RSS Ski Racing News

  • 7 questions with World Cup star Ilka Stuhec April 24, 2017
    Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec flew into the spotlight this season with her consistent skiing in the speed events, which put her in contention for the World Cup overall title. That is why FIS wanted to kick off their summer Q&A series with the 26-year-old athlete from Maribor. You claimed 13 World Cup podiums, scoring a total of 1325 points. […]
    SR Staff
  • Santa Fe Ski Team coach dies at age 29 April 23, 2017
    Stefan Seigmann, a coach for the Santa Fe Ski Team, died on April 9 in a car accident at age 29. Seigmann was born on August 2, 1987 in Salzburg, Austria, to Hubert and Lisa Seigmann. Seigmann grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where his magnetic smile and larger-than-life personality won him friends from around […]
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  • American speed skier bids farewell to World Cup April 21, 2017
    U.S. Ski Team athlete Leanne Smith announced her retirement on Friday. Smith had over 100 World Cup starts in her career starting back in 2007. In those 10 years, she earned two World Cup podium finishes–a third place in the Cortina d’Ampezzo downhill in 2013 and a second place in the 2012 Val d’Isere downhill. […]
    Gabbi Hall
  • Norway names 2017-18 national team April 21, 2017
    The Norwegian Ski Association has named 38 athletes to the World Cup and Europa Cup teams for the 2017-2018 season. Amongst them are 2017 Europa Cup Overall Champion Kristina Riis Johannesen and 2017 World Cup super-G globe winner Kjetil Jansrud. Women’s World Cup Team Ragnhild Mowinckel, Sports Team Rival Nina Løseth, Spjelkavik IL Mina Fuerst Holtmann, Bærums Skiklub […]
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  • Swiss skier leaves World Cup after 15-year career April 21, 2017
    Swiss veteran Fabienne Suter has decided to step back from the World Cup tour after more than a decade of racing. “And suddenly you know it is time to start something new and to trust in the magic of the beginning, trusting in this spell, the right time has come, new paths to go,” said […]
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  • Norwegian speed skier announces retirement April 20, 2017
    Attacking Viking Lotte Smiseth Sejersted announced her retirement from World Cup ski racing on Thursday. Her Instagram post revealed that after years of injuries, she was not willing to risk it all on the slopes anymore. “So, I have decided to retire from ski racing,” Sejersted wrote on Instagram. “I have had the most amazing […]
    Gabbi Hall
  • World Cup venue to host spring training camps April 20, 2017
    With more than 57 feet of cumulative snowfall to date, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is primed to once again offer Tahoe’s longest season, with spring operations lasting into June and on July 4, weather and conditions permitting. In addition to great spring skiing and riding, Squaw Valley will host a number of youth training camps […]
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  • Team Summit Colorado hires new executive director April 19, 2017
    Team Summit Colorado’s (TSC) Board of Directors has announced the hiring of CB Bechtel as the team’s new executive director. After a comprehensive international search, the Board unanimously approved Bechtel as the best qualified candidate for the position. He will be replacing Jerry Karl, who announced in November 2016 that he would be stepping down […]
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  • CU Buffs to host 2018 NCAA National Championships April 18, 2017
    The University of Colorado has been selected to host the 2018 NCAA National Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo., the NCAA national office announced Tuesday. “We are excited to put together another great championship,” CU head coach Richard Rokos said. “Steamboat Springs has such a great history with the NCAA Championships and other elite level skiing. […]
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  • Points are not the only criterion of a successful season April 18, 2017
    With the season drawing to a close, it is, for every racer, a time of reckoning in which you look back and evaluate what kind of season you had: one to be proud of or one to reflect back on with disappointment and perhaps regret. One of the primary criteria that racers use to judge […]
    Jim Taylor