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Her knees ‘broken beyond repair,’ Lindsey Vonn retiring after worlds

Lindsey Vonn says she will retire from ski racing after this month’s world championships in Sweden.


Mikaela Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine …


US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics with knee injury

Three-time U.S. Olympic ski racer Steven Nyman will miss the Pyeonchang Games after tearing a ligament in his right knee during downhill training almost a year to the day after …


Lindsey Vonn eyes some unfinished business at 2018 Olympics

There have been several big injuries for Lindsey Vonn along the way, no real surprise given that she spends day after day hurtling herself down icy slopes at speeds that …


World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher wins again in slalom

Marcel Hirscher is unbeatable in slalom right now, and his World Cup win Sunday finally gave him victory at Wengen.


Mikaela Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine …


Mikaela Shiffrin matches her idol Marlies Schild with 37th World Cup win

Mikaela Shiffrin won a parallel slalom city event on Monday to match her childhood idol, Marlies Schild, with her 37th World Cup victory.


Mikaela Shiffrin: “I’m finding something new, some more speed.”

There appears little to prevent Mikaela Shiffrin taking over from Lindsey Vonn as the unstoppable force in women’s ski racing.


Marcel Hirscher comes from behind to win World Cup slalom

Marcel Hirscher quickly disappeared from the finish area after his disappointing opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday.


Marcel Hirscher storms back to win World Cup GS, Ted Ligety takes 7th

Lounging on the couch with his broken left ankle in a cast, Marcel Hirscher felt something he hadn’t in a long time – no pressure.


Tina Weirather wins World Cup super-G at Lake Louise

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won the women’s World Cup super-G on Sunday for her first Lake Louise victory.


American Mikaela Shiffrin captures another slalom title in Vermont

Mikaela Shiffrin had one of those days on Sunday, the kind her competitors on the World Cup have come to dread. On a day when cold wind gusts and angry …


Viktoria Rebensburg edges Mikaela Shiffrin for giant slalom win at Killington

Mikaela Shiffrin had a roaring crowd in her corner, possibly the biggest to watch a women’s World Cup race. But it was not enough to overcome Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg in …


Outpeople: Brett Ford carving out a niche in cross country

Winning the Langlauf 10K cross country ski race at Mount Spokane on Feb. 12 was a highlight of Brett Ford’s competitive career, but it was not the most important day …


Mikaela Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

A stunning slalom run from Mikaela Shiffrin saw her win the Alpine combined race Sunday to extend her advantage in the overall standings. Shiffrin was seventh after the super-G portion …


US ski team leans on superstars for medals ahead of Olympics

Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics. A tally of three medals – one of each color, …


Ilka Stuhec is downhill world champion; Lindsey Vonn 3rd

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009.


Ilka Stuhec wins super-G as Gut crashes; Mikaela Shiffrin 4th, Lindsey Vonn 12th

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia took advantage of bib No. 1 to win the first super-G of her career Sunday while defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut crashed.


Marcel Hirscher displays class to beat Alexis Pinturault in giant slalom

Marcel Hirscher displayed all his class to beat Alexis Pinturault and claim his 20th World Cup giant slalom victory on Sunday, avenging his narrow defeat to the French skier in …


Out and about

Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.


Lara Gut remains perfect in super-G; Lindsey Vonn struggles in 9th

Defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday while Lindsey Vonn struggled to a ninth-place finish.


Henrik Kristoffersen leads Norway 1-2 in World Cup slalom 1st run

Henrik Kristoffersen extended his hot streak in World Cup slalom by leading a 1-2 for Norway in the first run on Sunday.


Austrian skier Christine Scheyer wins downhill; Lindsey Vonn 13th upon return

Christine Scheyer of Austria upset the pre-race favorites to win a women’s World Cup downhill Sunday, while Lindsey Vonn placed 13th in her first race in nearly 11 months.


Mikaela Shiffrin skies out in 1st run, misses WCup slalom record

Mikaela Shiffrin’s seven-race winning streak in women’s World Cup slaloms came to end Tuesday, leaving the American one short of the record for most consecutive victories in the discipline.


Mikaela Shiffrin closes in on ski racing milestones

If Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 27th World Cup race in Tuesday’s slalom, she will match the career achievement of one of the biggest names in American ski racing history – …


U.S. ski racers produce nude calendar to help raise funds

A group of American skiers are taking it all off in an effort to raise some money.


Unheralded French skier Sarrazin wins parallel giant slalom

French skier Cyprien Sarrazin was the surprise winner of a parallel giant slalom race on Monday as overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher was eliminated in the first round for …


After protest over sponsor flap, Henrik Kristoffersen wins slalom

Motivated after missing a race over a sponsor flap, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won a World Cup slalom Sunday as first-run leader Alexis Pinturault straddled a gate in his second …


Mikaela Shiffrin dominates to win her 11th straight World Cup slalom

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin remains unbeatable in slalom.


Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise. The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta …