Born into a skiing family, Jimmy Cochran is at home both on the racecourse as well as the family hill, Cochran's Ski Area, which boasts a rope tow and an ever-popular annual spring slalom.
Two-time Olympian Jimmy Cochran said goodbye to a successful nine-year career with the U.S. Ski Team following the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom at sunny Winter Park.
Will Brandenburg laid down a blistering final run of slalom Sunday to land an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup career best sixth in Kranjska Gora as Sweden's Andre Myrer took the win.
Nolan Kasper tied for 14th to lead three Americans into the Kitzbuehel slalom top 30.
Ted Ligety finished 14th in the Zagreb night slalom, while Austrian Marcel Hirscher won in warm race conditions.
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Jimmy Cochran is back from injury, finishing 17th in the FIS Alpine World Cup SL in Alta Badia.
Ted Ligety was 10th in the Alta Badia slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher took the win.
Mountain Plaza roared Saturday as the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team - including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - was introduced during a public celeb
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Still, Cochran used the time to focus on his favorite project—running Cochran's Ski Area, a family owned non-profit just south of Burlington, VT. The small rope-tow accessed area hosts thousands of families and young skiers each winter and boasts one of the most storied histories in the sport of ski racing. The hill hosts an annual spring slalom that has become a regional favorite as racers compete for small T-Bar trophies made by Cochran.
He was able to return to running gates in early May at the U.S. Ski Team's slalom camp in Park City, UT and plans for a full return to World Cup in 2012.
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