Monday, September 21, 2020

FIS proposes tweaked World Cup calendar; final approval expected Oct. 3

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On Wednesday, the FIS Alpine World Cup preparation meeting in advance of the Technical Committees at the end of the month took...

Do you have what it takes to be a Dobermann?

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Do you have what it takes to be a Dobermann? Enter Nordica’s contest to win a free...

Holderness School, Franconia Ski Club break ground on Mittersill Performance Center

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Holderness School and Franconia Ski Club (FSC) broke ground last week on the Mittersill Performance Center, a lodge at the base of the Mittersill slopes of Cannon Mountain.

Ski Racing Media announces Virtual Race Nights

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As athletes and parents gear up for the season, Ski Racing Media has partnered with brands across the industry to present a...

Wendy Holdener sidelined with injury

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The two-time alpine combined world champion fell on Friday during a slalom training in Saas-Fee and suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.

Canadian Valérie Grenier back on snow, overjoyed

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The 23-year-old from St. Isidore, Ontario who has 20 top-30 World Cup finishes to her credit, finally returned to full on-snow training recently with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in Stelvio, Italy in August.

US Ski & Snowboard: 20-21 season will require more flexibility; less travel likely

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As fall approaches, officials from U.S. Ski & Snowboard are beginning to speculate about what the domestic alpine race season could look like — with the caveat, of course, that anything and everything could still change.

Citing Garmisch injury, Viktoria Rebensburg retires

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Olympic giant slalom champ Viktoria Rebensburg announced her retirement Tuesday, citing a February injury she sustained while racing super G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen....

University of Alaska athletes rally to save the ski team

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On Aug. 25, Nicole Mah, a sophomore alpine skier for the University of Alaska-Anchorage, rallied with the support of her coaches and team to fight against ski team elimination from the UAA athletics department, once again.

U.S. Ski Team departs for Europe, formulates strategy for international travel

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While the U.S. Ski Team athletes were hard at work with on-snow training at Mount Hood in Oregon this summer, U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff were busy finding ways to get many of those athletes into Europe for training this fall.

Sport leader Josef Fischer dead at 90

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Josef Fischer, recognized as an Honorary Councilor of Commerce in Austria, and the son of the founder of Fischer Sports, LTD who...

World Pro Ski Tour plans North American events

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While the FIS Alpine World Cup tour recently announced it will not come to North America this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Pro Ski Tour still plans to roll out a schedule of events in the United States.

Local organizer reflects on Birds of Prey cancellation

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In a world full of unknowns and uncertainties, canceling the Xfinity Birds of Prey FIS World Cup in Beaver Creek has been a tough pill to swallow. But officials at the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF), the event's organizer, believe it was the right decision.

Val d’lsere, St. Moritz, Courchevel set to replace North American stops

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The revised World Cup calendar will be approved following the FIS Technical Meetings, which are scheduled from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. The schedule will be posted on the FIS website on Oct. 3.

2020 North American World Cups canceled

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After extended discussions between U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Canadian Snowsports Association, FIS, and the local organizing committees in Canada and the...

University of Alaska axes ski team

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The University of Alaska Anchorage announced it will reconfigure UAA athletics in order to preserve the program's long-term viability, according to the school. Significant reductions in state funding have dramatically shifted the university's fiscal situation.

With Congress pushed back, Gian Franco Kasper will stick around for another year

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With the FIS announcing earlier this month postponement of the 52nd annual Congress until the spring of 2021, President Gian Franco Kasper,...

World Pro Ski Tour signs content agreement with WAVE.tv

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The agreement provides WAVE.tv with access and rights to leverage World Pro Ski Tour’s archived dual-format professional ski racing footage to develop content that will be shared across WAVE.tv’s portfolio of 18 media brands.

WPST’s Race Brakes catches up with CEO Jon Franklin, Ed Rogers

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World Pro Ski Tour Race Brakes brings us words from the CEO. Watch this week's episode to find out how Jon Franklin...

FIS alpine World Cup to kick off one week early

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In an official communication Wednesday, FIS announced that the alpine World Cup opening races in Soelden, Austria will take place one week earlier than originally scheduled.

Ski Racing Media expands editorial coverage into Canada

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Ski Racing Media (SRM) is pleased to announce expanded editorial coverage into Canada through a newly formed partnership with Fresh Air Productions,...

Lindsey Vonn bids farewell to Vail Valley — for now

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Lindsey Vonn officially bid farewell to the Vail Valley, her longtime home and site of the latter half of her club career. Vonn recently sold her East Vail home, the first home she ever purchased, and offered her gratitude to the community with a full-page ad that appeared in the Vail Daily.

Streif start house gets upgrade, new look coming in 2021

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Sometimes referred to as the "gate to hell," the start house of the Hahnenkamm descent will get a significant makeover this summer with a more modern look set to debut in 2021, Kitzbühel Ski Club announced.

Luke Winters makes switch to Dynastar

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Luke Winters, who stunned fans and commentators alike, finishing second — from bib 40 — in the first run at Val d’Isere in 2019, is changing things up ahead of the 2020-21 season.
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