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Norwegians Sweep Lauberhorn Weekend

Wengen, Switzerland – The 86th Lauberhorn races in Wengen are in the books. After Kjetil Jansrud’s win in the alpine combined on Friday and Aksel Lund Svindal’s win in Saturday’s downhill, a third Norwegian, Henrik Kristoffersen, finished Sunday atop the slalom podium to complete the Norwegian sweep of the weekend. It was the first time since 1968 … Continue reading Norwegians Sweep Lauberhorn Weekend

Svindal Tops Lauberhorn Training

Wengen, Switzerland – After a cancellation on Wednesday, the athletes finally get a chance to test out the traditional Lauberhorn race course today in Wengen. This was only possible thanks to the hard work from the course crew, who worked late hours cleaning the course and injecting parts of it with water to firm up surfaces. … Continue reading Svindal Tops Lauberhorn Training

Kristoffersen Edges Hirscher for Adelboden Victory

Adelboden, Switzerland – After the cancellation of Saturday’s giant slalom, race organizers were hell-bent on having at least one race down the legendary Chuenisbaergli course in Adelboden. After firehoses, an army of workers, and endless buckets of salt were used to firm up the snow for first run, racing finally got underway with a stadium packed full … Continue reading Kristoffersen Edges Hirscher for Adelboden Victory

Dense Fog Cancels Adelboden GS

Adelboden, Switzerland – Dense fog and light rain led to the cancellation of Saturday’s Audi FIS World Cup men’s giant slalom in Adelboden. A steady drizzle arrived on Friday afternoon and continued through the night, which alone still wasn’t enough to dampen the chances of the giant slalom as the course was holding up well. But … Continue reading Dense Fog Cancels Adelboden GS

18-Year-Old Swiss Skier Dies from Head Injuries

Kerns, Switzerland – A teenage skier has died from head injuries sustained while skiing on Saturday. The 18-year-old woman from Obwalden, Switzerland, was descending Melchsee-Frutt resort’s groomed and marked Täliskipiste with four friends at around noon on Saturday when she fell. The victim was transported by a Reva Air Rescue helicopter to a hospital in Lucerne, where she … Continue reading 18-Year-Old Swiss Skier Dies from Head Injuries

Night Skier Dies in Swiss Accident

Flumserberg, Switzerland – A 48-year-old man died on Sunday after colliding with a post while night skiing with friends in the Swiss Alps. According to police in Saint Gallen canton, the unidentified victim was the last in his group to descend towards the Tannenboden area at the Flumserberg resort around 7 p.m. When he failed to arrive, … Continue reading Night Skier Dies in Swiss Accident

Swiss Ski Resort Employee Dies After Hitting Snowmaker

Davos, Switzerland – Police say that a 25-year-old employee of Davos Klosters died on Tuesday after skiing into a snowmaking gun at the Swiss ski resort. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was skiing down the Usser Isch run on his free time when he collided “violently” with the snowmaker, police in Graubünden canton … Continue reading Swiss Ski Resort Employee Dies After Hitting Snowmaker