RSS Ski Racing News

  • 2018 US Junior World Championships Team Announced January 23, 2018
    A promising group of 16 talented athletes – eight women and eight men – have been named to the 2018 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Team. The team, led by three-time Youth Olympic Games gold medalist River Radamus, will represent the U.S. in Davos, Switzerland, in six events from Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2018. Chosen athletes […]
    SR Staff
  • How to Fight From Start to Finish January 22, 2018
    I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to young ski racers in their training and race efforts. For example, it drives me crazy to see them slip a training course, yet barely inspect it because they figure they can learn the course in the first few runs, which you can’t do that […]
    Jim Taylor
  • Fest and Pirovano Injured in Cortina Super-G January 21, 2018
    Two athletes, Austrian Nadine Fest and Italian Laura Pirovano, crashed in Sunday’s super-G race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Fest flew into the safety netting and initially, the team suspected she suffered a heavy knee injury, but there is good news. Upon further examination, Austrian team doctor Christian Fink, who was on-site, diagnosed her with a tear of […]
    SR Staff
  • Mancuso Retires, Takes Final Victory Lap in Cortina January 19, 2018
    After a storied 18-year career, Olympic champion Julia Mancuso will hang up her tiara and take a victory lap on Friday, Jan. 19 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – which happens to be the first track she podiumed on in January of 2006. Mancuso will move on to the next chapter of her career in PyeongChang, […]
    SR Staff
  • US Athletes Chase Olympic Dreams This Weekend January 18, 2018
    It’s the final weekend of Olympic qualifying events, and athletes will be putting it all on the line to prior next week’s team announcements. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy Current overall, slalom and giant slalom leader Mikaela Shiffrin returns to the World Cup circuit this weekend for a chance to extend her already sizable 800-plus-point lead. Shiffrin […]
    SR Staff
  • Kappaurer Sidelined for Several Weeks January 17, 2018
    On the final jump of the Europa Cup downhill training run in Zauchensee, Austria, Elisabeth Kappaurer crashed and broke four metacarpal bones in her left hand. Austrian team doctor Christian Hoser operated on Kappaurer’s hand on Tuesday evening. “The four metacarpal bones were flattened,” Hoser explained. “…In two to three weeks, we will start with […]
    SR Staff
  • Pietilae Holmner Announces Retirement January 17, 2018
    Maria Pietilae Holmner of Sweden announced that she has made the difficult decision to end her career after 15 years on the World Cup. The technical ace, who collected two World Championships medals, three World Cup victories, 10 World Cup podiums, and participated in three Olympic Winter Games, was attempting to rehabilitate a chronic back […]
    SR Staff
  • T2 Foundation Aims to ‘Send the Kids to Davos’ January 15, 2018
    This year’s World Junior Championships are slated to be held in Davos, Switzerland, and the T2 Foundation, a Park City-based nonprofit, is aiming to raise $40,000 to send the entire U.S. team there to compete. The fundraiser, which seeks small donations from many people, aims to ensure no athlete who makes the team will have […]
    SR Staff
  • Miklos Hospitalized After Bad Kleinkirchheim Super-G January 13, 2018
    Updated Jan. 14 at 5:15 am ET: Hungarian speed skier Edit Miklos was hospitalized after crashing into the finish area of the Bad Kleinkirchheim super-G race. In a long right turn coming into the finish, Miklos was pulled into the back seat, straining her right knee. She missed the final gates, skiing into the finish […]
    SR Staff
  • Elena Fanchini’s Season Halted due to Medical Issues January 13, 2018
    Clinical tests carried out by the Italian Ski Federation’s Medical Committee on Elena Fanchini have revealed a low-grade neoplasm that can be treated. A neoplasm is “an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should,” according to the National Cancer Institute. The Italian […]
    SR Staff