The Championships flag passes to St. Moritz

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — As it turns out, there was one more free concert to enjoy.When the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships came to a close on Sunday evening, the Colorado Children’s Chorale belted out flawless renditions of Germany and France’s national anthems, in honor of Sunday’s slalom podium finishers who hail […]

Final times for men’s slalom

By Chris Freud 1 GRANGE Jean-Baptiste FRA 1:57.45 2 DOPFER Fritz GER 1:57.82 3 NEUREUTHER Felix GER 1:58.02 4 KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik NOR 1:58.04 5 HARGIN Mattias SWE 1:58.09 6 MYHRER Andre SWE 1:58.21 7 LARSSON Markus SWE 1:58.47 8 KHOROSHILOV Alexander RUS 1:58.94 9 FOSS-SOLEVAAG S. NOR 1:59.78 10 STRASSER Linus GER 1:59.85 11 MOELGG […]

Shiffrin’s nap habits and humble celebrations

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Wondering how Mikaela Shiffrin can lie down in a snow bank, close her eyes and rock out to Katy Perry for several minutes a few yards from the bustling start house where one of the most important runs of her career looms? Well, the 19-year-old Olympic and two-time world […]

Grange scores a surprise victory in slalom

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK – Jean-Baptiste Grange flip-flopped his feelings about Beaver Creek on Sunday.After tearing the ACL in his right knee here during a giant-slalom race in 2009, the 30-year-old Frenchman charged to a gold medal in the men’s slalom, as Germans Fritz Dopfer and Felix Neureuther nabbed the silver and bronze in […]

And that’s a wrap from Vail/Beaver Creek

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Just when you think you know something about this sport, you get slapped upside the head with the last racer — both of them, and we’ll explain that — of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, as the last of the top-30 in the second run […]

And that’s a wrap from Beaver Creek

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Just when you think you know something about this sport, you get slapped upside the head with the last racer — both of them, and we’ll explain that — of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, as the last of the top-30 in the second run […]

USA quiet in slalom, but finishes with five medals

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Three days in a row? Nope.After gold medals on consecutive days at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, the U.S. Ski Team was hard-pressed for more during Sunday’s men’s slalom. Ted Ligety, who brought the house down with a gold medal in the men’s giant slalom […]

France’s Grange wins in stunner

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — So what’s more improbable? France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange winning his first race since the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011 or Austria’s Marcel Hirscher holding a 0.88-second lead as the last racer out of the start house, and ending up a DNF?Both long probabilities became reality in Sunday’s men’s […]

On the Hill: Dumping snow on Sunday

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 amid heavy snowfall between men’s slalom runs at the FIS 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek. BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: 3″ in the last […]

Buying and building

By caramie schnell Since the new millennium, “green” building has become a buzzword, but not everything is as green as it may seem.“It’s important to ask the hard questions,” said architect Doug Graybeal, of Graybeal Architects. “There’s a lot of green washing out there. … People say ‘green product,’ but how are they green? ‘Sustainable’ […]