Åre 2017: Austria tops medals table and claims the Marc Hodler Trophy
2017-03-15

The Åre 2017 Junior World Ski Championships concluded with the men’s slalom on Tuesday. Among the shining stars of the event were 20-year old Loic Meillard (SUI) and 19-year old Nadine Fest (AUT) who stood out as the most successful athletes with two gold medals each, both winning the alpine combined, as well as the … Read More

Camille Rast took the second gold of the day for Switzerland
2017-03-14

The start of the penultimate competition at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships was a wet one. 53 out of 94 athletes made it across the finish line in the first run, and the athletes wearing bib numbers one, two, and three were all on the podium in the ladies’ slalom. The rain came … Read More

Canada wins the team event ahead of Austria and Belgium
2017-03-12

The nations’ team event concluded a long day of racing at the Juniors and was certainly a tough race until the end. The Canadian team won the battle for the first place against Austria, while Belgium took the third place ahead of Germany. Game faces were on and there was a big crowd at the … Read More

Italy broke Austrian dominance in the ladies’ GS
2017-03-12

It looked as though it could end in an all red-and-white podium. But Italian Laura Pirovano, who was second after the first run, was not going to let that happen. Wearing bib 29 in the second run, she pushed her way all the way to the top. “I’m so happy now,” said the Italian. Norwegian … Read More

Switzerland’s Loïc Meillard best in the men’s alpine combined
2017-03-11

It seemed as if the American Sam Morse was on his way to a second win in the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Åre. But Loïc Meillard had a great day, finishing in fourth place in the super-G run and absolutely killing it in the slalom to win the men’s alpine combined. “It … Read More

Another Austrian triumph in the ladies’ alpine combined
2017-03-10

Nadine Fest was unstoppable again. She won the ladies’ Alpine Combined, taking her second gold medal in the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, followed by Slovenia’s Meta Hrovat and teammate Franziska Gritsch. Thursday’s super-G saw the Austrian women’s team take the top four places, with 18-year-old Nadine Fest as the undisputed winner. In Friday’s … Read More

Team Austria sweeps top four in the ladies’ super-G
2017-03-09

No one could touch Nadine Fest today. In her first FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships she came into the first place with bib 6, and stayed there until the end, over a second before teammate and runner-up Franziska Gritsch. ”It was a powerful performance”, said the 18-year-old. While the men’s race was very close, … Read More

Frenchman Alphand claims men’s tight super-G
2017-03-09

It was tight, very tight. The time difference in the men’s super-G between the winner and the 20th place was less than one second, with only two-hundredths between the top three. But Frenchman Nils Alphand had the margins on his side, taking first place in a race that unfortunately saw some casualties. The men’s super-G … Read More