L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

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2016-07-15 11:19
 

PARK CITY, UT (July 26, 2016) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The events are part of the 18th annual Springer Tournee with competitions taking place at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT and Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT July 28 - 30. The event will be a preview of the 2017 Junior World Championships to be held in Utah next January.

The U.S. Championships will wrap up the Springer Tournee week on Saturday, July 30 with both the large hill title event on the Utah Olympic Park’s HS-134 meter hill, as well as the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships at both the Park and Soldier Hollow. The normal hill U.S championship event will be in Lake Placid in October.

 


 
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Chris Knight: What Makes a Champ

Chris Knight: What Makes a Champ

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2016-07-26 14:27
 

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.

 


 

Sophie Caldwell: What Makes a Champ

Sophie Caldwell: What Makes a Champ

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2016-07-26 10:27
 

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.

 


 

WATCH: Summer Skiing in Alaska

WATCH: Summer Skiing in Alaska

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2016-07-21 16:41
 

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team headed west to Alaska for two weeks of training camp with new mother Kikkan Randall showing up for the on-snow portion on Eagle Glacier, just three months after giving birth to her son Breck.

See what the ski camp looked like in the video below. 

 


 

How to Fuel a Speed Unicorn

How to Fuel a Speed Unicorn

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2016-07-20 13:34
 

During the summer months when the snow’s not flying, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes are still hard at work at the Center of Excellence and beyond. Athletes use the summer to focus on building a solid strength and endurance foundation to prepare them for on-snow camps in the summer and fall. So, what does it take to fuel an elite-level female speed athlete (aka “Speed Unicorn”)? Building a strong foundation means consuming a high-calorie, high-iron diet.   

We sat down with the USSA’s High Performance Sports Dietitian, Allen Tran, and High Performance Chef Megan Chacosky to get the scoop about what it takes to fuel a women’s speed team athlete through a day of strength and endurance training.


Allen Tran stands in the USSA Center of Excellence kitchen. (U.S. Ski Team)

 


 

What the Killington World Cup Will Look Like

What the Killington World Cup Will Look Like

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2016-07-19 12:09
 

At the end of June, officials from the USSA, FIS and Killington headed out to the official site of the Killington World Cup to map out the event in which the best female racers in the world will race in Vermont for the first time since 1978.

The crew included Tao Smith—the president Vermont Alpine Racing Association and headmaster of Killington Mountain School—and FIS women’s Chief Race Director Artle Skaardal, among others. Discussions ranged from hill set and spectator seating to weather and snowmaking on the hill ‘Superstar.’


The crew walks the hill that will hold the upcoming World Cup race. (Ski Racing-Gabbi Hall)

 


 

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