Saturday, February 27, 2021

In tragic year, Shiffrin’s coaches became ‘mentors in life’

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A personal tragedy. The global pandemic. Then a back injury to top it all off. Mikaela Shiffrin had to deal with a surprising number of...

Without fans, Cortina 2021 digital effort goes big

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Behind the scenes video of snowcat drivers clearing snow below the Tofane Schuss while others sculpt the new Ghedina Jump, on mountain crews working...

Kyle Negomir preps for fifth surgery following season-ending crash

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Kyle Negomir was ready to make a name for himself this season.  The 22-year-old B-Team athlete had a strong performance at the opening U.S. national...

A tale of two slopes: the Cortina downhills

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One slope has a storied history dating back nearly 70 years, a piste with mesmerizing views of the expansive Cortina Valley, a racecourse that...

Journeyman Julien Lizeroux calls it a career at Schladming

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Two decades is a long time to do anything. Under the lights of the Night Race at Schladming, journeyman Julien Lizeroux of France called...

Cortina World Championships prepared to move forward with ‘Plan B’

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With less than three weeks until the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship, Cortina 2021 organizers remain confident that they will deliver a safe and...

Young Canadian team starting new chapter on The Streif

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The Streif. Nine letters with so much meaning. Intense. Dangerous. Emotional. Death defying. Everything about Kitzbuehel is cool. Go ahead and say it out loud...

Greek-American AJ Ginnis is capitalizing on new opportunities

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When AJ Ginnis was given a second chance, he took it. A former U.S. Ski Team athlete and NorAm champion, the Greek-American skier has...

Independent racer Alex Leever secures first World Cup starts

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Team America athlete Alex Leever is looking to prove that self-belief and persistent, steady improvement can get you to the highest level of alpine...

Mckennis Duran reflects on Val d’Isere crash, shares thoughts on recovery, career

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Alice Mckennis Duran was ready to push herself this season. In a year where the women’s downhill field was consistently changing, Mckennis Duran knew...

Lila Lapanja hopes to qualify for World Champs tomorrow

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When Lila Lapanja’s season ended in March, she was one of many looking for an opportunity.  A six-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team and...

Mielzynski rediscovers race mentality, closes in on podium

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When Erin Mielzynski won a World Cup slalom in 2012 in Ofterschwang, Germany, it was both a blessing and a curse. The Canadian slalom...

AJ Hurt reflects on mentality, mentorship, motivation leading up to WC points

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A determined skier going into the Courchevel GS, AJ Hurt had her sights set on not only qualifying for a second run, but guaranteeing...

DU, CU set to host first NCAA races of season

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For the first time since March, seven colleges will join together for four days of elite domestic racing across two venues. The NCAA circuit...

Sam DuPratt recounts harrowing Val Gardena crash, talks recovery, future

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Before Sam DuPratt started his skiing career at the University of Utah, he promised himself he would try to make it back to the...

A Canadian New Year’s wishlist: 10 reasons for optimism

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2020 was a forgettable year on so many levels, but at least we have ski racing … sort of. The season is young, in...

US skiers step out of Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results

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For the first time since Lindsey Vonn’s retirement, the U.S. women’s ski team is no longer solely dependent on Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup...

Shiffrin seeks slalom win to end her life-changing year

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The year that has changed Mikaela Shiffrin's life could get an extraordinary end. If she doesn't win Tuesday's World Cup slalom in Semmering, 2020 would...

Led by Cochran-Siegle, US downhillers face tough test on Stelvio

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Knee-rattling, unrelenting, complicated by shady sections and producing speeds in excess of 85 miles-per-hour, the Stelvio downhill in Bormio is as demanding as any...

Canadian speed team decimated by early-season injuries

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Within a short window of time, a few minutes, the Canadian team took a couple of Mike Tyson-like uppercuts with injuries to two of...

Swiss slalom reaches new heights

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Jean-Claude Killy was at the pinnacle of his illustrious career, Rossignol Strato Skis were soaring in popularity and Bollé Lunasport Spartan Fly sunglasses were...

Jackie Wiles is stronger than ever

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It feels like a new era for Jackie Wiles who is back on tour feeling fully recovered and stronger than ever heading into the...

Erik Read navigates a winding road to ski racing excellence

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When Paul McCartney wrote the “The Long and Winding Road” he described an indirect path towards the unattainable. It’s too bad the Beatles music legend...

Two ski racers use pandemic to solve a problem, start a company

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What started as a road trip to Florida during the start of the pandemic turned into an entrepreneurial dream. Cam Smith and his dad,...

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