RSS Ski Racing News

  • Team USA’s Danelle Umstead to Take on Dancing With the Stars September 24, 2018
    Tonight, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars kicks off a new season, featuring Team USA member, Danelle Umstead. Her participation is monumental. Not only will she be the first alpine racer to be featured on the show, but more importantly, she will be the show’s first legally blind contestant. At the age of 13, Umstead was […]
    Mackenzie Moran
  • Austria’s Mathis Ends Racing Career September 24, 2018
    Austrian giant slalom specialist, Marcel Mathis, today announced via Instagram the end of his active ski racing career. The Vorarlberg native became team world champion at the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, and celebrated two third-place finishes on the World Cup. “In the end it was not what I expected of me,” Mathis says […]
    SR Staff
  • Bode Miller, Andrew Weibrecht, and Tom Kelly to be Inducted into U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame September 21, 2018
    Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller, two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht, and Tom Kelly, who served as Vice President of Communications for U.S. Ski & Snowboard for 32 years, lead the 2019 class of inductees into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. A formal U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame induction will be […]
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  • Breezy Johnson to Share Recovery in New Column: Patient Notes September 20, 2018
    Breezy Johnson recently sustained an ACL tear that has sidelined her for the 2018-19 season. Throughout Johnson’s road to recovery, she’ll be sharing the ups and downs of rehabilitation in a column of her own, entitled “Patient Notes,” in hopes that you will follow along for the journey to learn how challenging it is both physically and […]
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  • Nathalie Eklund Announces Retirement September 18, 2018
    Nathalie Eklund, nine-year member of the Swedish alpine national team has decided to end her alpine skiing career after a season involving three World Cup starts and a comeback from her second knee injury. “I have had a dialogue with myself for a while on completing my career,” she said. “But one morning I woke […]
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  • Sweden’s Blomqvist Announces Retirement September 17, 2018
    Lisa Blomqvist of the Swedish national team has decided to put her skis on the shelf and finish her alpine racing career. “Alpine has been the funnest thing I know for as long as I can remember and when I look back on my career and my path towards the top it has always been […]
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  • The Fall Matters, Make it Count September 14, 2018
    It’s hard to believe that summer, what I consider Phase I of the ski racing prep period, is over. Hopefully, the summer was devoted to building the foundation for your success next winter. In all likelihood, your efforts focused on two areas. First, you engaged in an intensive physical conditioning program. The reality of ski […]
    Jim Taylor
  • U.S. Ski Team’s Johnson Heartbroken With ACL Tear September 13, 2018
    Breezy Johnson was born to ski. And to ski fast. With a name like “Breezy,” she had no other choice, right? Ski racing is a no risk, no reward kind of sport – especially for downhillers, who have to be tough-as-nails physically and mentally in order to hurl themselves down a mountain at upwards of […]
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  • Stuhec Returns in Weather-Plagued Final South American Speed Series September 13, 2018
    It was rough going this week in Chile for the final South American Cup (SAC) speed series of the season in El Colorado as weather forced the cancellation of all but four races. Originally scheduled to host alpine combined, downhill, and super-G races for men and women, only men’s and women’s super-Gs were held September […]
    Sean Higgins
  • Q&A With German Speed Skier Andreas Sander September 12, 2018
    The German speed team was on the rise last winter and its athletes all scored career best performances. One of its members didn’t have the best predispositions to become a ski racer but worked his way to the top: Andreas Sander. Our friends at FIS sat down with the German star to talk his unlikely […]
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