Alpine skiing

December 11, 2019 - 10:05 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to revitalize traditional professional alpine ski racing are culminating in a network-televised world championship event planned for April 2020 at Taos Ski Valley in northern New Mexico , organizers said Wednesday. World Pro Ski Tour CEO Jon Franklin announced the...
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Switzerland's Beat Feuz reacts after his run during a men's World Cup downhill skiing race Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 07, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For a second straight year, weather forced the relocation of the downhill start to a lower spot on the hill. Not hard to forecast the favorite from there — Beat Feuz. The Swiss racer won the Birds of Prey downhill event for the second straight season on a shortened course...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finish the technical course in 1 minute, 10.90 seconds Friday to earn his first World Cup victory. The 22-year-old nearly...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Killington, Vt., Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 01, 2019 - 11:08 am
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is well set to win her home World Cup slalom for a fourth straight year, taking a big first-run lead on Sunday. With Shiffrin seeking a record-extending 42nd win in World Cup slaloms, the race took a familiar path. The 24-year-old American is 1.13 seconds...
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Thomas Dressen of Germany skis down the course during the men's World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 5:44 pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — In a stunning return from serious injury, Thomas Dressen won a World Cup downhill in his comeback race on Saturday. Dressen returned to action, wearing bib No. 13, exactly one year to the day after he blew out his right knee and dislocated a shoulder crashing at Beaver...
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Italy's Marta Bassino celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 30, 2019 - 2:39 pm
KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Marta Bassino led an Italian 1-2 as a World Cup giant slalom victory at Killington eluded Mikaela Shiffrin again on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career win by retaining her first-run lead to edge Federica Brignone by 0.26 seconds. Brignone, who won this race last year, was...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin feeds a reindeer during the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
November 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
LEVI, Finland (AP) — Coming off a record-breaking season with 17 race wins, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t need much time in the new campaign to reach yet another milestone. The American set the all-time World Cup record for most slalom wins by any skier on Saturday, after earning her 41st career victory...
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France's Alexis Pinturault celebrates in the finish area winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 27, 2019 - 9:23 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault beat teammate Mathieu Faivre to lead a French 1-2 finish in the World Cup season-opening giant slalom on Sunday. Pinturault held a slim lead of two-hundredths of a second over Faivre after the opening run but extended the margin to 0.54 in the final leg...
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New Zealand's Alice Robinson celebrates winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 26, 2019 - 11:18 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — A coach who helped Lindsey Vonn become the winningest female skier of all time guided one of the sport's biggest prospects to her first World Cup victory on Saturday. Led by Chris Knight, New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the...
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Police and medics wait near a woodland area in Cercedilla, just outside of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. A search squad of hundreds is combing a mountainous area outside Madrid 11 days after former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa went missing.(AP Photo/Paul White)
September 04, 2019 - 8:28 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have found a woman's body in a mountainous area near Madrid where officers have been searching for former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa. Fernández won a bronze skiing for Spain in the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, becoming the country'...
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