Monday, March 8, 2021

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...

Vail racer Campbell Sullivan, resilient in battling rare form of cancer, dies at 19

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After a four year battle with CIC-DUX4 sarcoma, Campbell Barrett Sullivan died Monday, Feb. 22, after suffering a brain hemorrhage brought on by the...

Japan’s ‘Ski Tornado’ storms to career-best 10th in Cortina slalom

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Asa Ando put on quite the show – displaying speed and form down the Druscie slalom piste – followed by a demonstrative celebration, shortly...

Gut-Behrami’s homes in Italy helped her to ski worlds golds

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If they call Cortina the "Queen" of the Italian Dolomites, then Lara Gut-Behrami is the queen of the skiing world championships so far. It makes...

US’s lone starter, River Radamus, readies for world championship GS debut

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River Radamus will take to the race hill for Friday’s world championship giant slalom, determined to focus and execute, inevitably with thoughts of, and...

Some racers placing greater emphasis on dual gender alpine team event

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Dual gender team events have been contested at world championships since 2005 – the FIS a trailblazer incorporating men and women alongside one another...

Fourth to be reckoned with: Canadian team looking for first medal at worlds

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Following a string of top-five finishes at the world championships over the past week –  three in alpine and two in ski cross –...

World Cup pals O’Brien, Moltzan ‘climbing the ranks’ together

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Nina O’Brien and Paula Moltzan have been nearly inseparable — training, traveling, racing and living together since Sept. 1. “It’s been amazing – I’m so...

College racers descend on tech events at Cortina worlds

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NCAA racers are well-represented in this year’s world championships tech events, as they have been at every world champs and Olympics in recent years....

Born in the USA: Norwegian Atle Lie McGrath is the best of both worlds

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Three of the Norway’s top competitors are not competing in the 2021 World Alpine Championships, having sustained season-ending injuries in January. Among them is...

Shiffrin, others were close to male skiers on same course at worlds

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No woman came close to matching Mikaela Shiffrin on Monday. Not many men, either, for that matter. The American skier dominated the combined race at...

Kriechmayr’s masterpiece at worlds delights ski-mad Austria

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Austria finally has a "Doppel-Weltmeister" again. The picturesque landscape of the colorful Italian Dolomites provided the fitting backdrop for Vincent Kriechmayr, named after the Dutch...

After Saturday improvements, jury still out on men’s Vertigine downhill

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An improved course set eased criticism; however, many racers are still not pleased with the test that the Vertigine downhill presents. Numerous racers, notably Christof...

Surprise silvers: Germany shines with 2 medals at ski worlds

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The plan for German skier Kira Weidle was to leave the world championships right after her final event on Saturday. But once the downhill was...

‘Your helmet whistles’ through Cortina’s Tofana Schuss

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Watching skiers hurtle down the mountain at full throttle, it's often hard to appreciate the connection to nature. When racers soar through the air off...

Injury-hit Norway fields reduced downhill teams

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Normally it takes a long time for up-and-coming Norwegian skiers to make it onto the national speed team for big events. Henrik Røa has done...

Breezy Johnson leads charge as US downhillers seek to rebound from injuries

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Breezy Johnson will enter the starting gate at the world championship downhill as a legitimate medal threat considering her consistency and four podium finishes...

Fun-loving Ester Ledecka shares thoughts on Cortina downhill, chances for Saturday

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PyeongChang 2018 Olympic super-G champion Ester Ledecka, who cruised to an easy World Cup snowboard parallel giant slalom victory in Cortina two months ago,...

‘Big Rig’ Reece Howden is Canada’s best shot at worlds gold

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When Reece Howden claimed his third win in four World Cup ski cross races he took over the torch as the countries best ski...

On verge of final race, Ligety passes torch to younger teammates

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Aside from arching turns like no one else has, Ted Ligety’s vast experience, wealth of knowledge and willingness to mentor younger teammates cannot be...

Wait a minute: Postponements test skiers’ patience at worlds

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Mikaela Shiffrin hates it. Marta Bassino gets nervous about it. Michelle Gisin, on the other hand, doesn't mind. Waiting. With all events...

Vlhova’s goals: overall title, history for Slovakia

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - If Petra Vlhova wins a medal at the skiing world championships, she'll be more than happy to add it her...

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