Latest Women's alpine skiing News

From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success

Jan. 17, 2022 05:25 AM EST

MODENA, Italy (AP) — The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of...

Italian skier Brignone wins World Cup super-G with gutsy run

Jan. 16, 2022 08:52 AM EST

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone saw a gutsy run rewarded with the victory Sunday in the fifth women’s World Cup super-G of the season. Racing in perfect, sunny conditions, the Italian gained about three-tenths of a second on her rivals with an attacking...

Shiffrin wins record 47th slalom, Vlhova takes season title

Jan. 11, 2022 17:50 PM EST

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin impressed with a come-from-behind win in a night race Tuesday to send a strong signal to her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova in the last women's World Cup slalom before the Beijing Olympics. Racing on the challenging Planai course, the...

All eyes will be on Shiffrin, unknown hill in Olympic Alpine

Jan. 10, 2022 12:22 PM EST

After her first Winter Games triumph as a teenager in 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin gushed about “dreaming of the next Olympics (and) winning five gold medals” — which not only didn’t happen, of course, but wasn’t even possible because the American ended up not competing in every Alpine event...

Vlhova denies Holdener 1st WCup slalom win; Shiffrin DNF'd

Jan. 09, 2022 09:54 AM EST

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Petra Vlhova cemented her status as the leading female slalom skier of the season with her fifth win from six races on Sunday with just a month to go before the Olympic race in Beijing. The overall World Cup champion from Slovakia won the penultimate...

Lindsey Vonn: I'm here to help for mental health, ski advice

Dec. 28, 2021 06:04 AM EST

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female ski racer of all time with 82 career World Cup victories. She also won the downhill at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and has two other Olympic medals. “Rise: My Story,” her new memoir, will be published in January. Having retired from...

Shiffrin is latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19

Dec. 27, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin is the latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the Beijing Games less than six weeks away. “I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test,” the American wrote on her...

Swedish skier Hector beats Shiffrin for 1st win in 7 years

Dec. 22, 2021 09:29 AM EST

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Sara Hector ended a drought of nearly five years for the Swedish women’s ski team by beating Mikaela Shiffrin in both runs of a World Cup giant slalom on Wednesday. No Swedish skier had triumphed on the women’s World Cup circuit since Frida Hansdotter...

Olympic champion Shiffrin dominates GS, regains overall lead

Dec. 21, 2021 09:30 AM EST

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Known for being modest about her achievements, even Mikaela Shiffrin used a superlative Tuesday to describe her dominant win in a women's World Cup giant slalom. “Very spectacular,” the Olympic champion said. Shiffrin won the first of...

New Zealand skier Robinson tests positive for coronavirus

Dec. 20, 2021 03:24 AM EST

One of the southern hemisphere’s top hopes for a medal at the Winter Olympics has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss several World Cup races. Alice Robinson of New Zealand writes on Instagram, “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive to COVID 19 this past week while...