Skiing

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) -- Resi Stiegler and AJ Ginnis won slalom titles Sunday in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:30 pm
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) -- Laurenne Ross and Ryan Cochran-Siegle won super G titles Saturday in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 9:00 pm

FILE - In this April 3, 2007, file photo, Cody Marshall competes in the men's giant slalom ski race of the U.S. Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska. Marshall, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off an escalator in July 2009, has turned to coaching as well as helping launch a program to prepare skiers for life after their careers end on the slopes. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

In July 2009, Marshall suffered a traumatic brain injury when he lost his balance sliding down an escalator and toppled over the side, falling about 30 feet. ''It was a huge mistake that had big consequences,'' Marshall said in a phone interview from Park City, Utah. The 34-year-old Marshall grew up skiing in Killington, Vermont, and made the national squad in 2007.


Posted: March 25, 2017, 3:33 pm
To the casual skier, Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail doesn't seem so cramped or crazy. The Narrow Gauge Trail is the only East Coast ski course to host a World Cup downhill, and it's the focus of the U.S. Alpine Championships. Some of the biggest names were absent as skiers rest up after the grueling World Cup circuit.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 3:19 pm

FILE PHOTO: Alpine Skiing - FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships - Men's Special Slalom - St. Moritz, Switzerland - 19/2/17 - Dave Ryding of Great Britain in action.           REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - For Dave Ryding next year's Winter Olympics offers the chance to redress a "travesty" that inadvertently launched him on a path to become Britain's most successful World Cup skier. In 2002 Ryding, then 15, sat at home on the sofa watching awestruck as Scotland's Alain Baxter carved his way to third place in the slalom at the Salt Lake City Games. It was a lightbulb moment that convinced Ryding the skills he learned on Lancashire's nearby plastic slopes could propel him on a path would see him finish second in Kitzbuhel in January - Britain's best World Cup result for 35 years.


Posted: March 24, 2017, 3:44 pm
For Dave Ryding next year's Winter Olympics offers the chance to redress a "travesty" that inadvertently launched him on a path to become Britain's most successful World Cup skier. In 2002 Ryding, then 15, sat at home on the sofa watching awestruck as Scotland's Alain Baxter carved his way to third place in the slalom at the Salt Lake City Games. It was a lightbulb moment that convinced Ryding the skills he learnt on Lancashire's nearby plastic slopes could propel him on a path would see him finish second in Kitzbuhel in Janaury - Britain's best World Cup result for 35 years.
Posted: March 24, 2017, 3:32 pm

Qi Guangpu of China performs an aerial as he trains during the Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, March 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna

(Reuters) - Reuters photographer Paul Hanna covered this month's FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Below is his account of capturing the breathtaking mid-air images. Photographers also needs crampons to stop them sliding down into the course from their shooting position.


Posted: March 21, 2017, 12:10 am

Qi Guangpu of China performs an aerial as he trains during the Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, March 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna

(Reuters) - Reuters photographer Paul Hanna covered this month's FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Below is his account of capturing the breathtaking mid-air images. Photographers also needs crampons to stop them sliding down into the course from their shooting position.


Posted: March 20, 2017, 7:53 pm
Reuters photographer Paul Hanna covered this month's FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Below is his account of capturing the breathtaking mid-air images. Photographers also needs crampons to stop them sliding down into the course from their shooting position.
Posted: March 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin skis during the first run of a women's World Cup giant slalom ski race Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Tessa Worley waved her ski pole at the finish and pumped her fist. The Frenchwoman clinched the season-long giant slalom title Sunday with a conservative run on a day Federica Brignone led an Italian sweep at the World Cup Finals. ''I just went for it, kept it simple,'' explained Worley, who finished fifth to edge American Mikaela Shiffrin by 85 points for her first crystal globe.


Posted: March 19, 2017, 10:29 pm
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