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Season Over for Svindal

Oslo, Norway – Norwegian ski racing powerhouse Aksel Lund Svindal is out for the remainder of the World Cup season — and the World Championships — following knee surgery. Like American Ted Ligety, Svindal has opted for surgery to relieve nagging physical complaints. In Svindal’s case, it’s his knee. “Here we go again,” Svindal posted … Continue reading Season Over for Svindal

Hedda: What Makes a Champ

Copper Mountain, CO – For U.S. Ski Team athletes, it was just like any other day at Copper Mountain, Colorado, training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center: wake up, warm up, breakfast, super G session, NASTAR Pacesetting Trials, giant slalom session, lunch, dryland, video, autograph signings, dinner, bedtime. Repeat. But for Hedda, Saturday, November 19 … Continue reading Hedda: What Makes a Champ

Vonn Returns to World Cup This Weekend

Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria – Lindsey Vonn plans to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this weekend, racing in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Vonn has been recovering from a fracture in her upper right arm, which she suffered after a training crash at Copper Mountain, Colo. in November. She has been out of the World Cup … Continue reading Vonn Returns to World Cup This Weekend

Skier Dies in Out-of-Bounds Avalanche at White Pass

White Pass, WA – A Bellingham, Wash. man died last week in an avalanche in the sidecountry of White Pass ski area, south of Mt. Rainier. Adam Roberts, 31, was found by members of White Pass Ski Patrol on Tuesday, buried under five to six feet of snow. Two feet of snow had fallen in … Continue reading Skier Dies in Out-of-Bounds Avalanche at White Pass