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Swiss Brand Cheers Its Country’s Skiers by Carving Fan Tweets Into a Giant Snowfield

The execs at Swiss telecom provider Swisscom and agency Heimat wanted to find a unique way to cheer on the country's athletes at this year's FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. So they decided to write a giant love letter from fans--in the snow. Robotic snow-blowers carved out a specially designed font and single-line artwork in...

The Perfect End To The World Ski Championships Was An Emotional Slalom

9 months agoSports : Deadspin

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — If you wanted to script the most fitting, the most unnerving-yet-uplifting race to cap off the two-week World Alpine Ski Championships, you couldn’t have done better than today’s men’s slalom. Read more...

Hirscher grabs second Gold at World Championships

Hirscher grabs second Gold at World Championships Alpine Ski With a flawless performance, the Austrian star became the most successful athlete in St. Moritz. By Marion Schmitz on 19 February 2017

Marcel Hirscher wins Gold at World Championships

Marcel Hirscher wins Gold at World Championships Alpine Ski Snatching up the GS medal missing from his collection, Hirscher scored his second medal this week. By Marion Schmitz on 17 February 2017

Air Force flyover just misses ski lift cable, almost causes disaster in Switzerland; video

Disaster nearly struck Friday during the prestigious Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, when a Swiss Air Force flyover flew too close to the race course, clipping an overhead camera cable and sending filming equipment hurtling to the ground: Die ersten Bilder der Beinahe-Katastrophe in #stmoritz2017. Show More Summary

Air Force Flyover Severs Cable Cam, Nearly Downs Ski Lift At World Ski Championships

9 months agoSports : Deadspin

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — There was a crash today at the men’s giant slalom in the Alpine World Ski Championships, but it wasn’t a racer that hurtled to the ground. It was a cable camera, its wires severed by a too-close flyover from the Swiss Air Force. That was frightening enough, but it was just inches from true… Read more...

Lindsey Vonn third in World Championships downhill

Lindsey Vonn third in World Championships downhill Alpine Ski Still on the comeback from an early season broken arm, the American was happy with a bronze medal. By Marion Schmitz on 12 February 2017

Erik Guay on his World Championship Super-G win

Erik Guay on his World Championship Super-G win Alpine Ski In the face of adversity, Canadian Erik Guay’s taken a sensational World Championship Super-G gold. By Riikka Rakic on 8 February 2017

Documentary Portillo 1966 Shines The Spotlight On The 1966 Alpine World Ski Championships

This Video Will Make You Want To Ski In Chile. In 1949, Ski Portillo opened up for business. In 1966 Portillo hosted the Alpine World Ski Championships. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Alpne World Ski Championship. WatchShow More Summary

How I Got That Shot: Jamie Kripke’s Ski Racer GIF

3 years agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Photographer Jamie Kripke missed the deadline to apply for a media pass to the International Ski Federation Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, CO. He attended the event anyway. His work on a couple of previous assignments (ex. Show More Summary

Fenninger and Maze take Olympic form into the Worlds

The epic clashes of Tina Maze (SLV) and Anna Fenninger (AUT) on the women’s Alpine ski circuit have enthralled skiing fans the world over for several years now, lighting up the Olympic Winter Games, World Championships and World Cup, At Sochi 2014, the pair won three of he five Alpine events between them. Show More Summary

World Championships Cheerleaders Portray the Best of America the Beautiful

By Randy Wyrick Vail Daily There are two kinds of people: Those who like cheerleaders, and cheerleaders. The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships boasts the first-ever slopeside cheerleading crew … because this is America and as we’ve scientifically established, we like cheerleaders. The cheerleaders are part of the Vail Valley Foundation’s World Championships [...]

American skier Ted Ligety wins third giant slalom at Worlds

American Ted Ligety won the giant slalom race at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado today. Fifth after the first run, he came back to beat rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria by nearly half a second. This is the...Show More Summary

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even better with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships coming to Vail and Beaver Creek. Show More Summary

Could crash signal U.S. ski star Bode Miller’s last race?

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was forced to pull out of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships last night, following a harrowing crash during the Super-G race on the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Continue reading ? The post Could crash signal U.S. ski star Bode Miller’s last race? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

IOC President at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and USOC HQ in Colorado

IOC members Anita DeFrantz and Angela Ruggiero were also there, as well as USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. On the opening day of competition on Tuesday, the President was able to see the Women's Super G competition. He congratulated FIS President...Show More Summary

Bode Miller Tumbles Hard at Skiing Worlds

Bode Miller, the six-time Olympic medalist, crashed midway through an epic super-G run at the alpine skiing world championships on Thursday, slicing a deep wound in his right calf and raising doubts about his chances in Saturday’s downhill.

Park Hyatt has lodging deal good for World Alpine Ski Championships, spring skiing

3 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado has a deal for ski-racing fans who would like to stay slope-side during the upcoming 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships. Second only to the Winter Olympics, this competition will bring the world’s best racers to Colorado Feb....

Marcel Hirscher: Austria’s all-action hero

Marcel Hirscher knows all about pressure. On the final day of the 2013 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming he stood at the top of the slalom run with more than 40,000 noisy home fans hoping to see him land the host nation’s first individual gold of the fortnight. Show More Summary

Lindsey Vonn postpones return to racing for a month

4 years agoSports : The Early Lead

Lindsey Vonn has decided to push back her return to skiing competition, opting to sit out the Alpine Skiing World Championships — the first event of the season — Saturday in Austria. Vonn, who underwent reconstructive surgery on her right … Continue reading ?

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