Friday, May 7, 2021

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...

US Ski & Snowboard back with Toyota; expiring deal with Land Rover seen as ‘regrettable’

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Toyota have rekindled their relationship. The auto partnership, which was once the largest in U.S. Ski Team history will...

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...

World Cup Dreams, T2 Foundation join forces under Biesemeyer’s lead

In a sport where World Cup success and Olympic dreams are highly dependent on access to cash, two foundations have become critical components in...

Off-season ski camps expected to be in full swing

There is a lot to celebrate for many academies, clubs, and private programs this year. First, there was a successful race season domestically and...

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Wintersteiger Sports establishes new demo, training facility in New England

Wintersteiger, official supplier to U.S. Ski & Snowboard, proudly announces the opening of its new, Vermont-based demonstration and training facility outside Waitsfield. Despite a...

World Cup & World Champs

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...

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...

Laurenne Ross: spirit of the world’s best speed team

One of the most fascinating dynamics in ski racing is the cohesion of a team in an individual sport. This week in Aspen, veteran...

Austrians Schwarz, Kriechmayr recount breakthrough seasons

Overall World Cup titles may have been claimed by France and Slovakia, and although it was Switzerland atop the nations’ ranking, Austrian ski racers...

In wake of unflattering comments, Petra Vlhova and coach Livio Magoni split

Overall World Cup champion Petra Vlhova will go into the Olympic season without the coach that helped her win skiing's biggest prize this year. The...

Eva-Maria Brem announces retirement

After 14 World Cup seasons with 153 starts, Eva-Maria Brem on Sunday officially announced her retirement from active skiing. The Tyrolean made it onto the...

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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...

Could Pinturault still blow it? Stranger things have happened.

One thing the overall and discipline titles do best is reveal those decisive moments that we often miss in real time. The obvious ones we remember like in 2008 when Swiss...

Cancellations impact title races with officials hopeful for SG

Let the debates begin. With the final World Cup downhill of the season canceled and additional weather challenges expected for tomorrow’s super G, every clinch will now come with a caveat. Was...

When WC Finals are weather-threatened, cancellations carry a heavy weight

It’s often forgotten that prior to 2005, there were no World Cup Finals. Season titles were claimed at various times and venues when the last race of each discipline was held....

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