Mikaela Shiffrin won her 21st career giant slalom at the World Cup Finals as the American standout ended the season with yet another record. The victory moved Shiffrin past Vreni Schneider after matching the Swiss skier's mark of 20 World Cup GS victories last week. The American has won seven of the last eight events and took the GS world title last month.
Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova used a frenetic finish on her final run to win the last women's World Cup slalom of the season Saturday. Mikaela Shiffrin placed third. Vlhova trailed then-leader Leona Popovic by eight-hundredths of a second at the last split but gained time through the gates on the flat final sector to beat the Croatian prodigy by 0.43 seconds.
Swiss skier Marco Odermatt broke the 23-year-old men's record for most World Cup points in a single season after dominating the giant slalom at the World Cup Finals. Odermatt won the race by a massive 2.11 seconds over second-place Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway. The victory lifted Odermatt's tally to 2,042 points and past the previous mark of 2,000 set by Austrian great Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season.
Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami won the women’s World Cup super-G title and Mikaela Shiffrin finished 14th in her first race since setting the record for most career victories with 87.
The storm began Monday night and lasted throughout Tuesday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow and bringing gusty winds.
Snow falls thick as skiers braid their way down Snowmass Mountain, part of the Aspen Ski Company resort chain. Auden Schendler, the company’s …
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has surpassed Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark with a record 87th World Cup win. But she does not think it makes her the greatest ski racer of all time. Shiffrin says "people root for who they want to win – for whatever reason." Shiffrin turns 28 Monday and is bound to add to her tally of wins as other milestones will come her way. Stenmark says Shiffrin "can win more than 100." Records are also on the cards for Shiffrin when it comes to the number of crystal globes – the award for winning the season discipline or overall title.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has set the outright World Cup record for most career victories with 87 by winning a slalom. Shiffrin broke a tie with Ingemar Stenmark on the all-time overall winners list between men and women. The Swede competed in the 1970s and 80s. Shiffrin had matched Stenmark's mark of 86 wins with victory in a giant slalom Friday. Saturday's result marked the American's sixth slalom win of the season and the record-extending 53rd career win in the discipline. She has already locked up her fifth overall championship and the discipline titles in slalom and GS.
Last winter, most ski resorts at Lake Tahoe had to postpone their usual November openings because there wasn't enough snow. This season, several have been forced to close at times because there's too much. A relentless winter has dumped more than 50 feet of snow on mountain resorts around the lake since December. The latest storm forced a half-dozen to shut down Friday.
History beckons for Mikaela Shiffrin on Friday when the American skier competes in one of her best events. Shiffrin is seeking a record-tying 86th win on the World Cup skiing circuit. That number would equal Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark’s mark from the 1970s and 80s.
Mikaela Shiffrin finished seventh at a World Cup super-G affected by changing weather conditions as the American skier missed out on a record-tying 86th career victory. Shiffrin was among the early starters when low clouds caused flat light and snowfall slowed most racers.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin finished tied for fifth in a World Cup downhill and had her quest for a record-tying 86th career victory extended by at least another day. The race was won by home favorite Kajsa Vickhoff Lie. The result was enough for Shiffrin to lock up her fifth overall World Cup title.
American ski racer Travis Ganong announced he will retire at the end of the season. The 34-year-old from Alpine Meadows, California, has won two World Cup races over his career and a downhill silver medal at the 2015 world championships in Colorado. His retirement plans include more time skiing powder.
Beleaguered Californians weathered yet another snowstorm Tuesday, while parts of the Northeast also saw heavy snow.
Sofia Goggia has raced toward another World Cup downhill title with a fifth win in her dominating season. Goggia raced through lightly falling snow at Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps to finish 0.15 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone.
Canadian skier Laurence St-Germain has won the women's slalom at the world championships and Mikaela Shiffrin took the silver medal. The American skier led after the first run but finished 0.57 seconds behind St-Germain after the final run. Lena Duerr of Germany was 0.69 behind and won bronze. Shiffrin won the giant slalom on Thursday and silver in the super-G last week. Saturday's race was the last women's event of the world championships. Shiffrin is expected back at World Cup racing in March.
Mikaela Shiffrin had more than just a gold medal hanging around her neck during the awards ceremony for her latest world championship title. The American skier was also wearing a heart-shaped pendant containing two miniature photos of her late father that she held open as photographers snapped away to capture the touching moment.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom at the world championships. Shiffrin held on to her first-run lead to beat Italian skier Federica Brignone by 0.12 seconds.
Swiss skier Marco Odermatt won gold in the men’s downhill for his first career medal at a world championships. Odermatt had a flawless run on the demanding L’Eclipse course to beat Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by 0.48 seconds as the Norwegian added to his silver from Thursday’s super-G.
Swiss skier Jasmine Flury has won gold in the women’s downhill at the world championships on a rough day for the pre-race favorites. Flury edged Austrian skier Nina Ortlieb by 0.04 seconds for her first career medal at major championships. Sofia Goggia was disqualified after skiing through a gate. Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race.
Mother Nature and global warming are having just as much to say about when and where to hold ski races these days as the International Ski and Snowboard Federation. Warm weather and a lack of snow wiped out nearly a month of racing at the start of this season.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation is hosting World Cup men’s ski jumping competition Saturday and Sunday in Lake Placid, bringing the best in the breathtaking sport back to the tiny town for the first time since 1990.
Marta Bassino won the women’s super-G to give Italy its second gold medal at the skiing world championships. Mikaela Shiffrin took silver. Shiffrin led Bassino by three-tenths of a second at the second split but couldn’t match the Italian’s pace in the last part of the Roc de Fer course and finished 0.11 seconds behind.
First-run leader Alexis Pinturault has held on to win the gold medal in the men’s combined at his home world championships. The Frenchman retained his lead from the super-G portion to edge defending champion Marco Schwarz by 0.10 seconds.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin failed to finish the slalom portion of the women’s combined event on the opening day of the world championships in France. Shiffrin straddled the third-to-last gate while appearing to be close to beating first-run leader Federica Brignone.