Ted Ligety brings it home on Friday

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — It was nearly 50 degrees at the bottom of the race hill by the time the second run of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships men’s giant slalom race kicked off on Friday. The toll on the snow was evidenced by one racer after another losing their lead when […]

American gold returns to home slopes

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — It’s been 26 years since a gold medal hung around the neck of an American skier on home snow at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships — that is, until Friday — when Utah’s Ted Ligety won the giant slalom by a decisive margin in front of a wild […]

Finally, American gold returns to home slopes

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — It’s been 26 years since a gold medal hung around the neck of an American skier on home snow at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships — that is, until Friday — when Utah’s Ted Ligety won the giant slalom by a decisive margin in front of a wild […]

Ligety brings deliverance for U.S. Ski Team

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Thank you, Ted.This was starting to get grim. The U.S. was running out of chances for gold. There was the men’s GS on Friday — good chance — but Marcel Hirscher is a major pain in the tush, and we say that in the most respectful way with regard […]

Ted brings delieverance for U.S. Ski Team

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Thank you, Ted.This was starting to get grim. The U.S. was running out of chances for gold. There was the men’s GS on Friday — good chance — but Marcel Hirscher is a major pain in the tush, and we say that in the most respectful way with regard […]

Today’s start list for slalom

By Chris Freud 1 MAZE Tina SLO 2 SHIFFRIN Mikaela USA 3 ZETTEL Kathrin AUT 4 HANSDOTTER Frida SWE 5 PIETILAE-HOLMNER M. SWE 6 STRACHOVA Sarka CZE 7 HOSP Nicole AUT 8 WENN-LARSSON Anna SWE 9 LOESETH Nina NOR 10 KIRCHGASSER Michaela AUT 11 GAGNON Marie-Michele CAN 12 VELEZ ZUZULOVA V. SVK 13 HOLDENER Wendy […]

Here we go with the women’s slalom

By Chris Freud So, when it was announced in 2010 that the FIS World Ski Championships were coming here in 2015, Mikaela Shiffrin was 14.Very few had heard of her because she was still one year away from making her World Cup debut.Both of those sentences amaze and depress me. After all, most kids at […]

Austrian or not, Hirscher is hard to hate

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK – You’d think it’d be easy to hate Marcel Hirscher. The Austrian was poised to rob Ted Ligety of his fifth straight win at Beaver Creek on Friday and the Americans of their first FIS Alpine World Ski Championship gold medal. The Austrian is also blowing Ligety away in the […]

Complete men’s giant slalom results from Friday

By Chris Freud 1 LIGETY Ted USA 2:34.16 2 HIRSCHER Marcel AUT 2:34.61 3 PINTURAULT Alexis FRA 2:35.04 4 NEUREUTHER F. GER 2:35.26 5 OLSSON Matts SWE 2:35.39 6 NANI Roberto ITA 2:35.57 7 MUFFAT-JE. V. FRA 2:35.71 8 EISATH Florian ITA 2:35.93 9 JITLOFF Tim USA 2:36.04 10 SCHOERGHOFER P. AUT 2:36.28 11 JANKA […]

Worlds closing ceremonies set for Sunday at Redtail

By Randy Wyrick BEAVER CREEK — All good things must end, and this two-week celebration of the world’s greatest ski racing is no exception.After two weeks of nonstop free big-name concerts, cultural and community events, closing ceremonies for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is Sunday afternoon.“We’re so happy the world came to visit, […]