Front | Out of the Gate
4 Start House: Fitness, fun, fundamentals.
6 Letters: Reader feedback on FIS safety.
8 Out of the Gate: Daron Rahlves takes
second in ski cross World Cup. Plus, a big
prize for a small name in racing; an update
on NorAm events, and news from NASTAR
and Trofeo Topolino Time Trials at Vail.
12 Waxroom: Goosebumps in Steamboat;
who got a Ferrari for Christmas; who got
punched in the face; and who is always
tweeting about toilets from the road.
14 Gallery: World Cup images abound.
Departments + Columns
Back | Competitive Edge
33 Juniors: NDS camps in Beaver Creek.
34 NCAA: Leif Kristian Haugen on the rise.
36 Backshop: Sharp edges, fast skis.
38 Role Model: MacGyver ex-racer in Iraq.
40 Masters: Races around the nation.
41 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
42 Finish Line: Reeling through the years.
18 Royal Icing
Sandrine Aubert snags the Snow Queen crown. BY SHAUNA FARNELL
20 Italian Stallions
Andrej Jerman wins the World Cup downhill at Bormio. BY HANK MCKEE
22 Mother Superior
Sarah Schleper finds her groove in Lienz, Austria, while Kathrin Hoelzl and
Marlies Schild top the tech race podiums. BY SHAUNA FARNELL
26 Golden Ticket
In Steamboat, freestyle skiers go for a shot at the Games. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
28 Olympic Preview: Global Warming?
How ski racers from snowless countries get to Vancouver. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
31 Spillane Strikes Gold in Oberhof
Johnny Spillane continues his winning combined ways. BY PETER Q. GRAVES
32 Newell Concludes His Tour de Ski
Plus, U.S. Cross Country Nationals open in Anchorage. BY PETER Q. GRAVES
Cover: Johnny Spillane rockets toward his first World Cup wn. (GEPA)