Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely...

Proposed early-season Matterhorn World Cup speed races gain momentum

Imagine downhill racers launching themselves from a 3,899-meter start altitude, racing in the shadow of the majestic Matterhorn, proceeding to descend full-gas over the...

Your complete guide to summer testing

Now’s the time to start thinking about testing and dialing in your setup for next season. Here's your complete guide to summer testing.

Sarah Lewis rolls out her ‘Piste Map’ manifesto ahead of FIS election

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles featuring interviews with candidates for FIS president ahead of the June 4 election...

Swiss Ski President Urs Lehmann reveals vision for FIS future

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles featuring interviews with candidates for FIS president ahead of the June 4 election...

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Proposed early-season Matterhorn World Cup speed races gain momentum

Imagine downhill racers launching themselves from a 3,899-meter start altitude, racing in the shadow of the majestic Matterhorn, proceeding to descend full-gas over the...

Swiss Ski President Urs Lehmann reveals vision for FIS future

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles featuring interviews with candidates for FIS president ahead of the June 4 election...

Mats Årjes seeks to become second Swede to lead FIS

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles featuring interviews with candidates for FIS president ahead of the June 4 election...

Back in control: Ryan Cochran-Siegle returns to snow

The 2020-21 season threw its fair share of curveballs at the U.S. Ski Team, from COVID-19 restrictions and challenges to an unfortunate string of...

Switzerland names 2021-22 national team

The Swiss Ski squad expanded its team by five members headed into the Olympic season. Alpine director Walter Reusser, together with head coaches Thomas...

Overall champ Vlhova hires rival’s former coach

VIENNA - Overall World Cup champion Petra Vlhova has hired the former coach of Lara Gut-Behrami, one of her biggest rivals, going into an...

US Ski Team announces 2021-22 alpine nominations

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations for the 2021-22 competition season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified...

In the Arctic Circle, Narvik bids to host alpine ski worlds

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland - Inside the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian coastal town of Narvik was named Sunday as a candidate to host alpine skiing's world...

Sarah Lewis rolls out her ‘Piste Map’ manifesto ahead of FIS election

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles featuring interviews with candidates for FIS president ahead of the June 4 election...

Norway’s Nordbotten, UVM alum, calls it a career

In what he calls his most difficult decision yet, 31-year-old Jonathan Nordbotten announced his retirement on his social media channels Tuesday. The 10-year World...

Retiring McKennis Duran reflects on the meaning of accomplishment

In every athletic career, success and achievement are met with adversity and hardship. The time spent rehabbing through injury, fighting to come back stronger,...

Resi Stiegler: Wyoming kid brings love of sport to ski racing

The flanks of Åreskutan in central Jämtland sweep down from its treeless peak through dense forest to the finish arena near the shore of...

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Radamus: What we learned from the COVID season

It was just about one year ago in the face of stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and rising case numbers that it wasn’t entirely clear if there would be a ski racing...

Letter: Racing at local ski areas

I’d like to add a thought to the article preserving speed and his suggestions to try to get more recognition and opportunities for speed skiing development for the advancement of the...

The COVID-19 race season is over (Yay!); Next season starts … now

The once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully!) COVID-19 race season is now over, thankfully. Like all of us, I’m sure you want to just put this past winter in your rearview mirror and never think...

McBride: Another perspective … preserving speed in the USA

I am fortunate to have lived much of my life around ski racing as an athlete, coach, program director and supporter. I have also had to the privilege to help lead U.S....

Letter: Suggested penalty adjustment

This is a letter and suggestion to both USSS and FIS concerning penalty adjustments. As the rules currently exist, any calculated race penalty is automatically raised to the category minimum, and...

Taylor: Points aren’t the only measure of success in the season of COVID

The ski racing community is now deep into what is certainly the strangest race season ever, overshadowed, of course, by the Covid-19 pandemic. The predominant emotion I have seen in my...

Taylor: How to not get ‘iced’ when a course hold delays your run

Have you experienced this before in a race? You’re in the starting gate and ready to go physically and mentally with less than 30 seconds before you put your poles over...

Vlhova poised to fulfill a nation’s dream

The road to the Word Cup overall title is a marathon of sprints. Today marks the 153 days since the opening race in Soelden, Austria back on October 17, 2020. For...

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