Latest Men's alpine skiing News

Odermatt takes Beaver Creek super-G for 1st World Cup win

Dec. 6, 2019 3:07 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finish the technical course in 1 minute, 10.90 seconds Friday to earn his first World Cup victory. The 22-year-old nearly...

Full speed ahead: Jansrud forges on with good buddy retired

Dec. 5, 2019 3:27 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For so long, it was ski racers Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal collaborating on how to go faster. The Norwegian dynamic duo broke down every detail as they constantly pushed each other to greater heights. Jansrud even wrote that meticulous data into a notebook he keeps....

Cochran-Siegle posts fastest time in downhill training run

Dec. 4, 2019 6:22 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States posted the fastest time in a downhill training run along the challenging Birds of Prey course. Cochran-Siegle said he flowed with the terrain as he finished in a time of 1 minute, 41.37 seconds Wednesday. He led Norway's Aleksander Aamodt...

Austrian ski racer Hannes Reichelt still going strong at 39

Dec. 4, 2019 3:53 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — At this precise moment, nothing hurts or aches for Hannes Reichelt. The 39-year-old Austrian ski racer counts that as a big victory in itself. One of the oldest competitors on the World Cup scene this season, he's hardly feeling his age — for now. His goal? Race against...

Thinking big: Bennett zooming toward 1st World Cup podium

Dec. 3, 2019 5:44 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Looking back, Bryce Bennett realizes the risk his parents took to launch his ski racing career. The American downhiller needed extra funding. His parents offered to take out a second mortgage on their house to provide that necessary capital. He took them up on it after one...

Olympic champion Mayer edges Paris for World Cup super-G win

Dec. 1, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Olympic champion Matthias Mayer ended Dominik Paris’ victory streak to win the first World Cup super-G of the Alpine ski season on Sunday. Mayer raced down the sun-bathed Canadian course 0.40 seconds faster than Paris, who won the previous three super-G races last season,...

Dressen wins World Cup downhill in comeback race from injury

Nov. 30, 2019 5:45 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — In a stunning return from serious injury, Thomas Dressen won a World Cup downhill in his comeback race on Saturday. Dressen returned to action, wearing bib No. 13, exactly one year to the day after he blew out his right knee and dislocated a shoulder crashing at Beaver Creek,...

Pinturault leads Faivre for French 1-2 in World Cup opener

Oct. 27, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Widely regarded a main candidate to succeed retired Marcel Hirscher as World Cup overall champion, Alexis Pinturault passed his first test with flying colors on Sunday. He beat teammate Mathieu Faivre to lead a French 1-2 finish in the World Cup season-opening giant slalom in...

Skiing World Cup starts quest for Hirscher's successor

Oct. 25, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The Alpine skiing World Cup is entering its most unpredictable season in many years. The retirement of Marcel Hirscher has opened up the fight for the overall championship again, with a handful of racers tipped as main candidates to succeed the record eight-time overall champion....

'Mr. GS only': Ted Ligety to reduce his World Cup schedule

Oct. 25, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — "Mr. GS" is becoming "Mr. GS only" this season. Finally feeling healthy again after years of hip and back issues, two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety is reducing his workload. Gone are the days like last season, where he competed in eight giant slaloms, two Alpine combined events,...