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Ted Ligety's Side Projects

Ted Ligety's Side Projects

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2017-05-19 13:24
 

You know two-time Olympic champion and five-time World Champs gold medalist Ted Ligety. But did you know he also helped start two successful brands while racing on the U.S. Ski Team?

Learn about how Ligety got involved with Shred/Slytech alongside MIT graduate Carlo Salmini, their favorite places to mountain bike and what’s next for the company in Teton Gravity Research’s TGR Interviews Ted Ligety: Gold Medalist, Mountain Biker, Shred/Slytech Founder.

 

 

 


 

Ganong Named Squaw Valley Academy’s Director of Snow Sports

Ganong Named Squaw Valley Academy’s Director of Snow Sports

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2017-05-11 10:55
 

Squaw Valley Academy announced that they have partnered with World Championship medalist Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), naming him as their Director of Snow Sports.

Starting this coming season, Squaw Valley Academy’s new Competition Ski Program allows alpine ski racers to get an education while training full time with the Squaw Valley Ski Team. Ganong will focus on the development of the student-athletes through mentorship. “Growing up, I got to ski and train on the best mountain in the world, which really helped me get to where I am now, but we didn’t have a great option for a high-level academic experience while traveling and competing at a young age,” Ganong said. “Squaw Valley Academy is filling that gap now by providing that comprehensive learning experience in Squaw Valley and working with the teachers and the coaches to provide a world class academic/athletic experience.”

 


 

Anna Marno: What Makes a Champ

Anna Marno: What Makes a Champ

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2017-05-09 14:17
 

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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 U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.

 


 

How Shiffrin Stays Strong

How Shiffrin Stays Strong

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2017-05-04 16:06
 

She may have won the overall World Cup globe this season, but Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) isn’t taking any breaks. You may have spotted on the U.S. Ski Team Instagram story that she’s still running slalom gates in Colorado, or spied on her own Instagram that she’s lifting weights in the gym. There are very few off days for this Olympic champion.

Paste Magazine talked with Shiffrin about her fitness background and how she maintains her health, nutrition and strength with such a busy schedule.  

READ – Fit Chicks: Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin

 


 

Mangan and Steffey Win Golden Ski Awards

Mangan and Steffey Win Golden Ski Awards

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2017-05-03 16:43
 

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region has picked Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY – Holimont Race Team) and George Steffey (Lyme, NH – Stratton Mountain School) as the 2017 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award winners.

Since 1969, NASJA-East (formerly the Eastern Ski Writers Association) has awarded the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award to the most promising male and female junior alpine racers in the eastern U.S each season.


Patricia Mangan (right) finished third in the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships. (U.S. Ski Team-Reese Brown)

Patricia Mangan

 


 

Leanne Smith: What Makes a Champ

Leanne Smith: What Makes a Champ

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2017-04-20 20:18
 

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.

 


 

Keep an Eye on Alice Merryweather

Keep an Eye on Alice Merryweather

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2017-04-18 09:56
 

Confidence, excitement and nerves fueled Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA) to take gold at the FIS World Junior Championships in Are, Sweden this season—a perfect highlight to an already impressive season.

See how New England skiing helped Merryweather get her start, how her brother—a former captain of the Harvard ski team—influenced her career and her goals for the future in the Boston Globe piece, U.S. Ski Team’s Alice Merryweather Speeding Toward Prominence.

 

 

 


 

WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin

WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin

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2017-04-17 14:32
 

Since the 2016-17 World Cup season wrapped, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been back in Colorado, skiing at her home resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the chairlift with Shiffrin between training runs to talk about the season, meeting Morgan Freeman, her other passions apart from ski racing and love of Taylor Swift on Beaver Creek’s Centennial Express.  

 

 


 

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked

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2017-04-13 13:47
 

Resi Stiegler has been an ever-present character on the World Cup circuit for the last 15 years—from racing her first World Cup at the age of 17 to nabbing multiple top 10s in the past two seasons. And while she’s had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She talked with POWDER Magazine’s Nausicaa Cast about how living a happy, well-rounded life aids her ski racing journey.

LISTEN TO NAUSICAA CAST WITH RESI STIEGLER.

 


 

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together

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2017-04-07 11:30
 

PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2017) — Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White will both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the Olympic season. McBride will take over as head men’s speed coach and White will step in as head women’s speed coach, while present Men’s Head Speed Coach Alex Hoedlmoser returns to the women’s alpine speed team, specifically to support Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO).

Heading into the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic year, the Team has made changes to bring extensive coaching experience and familiarity to the men’s and women’s World Cup speed teams.

 


 

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