RSS Ski Racing News

  • Warren Miller’s autobiography to be available in second printing this fall July 22, 2017
    When Warren Miller finally released his long-awaited autobiography last fall, it sold out in a few months. Just as his feature ski film was an annual rite of fall, an experience best served as the first snow blanketed the mountains, the legendary filmmaker delayed the on-sale date of the second printing to an eagerly awaited […]
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  • Stacey Cook and SVST partner for annual scholarship July 17, 2017
    World Cup speed skier Stacey Cook and Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) have partnered for the 11th year to offer a scholarship for U16 and U19 athletes. This year, they will once again be awarding six scholarships. Recipients will receive $500 worth of ski tools and $500 worth of Race Service wax along with some other […]
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  • IOC approves new candidature process for 2026 Olympic Winter Games July 16, 2017
    On July 11, the extraordinary International Olympic Committee session approved changes to the candidature process for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 that will reduce costs, simplify procedures and provide more assistance to National Olympic Committees (NOC) and cities during the bidding process. The changes include two important alterations to the process timeline. The Invitation Phase will […]
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  • National teams begin their return to snow July 15, 2017
    Even though it’s still the middle of beach season here in the Northern Hemisphere, that doesn’t stop national teams from around the globe seeking out snow and getting some precious early-season training time in before winter returns. The French men and women have been hard at work on home snow in Les Deux Alpes. The high […]
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  • Junior ski racers chase summer training around the globe July 13, 2017
    It’s that time of year when ski racers are taking off for summer training. Planes are filled with ski bags, oversized backpacks and ski boots to the confusion of fellow travelers. “Where are you going skiing this time of year?” they often ask. For the last few months, athletes have been enjoying snow in Oregon and […]
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  • Austrians continue with varied summer training July 8, 2017
    As the summer days continue to fly by, the various Austrian training groups are taking full advantage of offseason training opportunities and team building. From July 3-7, men’s technical training group 3 completed a four-day physical course in Kaprun. Image Credit: Austrian Ski Federation The Tauern Spa and the Pinzgau surroundings offered ideal training conditions. […]
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  • German veteran Stechert retires July 6, 2017
    German World Cup racer Tobias Stechert has decided to end his ski racing career. The 31-year-old speed specialist, who started his racing career with Skiclub Oberstdorf and has been part of the squad of the German Ski Association (DSV) for 16 years, announced his decision on Thursday. The speed skier wanted to attack the World Cup […]
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  • Larsson takes on new role with Swedish national team July 5, 2017
    In late May, Fredrik Steinwall stepped down from his role as head coach of the Swedish men’s junior team, and veteran coach Magnus Larsson will take his place. Larsson has previous experience with the national team when he was a junior team coach from 2005 to 2010, and then took the plunge and became head coach of […]
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  • Kristoffersen signs athlete agreement with Norwegian Ski Federation July 3, 2017
    The Norwegian Ski Federation (NSF) has reached an agreement with slalom star Henrik Kristoffersen for the 2017-18 season that will allow him to be a part of the national team. “It creates predictability for all parties,” said NSF Alpine Sports Director Claus J. Ryste. “The focus for winter…has been to find good solutions that ensure […]
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  • World Cup athletes diversify their workouts July 1, 2017
    “When everyone is trying to tell you to slow down, move faster.” That is the motto of 2017 World Cup overall winner Mikaela Shiffrin. Most athletes share the same spirit in the summer and work hard on improving their physical fitness in preparation for a long and intense winter of racing. In addition to traditional […]
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