The lady remains a champ; Shiffrin wins

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — The lady does have a flair for the dramatic. Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin needed every bit of the last portion of the 2,099-foot women’s slalom course to pull out gold on Saturday at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek.Shiffrin had a 0.40-second first-run lead over Sweden’s […]

The start list for today’s Worlds men’s slalom finale

By Chris Freud 1 HIRSCHER Marcel AUT 2 HARGIN Mattias SWE 3 KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik NOR 4 DOPFER Fritz GER 5 GROSS Stefano ITA 6 KHOROSHILOV Alexander RUS 7 NEUREUTHER Felix GER 8 RAZZOLI Giuliano ITA 9 LARSSON Markus SWE 10 PINTURAULT Alexis FRA 11 THALER Patrick ITA 12 FOSS-SOLEVAAG S. NOR 13 BYGGMARK Jens SWE […]

The start list for today’s Worlds finale

By Chris Freud 1 HIRSCHER Marcel AUT 2 HARGIN Mattias SWE 3 KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik NOR 4 DOPFER Fritz GER 5 GROSS Stefano ITA 6 KHOROSHILOV Alexander RUS 7 NEUREUTHER Felix GER 8 RAZZOLI Giuliano ITA 9 LARSSON Markus SWE 10 PINTURAULT Alexis FRA 11 THALER Patrick ITA 12 FOSS-SOLEVAAG S. NOR 13 BYGGMARK Jens SWE […]

Off to home snow at Maribor for Slovenian Tina Maze

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Tina Maze is not someone you want to cross paths with when she’s having a bad day. For example, after missing a medal and falling to fifth place in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships giant slalom race on Thursday, she was all frowns. More like death stares, […]

Off to home turf at Maribor for Slovenian Tina Maze

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Tina Maze is not someone you want to cross paths with when she’s having a bad day. For example, after missing a medal and falling to fifth place in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships giant slalom race on Thursday, she was all frowns. More like death stares, […]

Racing American, but also racing independently

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Most American fans who left Redtail Stadium on Saturday left thinking about 19-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin’s gold medal in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships slalom. However, for a number of other American racers, the day was also about determination, overcoming insurmountable odds and true grit.The group of American […]

The final act of Worlds: Today’s men’s slalom

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — And thus it comes to close.How does the final act — today’s men’s slalom at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships go?By all rights, this should be a battle between Austria’s Marcel Hirscher (Bib No. 1) and Germany’s Felix Neureuther (Bib No. […]

Saturday’s women’s slalom results

By Chris Freud 1 SHIFFRIN Mikaela USA 1:38.48 2 HANSDOTTER Frida SWE 1:38.823 STRACHOVA Sarka CZE 1:39.25 4 VELEZ ZUZULOVA V. SVK 1:39.425 ZETTEL Kathrin AUT 1:39.50 6 MIELZYNSKI Erin CAN 1:39.98 7 THALMANN Carmen AUT 1:40.528 MAZE Tina SLO 1:40.96 9 NOENS Nastasia FRA 1:41.17 10 GAGNON Marie-Michele CAN 1:41.41 11 LOESETH Nina NOR […]

Spanish ski racer Salarich dominates slalom qualifier

By Chris Freud VAIL — Joaquim Salarich needed only to finish today’s slalom qualifier to make it to Beaver Creek Sunday for the FIS World Alpine Ski Championships.The Spanish ski racer decided instead, though, that he was going to give it all he had. After the completion of his second run, Salarich lead the field […]

On the Hill: Jamaica’s star ski racer

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the men’s slalom qualifiers, where ski racers from small countries such as Jamaica have taken to the slopes in an effort to make it to the […]