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Ford cruises in giant slalom for 1st career World Cup win

Dec. 8, 2019 5:46 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Ford didn't even set an alarm Sunday morning. He never does. He's so easygoing that oversleeping for a race doesn't even enter his mind. That's the way he feels about pressure, too. He doesn't let it get to him. Finding himself in new territory — leading after the...

Schmidhofer wins Lake Louise downhill, Shiffrin takes 2nd

Dec. 7, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Here's a scary thought for her competition: Mikaela Shiffrin is still getting comfortable with the intensity and the speed of the downhill. That's why podium finishes are still a little surprising even to her. The American three-time overall World Cup champion finished runner-up...

The Beat goes on: Feuz defends downhill Birds of Prey title

Dec. 7, 2019 5:05 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For a second straight year, weather forced the relocation of the downhill start to a lower spot on the hill. Not hard to forecast the favorite from there — Beat Feuz. The Swiss racer won the Birds of Prey downhill event for the second straight season on a shortened...

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

Dec. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt’s fellow racers watched from the top as he went too straight around one turn and nearly crossed his skis before another. They marveled at his ability to recover. They admired his capacity to stay composed. Above all: They know this 22-year-old from...

Long awaited indoor ski slope debuts at New Jersey megamall

Dec. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An indoor ski slope that has been the most visible feature of the long-delayed American Dream megamall in New Jersey for more than a decade has finally opened. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn took the first official run down the 1,000-foot slope Thursday. Mall owner...

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,...