Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Laurenne Ross returning strong from injury, ready for 20-21

It’s been a long road to recovery after Laurenne Ross crashed in 2019 sustaining a broken tibial plateau. Her prescription was to rest and...

Lech/Zuers program changed

On Wednesday, the FIS announced an updated program for the World Cup parallel events in Lech/Zuers, pushing the event back two weeks. A statement from...

Jared Goldberg embraces the history of downhill to find speed

An American Downhiller and true downhill enthusiast, Goldberg has been preparing this summer with his sights set on the World Championships later in February.

FIS issues update for Val d’Isere World Cup

On Friday, FIS issued an update for the Val d'Isere races, which are scheduled to host both men's and women's events in December. "At...

Coronavirus, European lockdowns loom over World Cup

On Wednesday, France and Germany enacted new restrictions in the battle against coronavirus. Germany announced a closure of all bars and restaurants, along with...

Crazy like a fox: Manny Osborne-Paradis’ retirement ends the era of the Canadian Cowboys

The 36-year-old, who now calls Invermere, B.C., home wrapped up a 13-year career full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

After summer injury, Tommy Ford talks strategy for Soelden

Ford, who finished a career-best fourth in Soelden last year — just weeks prior to his first career win in Beaver Creek — knows what to expect when approaching the course this year.

Paula Moltzan confident ahead of career-first Soelden start

The women's World Cup season opener kicks off tomorrow, and American Paula Moltzan has been hard at work preparing for the event, building confidence...

Nina O’Brien looks to build on Soelden success

Nina O’Brien is going into her sixth year on the U.S. Ski Team. The former Burke Mountain Academy athlete has progressed from the D...

Ted Ligety has a lot to juggle

Approaching his 17th year on the World Cup, the decorated veteran has to throw his turns around the pandemic, the GS calendar, the World Pro Ski Tour — and twin babies .

Could fast-charging Canuck speed team be a World Cup dark horse?

With the torch now passed from the likes of Erik Guay and Jan Hudec to a hard-charging group of talented and resilient mid-20s young men, the speed team is poised to make a splash on the World Cup tour, as early as this season.

Thomas Stauffer is the giant slayer

An in-depth interview with the man who dethroned the Austrians and brought home the Nations Cup for Switzerland. Want to know how he did it? This article, brought to us by veteran coach Peter Lange, takes a deep dive into the Swiss system.

Canadian Osborne-Paradis not surprised by cancellations, looks forward to European ‘bubble’

The four-time Olympian was set to make a return to downhill ski racing at Lake Louise, the course that was the site of his dramatic training run crash in 2018 edition. He hasn’t seen racing action since.

Disadvantaged Canadian alpine teams embark on ‘catch up’ tour

A look inside the trials and tribulations faced by Canadian alpine teams this summer amid travel restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic, plus additional thoughts from Phil McNichol, Alpine Canada’s high performance alpine director.

Federica Brignone has made history. Now what?

After becoming the first Italian woman to win a World Cup overall title, Federica Brignone has been thrown a COVID-19 curveball, but she's making the best of it.

Down but not out: Nyman plans his comeback

After sustaining a season-threatening Achilles tendon injury while training at Mount Hood earlier this week, Steven Nyman is looking ahead and mapping out another comeback.

Keep the bubble tight: How Shiffrin plans to make it through the World Cup...

After a turbulent year, American superstar begins the process of attacking next season, physically and emotionally

Remembering Norwegian slalom star Finn Christian Jagge

Norway’s Finn Christian Jagge was a journeyman slalom skier whose career spanned eight World Championships and four Olympics. His passing this week at the age of 54 has brought back memories not just of a ski racer who rode the evolutionary wave of slalom technique in the 1990s, but of a friend who brought charisma and caring for others to the white circus.

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk. It's an activity...

American Independents: Class of 2020

The top names in U.S. skiing you won't see on the national team

Life in the Slow Lane: Into (and out of?) quarantine with Alice Robinson

The fast World Cup rookie might be skiing on home turf again sooner than she thought.

Life in the Slow Lane: Transplanting cactuses and cleaning cabins with Alice McKennis

When she arrived back in the States, everything seemed normal. Then things changed, fast.

Life in the Slow Lane: Jelly beans and mellow turns with Steven Nyman

The American Downhiller has been spending most of his quarantine diving into dad mode.

Life in the Slow Lane: Yeast-hunting and ski-touring with Alice Merryweather

The soon to be 24-year-old has hunkered down in Salt Lake City.

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