Monday, April 19, 2021

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

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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

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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

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

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

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The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. A department...

Sarah Lewis running to lead the ski federation that fired her

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GENEVA - Sarah Lewis is out to make a surprising comeback in sports politics, declaring herself a candidate to become the first female president...

Canadian team doctor shows behind-the-scenes look at wild World Cup season

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People from across the world are eternally indebted to health workers on the frontlines. This is universally accepted. It’s been a grind of epic...

Busy season in Europe culminates with national championships

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Over the last two weeks, national championships in Europe followed the World Cup and closed out the alpine competition season for many racers. For...

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

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

Biesemeyer, once funded by World Cup Dreams, now joins group

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Tommy Biesemeyer experienced a dream so vivid that he just couldn't shake it: He won the famed Hahnenkamm downhill race in Austria. Only recently retired,...

Ted Ligety’s KJUS partnership opens his post-racing chapter

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Looking back on his decorated career, Ted Ligety names his ability to compete in multiple disciplines as his crowning achievement. “It’s always hard to pick...

Changing of the guard in France as Grange retires

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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...

Vlhova’s World Cup title inspires and unites a nation

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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...

Without national championship, USCSA western champs endure through COVID season

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When The U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) canceled the 2021 U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard National Championships last fall citing concerns from...

Canadians vote Kerrin Lee-Gartner’s 1992 Olympic gold as the GOAT moment

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When alpine ski racing in Canada turned 100 Alpine Canada celebrated in the best way possible for alpine skiing fans: by hosting a competition.  True...

This Buff’s for you: Richard Rokos always put his athletes first

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When Richard Rokos officially steps down as CU’s head ski coach he does so as a legend. There are the stats: eight team national...

In absence of nationals, junior athletes excel at Rocky/Central U16 champs

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While U16 national championships have been canceled due to covid complications, junior athletes did not hold back at the Rocky/Central U16 Championships. Over a...

NCAA champs blast off at Cannon Mountain

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“Money.” That was the term many athletes used to describe the snow surface on Baron’s Run, where the 2021 NCAA Ski Finals kicked off Wednesday....

Jasna officials refute accusations of foul play in Shiffrin start controversy

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Jasna World Cup technical delegate Bohumír Zeman insists that any conspiracy theories suggesting that Mikaela Shiffrin was intentionally held up at the start of...

How to know you’ve got the right goggles

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You can try them in all light conditions, make sure they don’t fog up or make your eyes water, but you can also do...

Breaking through: Katie Hensien is part of a US tech team on the rise

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It was a dreary, foggy afternoon when Katie Hensien prepared to take her first run in Zagreb on January 3. But the Washington native,...

US team hopes to make statement at world juniors

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The next generation of World Cup stars will have their chance to shine at the FIS Alpine World Junior Ski Championships this week as...

NorAms are canceled. So, now what?

While the U.S. Ski Team and Alpine Canada have yet to make an announcement, sources tell Ski Racing Media that the 2020-21 NorAm season...

Racers condemn FIS preparation of world champs slalom qualification hill

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Racers remain agitated and perplexed about the shoddy preparation of the Lino Lacedelli piste – the site of Cortina’s men’s slalom qualification. Fifty-eight of 109...

Bella Wright having the ‘dream’ season, chases WC Finals berth

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Disbelief. Gratitude. Trust.  When speaking with rising speed skier Bella Wright, these might be the three most common words she used to describe her career...

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