In this space two seasons ago, I wrote about the improbable predictions of U.S. Ski Team CEO Bill Marolt, who boldly promised that his team would win 10 Olympic medals in 2002 and eventually bring home the alpine Nations Cup, awarded annually by SKI to th
World Cup leader Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria led both runs Thursday en route to winning the last pre-Olympic giant slalom by more than a second. Kristina Koznick had the second-fastest final run and moved up 10 spots to finish ninth.
With Katie Monahan, Alex Shaffer, and Tasha Nelson sidelined with injuries, youngsters Julia Mancuso and Courtney Strait will make their World Cup debut when the World Cup schedule resumes this week at Copper Mountain.