The U.S. Alpine Championships will return to Alaska's Alyeska Resort next year.
Bode Miller was a little more cautious on the second run of a slalom this time, and it gave him a national championship. Miller capped his breakthrough season by winning the men's slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships in a snowstorm Sunday.
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. -- Jonna Mendes of Heavenly, Calif., won't have much time to celebrate her national title in the giant slalom. Mendes won the women's giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the second straight year Monday, and immediately began preparing for surgery on her right foot.
Once Lindsey Kildow's head cleared and she quit worrying, she concentrated on what came naturally: Go really fast down a mountain. Skiing with a slight concussion sustained a day before in a fall during the downhill, Kildow came back and won the women's super giant slalom in the U.S. Alpine Championships on Saturday.
Bryon Friedman thought going early in the downhill at the U.S. Alpine Championships could be an advantage. Put down a good run, he thought, and let the competition worry about beating it. The strategy was nearly flawless.
GIRDWOOD, Alaska - Jimmy Cochran knew he was getting a break when race favorite Bode Miller slipped on the opening run of the giant slalom Monday at the U.S. Alpine Championships.
ANCHORAGE - After the U.S. Alpine Championships were moved from Alyeska Resort for lack of snow, national organizers said they'd come back next year. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association said Friday it will hold next year's national championship races at the Girdwood ski area. The championships were supposed to be there next month, but a low-snow winter forced the USSA to move them earlier this week.
Daron Rahlves is plenty familiar with the skier that finished just ahead of him in the World Cup standings. After all, they're teammates. Bode Miller got the most attention as the top U.S. skier on the World Cup circuit with a fourth-place finish in the overall. Rahlves was only 130 points behind in fifth.
GIRDWOOD, Alaska - One of America's first families of ski racing has another championship.
GIRDWOOD, Alaska - Libby Ludlow was cut, scraped, bruised and sick. But she wore the grin of a winner. Ludlow ended the U.S. Alpine Championships by taking her first national title Tuesday, claiming the giant slalom by beating five-time medalist Julia Mancuso.
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