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Chasing Rudolph! The Women’s Slalom Competition returns to Levi Finland

The Alpine World Cup season kicks into high gear this weekend with the debut of a pair of Women’s Slalom competitions in Levi, Finland, nestled somewhere 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle.   Now, if you’re an average person you might be questioning if not outright shunning the idea of traveling to anywhere north ofContinue reading “Chasing Rudolph! The Women’s Slalom Competition returns to Levi Finland”

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup cancels 2020 North American Races

Last week International Ski Federation (FIS) announced the cancellation of all 2020 North American races of the Alpine World Cup Tour. In a statement FIS announced that “After discussions among FIS, the National Ski Associations and the Local Organizing Committees in Canada and the USA together with their stakeholders, all parties have together decided thatContinue reading “FIS Alpine Ski World Cup cancels 2020 North American Races”

Franz Klammer’s Epic Downhill run in the 1976 Winter Olympics

In celebration of International Olympic Day, I thought I would share one of Alpine ski racing’s most epic downhill runs in the history of the sport.  At the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austrian downhiller Franz Klammer made what has been described as a “treacherous” and “at the edge of disaster” downhill run thatContinue reading “Franz Klammer’s Epic Downhill run in the 1976 Winter Olympics”

Breaking News: Team Canada withdraws from Tokyo 2020

Toronto, Canada – March 22, 2020 8:45 pm MDT In a joint press release the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced they would not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020.   The news comes amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic which has spread to 171Continue reading “Breaking News: Team Canada withdraws from Tokyo 2020”

Women’s FIS Alpine World Cup comes to a screeching halt!

Are, Sweden – March 11, 2020 In an announcement on Wednesday, FIS has cancelled this weekend’s Women’s World Cup races in Are (SWE) in a precautionary measure in face of the international Coronavirus crisis.  The cancellation officially ends the 2019-2020 Women’s World Cup season. In a statement FIS cited “The health and welfare of theContinue reading “Women’s FIS Alpine World Cup comes to a screeching halt!”

American Susan Dunklee takes Silver in Women’s 7.5km Sprint at the IBU Biathlon World Championships!

Antholz-Anterselva, Italy – Vermont-native Susan Dunklee shot a perfect 10 for 10 in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint competition Friday earning her the Silver medal at the weekend’s International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Biathlon Championships.  On day two of the Championships, breezy conditions across the shooting range hampered the Women on the shooting range with onlyContinue reading “American Susan Dunklee takes Silver in Women’s 7.5km Sprint at the IBU Biathlon World Championships!”

It’s a wrap: Women’s weekend in Garmisch (GER)

The only way to describe Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg’s weekend is “The thrill of victory and the Agony of Defeat”.  A week following fellow German Thomas Dressen’s Downhill historic victory in Garmisch, the hometown crowd was once again treated to a second Downhill victory with Bavarian-native Viktoria Rebensburg laying down a near-perfect run topping out allContinue reading “It’s a wrap: Women’s weekend in Garmisch (GER)”

Sad news: Jeffrey Shiffrin, father of World Champion Mikaela Shriffin dies unexpectedly

Vail, Colorado – February 3rd, 2020 Jeffrey Shiffrin, father of US Alpine Superstar Makaela Shiffrin died unexpectedly Sunday in an unspecified accident. The Eagle County coroner has confirmed that Shiffrin, 65, died of a head injury, and the cause of death is accidental. Further details are not available at this time. In a Monday morningContinue reading “Sad news: Jeffrey Shiffrin, father of World Champion Mikaela Shriffin dies unexpectedly”


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