Recent Ski News
Someone needs to be the one. The four skiers stand on the knuckle, staring at the jump, trying to convince one another that the other needs to be the first to hit it. It’s a freshly crafted step-up jump at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. The gap is massive and the landing pretty icy. But in order to get this shoot going, someone needs to take a chance.
Simon Dumont is done, but not finished. His competitive days are (mostly) behind him, but he still has so much that he wants to do within the sport of freeskiing. That next chapter begins this week with sixth edition of the ever new-and-improved Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort in Maine. A whole new course, a decorated list of pros and then … who knows. Dumont has ideas, lots of them, but he’s not yet ready to share them in their entirety. Just know, there’s still a lot to come from the 27-year-old. We talked Dumont days before the Dumont Cup kicked off.
American alpine ski phenom Mikaela Shiffrin added another notch to her belt this weekend as she secured the overall 2014 Audi FIS Alpine Slalom World Cup title with a twelfth place finish in Lenserheide, Switzerland. Finishing what was undoubtedly her best season ever on a high, Shiffrin wracked up all the points she needed to claim the overall slalom season title, just a month after she became the youngest ever woman to win the Olympic gold medal in the same event.