17. Vonn Top of the World
The World Cup Finals at Schladming mark a dramatic
end to a stunning season for Lindsey Vonn.
BY ERIC WILLIAMS
20. Youth Movement
At home, Marcel Hirscher puts the finishing touches on a
breakout season. BY HANK McKEE
24. Spring Fling in Schladming
The 2012 women’s World Cup tour ended on a warm
note in sunny Austria as racers got their first peek at next
year’s world champs venue. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
28. Mr. GS Returns
Ted Ligety struts his giant slalom stuff in Kranjska Gora.
BY HANK McKEE
30. Are You Point Chasing?
Why the point bonanza of spring series racing might be
too good to be true. BY CLAIRE ABBE & DAVE WALLER
33. World Cup to Winter Park
Catching up wtih self-funded U.S. Alpine Championships
contender Charles Christianson. BY SUSAN THEIS
37. Don’t Stop
Keep training all summer with a ski racing camp.
4 Start House: The U.S., having a crystal ball.
5 Out of the Gate: Anja Paerson retires; the
loss of Nik Zoricic; World Juniors wrap up.
6 Marketplace: Check out SR sponsors.
9 Waxroom: Julia Mancuso’s hot new ride; Didier Cuche’s flip fans; the latest Lange girl.
12 Gallery: End-of-season images abound.
14 Global Rescue: One family’s story.
40 Nordic: Craftsbury’s snowmaking efforts.
42 NCAA: UVM triumphs at Championships.
46 Masters: Horrible Harold Wescott: a tribute.
49 Juniors: J3 Nationals at Mammoth.
52 Results: Racing around the country.
59 Backshop: It’s BBQ season for your skis.
61 Buyers Guide: Bag check.
64 Finish Line: Go West, young man.
COVER PHOTO: GEPA
38 Aerial View: What it’s really like on the road
for a traveling World Cup athlete.