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Vonn Boosts World Cup Overall Lead


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 21) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) missed the Kranjska Gora giant slalom podium by three hundredths of a second to finish fourth, yet boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 296 over local Tina Maze. The Olympic downhill...

Cuche Wins Record Fifth Hahnenkamm


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21) - Swiss Didier Cuche won a historic fifth Hahnenkamm downhill Saturday to surpass Austrian legend Franz Klammer for the most downhill wins at Kitzbuehel. Klammer, covered in wet snow, was in the race finish to congratulate Cuche, who announced Thursday that he will retire from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour at...

Mueller-Ristine 12th in YOG Slalom


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 20) - Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club racer Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) capped her 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games with 12th in slalom, less than 24 hours after meeting Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). Vonn was in Innsbruck for a few hours to meet with all Youth Olympic athletes, but spent some...

Rain, Wet Snow Cancels Kitzbuehel Super G


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20) - Overnight rain transitioned to pancake sized flakes of saturated snow Friday morning, forcing a unanimous jury cancelation of the Hahnenkamm super G. Rain mixed with snow is predicted to fall throughout the day. The 72nd Hahnenkamm downhill is slated for Saturday with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) hunting for his...

Vonn Inspires 2012 Youth Olympians


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 19) - Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine racer Alex Leever (Vail, CO) received a little extra inspriation Thursday as Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) met him at the finish following the first run of the  2012 Winter Youth...

Mueller-Ristine 24th in YOG Giant Slalom


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 18) - Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) landed 24th in giant slalom to close day three of women's individual alpine competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athlete was 28th in the first run, but leaped four spots with the 20th fastest second run time. France went 1-2 as...

Hahnenkamm Lore Reaches 72nd Winter


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 18) - Few places in the world of downhill ski racing strike as much fear and adrenaline into the hearts of racers and fans as Kitzbuehel. Winning takes razor nerve and the guts of a champion. Those who doubt their abilities for the slightest moment can receive a swift and unrelenting beating.

Young Alpiners Race Historic Olympic Hill


Story written by Nick Olivier courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

INNSBRUCK, Jan 16 - The U.S. alpine skiers at the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games returned to hallowed grounds in U.S. Alpine Ski Team history. The Youth Olympic downhill is located on...

Leever 10th in YOG Super Combi


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 15) - Alex Leever (Vail, CO) of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail was 10th and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was 17th in super combined to close the second day of alpine competition from the inagural Winter Youth Olympics in Austria. Sweden's Magdelena Fjaellstroem and Marco Schwarz...

Kostelic Wins Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15) - Defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia moved closer current overall leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria with victory in the Wengen slalom as Hirscher was disqualified for straddling a gate. It was Kostelic's second win of the weekend after opening the 82nd Lauberhorn with...

Vonn Now Third for All-Time Wins


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) dominated the Cortina super G to notch the 47th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of her career and launch ahead of Austrian great Renate Goetschl to stand alone at third on the women's all-time win list.

Vail's Leever 16th in Youth Olympics SG


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 14) - Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine athlete Alex Leever (Vail, CO) kicked off the first ever Winter Youth Olympics with 16th in super G, the first of four individual alpine events. Leever had a solid run going before a small mistake above the first interval bounced him wide. The same roll caused problems for...

Miller Snags Fifth in Wengen Downhill


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a powerful run down the Lauberhorn, dropping in and out of the lead all the way down, but didn't have quite enough to upend a red hot Beat Feuz of Switzerland. Miller was fifth as Feuz took his podium...

Vonn 2nd in Windy Cortina Downhill


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) fought gusting winds to finish second in the Olympia della Tofane downhill in Cortina. Stacey Cook (Mammoth, CA) was sixth and...

Miller 3rd in Wengen Super Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) opened the 82nd Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen with third in the discipline that brought him Vancouver gold. Miller, second in the downhill portion, held on to the podium as...

Kasper 9th in Adelboden Slalom


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 8) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) was 9th in a rugged Adelboden slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher won his third consecutive Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race. Hirscher, who pushed his World Cup overall lead to 230 points, began his streak with a slalom win in Zagreb, Croatia and also won Saturday's giant slalom in...

Strong Return for Ross after Dec. Crash


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 8) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in the Bad Kleinkirchheim super G as Swiss racer Fabienne Suter won for her second straight podium. The race also capped a strong return to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup for Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), who finished 14th to score points in her...

Mancuso 2nd, Three USA in Top 10


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 7) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) stormed to second and led three Americans into the top 10 at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim. World Cup overall and downhill leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) survived a big mistake right out of the starting gate to finish fourth, missing the...

Ligety 4th, Hirscher Takes Adelboden GS


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 7) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was fourth in the classic Adelboden giant slalom Saturday to retain his discipline lead and jump to third in the overall standings. Marcel Hirscher of Austria won for the second straight race to boost his Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead. American Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) was 20th...

Ligety 14th in Slushy Zagreb Slalom


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 5) - Reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 14th in the Zagreb night slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher captured the victory to move into the overall World Cup lead. Rapidly deteriorating course conditions due to warm weather caused havoc for late starters in both the...