14. What a Hoot: Birds of Prey
Why the U.S. Ski Team officially entered a new era in
one wicked-fun week of racing. BY HANK McKEE
20. Glory Day for Women
How Lindsey Vonn triumphed (once again) and had a
race to remember forever when she stormed down the
women’s super G. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
22. Hawk Eyes: On Course
What did officials see amiss in the men’s downhill at
Beaver Creek? BY HANK McKEE
23. Moving Forward: GS Skis
U.S. Ski Team coach Sasha Rearick speaks candidly on
what the new dimensions will mean for ski racers of all
ages, and how to adapt. BY HANK McKEE
27. Lindsey’s Happy Place
The story behind Lindsey Vonn’s multiple victories in the
face of adversity at Lake Louise. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
29. Great White North
Snow dominates the men’s speed events at Lake Louise;
Svindal and Cuche shine. BY HANK McKEE
31. Taking Back Aspen
After a seven-year drought for Americans, Julia Mancuso
makes history and Mikaela Shiffrin makes waves on
home snow. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
3 Start House: Bad news, good news in racing.
4 Letters: Reader feedback on the new FIS
rules, college racing and a ski bum’s life.
10 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
33 Aerial View: The psychology of injury.
36 NCAA: The rapping and racing life of Dartmouth College student Ian Macomber.
38 Buyers Guide: Last minute racing gifts.
41 Juniors: Eastern speed fundamentals.
43 Results: Loveland, Copper and Aspen.
47 Masters: The “social security” of the sport.
49 Backshop: Dialing in your boots for speed.
51 Finish Line: The high cost of ski racing.
COVER PHOTO: GEPA
6 Waxroom: Parties in Aspen and Beaver
Creek; Steven Nyman’s colorful calls; Lindsey
Vonn’s Tebowing craze; censorship, and more.
10 Gallery: Images abound from Beaver Creek.
34 Nordic: Sarah Hendrickson wins first-ever
women’s World Cup jumping competition; Kikkan Randall teams up with Sadie Bjornsen to
climb back on the podium after a big win.