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Cortina - Italy
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Tondi di Faloria (slope)
Stevens Pass - Wa
EVENT- Premature Jibulation
Kildow Grabs Third Straight Podium
Second in Lake Louise super G
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) conquered wind, snow and tricky visibility at Lake Louise once again Sunday, collecting her third World Cup top-2 finish in 48 hours as she was second to Austrian great Renate Goetschl in the first women's super G of the young season.
Goetschl was timed in an unofficial 1:20.86 for the 39th win of her career with Kildow - who won the downhill Saturday after finishing second Friday in the opening DH - was timed in 1:21.73. Completing the podium was Canadian Kelly Vanderbeek (1:21.77).
In overcast, 10-degree weather, Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was 19th and two other U.S. skiers were in the 20s - Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) tied for 27th with U.S. super G champion Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) 29th on the Olympic Downhill run.
"Yeah, there's a comfort zone for me," said Kildow, who has won a downhill at Lake Louise each of the last three seasons; Sunday's podium was her second World Cup SG top-3 in the Canadian Rockies. "I did the same thing as [Saturday when she won] and just let my skis run. I'm confident here and I just didn't hold back.
"It was really flat light, and there was some pretty funky stuff with the wind and I lost some time on the top, but I think I skied well the rest of the way," Kildow said. "It was cloudy and snowing and lots of winds - pretty similar to Friday...and any time you're on the podium in conditions like this, it's good and you should be happy...and I am."
The women have a couple of days down time as International Ski Federation works on scheduling upcoming races in snow-starved Europe. Races at St. Moritz, Switzerland, scheduled for next week have been canceled but organizers are hopeful of hosting the downhill and super G set for Dec. 16-17 in Val d Isere, France, where the men's races - planned for next weekend - have been scrubbed because of poor snow.
WOMEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Lake Louise, ALB - Dec. 3, 2006
Women's Super G
1. Renate Goetschl, Austria, 1:20.86
2. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, CO, 1:21.73
3. Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada, 1:21.77
4. Kathrin Wilhelm, Austria, 1:21.85
5. Genevieve Simard, Canada, 1:22.02
19. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, ME, 1:23.09
27T. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, WA, 1:23.48
29. Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 1:23.53
35. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:23.89
Cochran 22nd in SL; Course Devours Racers
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (Dec. 3) - Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) out-fought a tough second World Cup slalom course Sunday to hold onto 22nd place in the Rauch Men's Slalom which ended the VISA Birds of Prey races. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), second in the first run, got thrown out early in the final run while Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) missed a gate in the morning.
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Glorious rays of sunshine cover the mountain on this beautiful Monday morning. Join your friends on the mountain for yet another day of incredible skiing here at Jackson Hole. SR-
New Snow(past 24 hours)
0" @ Upper-Mountain
0" @ Mid-Mountain
32" @ Upper-Mountain
25" @ Mid-Mountain
Total Snowfall ( season to-date)
83" @ Upper-Mountain
66" @ Mid-Mountain
Lifts Open: 2 of 11
Trails Open: 11 of 116 more...
Groomed Trails Open: 20%
Terrain Park: Not Open
Halfpipe: Not Open
X-Country: 0 of 23 km Open
December 02: JHMR Opening Day
December 02 - 09: Ride On
Ride the START bus the first week of the season and win great prizes! Each time you ride the entire first week of the ski season you may enter to win a ski pass to JHMR. Pass giveaway will be on Dec. 9th at the Mangy Moose at 12:30. Must be present to win!
December 09: Mangy Moose / Start Bus Party at 12:30 Join us at the Mangy Moose as we give away a JHMR Weekend Warrior Pass and other great prizes! Must be present to win!
Alyeska - Ak
Alyeska will be open Wednesdays through Sundays for skiing and riding. Seven day per week operations are scheduled to begin on December 20th. Come make some midweek runs!
USSA - Freestyle
Former World Cup champion Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (Boise, ID) and Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs, CO) will compete in the opening World Cup aerials meets of the season Dec. 9-10 in China.
After a final preseason training camp at this ski resort outside Penticton, Head Coach Matt Christiansen and the two athletes leave this weekend for Jilin Beida Lake, China. Emily Cook (Belmont, MA), who was on the 2006 Olympic Team with Peterson and St. Onge, trained at Apex but will begin competing next month when the World Cup makes its traditional January swing through the United States and Canada, Christansen said.
"We had an outstanding camp. We had six days of jumping and it was good, Weather was cold but conditions were awesome, and the site is superb," the coach said. National teams from Europe and North America were at Apex sharing in the facilities; the World Cup season originally was to have begun in Australia over Labor Day Weekend, but a lack of snow forced cancellation.
"They got up to triples [three flips] and they're looking good. We're looking for some good results in China," Christiansen said. "We feel Emily can use some additional training, but she'll be rolling next month."
Red Lodge Mountain
Red Lodge Mountain Snow Report
Base Area: 5-7 inches
Overnight: Snow Strom 5-7”
24 Hours: Snow Stroms 5-7”
24 Hours: 5-7”
48 Hours: 5-7”
Conditions at 6 AM: 6 degrees with mostly cloudy skies
Forecast: Mostly cloudy skies with highs in the teens and SE winds at 5-15 mph.
Open Lifts: 4 of 8 Lifts: Willow Creek, Miami Beach, Triple Chair and the Mighty Mite.
Trails:11 trails on lower mountain