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Season 3 of the Alpine Insider: Time to get ready for the 2022/23 Alpine World Cup!

(Fort Collins, CO – November 12, 2002) – Welcome to the 202/23 and the third full season of the Alpine Insider! While the Alpine season opened to a sluggish start (weather and lack of snow cancellations), the season is finally in high swing with this weekend’s Women’s races in Killington (USA) and Men’s races in Lake Louise (CAN). We also got a special inside look at some early-season training at Copper Mountain (CO). Alpine Season off […]

Two new Alpine World Cup events added to the U.S fo the upcoming 2022-23 season!

PARK CITY, Utah (May 17, 2022) – In a press release late yesterday, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the National Governing Body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding in the United States, announced today that the International Ski Federation (FIS) provisionally approved the United States’ hosting of four FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events in the 2022-23 season, doubling the amount of alpine World Cups in the U.S. in recent years. The 2022-23 FIS World Cup schedules […]

Behind the Scene: The Boston Marathon

Last Monday’s 126th running of the Boston Marathon saw more than 30,000 runners make the 26.2-mile journey from the starting line in Hopkinton, MA, up and over “heartbreak hill”, and on to the cheering fans on Boylston Street at the finish line. The race saw 33-year-old Kenyan Evans Chebet finish in a time of 2:06:51 with fellow Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir narrowly edging Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia by 4 seconds in the Women’s race. Today the […]

Arc City podcast welcomes River Radamus

Jimmy catches up with American giant slalom specialist River Radamus. River turned in an impressive 2021/22 season capped by two 4th-place finishes at the Olympics. He and Jimmy discuss his Olympic experience, talking to the media, and much more. The Arc City podcast is sponsored by Spyder Active Sports and supported by U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Ukrainian biathlete Yevhen Malyshev Killed in Action

In a press release Wednesday, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) reported that 19-year-old Ukrainian Biathlete Yevhen Malyshev was killed in action during the ongoing battle in Karhkiv. Malyshev announced not more than a week ago that he would be leaving the World Cup tour to join the resistance following the Russian invasion. In reaction to the ongoing conflict, the Executive Board of the IBU moved to ban all Russian and Belarusian athletes from all competition […]

Russian Biathlete Mironova says “No to War”

(Updated Monday, February 28th In a courageous and candid social media post, world-cup Russian biathlete Svetlana Mironova offered a message of peace and love to the people of Ukraine.  In a report by the French language website Ski Biathlon (, the 28-year-old veteran biathlete Svetlana Mironova took a bold step on Friday writing on Instagram: “My friends, the world will never be the same, many of us feel like the earth is slipping under our […]

Breaking News: US Biathlete Deedra Irwin 7th in 15K!

February 7th – (Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre, Beijing) Wisconsin native Deedra Irwin finished a stunning 7th place in the Women’s 15K Individual Biathlon marking the best-ever performance by an American in an Olympic Biathlon. Irwin’s world-class effort was capped-off on the shooting range hitting an impressive 19 of 20 shots and coming in a mere 1 minute and 14 seconds closely behind the race’s winner Denise Herrmann of Germany.  “I had a good game plan, […]

Audiocast: USA’s 1st Olympic Gold Medal in Cross Country Skiing – Looking back at the 2018 Winter Olympics with Kikkan Randall

In 2018, Americans Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins became the first Americans to capture a Gold Medal in Cross-Country Skiing by winning the Women’s Team Sprint at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Randall’s gold medal capped off a distinguished athletic career earning 17 U.S. National titles, 5 trips to the Olympics with 6 top 10 finishes, and 13 World Cup victories. IIn the fall of 2019 I had the pleasure to hear […]

You can do hard things (by Jessie Diggins)

*Jessie checking in here! My apologies…this is a long post! But, I had a lot to say. Bonus points for making it to the finish line! Whether this is for better or for worse…I’ve had my fill of writing books for a very long time! But if the days of the Tour de Ski could be accurately described as chapters of a book, it would look something like this.  Prologue: Thank God We Did That…

American downhiller Bryce Bennett captures 1st Career Win in Val Gardena!

VAL GARDENA, Italy — American downhiller Bryce Bennett recorded his first career victory on Saturday, finishing 0.14 seconds ahead of Otmar Striedinger of Austria and 0.32 seconds ahead of Niels Hintermann of Switzerland. The win ends a five-year drought by the Men’s speed team pursuit for the podium’s top step in the downhill event. The 29 year- old Tahoe City (CA) native has enjoyed relative success in the Italian Dolomites adding Saturday’s 1st place finish to […]

The Alpine Insider is Back!

Welcome to the 2021/22 and second full season of the Alpine Insider! While some of the Alpine races have kicked off with an early start, this coming Thanksgiving weekend sees the Alpine season in full swing with the Women taking to the course in Killington, VT, and features the start of the Cross Country and Biathlon seasons. There are also some additions to the Alpine Insider that I hope you’ll enjoy. Take a look below… […]

Need your ski racing fix this summer? Try the Arc City podcast!

Now that it’s the end of the 2020/21 alpine ski racing season, diehard fans begin the long off-season wait until November when young athletes return to the slopes, strap on a pair of 2 by 4’s and send themselves careening headlong down the mountain with the hopes of doing it faster than other equally irrational daredevils. But fear not!  Our summer road trip takes us on an audio journey to “Arc City”, the podcast where […]

Colorado native Alice McKennis-Duran announces retirement

Minturn, CO – American downhiller and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team Alice McKennis-Duran took to social media on Friday to announce her retirement from the sport. First named to the U.S. Ski Team in 2008, the Colorado native posted on Facebook that evening: “That’s what comes to mind when I look back on my ski racing career – an abundant amount of injuries, risk, effort and dedication, but most importantly I feel […]

Western Regional Biathlon Championships: Ski – Shoot – Repeat!

Casper, Wyoming – Athletes from across the Rocky Mountain West and beyond met in Casper, Wyoming last month (March 21st & 22nd) for head-to-head competition in the US Biathlon’s Western Regional Championships.  The races were hosted by Casper Mountain Biathlon Club and featured athletes of all age categories including adaptive athletes competing for medals in multiple (distance) events.  Mother Nature was gracious to the racers providing blue skies and chilly temperatures on Saturday and 6 […]

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