23. October Surprise
Lindsey Vonn rockets into the sport’s stratosphere with
her victory in Soelden, Austria BY ERIC WILLIAMS
26. Pressure Drop
Ted Ligety shakes off expectations to win another GS
— and another for the U.S. BY HANK MCKEE
29. The DIY Guide to
World Cup Ski Racing
How solo skier Warner Nickerson statyed afloat for an-
other start at Soelden. BY HANK MCKEE
15 Waxroom: The latest Paralympic hopeful is
a familiar face to World Cup followers; the Skier
Guy bides time; Bode on Bode; Julia Mancuso.
33. Bumps & Jumps: 2012 U.S.
Freestyle Ski Team Preview
World Cup overall champion Hannah Kearney leads a
winning campaign for 2012 BY ERIC WILLIAMS
38. The White Stuff: 2012 U.S.
Cross Country Team Preview
Fresh talent joins forces with superstar skinny skiers in
looking for nordic success. BY HANK MCKEE
43. So Fly: 2012 U.S. Nordic Com-bined/Jumping Team Preview
Down-to-earth but ready to soar. BY HANK MCKEE
46. Head Case
Can a new, high-tech program help ski racers recover
from concussions? BY ERIC WILLIAMS
3 Start House: History happened in Soelden.
7 Out of the Gate: Racers cry foul over
changed dimensions; Austria ticked at new U.S.
training grounds; Copper’s Speed Center.
8 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
19 Gallery: Images abound from Austria.
50 Buyers Guide: Protective gear for racers.
53 Aerial View: A raw deal for good eggs.
55 Freeskiing: Jen Hudak gives the lowdown.
57 NCAA: Meet the Boston College captains.
59 Role Model: MLS goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
62 Catching Up With: Shannon Bahrke Happe.
64 Juniors: Long-term strength & conditioning.
66 Masters: The sudden loss of Vicky Valar.
68 Backshop: How to save money on tuning.
70 Finish Line: Setting the record straight.
COVER PHOTO: AGENCE ZOOM
5 OpEd: Questioning the research and the reasons behind the new FIS rules, now set in stone.
ADELBODEN, JANUARY 8, 2011: BENJAMIN RAICH IN
HIS ELEMENT WITH THE NEW ATOMIC D2 RACE GS
SKI AND THE X20 BINDING, THE ATOMIC RT BOOT,
THE ATOMIC PRO TECT WC HELMET AND THE
ATOMIC RACE WC GOOGLES.