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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

Behind the Gold: Becoming a Part of History

Sestriere, Italy – The Giovanni Agnelli race course in Sestriere is steeped in history. Named for the founder of Fiat and developer of the resort in the 1930s, this was the piste that sent 21-year- olds Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety on to Olympic gold in 2006. It was here that the legendary Janica Kostelic of … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Becoming a Part of History

Behind the Gold: Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Val d’Isere, France – Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, a 15th-place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for Vermont’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle. It had been nearly four years since his last major international speed event in February, 2013. … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Behind the Gold: Her Day to Win

Waterville Valley, NH – The young ski racer stood outside the start house at the top of the mountain, a mix of Stevie Wonder, Zeppelin and Beatles playing in her ears. The U.S. Ski Team’s 19-year-old rising star out of Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy was contemplating her first run lead in a World Cup giant slalom – … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Her Day to Win