Their Success Is All in the Family

We ve spent the major part of our lives in the snow The thought of Americans at the top of the mountain is still heady and strange. Alpine skiing is baseball to the Swiss, the Scandinavians and the Liechtensteiners. In the U.S., it is barely lacrosse. Skiing is not a necessity in Lexington, Ky., but the reigning women's overall World Cup champion, Tamara McKinney, is from there. For three years, Phil Mahre of Yakima, Wash., has been the men's overall World Cup king, and his twin, Steve, holds the World Championship gold medal in...

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