Monday, January 18, 2021

WVBBTS announces new hires Tom Sell, Craig Antonides, Sam Higgins

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WVBBTS is pleased to announce the hiring of three new staff members for the 2020-21 season. Tom Sell joins as FIS Men’s coach, Craig...

Holderness School announces coaching roster for 20-21 season

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Exciting additions are coming to Holderness Snow Sports this winter, from the introduction of a Gap Year program for postgraduates to the hiring of three new...

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde positive for COVID days after Soelden

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The Norwegian federation has confirmed last season's overall champ, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, tested positive for the coronavirus after returning to Norway just days after...

Despite FIS delay, US Ski & Snowboard’s fluorocarbon ban remains for 2020-21

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Earlier this month, FIS announced a postponement of its ban on fluorinated waxes until the start of the 2021-22 season, beginning on July 1,...

SRM’s campaign to help save Alaska ski team reaches midway point

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Ski Racing Media's campaign to help save the University of Alaska Anchorage alpine ski team reached its official midway point this week with more...

US-Canadian border continues to hinder NorAm planning

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On Monday, the border closure, which was scheduled to expire between the U.S. and Canada, was formally extended until Nov. 21. But Canadian Prime...

NCAA season faces significant obstacles

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Last week, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which includes schools, such as Middlebury, Bates, Colby, and Williams, announced cancellation of all...

Norwegian Braathen opens season with career-first win

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The Norwegian was fifth before posting the second fastest time in the decisive leg to finish ahead of Swiss duo Marco Odermatt and Gino Caviezel.

Bassino leads Brignone for Italian 1-2 in season-opening GS

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Bassino held on to her first-run lead to beat her teammate and defending overall World Cup champion by 0.14 seconds.

In the nick of time, US Ski & Snowboard announces Soelden broadcast option

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On Friday evening, just hours before the races were set to begin, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced a broadcast plan for the Soelden opening...

World Cup heads into season full of questions

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VIENNA (AP) — The usual jitters before alpine skiing’s World Cup season opener won’t be limited to the racers this weekend. Organizers, sponsors and fans...

SYNC Performance announces 2020-21 SYNC Athlete Fund grant recipients

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The funds awarded to athletes will offset training and competition costs for the most promising and deserving athletes in the sport to help fill the funding gap as they strive for the highest levels of competition.

Canadian Cowboy Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires from World Cup racing

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CALGARY, Alta. — Three-time World Cup winner, Canadian Alpine Ski Team veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis announced his retirement from competitive racing today. Osborne-Paradis, who landed on...

Darrell MacLachlan, Alberta sport builder, volunteer, mentor dies unexpectedly

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Darrell MacLachlan, a staple in the Lake Louise FIS World Cup organizing committee, among many other official positions, succumbed to “a brief and aggressive...

Shiffrin to skip Soelden opener, flying home

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Mikaela Shiffrin postponed her return to World Cup skiing for at least another month on Friday, pulling out of next week's season-opening giant slalom in Austria with a back issue.

Missing home, Mikaela Shiffrin ponders skiing future

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VIENNA (AP) — A year that turned Mikaela Shiffrin’s world upside down has left the American standout wondering how much time she has left...

Ski Racing Media offers $50k matching donation to save U of Alaska ski team

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Ski Racing Media, in collaboration with the Team America Foundation, announced today an up-to $50,000 matching donation to support the University of Alaska Anchorage...

The story behind the decision: Biesemeyer reflects on his ski racing career

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On Thursday, Thomas “BZ” Biesemeyer announced he would be stepping away from the sport of ski racing. What's next? A lot of studying and the possibility to return to the sport at a later time.

Saalbach awarded 2025 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships

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Earning 12 votes, Saalbach won the election ahead of Crans-Montana and Garmsich Partenkirchen, who each finished with one vote.

2020-21 World Cup calendar announced

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These new calendars aim to provide a safe environment for athletes to compete and are based on the requirements to reduce numbers and costs for teams, organizers and stakeholders.

Lindsey Vonn to auction off personal collection of speed suits

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Lindsey Vonn is auctioning off her very own speed suits from her very first race days to her last. Some are suits she has...

Waterville Valley Academy forms University Training Team

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WVA has created a program for the 2020-21 FIS alpine season designed for students who have attended at least one semester of university/college and...

U of Alaska, part of shrinking NCAA west, launches campaign to save ski team

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A cautionary tale from the head coach of the University of Alaska about the potential threat other programs could face. Meanwhile, the ski racing community rallies to raise funds necessary to save the team. You can help!

Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund to help fuel olympic dreams

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On February 2, 2020, two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin’s world stopped turning when her dear father, Jeff Shiffrin, unexpectedly and tragically passed away. Shortly...
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