Ski Alpin

Carmen Thalmann (born 11 September 1989) from Austria, has surprised everyone. Via her Instagram page she announced her retirement from alpine ski racing at the age of 28. Here is what she said in her own words:   "It was a wonderful chapter in my...
09/04/2018
In a season she dedicated to her late grandfather who died in November, Lindsey Vonn crashed in the season’s first downhill four weeks later, irritating her surgically repaired right knee. Two days later she crashed again in super-G. She’s still...
29/03/2018
Switzerland's Beat Feuz finished ahead of Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal to win the season-long World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in Are, Sweden.   Austrian teammates Vincent Kriechmayr and Matthias Mayer shared the race win at the World...
15/03/2018
Bryce Bennett began skiing as a toddler and was put into a ski training programme at a young age. He began racing as he went through school, and by the time he was eight he had decided that he wanted to race professionally.   2016 brought Bennett...
06/03/2018
Dave Ryding claims Team GB's first alpine skiing top 10 finish at Winter Olympics in 30 years.   12 years is the timeframe set last year by the British Ski and Snowboard performance director Dan Hunt for Britain to become a top-five nation in the...
26/02/2018
Ester Ledecka stepped out of her snowboard long enough to click into her skis and become an Olympic gold medallist. Even the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic who takes part in both sports can't quite believe it.   Ledecka made a stunning run...
19/02/2018
Last year, Hirscher won his sixth consecutive overall World Cup championship; no other racer had ever won six. He has won 10 races this season, all in the slalom and giant slalom, already a career high. He has 55 career wins, surpassing Austrian...
12/02/2018
The most important thing for Aksel, is that the concept is for a cause greater than himself, and more meaningful than just selling products with his name on it.   In partnership with Panorama Design, the alpine ski racer Aksel Lund Svindal is...
02/02/2018
Shortly before Hirscher won a World Cup night race on Tuesday, his Norwegian rival had snowballs thrown at him by spectators during his final run.   None of the projectiles hit Kristoffersen but the Norwegian was furious as he reacted with wild...
24/01/2018
After winning a women’s World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in...
14/01/2018
For Mikaela Shiffrin it was another overpowering victory on the World Cup, and once again it carried historic implications.   On Saturday Shiffrin posted her 39th career World Cup victory, giving her exactly half of Lindsey Vonn’s total (78) which...
08/01/2018
Aleksandr Viktorovich Khoroshilov gained his first victory in 2015 in the slalom at Schladming and became the first Russian male to win a World Cup race in 34 years, since Aleksandr Zhirov of the Soviet Union in 1981.   Russia has never been an...
27/12/2017