3 Start House: New year, new evidence that
challenges the FIS-mandated ski changes.
19. Bad Credit: Women’s WC
Elisabeth Goergl and Fabienne Suter top speed podiums
in Bad Kleinkirchheim. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
4 Letters: Reader feedback on the the FIS.
23. All or Nothing: Men’s WC
Marcel Hirscher masters gnarly weather and a legendary
Swiss hill for two more wins. BY HANK McKEE
8 Out of the Gate: Universal unplugs; racers
cope with strange weather; Spencer Nelson.
9 Marketplace: Check out SR partners.
27. The Croatian Curse?
Ivica Kostelic misses victory again on home turf as
Hirscher takes the Zagreb slalom. BY HANK McKEE
12 Waxroom: Tina Maze’s underwear, Franz
Klammer’s “friends,” Ted Ligety’s soft snow.
30. Too Good: Women’s WC
At Lienz and Zagreb, Marlies Schild takes her 31st and
32nd World Cup slalom events. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
16 Gallery: Shots of World Cup, national and
college racing in Europe, Maine and Colorado.
33. Out Like a Lion: Women’s WC
Sarah Schleper roars goodbye. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
47 Nordic World Cup: Sarah Hendrickson wins
again; Kikkan Randall top 10 at the Tour de Ski.
36. Shiffrin into a New Gear
At age 16, Mikaela Shiffrin reaches her first World Cup
podium. BY ERIC WILLIAMS
49 Nordic: Finnish coach Magnar Dalen opens
up about leadership, legends, saunas and wax.
38. One Tough Test: Men’s WC
In Italy, Didier Defago aces the notoriously difficult
Bormio downhill for the win. BY HANK McKEE
51 Aerial View: How aspiring freestyle skiers
can learn to fly, flip and race to the top.
41. View from the Top
FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis on World Snow Day,
women in sport, and racing changes. BY SARAH TUFF
53 NCAA: Being an assistant college coach is
worth it for two tireless guys.
45. Rock Stars
Ted Ligety wins big at Rockfest. BY HANK McKEE
55 Masters: Meet Duffy Dodge and Paul Rich.
58 Juniors: Why you need rest and recovery.
61 Results: Tech and speed races nationwide.
68 Buyers Guide: Baselayers for racing.
70 Backshop: Making your speed skis run.
74 Finish Line: Should we all move to Hawaii?