7 Out of the Gate: Steven Nyman on his injury
and surgery; coaches attend skills session; inductees to ski Halls of Fame; and more.
3 Start House: The last modern season.
21. Speed Date
In just a few days, World Cup men will meet their first
downhill and super G races of the season in Canada and
Colorado. BY HANK MCKEE
24. Rocky Start
For alpine women, the North American World Cup swing
in the Rocky Mountains is the true kickoff to the season.
BY ERIC WILLIAMS
27. Show Time
With its official 2011-2012 debut at Vail, the U.S. Ski
Team picks up speed for the North American World Cup
races. BY HANK MCKEE AND ERIC WILLIAMS
37. A Million for Testing Positive?
USANA guarantees U.S. Ski Team athletes cheat-free
products. BY CLAIRE ABBE AND ERIC WILLIAMS
40. The Arc Back in Marco
For veteran Marco Sullivan, getting back up to the podium requires serious downtime. BY DANA TURVEY
42. Coach Class
Sub-zero temps, 4: 30 a.m. wake-ups and 300 days on
the road: coaches explain why. BY BRYCE HUBNER
46. Study Squall
For rising ski racers who want to have it all — training,
competition, education and fun — ski academies can be
the answer. Here’s a look at some of the top snowsports
schools in the country.
71 Club Corner: Strength and conditioning tips
from Burke and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.
5 Letters: Reader feedback on new FIS rules.
8 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
12 Waxroom: What Aksel Lund Svindal was doing at college; what Lindsey Vonn was doing at
high school; and Movember gets underway.
16 Gallery: Images abound from training.
60 Buyers Guide: The newest speed suits.
62 Aerial View: The balanced academy life.
63 Nordic: Kikkan Randall on being fast and
female, and on hopes for the winter ahead.
65 Inside the Race Room: Sport Thoma, N.H.
67 NCAA: Switching from alpine to nordic.
69 Juniors: Development camps at Copper.
73 Masters: Training in the promised land.
75 Backshop: A guide to the top tools.
79 Finish Line: And indictment speech.
COVER PHOTO: JENN WILLIAMS
Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Champion and Two-time World Cup Overall Winner
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