Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ski resorts in Switzerland are cutting prices by as much as 20 per cent to attract holidaymakers wary of the country’s currency crisis. Chalets, restaurants, sports shops and ski-pass booths have been forced to offer significant discounts after the cost of buying Swiss francs soared.     Last week, the Swiss central bank abandoned the link between the franc and…


Held annually in Schladming, Austria, the night race draws upwards of 50,000 rowdy Austrian fans who collide to deliver an electric atmosphere. History was made once again this season (after Lindsey Vonn’s record) as Alexander Khoroshilov won the first-ever Alpine World Cup for Russia.     Khoroshilov won with 1.44 second over his closest competitor, Stefano Gross of Italy. Felix Neureuther of Germany…




Anthony Benna of France became Freestyle World Champion (moguls) at the Kreischberg World Championships in Austria; prior to his major win, the 27 year old skier from Megeve had only placed 23rd in the 2014 Olympic Games and made four podium finishes on the World Cup. Mikael Kingsbury of Canada took the second place and Aleksandr Smyshlyaev of Russia third….




Lindsey Vonn easily prevailed in a super-G for her 63rd career race win, breaking the record for women’s Alpine skiing World Cup victories, one day after tying the mark in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, and Tiger Woods was there to see it. Anna Fenninger of Austrian took second place, followed by Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.     It’s another remarkable achievement for Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill gold…