Snow Skiing Champions: Hermann Maier


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Snow Skiing Champion: Hermann Maier

March 26, 2014 by  
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Considered to be one of the finest alpine ski racers in history, Hermann Maier is the holder of two gold medals earned at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games and one silver medal earned at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games, as well as four overall World Cup titles – 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004. He also has numerous World Cup titles in other disciplines…

Lindsey Vonn Returns to Slopes in Great Shape

September 4, 2013 by  
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Fans are no doubt delighted at the news that Lindsey Vonn is back on the slopes again, more than six months after her knee surgery. The four-time World Cup Overall Champion recently tested out her skills on the slopes in Portillo, Chile, and proved that her recovery is way ahead of schedule…

Mikaela Shiffrin Takes Slalom World Cup Lead

January 9, 2013 by  
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With her spectacular Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory in Zagreb, Coatia, on January 4, 2013, Mikaela Shiffrin became the first American to win two World Cup slalom races before the age of 18…

Echo Mountain to Become Ski Training Center

September 19, 2012 by  
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Located west of Denver, the Echo Mountain ski area was recently sold at an auction to a company that plans to turn it into a ski training center. The new owner of the ski area is Pykkonen Capital LLC and the motivating factor behind the purchase was to provide a place primarily for school-aged young people to develop their competitive skiing skills…

Freestyle World Cup Events at Cardrona

May 2, 2012 by  
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The recent announcement that Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand will be hosting both the World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe and snowboard halfpipe in August this year has been greeted with much enthusiasm by the New Zealand snow sport community.

Hirscher and Vonn Overall World Cup Champions

March 21, 2012 by  
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With her closest rival – Tina Maze of Slovenia – almost 600 points behind her, Lindsey Vonn has claimed the prestigious World Cup overall title, proving that she has the determination, skill and endurance that set champions apart from the crowd.

World Cup Slalom Victory for Canada

March 7, 2012 by  
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The World Cup slalom event held on Sunday at Ofterschwang in Germany was certainly a memorable one, as Erin Mielzynski became the first Canadian woman to win the event in 41 years. This was also the young 21-year-old skier’s first World Cup victory.

Canadians Excel at Chamonix Alpine Skiing World Cup

February 8, 2012 by  
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With temperatures dropping to minus 15 degrees during the Men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup held at Chamonix this past weekend, the three Canadian skiers who started the race all finished in the top five.

Hirscher on World Cup Winning Streak

January 11, 2012 by  
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Overcoming limited visibility in foggy conditions, Marcel Hirscher of Austria maintained his winning streak as he claimed his third victory in succession in the slalom at Adelboden, Switzerland, on 8 January 2012, bringing his total wins for the season to five.

Vonn and Ligety Shine at World Cup Opener

October 28, 2011 by  
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The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season kicked off in Austria’s Soelden on the weekend, with Americans Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn of the US Ski Team claiming the top spots in the World Cup standing for men and women. For Ligety, this was his ninth World Cup win, and as defending champion, the weekend’s success was a good start to the season. Alexis Pinturault of France took second place, with Philipp Schoerghofer of Austria in third place.

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