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1999 World Cup Alpine Skiing Index

Lasse Kjus White Circus Finale
All the greatest ski racing action is happening at the World Cup finals in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Athletes are going for speed, points and the all-telling Crystal Globe as the Euro institution of the White Circus has its season finale.

Michaela Dorfmeister Hardcore Austrian Women
The Austrian women continue to battle for podium spots as the World Cup circuit approaches it's finale. In beautiful St. Mortiz, Switzerland, Renate Goetschl conquered the second-to-last downhill while the men go for speed in Kvitfjell, Norway.
Wachter Still Rips
She's having so much fun. After more than 15 years skiing on the World Cup circuit, Anita Wachter won the 2nd GS in Are, Sweden and put the young guns in their places.

Weather Plagues Garmisch
Rain and poor visibility forced organizers to cancel the men's speed events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Finland Wins, Kjus the Moose Dominates
World Alpine Ski Championships

It's a wrap. From the two-week Vail Worlds, Kalle Palander won Findland's first men's gold, and Lasse "The Dominator" Kjus landed himself five medals in the last great alpine ski party of the 20th century.

Alexandra Meissnitzer Meissnitzer Claims GS in Cortina
Alexandra Meissnitzer remains the women's overall World Cup leader heading into the World Championships next week. And she couldn't leave Cortina without a win.

Corinne Rey-Bellet Rey-Bellet: Two for One in St. Anton
Men Rake Wengen

Switzerland's Corinne Rey-Bellet wins two in one, young Janica Kostelic grabs combined, Lasse Kjus rules and Benjamin Raich isn't just a trend. Men wail in Wengen and girls take on St. Anton.

Benjamin Raich The Herminator Strikes Back
Flachau, GER

Two days after finishing 3rd in his home race at Flachau, Hermann Maier struck back in Adelboden to win, and young Benjamin Raich is for the 4th time on the podium in the most demanding giant slalom of the of the World Cup calendar.

Benjamin Raich A Star is Born
Schladming, AUT

20-year-old Austrian Benjamin Raich won the slalom, a dramatic first World Cup win, but The Herminator came back for the Super-G win before Raich made it two-for-two by taking the giant slalom. A full weekend of ski racing from Schladming, Austria.

Hermann Maier Holzer Back on Top
Kranjska Gora, SLO

29-year-old Italian Patrick Holzer has been waiting for this great moment since January 1992, when he captured a Super-G race in Garmich-Partenkirchen, Germany. Even he was surprised when he won in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia..

Wachter Continues Streak
Maribor, SLO

A week after her impressive comeback at Semmering, near Vienna, the soon to be 32-year-old skier from Schruns once again defeated her rivals.

Maier Wins Bormio Downhill
The Herminator is back, confirming his strength with his first downhill of the season. It's all about control this year for Maier, and Austrians stole the top-6 in Bormio, Italy.

Sweet Wins for Wachter and Koznick
Semmering, AUT

Anita Wachter, veteran of the Austrian ski team, came back from an injury to win the women's giant slalom in front of a screaming home crowd in Semmering, and Kristina Koznick proved she's a "night owl." Check it out as women rage in Austria.

Weekend in Europe: Alpine Style
Four downhills events are just a part of the pre-holiday ski excitement in European alpine racing. Meissnitzer, Kjus, Ghedina, Von Grünigan and Roten are among the winners, with all countries taking a slice of glory. Be square, check out:
Men's DH(2) in Val Gardena, Italy
Men's GS in Alta Badia, Italy
Women's DH(2) and slalom in Veysonnaz, Switzerland

Norwegians Move into Sestrière
Finn Christian Jagge (NOR) grabbed the title for the second year in a row in Sestrière, rubbing out last year's slalom champion Thomas Stangassinger (AUT), showing Norwegian skiers are a force to be reckoned with.

Blue Skies in Val d'Isère
Austrian Alexandra "The Great" Meissnitzer is dominating the early season's women's Super-G races, while Norway's Lasse Kjus took his first men's downhill and Austrian superstar The Herminator terminated yet again. All the action from Val d'Isère, France.

Whistler Downhill Scrapped
The downhill was cancelled, but meanwhile while football has tailgate parties, we've got something better.

Two Surprise Wins for Women in Mammoth
Seventeen-year-old Anja Paerson surprised all the favorites in the second slalom of the season by winning her first ever World Cup race. And in the Super-G, the 24-year-old Austrian Christiane Mitterwallner finished ahead three of the world’s best skiers in that event. Live from Mammoth Mountain, California

Weekend World Cup Action
Stephan Eberharter (AUT) once again pulled the rug out from under teammate Hermann Maier in Aspen, and Renate Goetschl (AUT) is back on top as the women go for speed in Lake Louise.
[Aspen: Men's SG and SL]
[Lake Louise: Women's DH2 and SG]

Park City, Utah
Bourgeat Fights Ruts for First

Full World Cup ski action from Park City, Utah, where the best in the world took to the gates. The Herminator burned, Koz was disappointed, and Bourgeat vaulted ranks to the podium. Now we know why the Euros love it.

Sölden, AUT
Herminator Back, Flemmen Surprises

Hermann "The Herminator" Maier picks up where he left off, taking the first men's World Cup GS race of the season. Andrine Flemmen surprises the women's field and brings home to Norway the country's first ever World Cup GS win. Full stories, results and photo gallery.
[Men's GS] [Women's GS]

Men's Season Preview
After capturing three World Cups, two Olympic Golds and the Overall title his first season on the circuit, Hermann Maier has his own tough act to follow. Can the Herminator do it again?

Women's Season Preview
Follow the top women on the World Cup Alpine circuit as the season opens in Sölden, Austria. Though the Germans will kick it off without superstar Katja Seizinger (she'll be back mid-season), they aim to remain the driving force in ski racing

US Ski Team: The Next Generation
Our '98-'99 season preview looks back on last spring when Picabo made a stunning comeback — won Olympic Gold and then broke her leg during the season finale. Moe, Kitt, Rasmussen and Grosjean have passed the baton to upcoming skiers and Kristina Koznick is poised for a winning season. What's ahead for the US Ski Team?

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