Olympic and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo. returned from injury to once again dominate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Monday, taking her 18th World Cup victory Monday at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Heavy snows had cancelled races Saturday and Sunday.
Switzerland Tourism, in partnership with ©Kinson Entertainment, is offering entrants from the U.S. and Canada an opportunity to audition online to be the host of the one-hour TV special, “The Grand Tour of Switzerland,” set to air nationwide next fall. The winner also will receive a $10,000 hosting fee.
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.
Once the snow is gone, the Alps remain magnificent. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has 10 picks for you to try this summer. Here are travel writer Sean Thomas’s choices and comments.
The end of the alpine World Cup circuit is here. The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals are underway in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. It caps a record-shattering year for U.S. Ski Team athletes led by Ted Ligety and Michaela Shiffrin.