2017 NorAm races kick off with giant slalom in Vermont

After kicking off the season this December in Canada, NorAm athletes headed south to start 2017. The men went to Stowe, Vt. for two giant slalom races, but they were only able to compete in one after Tuesday’s race was canceled due to fog and freezing rain.

On Monday, when the weather was fair, U.S. Ski Team athlete Nick Krause won his second NorAm of the season and his career. After coming in sixth on the first run, 0.78 seconds behind, Krause turned it up a notch to overtake the first-run leader, Canadian Phil Brown. Brown lost the race by just 0.05 seconds and his teammate Dustin Cook was in third, 0.26 seconds behind the pace.


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Nach der Slalom-Wertung hat Ali Nullmeyer (Bild links) nun auch die Gesamtwertung im NorAm-Cup für sich entscheiden können. Nach einem 3. Platz in der Kombination und einem 2. Rang im ersten von zwei Super-G beim Final in Sugarloaf liegt die 18 Jahre alte Kanadierin mit 1298 Punkten uneinholbar an der Spitze der Rangliste. Bei noch einem ausstehnden Rennen, einem Super-G, fehlen der Amerikanerin Nina O'Brien bereits 200 Zähler auf die Spitzenposition. Bei den Männern wird die Gesamtwertung erst nach den letzten Rennen, einer Kombination und einem Super-G, in der Nacht auf den 24. März entschieden. Aktuell liegt der Kanadier Phil Brown (862 Punkte) vor Nicholas Krause (795) und James Crawford (747) an der Spitze.


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ARE, Sweden (Mon. March 13, 2017) – Georgian Peaks Ski Club racer Ali Nullmeyer put down a race to remember Monday, claiming a silver medal at the World Junior World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, a mere 0.09 seconds behind winner Camille Rast of Switzerland.


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Calgary, Alta. (March 15, 2017) – The 2017 World Junior Championships held in Åre (SWE) have come to a close and Canada walks away with a gold medal in the Team Event, a silver in ladies’ slalom, along with five top-ten results. The best junior athletes from around the world competed downhill, super-G, alpine combined, giant slalom, slalom and the action packed team event. 

The week started off with the speed events where Jack Crawford and Sam Mulligan posted the fourth-fastest times in downhill and super-G respectively. In the downhill, three Canadians finished in the top 30 with Jeffrey Read finishing in 12th-place and Sam Mulligan in 28th-place. 


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Nullmeyer secures NorAm slalom title in Vail

The NorAm circuit has been on a break for the past month, but the corps of racers traveled to Colorado to start back up again with the men racing giant slalom at Copper and the women racing slalom at Vail on Feb. 1-2.

It did not take long for Canadian Ali Nullmeyer to get back to work. Nullmeyer officially took the NorAm slalom title with consecutive wins in Vail, Colo. and she is now guaranteed starts in all of the World Cup slalom races next season. She was also named to Canada’s 2017 World Championship team.


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