Olympic gold medalist Julie Mancuso from Squaw Valley, Calif. continues to pick up the pace just a few weeks before she heads to Sochi. Mancuso, gold medalist in giant slalom (2006) and silver medalist in downhill and combined (2010), finished seventh in an Audi FIS World Cup super G Thursday at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
The alpine World Cups were not much to write home about in Europe. Bode Miller did pick up his first slalom points since 2011 with a 26th place finish Sunday. Ted Ligety did not qualify for the second run.
The women’s World Cup downhill postponed to Sunday from Saturday because of weather was cancelled again.
Photo: Mac Bohannon FIS Rookie of Year (macbohannon.com)
Just a few weeks before Sochi, it appears American Ted Ligety is back in form. Ligety won the super combined Audi FIS World Cup (one downhill run, two slalom runs) at Wengen, Switzerland Friday.
The upward trend of in occupancy and revenue experienced so far this season by western lodges looks to be carrying into the rest of the season, according to the monthly Mountain Market Briefing from DestiMetrics.
Nightime, daytime, anytime. That seems to be the modus operendi of American teen sensation and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin as she won her second World Cup slalom in a row, this time under the lights at Flachau, Austria Tuesday.
Eastern stars Hannah Kearney of Vermont and Emily Cook from Belmont, Mass., join with the best freestylers in the world this week at Lake Placid, N.Y., for the USANA Health Services Freestyle World Cup. It’s the last chance for Americans to give its favorites a send-off before the Sochi Olympics next month.
Anthony “Tony” Seibert, grandson of Vail Resort co-founder Pete Seibert Sr., died Tuesday (Jan. 7) in an avalanche in the backcountry outside the Colorado ski area’s boundaries. Three others were temporarily trapped and were rescued without injury. Two were on skis and two were on snowboards.
America’s Ted Ligety won a unique exhibition Sprint Giant Slalom at Paganella Ski Resort in the Italian Dolomites Monday, pocketing $103,000 (€75,000). He has now won two of the four Alpine Rockfests, winning in 2011.