Latest Alpine skiing Stories

2009-11-27 09:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi kicks off the third year of its partnership with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) this weekend in the 2009 Aspen Winternational, the women's Alpine World Cup event in Colorado. Audi is the official sponsor of the U.S.

2009-06-24 14:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- High Country Media announced today that it has commenced operations, with a full launch of print, digital, membership, and radio properties scheduled for September, 2009. Founded by Jamie Pentz, president, High Country Media's major interests include the relaunch of Mountain Sports + Living magazine; a unique direct-to-consumer membership club in MtnAccess.com; and a partnership to run online operations for the website and snow report provider...

2009-03-12 12:05:59

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn Thursday won her fifth consecutive super-G race and secured the World Cup super-G title in Sweden. Vonn completed the super-G course at Are, Sweden, in 1 minute, 20.63 seconds, edging Italian Nadia Fanchini by 0.08 seconds.

2009-03-05 13:33:45

Skiers relaxing at the end of the day at a Colorado mountain resort got something extra when a moose wandered onto the slope. The moose was captured on video by Ben Satterfield, a Tennessee man vacationing with his family at Steamboat Springs, The Denver Post reported.

2009-02-26 14:28:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For winter sports enthusiasts, the arrival of warmer temperatures means carnivals and special discounts on Michigan ski slopes.

2009-02-13 11:44:58

Carlo Janka of Switzerland skied to victory in the men's giant slalom Friday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in France. Janka edged Austria's Benjamin Raich by .71 seconds and American Ted Ligety came in a fraction of a second behind Raich. Janka turned in a combined 2 minutes, 18.82 seconds in the two-race event.

2009-02-12 10:15:40

Germany's Kathrin Hoelzl edged Tina Maze of Slovenia Thursday to win the women's giant slalom event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in France. Hoelzl, ranked 13th in the world going into the Worlds, put together a total time of 2 minutes, 3.49 seconds in her two runs, just .09 seconds ahead of Maze. Hoelzl's individual runs at Val d'Isere were timed at 1:00.21 and 1:03.28 and won her first World Cup event. Finland's Poutiainen placed third despite a sizzling 59.93 seconds on her...

2009-02-07 11:25:53

Canadian John Kucera edged Didier Cuche of Swizterland by 0.04 seconds Saturday to win the men's downhill at the World Championships in France. Kucera, 24, made a nearly flawless 2:07.01 run down the icy course at Val d'Isere to become the first Canadian to ever win a world title in the men's downhill.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.