27. Teen Machine
Mikaela Shiffrin, 16, is the most buzzed-about racer in
years. What makes her so fast? BY HANK MCKEE
29. Ski Racing Buyers
Guide 2012: My Gear
Elite racers from World Cuppers Ted Ligety and Julia
Mancuso to masters champions Brian Irwin and Jen
Kaufman reveal what’s in their race bags. Plus, coaches’
tips on gear for juniors. BY THE SKI RACING STAFF
41. Ski Racing Buyers
Guide 2012: Alpine Gear
Details on the latest skis and boots. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
48 Aerial View: On Jeret “Speedy” Peterson.
50 Freeskiing: A new U.S. skiing brand debuts.
52 NCAA: How to get to college on skis.
56 Nordic: Ski whisperer Zach Caldwell; plus
new cross country skiing gear.
59 Role Model: Actor Alex Cranmer.
62 Juniors: Long-term athlete development.
64 Results: Summer racing in New Zealand.
67 Masters: A family affair at Mount Hood.
69 Backshop: Prepping your brand-new skis.
71 Finish Line: The curious case of Keegan.
COVER PHOTO: JACK AFFLECK PHOTOGRAPHY
THIS PAGE: JONATHAN SELKOWITZ/SELKOPHOTO
3 Start House: Changes all around.
4 Letters/OpEd: Reader and editor feedback
on the proposed new ski dimensions by the FIS.
7 Out of the Gate: The FIS stirs up a controversy among coaches and racers; ski academies
help out after Irene; plus news from the USSA.
8 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
16 Waxroom: Hermann Maier immortalized;
alpine racers “tri” out some killer costumes;
car-jumping in New Zealand; and much more.