Alpine News

Kasper, Ligety Land 6-7 in Bansko Slalom


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 19) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) produced strong second runs to finish sixth and seventh at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Bansko that...

Unstable Snow Claims Sochi Super Combi


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 19) - The Sochi organizing committee made every effort to prepare the 2014 Olympic speed track, but overnight snow and warm temperatures made the surface too unstable to host the third Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined. The race will not be rescheduled later in the season, therefore...

Giant Slalom Lead Slips from Ligety


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a near crash in his second run dropping him from first to 27th on the day and out of the lead of the giant slalom standings for the first time this season. In a stumble he missed a gate that whipped him and...

Record Four Americans in DH Top 10


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Historical Fifth Downhill Title for Vonn


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 18) - With a month still remaining in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) clinched a record fifth straight dowhill title with a third place finish in Rosa Khutor on the 2014 Olympic course. Vonn now holds a 231 point lead over Germany's Maria Hoefl...

Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 16) – Teen rocket Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who landed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium this winter, headlines a strong group of 14 athletes slated to compete at the Junior World Ski Championships March 1-9 in Roccaraso, Italy....

Ford Defends U.S. Downhill Championship


ASPEN, CO (Feb. 15) - Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) won her second straight U.S. downhill championship and her fifth consecutive race to sweep the women's speed series in Aspen. Ford locked two NorAm super G races and a pair of NorAm downhills to move within one point of...

Vonn 8th as Women Move to Sochi


SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 12) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was hit by gusts of swirling wind, yet powered to eighth in the Soldeu giant slalom. Tessa Worely of France won to overtake the giant slalom points lead...

Kostelic Secures Super Combined Title


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 12) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rocketed to fourth in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but was bounced out of the slalom as Croatian Ivica Kostelic won to secure the season-long Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined title. Swiss Beat...

Shiffrin Rips to 10th in Wind Buffed Slalom


SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 11) - Relentless gusting winds and blowing snow couldn't slow 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) from jumping from 20th to 10th in the final run at the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held in Andorra.

Miller 4th in Olympic Downhill Test


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 11) - With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the crowd, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rode a razor sharp line to finish fourth by a mere two hundredths of a second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup test of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill. Miller...

Blasting Wind Cancels Soldeu GS


SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 10) - Relentless high winds across the Pyrenees canceled the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom races scheduled in the small Andorran village of Soldeu. Overnight gusts hit 100 mph destroying banners and lifting finish tents into the Valira d'Orient river. The race was a...

Fisher Snags Super Combined Points


CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 5) - Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) landed the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined points of his career as Austrian Romed Baumann captured the final win in Chamonix. Fisher, who was 12th in both previous downhill races, finished 18th in the...

Mancuso Completes USA Sweep With SG Win


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 5) - Three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) attacked a gnarly Garmisch super G that forced 14 racers off course to win her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of the season. The victory, Mancuso's career sixth,...

Miller 8th in Chamonix Downhill No. 2


CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 4) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was surprised by his monster flight off the final jump and finished eighth in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill staged in Chamonix. Canadians Jan Hudec, Erik Guay and Benjamin Thomsen piled into the top...

Vonn Wins Historic 50th World Cup


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 4) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) produced a stunning, on-edge downhill run in Garmisch to win the historic 50th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of her career. The victory, Vonn's 25th in downhill, came after trailing at the...

Miller 2nd in Chamonix Downhill by .01


CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 3) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) came within .01 of victory in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Chamonix as Klaus Kroell snagged the first Austrian speed win of the season.

Fog Scrubs Garmisch Super G


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 29) - Thick fog blanketed the Kandahar speed track in Garmisch-Partenkirchen forcing the jury to cancel the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G scheduled for Sunday. It was the second super G canceled in a week after the Kitzbuehel, Austria race was also scrapped due to weather. No decision on possible...

Vonn .03 Shy of St. Moritz Sweep


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 29) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came within .03 of a three-race sweep in St. Moritz to finish second in Sunday's super combined behind defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany. Despite missing the top...

Cuche Overtakes Downhill Lead


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 28) - Swiss juggernaut Didier Cuche climbed into the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill lead with victory in a a fog shortened Garmisch downhill. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was 35th, despite starting after racer 45. Miller, who was...



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