At 31 and with knees that feel much older, Nicole Hosp figured her days of winning slalom races were long behind her. Especially with this new wave of youngsters on the slopes, led by the likes of American Mikaela Shiffrin.
American Mikaela Shiffrin is leading after the first run of a slalom Sunday, chasing her first World Cup victory in her home country.
Vail’s Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G event Tuesday at the world championships in Austria and will be out for the rest of the ski season with a serious knee injury.
Tina Maze has jumped out to a nice lead in the overall World Cup standings heading into the races this weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta. Sure, it’s early, but she’s emerged as reigning champion Lindsey Vonn’s top rival for the crown this season.