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Shiffrin becomes the Greatest Woman Alpine Skier of All Time!

Kronplatz (Italy) – American legend Mikaela Shiffrin skied her way into alpine racing history claiming her 83rd World Cup career win and surpassing the women’s all-time mark set by the American Lindsey Vonn (career spanning 2001 – 2019). The 27-year-old Colorado native is now a narrow three victories away in her pursuit to match Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark’s world record of 86 wins by any skier. “It’s hard to find words actually. I don’t think there…

Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm races kick off Friday!

The weekend will see the Men’s 83rd running the legendary Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuehel, Austria. The races kick off Friday with the Downhill, followed by a second Downhill on Saturday while wrapping up Sunday with the Slalom. The Hahnenkamm race is best known for its Downhill course the “Streif-Rennstrecke”.  The course was first run in 1937 and is widely recognized as the most demanding (for the athlete) and exciting (for the fans) on the World…

S3/E1 of the Arc City podcast features the Grassroots of Youth Ski Racing

U.S. Stifel Ski Team member Jimmy Krupka kicks off his third season of the Arc City podcast with a fun, inspiring, and feel-good story about small-town ski racing. Jimmy talks with middle school and high school coaches based in Lincoln, New Hampshire about the importance of grassroots, youth ski racing programs. “This episode was particularly rewarding for me because I have spent a lot of time talking to people about solutions for making ski racing…

The Women’s Crystal Globe chase: see my article for SRM at skiracing.com!

Hey all, check out the article I did for Ski Racing Media. Editor’s note: since this was published USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin won yet another victory today bringing her one win short of Lindsey Vonn’s all-time 82 career wins. She’ll ski again in Zagreb (CRO) tomorrow…could be a day where history is made! Click on the link below: https://skiracing.com/status-of-the-women-pursuing-the-crystal-globes

A Weekend at the Beaver Creek Races!

Beaver Creek (CO) – More than a foot of snow followed by sunny, Colorado blue skies greeted athletes and fans who gathered for the 26th annual running of FIS Alpine World Cup Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek. It was a “mixed bag” weather last weekend with heavy snows Thursday night in Friday leading to the cancellation of Friday’s Downhill, light to moderate snow continuing during Saturday’s Downhill, and closing out the weekend with…

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 (www.ski-nordique.net), 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)

American Cross-Country skier and sensation Jessie Diggins reflects on her time at the 2022 Tour de Ski (December 28th through January 4th). The multi-race event is held annually in the high-alpine valley of Val Mustair, Switzerland. Diggins finished in 8th place in the overall standings. This is a reblog of her January 13th post.

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…


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