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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's parallel slalom World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergio Bisi)
December 15, 2019 - 11:59 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Petra Vlhova took advantage of Mikaela Shiffrin taking the day off to win a World Cup parallel slalom event on Sunday. Vlhova rallied from a slower start in the final to edge ahead of Anna Swenn Larsson by just 0.02 seconds at the line. They had filled the podium...
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First classified France's Alexis Pinturault celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Val d' Isere, France, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 15, 2019 - 11:52 am
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Alexis Pinturault won his first World Cup slalom in almost six years by a big margin Sunday, after American prospect Luke Winters could not sustain an unexpected challenge. Pinturault extended his first-run lead to finish 1.44 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Andre...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Italy's Dominik Paris skis during a men's World Cup downhill skiing race in Beaver Creek, Colo. Paris writes his own lyrics as the lead singer of a heavy power metal band. Outside passions are a way for racers to take their minds off always thinking about racing. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
December 12, 2019 - 1:02 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — To unwind, Italian downhill racer Dominik Paris sometimes screams into a microphone. Not so much screams as hauntingly growls out lyrics he wrote himself. Being the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Rise of Voltage is just a way for Paris to give his mind a break...
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December 11, 2019 - 10:05 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to revitalize traditional professional alpine ski racing are culminating in a network-televised world championship event planned for April 2020 at Taos Ski Valley in northern New Mexico , organizers said Wednesday. World Pro Ski Tour CEO Jon Franklin announced the...
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Switzerland's Beat Feuz reacts after his run during a men's World Cup downhill skiing race Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 07, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For a second straight year, weather forced the relocation of the downhill start to a lower spot on the hill. Not hard to forecast the favorite from there — Beat Feuz. The Swiss racer won the Birds of Prey downhill event for the second straight season on a shortened course...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 4:34 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt’s fellow racers watched from the top as he went too straight around one turn and nearly crossed his skis before another. They marveled at his ability to recover. They admired his capacity to stay composed. Above all: They know this 22-year-old from...
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Mikey Mastrianni, 8, threatens his family with a snowball before the grand opening of Big Snow in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The facility, which is part of the American Dream mega-mall, is North America's first indoor ski and snowboard facility with real snow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 05, 2019 - 5:12 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An indoor ski slope that has been the most visible feature of the long-delayed American Dream megamall in New Jersey for more than a decade has finally opened. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn took the first official run down the 1,000-foot slope Thursday. Mall...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Killington, Vt., Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins just get bigger and bigger in World Cup slaloms. One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a massive 2.29 clear of her biggest rival, Petra Vlhova, in the United States on Sunday. Shiffrin’s...
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Thomas Dressen of Germany skis down the course during the men's World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 5:44 pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — In a stunning return from serious injury, Thomas Dressen won a World Cup downhill in his comeback race on Saturday. Dressen returned to action, wearing bib No. 13, exactly one year to the day after he blew out his right knee and dislocated a shoulder crashing at Beaver...
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Italy's Marta Bassino celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 30, 2019 - 4:15 pm
KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Victory eluded Mikaela Shiffrin once again in a World Cup giant slalom at Killington, edged into third place by an Italian 1-2 led by Marta Bassino on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career World Cup win by retaining her first-run lead to beat Federica Brignone by 0.26...
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