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Ledecka and Prommegger Win Season’s Last PGS

Erciyes-Kayseri, Turkey – Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic and Austria’s Andreas Prommegger came out on top in the 2016-17 Snowboard World Cup season’s final PGS, which was successfully staged on Sunday in Erciyes-Kayseri, Turkey. Organizers were force to postpone the race until Sunday, after thick fog enveloped the course midway through the competition on Saturday. The competition … Continue reading Ledecka and Prommegger Win Season’s Last PGS

Vonn Finishes Second Behind Goggia in Olympic Downhill Test

PyeongChang, South Korea – Lindsey Vonn finished second behind Italy’s Sofia Goggia, finally winning her first World Cup race of the season at Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. World Cup downhill leader Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia finished third. Racing under brilliant blue skies and temperatures … Continue reading Vonn Finishes Second Behind Goggia in Olympic Downhill Test

Hirscher Clinches Overall World Cup Title

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – Marcel Hirscher of Austria won Saturday’s Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, clinching his sixth consecutive overall World Cup crystal globe. A storied race that has been on the alpine circuit since it began in 1967, the Vitranc Pokal is the last World Cup series for the men before … Continue reading Hirscher Clinches Overall World Cup Title

Olympic Champion Snowboarder Refuses to Race in Turkey

Erciyes-Kayseri, Turkey – The last World Cup parallel giant slalom snowboarding race will take place tomorrow in Turkey, but one prominent athlete won’t be entering the starting gate. Even though she raced in Turkey a year ago, Julia Dujmovits of Austria has withdrawn from tomorrow’ race, citing concerns over her personal safety in a country that … Continue reading Olympic Champion Snowboarder Refuses to Race in Turkey

Big Olympic Test Event Weekend in South Korea

PyeongChang, South Korea – The U.S. women’s speed team will look to put a rough Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana, Switzerland behind them as they take on the Olympic test event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and super G on Sunday. Meanwhile, the World Cup men … Continue reading Big Olympic Test Event Weekend in South Korea

WATCH: Freeskier Jetpacks Through City

Maribor, Slovenia – Even world champions feel the wrath of their mothers if they are late for lunch. Slovenian skier Filip Flisar has come up with a novel way to play catch-up: a jetpack. The 29-year-old, crowed world champion in ski cross in 2015 and a semi-finalist at the last Winter Olympics a year earlier, found himself … Continue reading WATCH: Freeskier Jetpacks Through City