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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vonn Within One of Career 50th Win


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 28) - Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) torched the St. Moritz speed track for a 1.42 second margin of victory and her career 49th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win. It was Vonn's eighth win of the season, second in two days...

Vonn Pushes Overall Point Total to 1,070


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 27) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) pushed her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points total to 1,070 with a super combined victory in bluebird St. Moritz. It was Vonn's seventh victory of the season and now leads the overall chase by 302 points...

Ligety Surges in Schladming Night Slalom


SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 24) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled huge ruts and continuous snowfall to finish sixth in the Schladming night slalom in front of 45,000 raucous fans as hometown hero Marcel Hirscher won. It was Ligety's best slalom finish since January...

Kasper Consistent in Kitzbuehel Slalom


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) tied for 14th in slalom Sunday to lead three Americans into the Kitzbuehel top 30. Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) was 19th and Colby...

Season Best Slalom for Vonn


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 22) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) continued to put consistency in her technical skiing, recording her best slalom finish of the season in seventh at Kranjska Gora. The finish left Vonn's overall World Cup...

Mueller-Ristine Closing YOG Flag Bearer


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 21) - Aspen Ski and Snowboard Club athlete Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was selected as flag bearer for Team USA at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which takes place upon completion of competition Sunday in Innsbruck. The 16-year-old was selected as flag bearer following a nomination...