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.
The NorAm Finals wrapped on Monday in Waterville Valley, NH and Burke Mountain, VT with Michael Ankeny, Tim Kelley, Paula Moltzan, Megan McJames and Tommy Ford qualifying for World Cup starts and Michael Ankeny taking the overall win.
After a successful four years of collegiate ski racing for Middlebury and a stint with Team America and coach Peter Lange during the 2015 season, Hig Roberts rocketed to the U.S. Ski Team B Team. His collegiate career featured to NCAA team slalom championships and an appearance at the 2013 World University Games. During the 2015 season, Hig snagged a third place at the NorAm Cup Finals in giant slalom, and he capped his successful season off with a sixth place finish at U.S. Nationals.
The ESPYS commemorate the past year in sports by "recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances." The awards will be handed out in a ceremony on July 15.
After his crash at the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships that ended his comback season, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was still nominated to the U.S. Ski Team 2015-16 roster. He addresses the question everyone wants to know: Will he accept? He responds to the retirement speculation, talks about his best moments in his career, what races he wishes he could redo and what who he thinks is the best ski racer of all time on NBC OlympicTalk.
VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and California’s Squaw Valley are set to host the best skiers and riders in the world across a variety of disciplines. Additional World Cup sites will be announced later this spring as a part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U.S. Grand Prix tour.
On the heels of a successful FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek last year, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will return to Colorado with races in Aspen Nov 28-29 and Beaver Creek Dec. 4-6. Aspen is also the site for the World Cup finals in March 2017.