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Athlete Spotlight: Steve Nyman

Athlete Spotlight: Steve Nyman

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2014-10-10 11:39
 

After finishing 27th overall in men's downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Steve Nyman has been training harder than ever this past summer. "I realized last winter that I needed better endurance in races so that has been a huge part of my summer training. I learned a lot this summer from training 5-6 days per week and constantly monitoring my body," says Steve. With Sochi behind him, Steve is looking to make a push for the 2014-2015 world cup downhill title.

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT 

Name:
Steven Nyman

Sport:
Alpine/Downhill

How/when did you decide you wanted to compete:
Around 12 years old I decided I wanted to become an Olympian.  

Biggest accomplishment in your career so far:
Two-time World Cup Winner - Val Gardena, Italy 2006, 2012

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Snowmaking Underway at Copper Mountain Resort

Snowmaking Underway at Copper Mountain Resort

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2014-10-01 16:15
 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Sept. 30) – More than two inches of natural snow graced the slopes of Copper Mountain Resort late Monday night when snowmakers kicked into gear and started snow making operations.

 


 

Demschar to Lead Alpine Development

Demschar to Lead Alpine Development

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2014-09-24 13:22
 

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 24) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has streamlined its national alpine development program leadership to provide greater service to athletes in its clubs and regional programs. USSA Alpine Director has named longtime alpine administrator and development leader Michelle Demschar to oversee the structure as alpine domestic program director. Eric Harlow will continue to oversee USSA Eastern regional programs and has been promoted to USSA Eastern Region development director. Lester Keller will now oversee both USSA Western and USSA Rocky/Central regions as USSA Western/Rocky Central Regions development director. Coaches and managers in each region will report to their respective regional director.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

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TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Stacey Cook

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Stacey Cook

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2014-09-16 09:05
 

When watching your child play sports, it’s natural to get excited. But it’s also important to make sure you always act as a Positive Sport Parent – on game day and beyond.

Being a Positive Sport Parent means not only keeping your emotions in check on game day, but also always remaining supportive and respectful of your youth athlete – as well as all the other kids and coaches involved in the competition. It’s also vital to remember that as a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive sat down with U.S. Ski team standout Stacey Cook to get her thoughts on what it means to be a Positive Sport Parent.

In our exclusive TAKE 5 interview, Stacey told us that growing up, her parents always took the time to teach her and her siblings how to navigate the slopes – and life.

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U.S. Men’s Team Scores Ideal NZ Training at Ohau

U.S. Men’s Team Scores Ideal NZ Training at Ohau

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2014-08-26 13:29
 

There hasn’t been much that could be categorized as “normal” at the first summer on-snow camps for the U.S. men’s alpine team. Much work has gone down at new sites, notably a small family-run ski area called Ohau, which drew high praise from head coach Sasha Rearick for catering to every need of the team.

“Mike and Louise were terrific,” said Rearick, referring to Mike and Louise Neilson, the husband/wife owners of the Ohau Snow Fields and Lake Ohau Lodge.

Ohau is a unique ski area even for New Zealand. It is remote and it is the smallest commercial ski area in the country, according to Mike Neilson. “We have good snow. We lay in the south island MacKenzie Basin, a particularly dry area. Several years ago (2008) we made the decision to develop snowmaking, targeting – in our minds – race training groups. We didn’t chase teams in the first years but continued to develop so we would be suitable. Three years ago Sasha came by on a scouting trip and checked it out.”

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Alpine Course Homologation - Report Packet

Alpine Course Homologation

Ted Shred Calls the 2015 Slalom Podium

Ted Shred Calls the 2015 Slalom Podium

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2014-08-18 15:49
 

While he may be Mr. GS, the back-to-back World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist knows a thing or two about the men’s slalom scene too. Here’s Shred’s call on who to watch next February.

Felix Neureuther (GER) – He wins a lot of slaloms, is an all around good guy and can flat out turn it on when it’s big. He’s bound to be world champ. 

Marcel Hirscher (AUT) – He is the Olympic gold medalist from Sochi and basically a slalom podium guarantee every race. 

Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) – He’s super young and has already won an Olympic medal in slalom (bronze). He’s young and should only get better. 

Mario Matt (AUT) – Plain and simply, he seems to get better with age. 

Andre Myhre (SWE) – Andre is super fun to watch ski. He has amazing speed and versatility. 

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Athlete Q&A with Slalom Specialist Nolan Kasper

Athlete Q&A with Slalom Specialist Nolan Kasper

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2014-08-18 15:39
 

You were sick the last time you raced on Birds of Prey and finished just off the podium in fourth. What is it about racing on home snow that brings out great performances?
The best part about racing in the U.S. is being in a comfortable environment. The crowd there is always incredible too and that helps get you amped up to go fast.

Describe the Birds of Prey track as it relates to some of the other classic venues?
We haven't raced slalom at BOP besides a makeup race a few years ago so it's hard to compare it to other venues. It's probably most similar to Zagreb in difficulty. But it's not very hard after the first few gates, which means you have to attack the whole way. 

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Accidents Happen. Call in Relief.

Accidents Happen. Call in Relief.

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2014-07-21 11:46
 

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