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Family Ski News | March 26, 2019

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Comeback queen Lindsey Vonn retires

February 10, 2019 |

American super-skier Lyndsey Vonn, skied the final race of her illustrious career today in the FIS World Cup Women’s Downhill Åre, Sweden, ending with a World Championship bronze medal.  It marks the end of an era for ladies skiing.

 

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Vonn’s penultimate race crash

February 6, 2019 |

One of the all-time greats, 34-year-old American skier Lyndsey Vonn only announced last week that she would retire after racing the Super-G and downhill at the Worlds.  So all eyes were on her yesterday for the penultimate race of her … Read More

Cross-country skiing in Galtür

February 5, 2019 |

The good thing about cross-country skiing is that it’s an activity that almost anyone can try, and it’s just as fun for beginners as it is for seasoned pros, as our editor recently found out in the Austrian resort of … Read More

Kelly Sildaru, the world’s best teenage skier

February 5, 2019 |

Sixteen-year-old Kelly Sildaru is currently the world’s best teenage skier.  She keeps winning… halfpipe, slopestyle,you name it, she’s on the podium.  But behind the scenes, she’s just a regular teenager, spending her free time getting on with her homework and … Read More

Austrian Snowboarder lands historic triple

November 15, 2018 |

Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser, 27, made history this week by becoming the first woman ever to land a cab triple underflip – that’s an impressive three and a half full rotations.  

 

 

Anna Gasser had casually mentioned to … Read More

Flying high in Ischgl

March 26, 2018 |

Our FamilySkiNews editor has been staying in the Austrian resort of Ischgl this week where, at the end of the ski day, she ‘flew’ back to resort in the swiftest mountain descent of her life, and discovers to her surprise … Read More

Ski flying in Planica

March 24, 2018 |

“Ski jumping or ski flying?  Which is the one for you?”…This somewhat alarming question was posed to me on a recent visit to Slovenia.  My retort “You’re not expecting me to jump, surely?” was more pressing than the obvious question … Read More

Are you ski-fit?

March 11, 2018 |

You’ve all heard of apre-ski, but what about pre-ski? 

This year’s latest craze, Slopercise, gives a whole new meaning to pre-ski – it’s an exercise programme for novice or expert skiers alike, devised by Crystal Ski Holidays in association … Read More

The first Brit in para-Nordic skiing for twenty years

March 11, 2018 |

Former soldier Scott Meenagh became the first Briton to compete in the Olympic Nordic skiing events in 20 years, following in the tracks of Terry Ahrens who took part in the Nagano 1998 Games.

 

 

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Millie Knight wins a silver medal

March 11, 2018 |

TeamGB won their first medal at the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea today, when Millie Knight secured a silver medal in the visually impaired women’s downhill category.

 

 

Together with her guide, Brett Wild, Knight finished 0.86 … Read More