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Ligety Narrowly Misses GS Win

12/04/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - First run leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) couldn't quite hold on, finishing second in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom Sunday in Beaver Creek. With a .21 second lead over Austrian Marcel Hirscher, Ligety went back and forth, in and out of the lead on his second run before falling .16 to the Austrian. Ligety, who...

Vonn Wins Back-To-Back in Lake Louise

12/03/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) rocketed to her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill win in as many days Saturday to notch the 44th victory of her career and 10th in Lake Louise. Vonn has now stood on the top of the podium in three of the four World Cup races she's started this season including a giant slalom victory on...

Weibrecht Career Best SG on Birds of Prey

12/03/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - On a snowy, blustery day in Beaver Creek, Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) continued his comeback from injury last year to put down a career best top 10 World Cup run in the Audi FIS Birds of Prey super G. Sandro Viletta of Switzerland came out of start 30 to take the win ahead of Norway's...

Vonn Dominates Lake Louise

12/02/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) left no doubt to her ownership of the Lake Louise downhill. After her six-year downhill win string was snapped a year ago, Vonn came storming back Friday to win by 1.95 seconds over late-starting Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) was an...

Absolute Risk Gives Bode Miller Win

12/02/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 2) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) took maximum risk, but skied a flawless run to take his 33rd career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win on the Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek by a slim .04 margin over Swiss Beat Feuz. It was an historic third win for Miller in the Birds of Prey downhill and his first at Beaver Creek...

Miller Consistent in Birds Training

12/01/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - A trio of Austrians topped the final training run for the Birds of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek. Though there was some wind that played a role in the outcome, the course conditions were said to be excellent, fast and hard but with...

Vonn 2nd in Final Training Run

12/01/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Dec. 1 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Swiss racer Dominique Gisin led the way Thursday at the third downhill training run in Lake Louise ahead of tomorrow’s opening World Cup women’s downhill. Gisin skied the 3,068-meter course in one minute, 53.04 seconds.

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Miller 4th in Birds Training Opener

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Swiss veteran Didier Cuche was the fastest skier down the Birds of Prey downhill course today in Beaver Creek, Colo. for the first training run after yesterday’s run was canceled for last-minute course work.

Cuche is...

Vonn 3rd, Smith 5th in 2nd Trainer

11/30/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The World Cup women were back on the Lake Louise downhill course for a second training run today (Nov. 30) ahead of their speed season opener Friday.

Swiss racer Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden lead the field of 61 women...

Beaver Creek to Host More Races

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - The International Ski Federation announced Wednesday that three Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races which could not be held next week at Val d'Isere, France will be moved to Beaver Creek. A men's giant slalom and slalom, plus a women's super G, will now be held next Tuesday through Thursday at Beaver Creek. The...

Opening Birds DH Training Pushed

11/29/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The first training run of the of the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup men's downhill, scheduled for today (Nov. 29) in Beaver Creek, Colo has been canceled to allow course workers time to make adjustments to the course.

Vonn Fast in Opening Downhill Trainer

11/29/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Call it Lake Lou-Lindsey.

Lindsey Vonn has raced 20 times at Lake Louise and won eight of those. She's been on a Lake Louise podium 14 times.

Aspen Top 10 for Shiffrin

11/27/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27) - Sixteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was calm, cool and collected as the notched a top-10 finish in only her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Shiffrin, who has yet to get her drivers' licence, turned a bib 37 start into a stunning eighth place finish and...

Bode Miller Leads Strong USA Attack

11/27/2011

Mancuso Breaks Aspen Podium Jinx

11/26/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CO) broke a seven-year jinx, taking the number three podium spot with two brilliant GS runs at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.  Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) battled back from a tough first run (21st) to finish 12th. It was the first U.S. podium in Aspen since Kristina...

Bode Miller Leads USA in Downhill Opener

11/26/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 26) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) led three Americans into the points Saturday in the opening Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Lake Louise. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 24th and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 27th. Swiss Didier Cuche began defense of this downhill title with a strong win. Miller, an early racer in...

Porino's Points: Another View on Aspen

11/23/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 23) – Olympic medalist and NBC analyst Christin Cooper weighed in on the upcoming Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, but it's always good to have a second opinion when it comes to experts.

Meet Steve Porino, fellow NBC Olympics expert and U.S. Ski Team alum. He took a look at Cooper's notes and has a few of his own to...

Cooper Files: NBC Olympics Expert on Aspen

11/22/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 22) – It's been a month since Olympic downhill – yes downhill – champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) arced the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom victory of her career. So, what do we have to look forward to when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational rolls into Aspen this weekend – NBC Olympics analyst and 1984 Olympic...

Beaver Creek Anticipates FIS Snow Approval

11/18/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 19) - Keeping an eye out today for possible snow control confirmation of the Dec. 1-3 Audi Birds of Prey World Cups at Beaver Creek. Checkout the amazing early season snow conditions as the pros and volunteers at Beaver Creek lay down one of the circuit's finest downhills.

Aspen Winternational Gets Go Ahead

11/17/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 17) – The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational was given the official green light Thursday as International Ski Fedration (FIS) Technical Events Race Director Markus Mayr consulted with Aspen officials on the snow flush World Cup race hill in Aspen.

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