RSS Ski Racing News

  • Alpine Ski Racing is One Brutal Sport January 16, 2019
    I’m spending the winter at our cabin near Sugar Bowl while my daughters attend the winter-term program at Sugar Bowl Academy. I’m knee deep (literally and metaphorically) in the ski racing life as my daughters experience the many challenges that our sport presents to them. It has brought back many memories from my own days […]
    Jim Taylor
  • BREAKING: Mikaela Shiffrin Conquers Kronplatz January 15, 2019
    Mikaela Shiffrin finds herself back on top of the podium Tuesday after an untouchable first run set her 1.39 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Tessa Worley, going in to run two. After a disappointing result at the venue in 2018 when she did not finish, Shiffrin fought back her nerves to hang on to […]
    Mackenzie Moran
  • Slovenian Ana Drev Out For Season January 14, 2019
    Slovenian skier Ana Drev’s season ended on January 12th after a crash in training. Drev had been prepping for January 15th’s giant slalom in Kronplatz. She was rushed to the hospital in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she was diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. She went into surgery immediately and […]
    Mackenzie Moran
  • BREAKING: Hirscher Wins Wet Adelboden Slalom January 13, 2019
    Austria’s Marcel Hirscher swept the weekend’s World Cup races in Adelboden, Switzerland, by winning the men’s slalom on Sunday. Hirscher came from behind for the second day in a row as he sat in third place after the first run. Hirscher was joined on the podium by first-time podium finisher, Clement Noel of France, in […]
    Sean Higgins
  • Two Austrians Out For Remainder of the Season January 12, 2019
    Originally appeared on FIS. Austrian skier Stephanie Brunner, who returned this October from the first serious injury of her career to have her best-ever results, re-injured her left knee during giant slalom training in Pozza di Fassa on Friday ahead of the Kronplatz (ITA) World Cup. An MRI in Innsbruck revealed a torn ACL and meniscus damage, the same injury […]
    SR Staff
  • BREAKING: Hirscher Comes From Behind to Win Adelboden GS January 12, 2019
    Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won Saturday’s men’s World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, in dramatic fashion, besting Norwegian rival Henrik Kristoffersen by 0.71 seconds and Frenchman Thomas Fanara by 1.04 seconds. Kristoffersen held the lead after the first run by 0.12 seconds over Hirscher but was overtaken for the win by some powerful second-run skiing […]
    Sean Higgins
  • Peter Fill Ends His Season January 11, 2019
    36-year-old Italian, Peter Fill, has decided to end his season after his body has not been able to recover from a lingering injury sustained after a crash in Beaver Creek, Colorado, in December 2018. Fill is the winner of two World Cup downhill titles in 2016 and 2017 and one of combined crystal globe from […]
    Sean Higgins
  • FIS Hearing Panel Ruling on Stefan Luitz Case January 10, 2019
    The FIS Hearing Panel has rendered its decision in the case of German Alpine skier Stefan Luitz. It was reported to FIS following the FIS World Cup giant slalom competition in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on December 2, 2018, that Luitz had used supplemental oxygen between the first and second runs. The use of supplemental oxygen […]
    SR Staff
  • Women’s Speed Races in St. Anton Cancelled Due to Heavy Snowfall January 9, 2019
    Heavy snowfall over the past several days in the Tyrol region of Austria has forced the cancellation of this weekend’s women’s World Cup speed races in St. Anton, Austria. Originally scheduled for downhill on the 12th and super-G on the 13th of January, FIS has announced that the downhill race will be made up in […]
    SR Staff
  • Six Attitudes Parents Should Instill in Their Ski Racers January 9, 2019
    When most people in our ski racing community think of sport psychology, they think of mental training; that is, helping racers prepare mentally to ski their fastest when it matters most. Mental muscles that I help racers strengthen include motivation, confidence, intensity, and focus. And mental tools I help racers to put in their mental […]
    Jim Taylor