Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins. "The time has come for a new chapter in my life," the 33-year-old Schild said. "I have been able to realize the dreams I had as a little girl. I am thankful for that. But your goals change and so do your priorities in life. My biggest wish is to have a family." Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
The likes of Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Dara Howell and Mikael Kingsbury will be there, but there was one glaring absence on the squad unveiled Wednesday. Two-time Olympic moguls gold medallist Alex Bilodeau retired after the last World Cup season, leaving a big hole on the team as it begins the long road to the 2018 Games in South Korea. Full Story.
Olympic gold medallists Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Dara Howell will headline Canada's freestyle ski team for the upcoming season. Dufour-Lapointe won gold in Sochi in women's moguls, while Howell topped the podium in slopestyle. Full Story.