Latest Women's alpine skiing News

Unplugged: World Cup skiers find creative ways to decompress

Dec. 12, 2019 1:03 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — To unwind, Italian downhill racer Dominik Paris sometimes screams into a microphone. Not so much screams as hauntingly growls out lyrics he wrote himself. Being the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Rise of Voltage is just a way for Paris to give his mind a break from...

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...

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...

Mikaela Shiffrin enjoys another big win in World Cup slalom

Dec. 1, 2019 4:12 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins in World Cup slaloms just get more remarkable. One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a massive 2.29 seconds clear of her biggest rival, Petra Vlhova, in the United States on Sunday....

Bassino gets 1st win in World Cup giant slalom; Shiffrin 3rd

Nov. 30, 2019 4:15 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Victory eluded Mikaela Shiffrin once again in a World Cup giant slalom at Killington, edged into third place by an Italian 1-2 led by Marta Bassino on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career World Cup win by retaining her first-run lead to beat Federica Brignone by 0.26 seconds....

For Shiffrin, grandma part of warm memories at Killington

Nov. 27, 2019 3:22 PM EST

Mikaela Shiffrin doesn’t lose often. Rarer still, she doesn’t lose to the same person over and over. Growing up, the two-time Olympic gold medalist just couldn’t beat a certain someone in Scrabble, Boggle or the card game UNO. Grandma always won. She even playfully kept the scorecards around...

Shiffrin triumphs for record 41st World Cup slalom win

Nov. 23, 2019 9:25 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Coming off a record-breaking season with 17 race wins, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t need much time in the new campaign to reach yet another milestone. The American set the all-time World Cup record for most slalom wins by any skier on Saturday, after earning her 41st career victory...

US skier Breezy Johnson recovering from another knee injury

Nov. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Breezy Johnson's social media post captured a moment more than her mood: "Sometimes you reach the top of the hill, only to realize there is a mountain beyond." "Hang in there," the American ski racer's supporters commented. "The view will be spectacular," they offered. The truth: Johnson was crestfallen after...

Former Vonn coach helps Robinson, 17, beat Shiffrin in GS

Oct. 26, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — A coach who helped Lindsey Vonn become the winningest female skier of all time guided one of the sport's biggest prospects to her first World Cup victory on Saturday. Led by Chris Knight, New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the...

Rivals don't believe they can beat Shiffrin to overall title

Oct. 24, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With Mikaela Shiffrin's dominance in the Alpine skiing World Cup increasing each year, some of her main competitors don't seem to hold out much hope of beating the American standout for the overall title. Like Wendy Holdener, who was runner-up to Shiffrin two years ago and third...