettel overtook first run leader Tanja Poutiainen to collect her third career Cup win, all of them in giant slalom. Austrian Andrea Fischbacher finished third and the […]

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Sölden: Tracy optimistic of U.S. women's chances

On the eve of the opening World Cup race, at Sölden, Austria, on Saturday, America's new-again head women's coach is guardedly optimistic for the six starters the U.S. has.     As officials picked the start order, Jim Tracy, on board with the U.S. team for a second stint, said the off-season training was remarkable in at […]


Hujara: FIS will focus on course safety this season

SOLDEN, Austria – Two horrific accidents during last season made safety the prime off-season focus according to Gunther Hujara, director of the men’s FIS Alpine World Cup.  Speaking at the International Ski Association's annual fall press forum, Hujara said medical and safety protocols had been reviewed and altered, and that all of the World Cup […]


SR in Action: Sully's take on the World Cup season

{mgmediabot}videos/Marco_Preview_Small.flv|false|310|195{/mgmediabot} U.S. Ski Team downhiller Marco Sullivan took a few minutes away from training in the gym this week to offer fans of the U.S. team some insight into how he and his teammates have spent the summer getting primed for success this season. From Lindsey Vonn's quest to repeat her overall title to Ted […]


Phil McNichol joins Universal Sports alpine announcing team

Former U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine head coach Phil McNichol will make his color commentary debut this weekend for the Universal Sports television network and universalsports.com, teaming with Steve Porino to call the men and women’s World Cup alpine opening races from Sölden, Austria.     McNichol capped a successful 12-year coaching stint with the U.S. men’s […]


Sölden: Injured racer Lanzinger earns award

SOLDEN, Austria — Matthias Lanzinger, whose lower left leg was amputated last March following a double fracture sustained in a high-speed crash in the super G at Kvitfjell, Norway, on Thursday night received the AIJS “Skier d'Or” award in memory of World Cup founder Serge Lang.


Ferries inducted into Colorado ski hall of fame

Longtime U.S. Ski Team supporter and Olympian Chuck Ferries is among the list of five individuals who were inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2008. Ferries was among those honored at the 32nd annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Oct. […]


Jeep seeking to renegotiate 48 Straight sponsorship

Troy Ballard, CEO of the Ketchum-based event company 48 Straight, confirmed Tuesday that Jeep, the title sponsor for 48 Straight's summer and winter mountain biking and skiing competitions, is looking to "rework and renegotiate" its sponsorship.


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