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Kandahar-Rennen: World Cup at Garmisch

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This is the second consecutive weekend of FIS World Cup ski races at Garmisch-Partenkirchen with the women racing downhill today and SG tomorrow. The finish area may have changed but the course remains a legend. Click here and look for History to learn more about the Kandahar race.

The 2015 race brochure gives a heavy nod to the heritage of this Bavarian ski tradition. Susanne Riesch is the featured female racer. Can anyone identify the male racer?

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Ingemar Stenmark: Garmisch 1976

ingemar stenmark ski slalom garmisch germany 1976xfausto radici piero gross ingemar stenmark garmisch 1976 skixgarmisch slalom ski 1976 radici gros stenmarkxworld cup ski slalom garmisch ingemar stenmark swedenxgarmisch germany ski slalom ingemar stenmark podiumThese found photos feature a young Ingemar Stenmark racing to third place in the 1976 FIS World Cup Slalom at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Stenmark shared the podium with two Italian racers, Piero Gros in second and winner Fausto Radici. Also present was Stenmark’s trademark knit hat by Sätila of Sweden.

In terms of treasure hunting, I was beside myself to find – in a pile of otherwise unremarkable vintage photos – these images of the ultimate ski legend!

The Men’s World Cup tour speeds into the 2015 edition of the Kandahar Rennen at Garmisch today with the Downhill; Giant Slalom action follows on Sunday.

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Ski Art: Vintage Travel Brochures

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U.S. Women’s Olympic Alpine Ski Team

us american women olympic ski team 1936 olympics garmisch partenkirchen germany davos switzerlandFebruary 11, 1936 Press Photo:  The American Olympic Games Ski-ing Team, ladies’ contingent, at Davos, Switzerland, where these fair young women enjoyed training on the lofty Parsenn, under the expert tutelage of Swiss ski runner Otto Furrer.  From right to left:  Mr. Otto Furrer, Trainer (Switzerland); Miss Helen Boughton-Leigh, Captain; Miss Clarita Heath; Miss Grace Carter; Miss Elizabeth Woolsey; Miss Lillian Swann; Miss Ellie Eyre Smith; Miss Marian McKenn; Miss Mary Bird.  Photo credit:  J.P. Caspar, Davos

Alpine skiing debuted at 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany with a single event – the Combined comprised of downhill and slalom.  The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia will feature five alpine ski events for each gender:  Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super Combined.

Congratulations to the team of women who will be representing USA:  Stacey Cook, Julia Ford, Julia Mancuso, Megan McJames, Laurenne Ross, Mikeala Shiffrin, Leanne Smith, Resi Stiegler, Jacqueline Wiles.  Lindsey Vonn and Alice McKennis will be missed!

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Travel: Kitzbühel for the Hahnenkamm

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Well, this isn’t what I had planned.  But due to lack of snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the women’s World Cup races there have been cancelled.  So with less than a week before race events commence, I find myself scrambling to track down lodging in a booked-solid Kitzbühel, Austria for what is undoubtedly the most celebrated race stop on the World Cup circuit – the Hahnenkamm!

I will miss seeing the women race but this is an exciting turn of events and am looking forward to watching the range of disciplines (super-g, slalom and of course, downhill), intense race course and fervent crowds.  Perhaps sharing these vintage hotel labels will help channel a vacant room my way!  If you have any recommendations or tips for this resort town, please do share. . .

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AlpineStyle56 on Instagram

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Instagram is visual, inspiring, fast and fun! The simplicity and ease of Instagram allows me to publish new images every day.  And being a mobile app, it is easy to post on-the-go.  I am excited to have a means to post quickly and more frequently to supplement the AlpineStyle56 blog with additional relevant content.

Follow AlpineStyle56 on Instagram via user name alpinestyle56.  From the alpinestyle56.com blog home page, monitor the feed in the right side column, click to enlarge any photo; or press the Instagram icon under Follow to view in desktop version.  Thanks for following!

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U.S. Ski Team: Baby on Board(s)

suzy harris rytting us ski team baby 19521/30/1952 Press Photo:  Grindelwald, Switzerland. . . Mrs. Suzy Harris Rytting, considered the beauty queen of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ski Team, will get a letter of apology from the U.S. Olympic Ski Committee because of her ouster from the team.  Mrs. Rytting was sent home by the selection committee when it was learned she is an expectant mother.  In her home in Salt Lake City, Mrs. Rytting explained she didn’t mind so much being sent home but thought she was treated rather shabbily by the committee.  She asked to remain in Europe until her mother or her husband could join her but she was told, she said, by team officials that she had to leave immediately.

Fortunately, times have changed.  I can’t help but be reminded of the incredible and inspirational Sarah Schleper who took a year off from her esteemed U.S. Ski Team career for the birth of her son, Lasse – and then returned as a mom, with her family, for several more years of World Cup and Olympic competition!

sarah schleper ski son lasse garmisch 2011 world championshipsSarah Schleper with her son, Lasse, while competing at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.  Photo:  gap2011.com

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Spring Skiing & Sunbathing

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Laurenne Ross Earns First World Cup Podium

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Laurenne Ross took second place today in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill.  Congratulations to Laurenne on her best World Cup finish; as well to the entire U.S. Women’s speed team for putting every member on the podium this season!

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First World Cup Victory for Tina Weirather

tina weirather win garmischCongratulations to Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein on her first-ever World Cup win today in the Super G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen!  Julia Mancuso and Tina Maze tied for second place.  Rooting for Julia in her quest of the SG title.

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