Latest Women's skiing News

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

Jan. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EST

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Some 300 miles away, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center...

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...

Japan’s Kobayashi among favorites in wide-open ski jumping

Jan. 14, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Even athletes who compete in ski jumping and a former Olympian paid to analyze the sport on TV have no idea who will win gold at the Beijing Games. That’s because more than a dozen men seem to have a shot. The list of contenders, though, might be reduced by one. ...

Norway’s Riiber dominant soaring, skiing into 2022 Olympics

Jan. 13, 2022 12:40 PM EST

Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber has been so dominant in World Cup competitions that other Nordic combined athletes are studying how he soars past the competition in ski jumping to often take a huge lead into the cross-country skiing leg of the events. They hope the homework pays off...

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...

Wise eyes a three-peat, Gu eyes history in freestyle skiing

Jan. 11, 2022 16:04 PM EST

David Wise is playing with house money. And he knows it. So, ask the only man to ever win Olympic gold in the halfpipe if he feels pressure bidding for a three-peat in China and the free-spirited 31-year-old freestyle skier just laughs. “I really, truly feel like...

Climate change: Athletes flag the dangers of manmade snow

Jan. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EST

A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking one ski and twisting the other, also breaking his leg. Another American, training...

Olympic cross-country preview: US eager to build on success

Jan. 11, 2022 11:41 AM EST

When Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won the United States' first Olympic gold medal in cross county skiing in 2018, they turned a page and brought their country to the line next to the Nordic powerhouses of Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland. Diggins' subsequent success has proved...

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...