Alpine

Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

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2017-05-26 15:52
 

Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves shredding powder as much as chasing gates. 

Read more in FIS' Q&A with Travis Ganong.

 


 

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

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2017-05-26 14:23
 

Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

Read about her surgeries, struggles and how she’s looking to break records in PyeongChang in Nick Zaccardi’s piece in NBC Olympics – Julia Mancuso Pushes Past Hip Injury for Final Olympic Run.

 


 

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

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2017-05-25 10:39
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

After a strong 2016-17 season highlighted by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) capturing the coveted overall and slalom World Cup titles, and featured three World Championship medals, three Junior World Championship medals and 21 World Cup podiums by five athletes, the Team is looking for medals in the upcoming 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.

 


 
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Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

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2017-05-22 16:47
 

Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

With PyeongChang less than 300 days away, Wiles is busy training for the upcoming winter. But she took some time to coach young kids at her home resort of White Pass in Washington at a speed camp. Watch and see what she says about her ski racing background and how the northwest United States influenced who she is as a skier today.

 


 

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

 


 

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