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Strong U.S. Team Named for Alpine Junior Worlds

Park City, UT – A strong and deep team of 15 rising stars of ski racing – seven women and eight men – have been named to the U.S. team for the upcoming FIS Alpine Junior World Championships. The team is led by defending Junior Worlds downhill champion Erik Arvidsson of Woodside, Calif., who led the … Continue reading Strong U.S. Team Named for Alpine Junior Worlds

Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline Wins Make-up Downhill

Kvitfjell, Norway – Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline took his first career World Cup victory in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a make-up race from the canceled December event at Lake Louise, Canada. Kline nipped Austria’s Matthias Mayer by just 0.19 seconds and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud by 0.20 in second and third, respectively. It was a historic … Continue reading Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline Wins Make-up Downhill

US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

Crans-Montana, Switzerland – U.S. Ski Team athletes slated to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s alpine combined Friday in Crans-Montana have withdrawn from the race over course safety concerns. “Due to conditions, we weren’t comfortable with the amount of risk our athletes had to take to push to be competitive,” said U.S. Ski … Continue reading US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

Austria Reigns in Men’s Slalom as World Championships Close

St. Moritz, Switzerland – Sunday’s final day of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz was owned by the Austrians, who went 1-2 with Marcel Hirscher taking an easy win. It was another beautiful, sunny day at St. Moritz, with the track holding up nicely despite warmer temperatures. While the first course was a … Continue reading Austria Reigns in Men’s Slalom as World Championships Close

Shiffrin Wins Third Straight World Championships Slalom

St. Moritz, Switzerland – Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin became the first female skier in 78 years to win three consecutive World Championship slalom titles at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Saturday. In explosive fashion under a bright blue sky and skiing on a rock-hard course, Shiffrin matched Germany’s Christl Cranz (1937, 1938, 1939) as the … Continue reading Shiffrin Wins Third Straight World Championships Slalom

Hirscher Takes World Champs GS

St. Moritz, Switzerland – While Thursday was sunny and warm at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, the bright sun hid for most of Friday’s giant slalom race—proving chillier with tough visibility. Many men struggled with the flat light and falling snow, but you couldn’t see that in Marcel Hirscher’s run, who, after finishing … Continue reading Hirscher Takes World Champs GS

Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal

St. Moritz, Switzerland – With the fastest second run of the day, Mikaela Shiffrin grabbed her first career World Championships giant slalom medal Thursday, finishing second on a sun-soaked course at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Tessa Worley of France took the victory by 0.34 seconds for her second World Championship giant slalom title, as … Continue reading Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal