Alpine News

Ligety Wins Kranjska Gora by 1.61


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) posted a staggering 1.61 second victory in Saturday's giant slalom for the fourth win of his career in Kranjska Gora. It was the largest margin of victory for the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup this season...

Shiffrin Lands Fourth Slalom Top 10


ARE, Sweden (March 10) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) tied for ninth in a windy Are slalom to land her fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top 10 of the season and secure a trip to the World Cup Finals in her rookie season. Four-time overall champion...

Cochran-Siegle Strikes Second Gold


ROCCARASO, Italy (March 9) - Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) added one more gold to the "Skiing Cochran's" shelf with victory in the men's combined to close the 2012 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. The 19-year-old Vermonter, who won the downhill to open...

Vonn Locks 4th Overall Title with GS Win


ARE, Sweden (March 9) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) produced an inspired wire-to-wire giant slalom victory in Are Friday to mathematically secure an American record fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall title. With five races remaining in the season...

The Championships Presented by Nature Valley


WINTER PARK, CO (March 5) – Ski racing fans, want a chance to actually race with the U.S. Ski Team? You’ll have your chance to line up against World Cup stars like Mikaela Shiffrin, Stacey Cook and Erik Fisher March 25-27 at Winter Park Resort. A partnership between the U.S. Ski Team and Nature Valley NASTAR  will feature two days of head-to-...

Heroic World Cup Podium for Stiegler


OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 4) - Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) celebrated a return to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup elite with a second in the Ofterschwang slalom. It was the first podium of her injury-riddled career behind first time winner Erin Mielzynski of...

Weibrecht Qualifies for World Cup Finals


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 4) - Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) rallied a bib one start into a trip to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals Sunday after finishing 23rd. It was a Norwegian 1-2 finish as Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal...

Scorching Giant Slalom Podium for Vonn


OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) produced a scorching final run of giant slalom Saturday to finish second in spring-like Ofterschwang and boost her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup point total to 1,708.

Men's Downhill Title to be Decided at Finals


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 3) - The men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill title was pushed to the wire Saturday as Austrian Klaus Kroell snagged the discpline lead from Swiss Didier Cuche with a victory on the 1994 Olympic track. With just one downhill remaining on March 14 at World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria, Kroell carries a 48 point...

Cochran-Siegle Wins Jr. Worlds Downhill Gold


ROCCARASO, Italy (March 2) - Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) added to the "Skiing Cochran's" family legacy with downhill gold Friday for the first U.S. Ski Team medal at the 2012 Alpine...

Vonn Loses Minimal Overall Ground


OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 2) - Torino Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was ninth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) 10th Friday at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom held...

Feuz, Kroell Tie for Super G Win


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour produced a rare double win Friday as Austrian Klaus Kroell tied Beat Feuz of Switzerland for a super G win in Kvitfjell. The victory pushed Feuz passed Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who did not compete, for the overall tour lead by five points. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal was fifth...

Picking the races, with a racer


What do Lindsey Vonn and Albert Pujols have in common? Aside from reaching the pinnacle of their respective sports thrice—Pujols as a World Series competitor, Vonn as the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champ—not much. That is, until you factor in fantasy baseball and, where both are perennial #1 picks.

Miller to Miss Remainder of Season


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 27) – After further evaluation of an injured left knee, Olympic champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) will miss the remainder of the 2012 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season. Miller, who had an evaluation and exploritory arthroscopy on the...

Ligety Ninth in Sticky Swiss Giant Slalom


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26) - Fighting through incredibly soft snow conditions, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was slowed to ninth place in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom at Crans Montana won by Italian Massimiliano Blardone. As the course deteriorated...

Vonn Wins Record 18th World Cup Super G


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 26) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) made up an astounding .61 deficit on the bottom half of a bumpy Bansko speed track to notch a historic 18th career super G win and pass Austrian Renate Goetschl in the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour record...

Wind Blows Away Bansko Downhill


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 25) - After three and a half hours of delays, the jury officially canceled the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bansko due to inconsistent high winds that blew up and down the mountain. Regardless of the scrapped race, Lindsey Vonn (...

Weibrecht 20th in Second Swiss Super G


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25) - Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) sliced the Crans Montana soft snow for 20th in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G as Austrian Benni Raich earned the first super G victory of his storied career.

Weibrecht Top 25 in Crans Montana Super G


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24) - Olympic super G bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was 24th in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G races held in sun soaked Crans Montana as Swiss Didier Cuche earned the 21st win of his career....

Mancuso Wins Moscow Night Race


MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 21) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped through the head-to-head style parallel slalom to win under the lights for her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win this season. Teammate...



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