(Are, Sweden) – In a monumental feat of individual athletic achievement, US Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin skied her way into sports history recording her 87th World Cup victory and breaking the all-time […]
Rick Bachand is a freelance writer based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Rick publishes the AlpineInsider.com focusing on Alpine and Nordic snowsports.
Is this Shiffrin’s Weekend?
(Are, Sweden) – As a journalist and fan of alpine ski racing, I am excited by the notion of “being in the moment” as Mikaela Shiffrin kicks out of the gate this […]
Diggins earns first-ever Women’s World Championship Gold for Team USA
(Jesse Diggins stock photo) America’s cross-country skiing legend Jesse Diggins skied away with gold today in the women’s 10km freestyle, and in doing so became the first U.S. woman to earn an […]
The Alpine Insider’s Top 5 Highlights from the Alpine World Championships
With the close of a successful and exciting Alpine Championships, I wanted to share some highlights from my view in the bleachers. This article initially appeared in SkiRacing.com last February So here goes […]
Cross Country World Champs Pre Camp
*Jessie checking in* Our little team that could has five athletes named to the 2023 Planica World Championships team, and Ben, Julia, Jessie and Sydney (currently traveling to Austria) are at the…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Status of the Women Pursuing the Crystal Globes
This article initially appeared in SkiRacing.com on January 3rd, 2023 As the calendar flips to the new year, it’s an excellent time to take stock of the Women’s World Cup standings. Despite […]
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 […]