Shiffrin and Vonn finish top 15 in GS

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Thursday’s giant slalom marked the first race of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships for slalom specialist Mikaela Shiffrin, and the last race for downhill champion Lindsey Vonn. Both ended the day having notched solid top 15 finishes, with Shiffrin in eighth and Vonn in 14th. Other Americans in […]

Gisin returns to racing three weeks after injury

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — In all the talk about injuries and comebacks, one story that may have flown under the radar the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is that of Swiss skier Dominique Gisin. You might remember her from the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where she tied Tina Maze for the downhill gold […]

Shiffrin, Vonn finish top 15 in giant slalom

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Thursday’s giant slalom marked the first race of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships for slalom specialist Mikaela Shiffrin, and the last race for downhill champion Lindsey Vonn. Both ended the day having notched solid top 15 finishes, with Shiffrin in eighth and Vonn in 14th. Other Americans in […]

Dominique Gisin returns to racing three weeks after knee injury

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — In all the talk about injuries and comebacks, one story that may have flown under the radar the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is that of Swiss skier Dominique Gisin. You might remember her from the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where she tied Tina Maze for the downhill gold […]

Even with a bobble, Fenninger wins

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — And for the slightest instant, most of Austria had a heart attack.Starting with a 1.7-second lead, Anna Fenninger seemed only to need to get down in one piece for gold in Thursday’s giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. As is her want, she skied aggressively, building […]

Official start list of men’s GS

By Chris Freud 1 RAICH Benjamin AUT 2 PINTURAULT Alexis FRA 3 HIRSCHER Marcel AUT 4 FANARA Thomas FRA 5 DOPFER Fritz GER 6 LIGETY Ted USA 7 NEUREUTHER Felix GER 8 MUFFAT-JEANDET Victor FRA 9 JITLOFF Tim USA 10 SANDELL Marcus FIN 11 FAIVRE Mathieu FRA 12 NANI Roberto ITA 13 HAUGEN Leif Kristian […]

Schleper scrubs speed after jump in GS

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Sarah Schleper’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championships did not start quite as she hoped, but she’ll still be the first one donning the party hat — er, sombrero.Representing Mexico, the Vail local launched into the high point of phase No. 2 of her professional ski racing career in Thursday’s […]

The men’s giant slalom: Ted Day or not?

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — It’s starting to get a little scary at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.Welcome to Day 12, the men’s giant slalom — and the Americans do not have a gold medal.Usually, men’s GS day would be money in the bank. Men’s GS, of course, is Ted Ligety time. Ligety, […]

Giant slalom qualifiers a meeting of nations

By Chris Freud VAIL — Competing against racers from small countries like Haiti, Macedonia and Kyrgyzstan, Slovenia’s Klemen Kosi won the giant slalom qualifiers Thursday at Golden Peak for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.About 100 racers in total tested their skills at the Vail venue. The top skier to finish from every country, in […]