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Ligety Holds Off Hirscher for 4th GS Title

American star takes insurmountable lead into final week of World Cup racing.

From the department of forgone conclusions: American GS ace Ted Ligety clinched his fourth World Cup GS title Sunday with a win in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Vancouver 2010: Alpine Technical Events

Vancouver 2010: Alpine Technical Events
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Downhill–with its autobahn speeds and spectacular crashes—may be the mountain's riskiest event, but the turny, precise technical courses demand a level of exactitude unmatched in the Winter Olympic arena.

Giant Slalom The Austrians—perennially dominant across the alpine field—prize the GS above all and consider it to be the skier’s event. It requires deft precision and measured abandon, making it, arguably, the most challenging discipline to master. Thank goodness for malleable polycarbonate gate poles, which give a little when racers hit them. Even at relatively slow GS speeds, forces can exceed 75 gs—roughly equivalent to a full-speed helmet-to-helmet collision in football—as racers brush gates aside with their forearms and shoulders.

Olympic Gold Medalist Comes to Sugar Mtn. Resort for Ski Clinic

1994 Olympic Gold, 1992 Olympic Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time (1992,1994) Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will both be special guest coaches during Sugar’s 15th Annual Adult Pre-Season Ski Clinic scheduled for December 12-14, 2008.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT, NC – 1994 Olympic Gold 1992 Olympic Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time (1992,1994) Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will both be special guest coaches during Sugar’s 15th Annual Adult Pre-Season Ski Clinic scheduled for December 12-14, 2008.


Daron Rahlves Returns from Dubai

Rahlves helped with ski clinics for the U.S. Ski Team and Spyder, skiing indoors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA), the reigning X Games ski cross champion, has won the fabled Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria, as well as the World Championship super G. But, while doing ski clinics for U.S. Ski Team and personal sponsor Spyder at an indoor ski facility in Dubai recently, he had to answer a question he had never thought about before: "Hey, Daron, what's it like to ski outdoors?"



Rahlves, the 2001 World Champion, spent a few days in Dubai doing clinics with kids and adults in the world's largest indoor ski facility.


Ski in October: Ski Europe

France, Austria, and Solden best places to ski during the Half-Term Holidays

Tour operators are warning that the February school holiday week in 2009 is going to be tricky as nearly all schools in the UK have the same week off- when usually the holidays are spread over at least a fortnight. The message is that availability will be low and prices high, already visible if you go to a 'low cost' airline website and try to book a flight to the Alps around Valentine's Day, returning a week later. The message from Europe's leading snow report provider, http://www.skiinfo.com target=_blank>skiinfo.com, is why wait?

Kirkwood Events Jan 19-21

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In addition to grooming the top mountain, Kirkwood has several events going on this weekend. Check here for the details.

Okemo Plans a Weekend of On-Snow Competition Dec. 8-9

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Skiers and snowboarders visiting Okemo Mountain Resort during the weekend of Dec. 8-9 will have an opportunity to unleash the true competitors within themselves.

Ligety Takes World Cup GS Points Lead

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Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took over the World Cup giant slalom points lead Sunday as he narrowly missed another podium, finishing fourth.

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