Monday, April 19, 2021

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,...

The COVID effect on ‘Planet East’

COVID-19 turned the world upside down over the past year, but its effect was felt very differently across the country. On the surface, alpine...

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...

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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...

Vlhova’s coach apologizes for unflattering comments, leaves relationship in question

Livio Magoni, the coach of the recently crowned overall World Cup champion Petra Vlhova, has apologized for unflattering remarks that he made directed at...

Rob Cone is unbeatable at Echo Mountain Pro Tour

Even when up against a field extra stacked with racers fresh off of their World Cup season, Rob Cone proved once again that he...

Federica Brignone floats possible retirement

Over the weekend, Federica Brignone, the 2019-20 overall World Cup champ, caused a stir in her home country when she nonchalantly said in a...

Changing of the guard in France as Grange retires

The snow was pelting down on the podium in the Red Tail finish area at Beaver Creek. Huge pillow-like clumps obscured the cameras as...

3 women top alpine skiing’s World Cup prize money table

GENEVA - Women were the top three prize money earners on Alpine skiing's World Cup circuit this season, the International Ski Federation said Monday. Lara Gut-Behrami...

Vlhova’s World Cup title inspires and unites a nation

From Bratislava to Liptovsky Mikulas to Kosice, the Slivovitz, a celebratory drink in honor of Petra Vlhova, is flowing. Vlhova’s overall World Cup victory clinched...

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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....

Can Pinturault finally seal the deal?

At 29 years old, Frenchman Alexi Pinturault has been recognized as the best four-event skier on the World Cup for the last half-dozen years. That he hasn’t won an overall title...

Flying high: Vlhova, team hitch ride to Åre on gov’t plane

Springtime is crunch time. The calendar is packed. Travel miles are mounting. Legs are heavy. Focus is ephemeral. We're at the point in the season where mood and ambition can mean...

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