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Solid Spring Tech Camp at Loveland

Solid Spring Tech Camp at Loveland

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2014-05-28 11:38
 

Story courtesy of Ski Racing Magazine.

LOVELAND, CO (May 28) - The U.S. women’s technical team ushered in the “summer season” last week, wrapping up a two-week slalom and GS camp at Loveland Ski Area in Colorado.

On hand were Mikaela Shiffrin, Lila Lapanja and Paula Moltzan, as well as Head Technical Coach Roland Pfeifer, taking advantage of the late-spring, high-elevation training environment on the Continental Divide. The camp kicked off with full-blown winter conditions, including fresh snow, but sunshine and a hard surface closed out the training block.

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2015 Athlete Focus: Stacey Cook

2015 Athlete Focus: Stacey Cook

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2014-05-27 09:47
 

STACEY COOK – Three-time Olympian
Age - 29
Hometown – Mammoth Mountain, CA
Club – Mammoth Mountain Ski Team
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Stacey Cook knows what success feels like, and she likes it. After years of consistently finishing close to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, she struck back-to-back second place finished in downhill to open the 2013 season. Then at the 2014 World Cup test events on Raptor, Cook won a downhill training run, but finished 19th in the race. That didn’t taste too good.

“I didn’t leave those World Cup races in Beaver Creek with a whole lot of confidence and I think that’s why it took me so long to find my speed last season. I’ve got to fix that.”

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Women Score 2015 Spring Training Bonus

Women Score 2015 Spring Training Bonus

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2014-05-27 09:37
 

BEAVER CREEK, CO - Having the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in your backyard has its benefits. Just ask Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin. The Eagle-Vail local hopped on Raptor for a few days of super G training in April with speed skiers Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross.

While it’s not yet determined if Shiffrin will race super G or super combined at the Feb. 2-15 big show, she and her teammates certainly benefitted from bonus time on the World Champs slope.

“The extra time was huge,” said Cook, a three-time Olympian, who also trained on the venue in April of 2013. “The conditions in April where more similar to what we’ll see in February and I left the camp with a good feeling. I know that I can ski that hill fast. I’m excited to go back there.”

 


 

Golden Ski to Morse and Merryweather

Golden Ski to Morse and Merryweather

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2014-05-15 06:29
 

FRANCONIA, NH (May 15) - The North American Snowsports Journalist Association East has named Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA; Stratton Mountain School) the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award winners for 2014. Each spring, the organization - formerly known as the Easter Ski Writers Association - presents the honor to the most promising male and female junior alpine racers in the Eastern U.S. The awards will be presented at a reception at the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH on Friday, May 30 from 5-7 p.m.

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TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Katie Ryan

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Katie Ryan

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2014-05-13 08:55
 

Youth sports provide a great avenue for your kids to build self-esteem and learn invaluable life lessons.

They also provide an opportunity for parents and coaches to teach the importance of good sportsmanship to youth athletes. Our kids look to their role models for guidance, and when adults and athletes have a win-at-all-costs mentality, it can tarnish the game and bring out the worst in everyone. Good sportsmanship matters.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sat down with budding young U.S. Ski Team star Katie Ryan to get her thoughts on the importance of good sportsmanship.

In our exclusive TAKE 5 interview, Katie told us that the current state of sportsmanship in alpine skiing is exceptional.

 


 

Good First Speed Camp for Abplanalp

Good First Speed Camp for Abplanalp

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2014-05-09 12:59
 

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 9) – The U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team closed a week-long camp today at Mammoth Mountain, marking their first on-snow time with newly appointed speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp. The annual camp was focused on skiing basics with U.S. Ski Team fundamental skills development coach Michael Rogan on hand to run the athletes through specific drills. However, the biggest gain from the week was the time the athletes were able to spend working on communication with the new coaching staff.

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Athletes  »  Stephanie Lebby

After crushing the U18 Championships on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, CO Squaw Valley’s Stephanie Lebby was all but assured a spot on the U.S. Development Team for 2015. She sealed the deal with a solid slalom result at the main event U.S. Championships later that spring on her home hill. A smattering of International experience earlier in the season was also a big boost. While she’ll train with the National Training Group for the 2015 season, she’ll for sure kick out of the training gate with a bunch of national team colleagues. 

 

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2015 Alpine Team Nominations Announced

2015 Alpine Team Nominations Announced

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2014-05-07 19:00
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) are among the 40 athletes nominated to the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team will formally named in the fall during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, CO – home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.

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Hoedlmoser to Lead Men's Speed Program

Hoedlmoser to Lead Men's Speed Program

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2014-05-07 12:36
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Four-time U.S. Ski Team International Coach of the Year Alex Hoedlmoser has been named Head Coach for the U.S. Ski Team men’s speed team. Hoedlmoser has spent the last 17 years working with the U.S. women’s alpine speed team, including the last four as head coach. During his tenure with women’s alpine, he led American athletes to 18 Olympic and World Championship medals and over 150 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podiums.

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