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Why We Went To Mexico

Why We Went To Mexico

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2016-06-21 10:10
 

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and community among athletes through short-term service trips. Riders and skiers of all ages joined the trip—Olympic medalists, stars from the Rev Tour, Youth Olympic Game attendees and everyone in between.

 


 

Where the Men Are Training This Summer

Where the Men Are Training This Summer

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2016-06-17 14:18
 

After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow. Ski Racing talked with Head Coach Sasha Rearick and Ryan Cochran-Siegle about what this time off is for and what kind of training will take place in the gym instead.

READ: Runnin’ Down a Dream, Minus the White Stuff

 


 

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

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2016-06-11 10:20
 

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – American ski racing fans are in for another exciting season with the global alpine ski racing tour making four stops in the U.S. in 2016-17, culminating with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass resort. The final schedule was confirmed at the annual International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress on Friday, June 10, with 16 alpine tour starts being awarded to the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort and Squaw Valley will each host World Cup stops before the season ends at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen. After successfully hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2015, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), in conjunction with its resort partners and the FIS, continues to help grow the visibility of alpine ski racing in America.

 


 

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

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2016-06-10 10:26
 

Olympian Steven Nyman has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of his favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Nyman's Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five entries.

Enter here to win.

 


 

PK Kristofic’s Summer Training Plan

PK Kristofic’s Summer Training Plan

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2016-06-09 13:20
 

When the season finally wraps after U.S. Alpine Championships, you’d expect the U.S. Ski Team athletes to take off to exotic, warm and snow-free locations. However, the month of April has turned into the time to carry the momentum of the season into high-quality training days. The men took off for Norway, while the women headed to California.

So what does the rest of the offseason look like for these athletes? Ski Racing explored coach Paul "PK" Kristofic’s plan for the summer and the thought behind each camp, workout and rest day.

Read Ski Racing’s article: No Such Thing as an Offseason for U.S. Ski Team Women

 


 

What Makes a Champ: Alice McKennis

What Makes a Champ: Alice McKennis

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2016-06-08 14:27
 

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.

 


 

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

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2016-06-07 10:34
 

In the debut episode of ESPN's Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, soccer player Wambach addressed athlete retirement in conversations with Kobe Bryant and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). In her interview, Vonn stated that before she retires, she would like to race against the best men in the world.

“Mentally I’m just as fired up as I’ve ever been,” Vonn told Wambach. “The goal is definitely to make it to the next Olympics in South Korea in 2018, so that’s two more seasons, but I’m really hoping for three more seasons… In my final season, I would like to race against the men in one race.”

Vonn said she has started the process to figure out how racing the men can be accomplished. “It’s going to be definitely a hard thing to get done with all the ski federations involved, but that’s my goal.”

“My final hurrah!" said Vonn. "Beat some boys and then call it a day.”  

 


 

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

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2016-06-06 15:56
 

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrence, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is nominated in the “Don’t Try This at Home” category and snowboarder Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) is nominated for Best Female Athlete. Fans can cast their vote in each category at nick.com/sports.

 


 

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

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2016-06-01 16:14
 

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016. Girls, their parents and mentors are invited to attend to an inspirational talk by renowned speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman. 

Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her New York Times Bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World was the basis for the hit movie Mean Girls. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood. 

 


 

Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

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2016-05-26 11:52
 

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.

 


 

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