Alpine Ski Outlet // Alpine Ski Outlet


(800) 767-5849

  • RSS Feed
Posts tagged with "Lindsey Vonn"

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill, in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. The Alpine director of the U.S. ski team said Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017 that Lindsey Vonn could make her World Cup return in Austria next week, two months after undergoing surgery on a broken arm. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca, File)

The network connected it to Vonn’s recent criticism of President Trump.

Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American ski racer in history, suffered a back injury while competing at the World Cup in Switzerland, threatening her participation in the Olympic games next year.

Fox News could barely contain its glee.

Read more…

There will be no men's World Cup races at Lake Louise this year due to a lack of snow.

There will be no men’s World Cup races at Lake Louise this year due to a lack of snow. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Warm temperatures in Alberta have forced the cancellation of the men’s World Cup downhill races at Lake Louise, Alta.

It’s the first time in 29 years the International Ski Federation has called off a World Cup at Lake Louise, according to Alpine Canada.

“We’re crushed by having to make the decision, we worked very hard with the resort staff and our volunteers to get the racetrack prepared, said race chairman Brian Lynam. “But weather worked against us. It was just too warm to make the amount of snow that we needed on the lower part of the mountain. But we’ve got plans, obviously to push forward because we have ladies races to hold coming up.

“Basically half of the race course is covered with excellent coverage of snow that will be race-ready, it’s just the lower half of the racetrack that we’re having some problems getting good coverage. Mother nature is someone to be respected.”

The season-opening downhill was scheduled for Nov. 26 followed by a super-G on Nov. 27. Training runs for the downhill were to start Nov. 23. Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won both races last year.

Recent temperatures “remained above freezing too often, eliminating the chance to make the required snow” for the bottom section of the mountain, Alpine Canada said in a statement Wednesday.

“While we have good snow conditions on the upper mountain, we didn’t have enough cold to get to the finish line for the men. We will continue our efforts for successful races for the ladies and look forward to the men returning next year,” said Lynam.

Each World Cup race undergoes a snow control to determine whether or not the competition can take place or not. The International Ski Federation (FIS) said “a possible replacement will be communicated in due course.”

The women’s World Cup downhills and super-G scheduled for Dec. 2-4 have not been cancelled.

Last year, Lindsey Vonn won all three races at Lake Louise for the third time in her career. The American was not going to compete at Lake Louise this year as she’s still recovering from a broken arm suffered in a crash.

Read more…

Lindsey Vonn wants a shot at racing against men. But, on Sunday, an official from the International Ski Federation (FIS) spoke on the matter calling her proposition a “very difficult challenge.”

FIS chief race director for women’s Alpine events, Atle Skaardal, commented on Vonn’s latest bid in a press release:

“It will be a very difficult challenge to find a reasonable way of doing this because one point that everyone is underestimating is that we need to have equal rights for everyone,” said Skaardal. “So if the ladies are allowed to race with the men, then also the men need to be authorized to ski with the ladies, and I’m not sure this is a direction we want to go.”

Vonn, a four-time FIS World Cup champion, has been asking to compete against men since 2012, but her requests have yet to be seriously considered. In 2012, after lobbying to compete in the men’s downhill event in Canada, the federation simply ruled that “one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other.” In May, FIS officials held meetings that discuss Vonn’s proposition; However, the verdict is far from conclusive.

Skaardal said that the FIS will consider Vonn’s most recent request to enter the men’s World Cup race in November 2018 at the organization’s Autumn meetings in Zurich in early October, when the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will likely bring a concrete proposal to the table.

Read more…

US skier Lindsey Vonn reacts after taking part in the Women’s Super G race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in Meribel on March 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

an you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street, Lindsey Vonn?

On Friday, Vonn hung out with popular Sesame Street characters Elmo and Cookie Monster, and the Sesame Street Twitter account posted a photo of the three.

Vonn, who has already been on three U.S. Olympic teams, is currently doing media promotions for next February’s 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, which is likely what led to her meeting the two famous characters, though all of the details of why they met were not revealed. However, the Sesame Street account did thank the three-time Olympian for teaching the characters “about being an Olympic athlete.”

Read more…


Page 1 of 1