Ski Alpin

While men dominate the sports world by being paid more than women, there's one sport where women are dominating instead - alpine skiing.   A new report from the Internation Ski Federation found that its top-earning athlete is skier Mikaela...
02/08/2018
After several years on the Swiss C-team, 23-year-old Ian Gut and his team have decided to compete for Liechtenstein in future ski seasons. The creation of a new environment should breathe new life into the former Swiss skier’s career.   “Ian Gut...
22/06/2018
What a shock for former ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch! After a boat accident on Lake Garda, the 33-year-old had to be hospitalized.   The shock diagnosis: A broken elbow, bruises and a cut on her eye. Höfl-Riesch had to undergo an operation on...
29/05/2018
It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.   Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that...
21/04/2018
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