Aspen local Wiley Maple has the body for hockey and was headed in that direction when skiing provided him an opportunity to ski with the U.S. Development Team. (Peter Foley)
In the penultimate Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season, the men were thirsty for results—looking to tighten the race for the overall downhill globe. Travis Ganong was the top American downhiller of the day, finishing in sixth place.
After over two hours of delays, the race finally were finally able to squeak one last downhill into February. Fighting flat light and typical thick fog in Garmisch, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American downhiller of the day in sixth.
The rarely-used Schneekristall-Zwolfer track is non-stop from top to bottom. A high-speed signature course, racers question whether this track is more challenging than the famed Kitzbuehel one.
The men look fast in during two runs of downhill training at the Audi Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Marco Sullivan pulls out a fifth place finish in Saturday's Lake Louise downhill.
Erik Fisher landed the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined points of his career as Austrian Romed Baumann captured the final win in Chamonix.
Bode Miller came within .01 seconds of victory in the first of two World Cup downhills scheduled for Chamonix.
Didier Cuche surpassed Austrian Franz Klammer with his fifth downhill victory in Kitzbuehel
Who will be written into Hahnenkamm lore as the fabled weekend reaches its 72nd year?
Bode Miller battled to second in the Val Gardena super G for his second World Cup podium of the season.
Bode Miller rounded out the final downhill training run in Beaver Creek with eighth before the big show on Dec. 2.
Swiss veteran Didier Cuche was the fastest skier down the Birds of Prey downhill course today in Beaver Creek, Colo. for the first training run after yesterday’s run was canceled for last-minute course work.
Mountain Plaza roared Saturday as the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team - including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - was introduced during a public celeb
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Aspen local Wiley Maple has the body for hockey and was originally headed in that direction when skiing provided him a slap-shot opportunity to ski with the U.S. Development Team. He's made it count and is now a rising star among the men's speed team.
After tearing his ACL late in the 2012 season, Maple missed a decent chunk of the 2013 prep period and was slower than he would have liked getting back to his natural speed last winter. Despite the setback, things started clicking again toward the end of January, when Maple clocked a rare U.S. win during a Europa Cup downhill.
He then kicked it up a notch in the spring with a post-season trip to the Alaskan outback to compete in the gnarly Arctic Man Ski and Snowmobile race (won by teammate Marco Sullivan).
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