3 Start House: The future of ski racing.
4 Letters: Reader feedback on excellence.
22. Best in Snow: Awards
2012 Athletes of the Year: Lindsey Vonn and Marcel
Hirscher top Ski Racing’s annual list of awards.
44. Party Line: U.S. Nationals
American skiers wrap up their competitive season at a
festive U.S. Alpine Championships in Winter Park.
BY ERIC WILLIAMS
20 Global Rescue: Unlucky and lucky breaks.
58 Aerial View: Giving back through sports.
60 NCAA: College stars on the NorAm circuit.
62 Masters: Battle of the Sixes at Nationals.
67 Juniors: The secrets of Doug Lewis’s camp.
69 Results: Racing around the country.
78 Backshop: Meet Didier Cuche’s technician.
80 Buyers Guide: Top models: racks and boxes.
83 Finish Line: Goodbye to all that.
COVER PHOTO: SARAH BRUNSON/U.S. SKI TEAM
6 Out of the Gate: A tribute to Bob Beattie; an
anniversary for two recovering ski racers; a new
club development program; and more.
7 Marketplace: Check out SR sponsors.
48. Game Changer: U16 Project
The groundbreaking U16 National Assessment Project
brings J3 racers to Park City. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
13 Waxroom: Spring skiing goes extreme;
trend-spotting at Nationals; singing ski racers.
17 Gallery: End-of-season images abound.
51. NASTAR-Struck: Winter Park
Snapshots from Copper training and the 2012 NASTAR
National Championships. BY JAKE BRIGHT