Canada wins the team event ahead of Austria and Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA takes second downhill gold at “the Juniors”

Alice Merryweather took the first place in the ladies’ downhill competition. Only an hour and a half thereafter, her American teammate Sam Morse did the same. “This is world class”, says Morse when it was clear his run would be the fastest of the day. The sunny weather of the previous days vanished overnight, with … Read More

American Alice Merryweather wins the ladies’ downhill

The FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Åre 2017 kicked off for real when the ladies’ downhill began Wednesday morning. It was a tight fight with Alice Merryweather, USA, taking first place, only two-hundredths ahead of Switzerland’s Katja Grossman. The ladies’ downhill race launched the competitions in the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships 2017 … Read More