Front | Out of the Gate
4 Start House: Time to look at bindings.
6 Exposure: Elisabeth Goergl’s top style.
8 Out of the Gate: The FIS attempts to
solve the injury mysteries. Plus, news on
the Beaver Creek/Vail 2015 bid, the Lake
Placid Continental Cup, a ski racing movie,
Fischer and Bryon Wilson’s new “A” game.
12 Waxroom: Airport run-ins, World Cup
women, Twitter, cows, medals and more.
14 Gallery: Images from World Cup events.
Departments + Columns
16 Welcome to the Alps
Val d’Isere, Val Gardena and Alta Badia test men’s mettle in two tough
weekends on the World Cup. BY HANK MCKEE
22 Silver Bells
Lindsey Vonn kicks off the holiday season with her 25th World Cup win, at
Val d’Isere; Worley, Aubert are belles of the Swedish ball. BY SHAUNA FARNELL
Back | Competitive Edge
34 Role Model: Starr Walton-Hurley goes
from racing pistes to finding world peace.
36 Backshop: A primer on hydrocarbon
waxes, fluorocarbon overlays and friction.
38 Masters: Feeling the need for speed?
Sign up for the Molecule F race series.
39 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
40 Finish Line: When snow’s a no-show.
25 I Won’t Be Home for Christmas
How North American racers handle the holiday season. BY SHAUNA FARNELL
26 Northern Lights
Elite racers take on Lake Louise and Panorama for NorAms. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
28 Snow Globe
World Cup freestyle season-openers, spanning the planet. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
30 New Year’s Meetings
A preview of the Tour de Ski and the Four Hills Tournee. BY PETER Q. GRAVES
32 Olympic Preview: The Best of the Worst
Why the U.S. alpine women don’t want to repeat Calgary ‘88. BY EDIE THYS
Cover: Lindsey Vonn marks a silver anniversary with her 25th World Cup win, earned at Val d’Isere. (GEPA)