This POV Avalanche Rescue Will Give You Heart Palpitations

I've only ever been a casual snowboarder, but I've never gone up a mountain without thinking "Fuck, man, I hope I don't die in an avalanche today!" at least once. If you're anything like me, then this video is going to freak you out. » 3/20/15 3:37pm 3/20/15 3:37pm

Does Skiing Need Cheerleaders?

The 2015 World Ski Championships have had some historic firsts. The first World Champs to be held in the U.S. this century. The oldest women's winner (Tina Maze, 31, downhill). And then the oldest World Champs winner, period (Hannes Reichelt, 34 downhill). The first skier to win the same discipline in three straight… » 2/16/15 3:41pm 2/16/15 3:41pm

Anna Fenninger's Amazing Save Showed That Size Doesn't Always Matter

Late into a giant slalom run that looked like it would clinch her second gold in the 2015 World Ski Championships, Anna Fenninger suddenly snowplowed. » 2/13/15 2:35pm 2/13/15 2:35pm

This Chill Californian Might Be The Future Of The U.S. Downhill Team

Shortly after his run, just before mounting the most important podium of his career—and the first World Championships downhill podium for the U.S. since 2005—Travis Ganong was already thinking of powder. In particular, the two feet of powder that had hit the slopes at home in Lake Tahoe the night before. "I've dreamed… » 2/07/15 7:02pm 2/07/15 7:02pm

Tina Maze Can't Quit Until She's The Best At Everything

Tina Maze made history yesterday, and not just as the first world champion to double as a Slovenian pop star. At 31, she's now the oldest female skier to have won gold in a Championship event. » 2/07/15 4:15pm 2/07/15 4:15pm

How To Build A World-Championship Ski Course

At the World Championships downhill events that started today—the women raced this morning, the men tomorrow—it all comes down to a minute and a half. That's about how long it will take most of the racers to come screaming down more than 8,000 feet of steeps that reach up to a 34-degree gradient. » 2/06/15 5:21pm 2/06/15 5:21pm

Bode Miller Severed Tendon In Scary Crash

Bode Miller wiped out in his Super-G run at World Championships yesterday, and sliced his leg open something gross. (Photo here. It's a bit graphic.) It was his first time racing after 11 months off recovering from injury, and if he tries another comeback, it won't be for a while: Miller underwent surgery to repair a… » 2/06/15 9:42am 2/06/15 9:42am

Bode Miller's Big Crash Couldn't Ruin His Comeback

The sky over Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey course was bluebird-bright, the grandstand was stuffed with 3,500 people screaming their lungs out, and Bode Miller–Olympic medalist, self-taught skiing dynamo and great divider of opinions–was in the starting gate. » 2/05/15 6:20pm 2/05/15 6:20pm

Bode Miller Wrecks At World Championships, Gets Disgusting Open Wound

Self-taught genius Bode Miller crashed in the Super G at today's World Championships at Beaver Creek, and the result is this totally gross open wound. Don't click through to see it! Don't do it! » 2/05/15 1:45pm 2/05/15 1:45pm

How Bode Miller Became A Self-Taught Genius

The following is excerpted from The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge, by Nathaniel Vinton. The book is available now on Amazon. » 2/04/15 2:15pm 2/04/15 2:15pm

Violinist Appealing Olympic Ban For Fixing Giant Slalom Races

A British pop violinist is appealing a four-year ban for fixing giant slalom races that allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. » 12/06/14 3:30pm 12/06/14 3:30pm

Mikaela Shiffrin Is Striving For Perfection

Mikaela Shiffrin's style is sure-footed and rhythmic. Like the best slalom skiers, she sets up her turns high. She thinks a few turns ahead. And Shiffrin—who in Sochi last winter became the youngest racer ever to win Olympic gold in slalom and who thus spent several days as a cheery, effervescent staple of NBC… » 12/02/14 4:29pm 12/02/14 4:29pm

Lindsey Vonn Is Just As Dumb And Humorless As Her Boyfriend Tiger Woods

Yesterday at The Players' Tribune, "Tiger Woods" "wrote" the dumbest fucking thing in response to a satirical, obviously fake piece that ran in a recent issue of Golf Digest. All Woods's blockheaded complaint did was alert the world to how much of a dense, robotic dolt he is, and now his girlfriend, Olympic skiier… » 11/19/14 12:32pm 11/19/14 12:32pm

Russian Skier Remains Paralyzed After Sochi Crash

Maria Komissarova, suffered a fractured vertebra and a dislocation when she crashed during a practice run for an Olympic ski cross race on Feb. 15. Two surgeries later, she still can't feel the lower half of her body. » 2/26/14 11:06am 2/26/14 11:06am

Why Bode Miller Mattered

In a way, it's fitting for Bode Miller's Olympic career to end like this, if this is indeed the end. Having re-injured his knee in Wednesday's giant slalom, in which he finished 20th, the 36-year-old absented himself from the last ski race of the Sochi Olympics, today's slalom. He'd spent his career sliding and… » 2/22/14 2:45pm 2/22/14 2:45pm

How 18-Year-Old Mikaela Shiffrin Kept Her Nerve And Won Slalom Gold

This morning, 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest skier to win gold in the Olympic slalom. Ever. How? She took on a course with the kind of calm usually shown by athletes who have been on the race circuit for, well, as long as she's been alive. » 2/21/14 5:35pm 2/21/14 5:35pm

This Is One Ugly Photo Finish

Today's first ski cross quarterfinal heat featured a big crash just before the finish, taking out three skiers and allowing Switzerland's Armin Niederer to cross first. But only second place would join him in the semis—who could slide the fastest? » 2/20/14 11:36am 2/20/14 11:36am

Ted Ligety Is Skidding His Way To A Skiing Revolution

Ted Ligety is all about technique. He's precise. Controlled. Clean. He's also a complete risk-taker. Each of those so-called precise, controlled, clean turns? They're perpetually a razor's-edge (or a millisecond) from disaster. » 2/19/14 5:33pm 2/19/14 5:33pm