Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the infamous Vermont skiing Cochran family of Richmond is continuing the legacy. He won the downhill gold Friday, March 2 for the first U.S. Ski Team medal at the 2012 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Roccaraso, Italy. Winning time was .09 seconds over Swiss Ralph Weber. The win also earned Cochran-Siegle a downhill start at the World Cup Finals March 14 in Schladming, Austria. His win caps off an already successful season as he leads the tour standings in both downhill and super G. Way to go.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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