Park City's Tory Pillinger, a member of the U.S. Ski Team, will miss the 1988-89 ski season and will instead become a student at the University of Utah.
Pillinger suffered a compound fracture of her right femur last year during a race in Switzerland. Team doctor Richard Steadman recommended she stay out of competition for this year.According to John Atkins, director of conditioning for the U.S. team, Pillinger is progressing well but is still unable to do jumping, hopping and stadium-steps exercises.
*** U.S. Ski Team racer Kristin Krone underwent surgery to remove her gall bladder last week. While she is expected to miss three weeks of training because of the surgery, she should recover in time to compete in the opening race of the season in late November.
Krone had difficulties at the team's recent on-snow camp in Las Lenas, Argentina. She is one of America's top downhill and super giant slalom racers.
*** Nearly 30 selected cross-country skiers, including members of the U.S. team, have been training at Jeremy Ranch on sawdust.
According to Jeremy cross country ski director Jack Turner, the skiers have been using roller skis on pavement and regular skis on sawdust-covered trails.
Top team members will continue training at Jeremy through Saturday.