16. Unstoppable: Women’s World
At Courchevel, France, Marlies Schild of Austria launch-es into the slalom stratosphere. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
19. Italian Lessons: Men’s World
What racers from Bode Miller to Marcel Hirscher learned
at Val Gardena and Alta Badia, Italy. BY HANK McKEE
23. Urban Legends
The story behind the City Events that are selling out hotel rooms in major urban centers. BY DANA TURVEY
3 Start House: The clock is ticking for USSA.
4 Letters: Reader feedback on FIS rules.
5 Out of The Gate: Flachau competition
6 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
37 Aerial View: Scenes from the Center of
39 Nordic: Can the U.S. win the Tour de Ski?
41 Juniors: A boost for young aspiring racers.
43 Results: NorAms, Eric Hayes and more.
47 Masters: Tips from top coaches for
50 Backshop: The electric scraper sharpener
52 Finish Line: A confession regarding
COVER PHOTO: GEPA
9 Waxroom: Ziplining in Courchevel; athletes
and their vehicles; the King of the Pistes; and
13 Gallery: Images abound from racing
26. Speed Runs Deep
Why is the U.S. women’s ski team faring so well in super
G and downhill? BY ERIC WILLIAMS
29. Knight Moves
Nolan Kasper may brandish his pole like a sword, but he
really is rising royalty. BY HANK McKEE
33. Great Expectations
An inside look at the six NCAA teams with a shot at the
title this season. BY C.J. FEEHAN