St. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 29) - Pre-race favorite Regine Cavagnoud of France opened the 2001 World Alpine Ski Championships in sizzling fashion Monday, winning the gold medal in super G by .05 over Italian Isolde Kostner with Megan Gerety (Anchorage, AK) f
Gerety, coming back from leg problems a year ago, was fourth in 1:23.59, a tenth of a second ahead of another Frenchwoman, Carole Montillet. Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was ninth with a time of 1:23.86 and Jonna Mendes (Heavenly, CA) tied for 18th in 1:
As the ski world turns its attention this month to the 2001 World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Anton, Austria, we'll see not only a race for titles but an experiment of sorts, a dry run for athletes hoping to peak for the 2002 Olympics.
For the 200 amateur mogul and freestyle skiers who think they have mastered the bumps, the 24th Annual Budweiser Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on April 3-4, 2004, sets the stage where you go big-or go home.