42 Backshop: Variable base bevel, or rocker.
44 Juniors/Europa Cup: The Shelley Glover
Memorial Slalom, plus results and photos from
the Europa Cup and nationwide junior races.
51 Finish Line: Almost-famous ski racers.
4 Start House: Bad weather, good decision.
5 Letters: Reader feedback on show-don’t-tell,
tuning masters skis and finding retired racers.
8 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
7 Out of the Gate: A big weekend for American freestylers in Lake Placid; a new program
for USSA; a rebuilt ski jump in the Northeast.
Plus, teams are named for World Champs.
13 Waxroom: No pants on France’s ski cross
champ; Chemmy Alcott talks soccer; Ashley
Caldwell gets a lift from the boys; and more.
19. Another Croatian Sensation
Ivica Kostelic takes January and runs with it; Didier
Cuche’s historic Hahnenkamm. BY HANK McKEE
17 Gallery: Images from World Cup alpine
and nordic events in Austria and Italy.
36 Nordic: Kikkan Randall is blazing a trail for
female cross country skiers; a Q & A.
25. Dynamite in the Dolomites
Maria Riesch and Lindsey Vonn split the victory spoils in
picturesque Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, as Julia Mancuso
returns to the podium. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
38 NCAA: Utah skier Maria Graefnings on her
four-in-row RMISA wins and Swedish roots.
29. Get Ready for Garmisch
What, and who, to watch for at the upcoming FIS World
Alpine Skiing Championships, Feb. 8 to 20, in historic
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
40 Masters: Meet the new racers out there.
33. Is There a Doctor in the Start
House? Jumping into the medical pool for the
U.S. Ski Team. BY DANA TURVEY
COVER PHOTO AND THIS PAGE: GEPA
Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Champion and Two-time World Cup Overall Winner
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