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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

France Wins World Championships Team Event

St. Moritz, Switzerland – It was a gorgeous day on Tuesday for the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz —a thrilling head-to-head race pitting one country against another. This year, the French team of Tessa Worley, Mathieu Faivre, Alexis Pinturault, Julien Lizeroux, Nastasia Noens and Adeline Baud Mugnier was victorious, taking … Continue reading France Wins World Championships Team Event

Worlds Men’s Combined a Swiss Surprise

St. Moritz, Switzerland – The Swiss had another amazing day at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships after Luca Aerni earned the alpine combined gold medal, winning his first major event in front of the roaring home-country crowd. His teammate Mauro Caviezel took home the bronze medal, bringing the medal tally for the host nation … Continue reading Worlds Men’s Combined a Swiss Surprise