GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 6, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the Kandahar downhill course in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup to take her record 76th World Cup victory.
Vonn’s winning time of 1:40.80 was 1.51 seconds faster than Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter in second. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third.
Lindsey Vonn grabbed her 76th career victory at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Christof Stache)
“It was a great day!” Vonn said. “Every day is a new chance to break my own record, which is kind of weird to say, but it still makes it exciting. Every win for me is more special than the last. And my dad is here, so it’s really special.”
PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2016) – World Cup leader Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) put down the only triple twisting triple flip in Friday night’s super final to land her ninth World Cup podium, finishing third at the Visa Freestyle International. Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) was the top U.S. men’s finisher in sixth.
China’s Xin Zhang took home top honors for the women with a score of 99.40. Australia’s Danielle Scott was second. On the men’s side, Petr Medulich put down a massive double full, full, full, scoring 128.05 to take the win. Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine was second and Naoya Tabara of Japan third.
With the majority of the women’s field competing doubles, Caldwell threw triples in both the qualification and final rounds. Her super final jump - a full, full, full - had the highest degree of difficulty of the night.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (Feb. 5, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon.
On a beautiful sunny day in South Korea, the men got a chance to race the manicured PyeongChang downhill course. While there wasn’t much natural snow, the manmade surface held up for the 54 racers. Nyman stomped a fast run on the short track that heralded his gliding specialty, but Attacking Viking Kjetil Jansrud of Norway snuck ahead of him to take first with Dominik Paris of Italy on Jansrud’s heels in second.
"The snow was very responsive. It’s very similar to Beaver Creek and Lake Louise – dry, grippy," said Nyman after his podium finish. "It’s a joy to ski."
Park City, UT (February 5, 2016) – The U.S. swept both men’s and women’s halfpipe titles at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City on Friday, with Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) leading the way for the women and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) earning the top spot for the men. The victories also earned them each U.S. National Championship titles.
Maddie Bowman grabbed the victory in the FIS Freestyle Ski Halfpipe World Cup at the 2016 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Park City Grand Prix Friday in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images-Doug Pensinger)
PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2016) - Some of the world’s best freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding athletes are taking to the slopes in Park City this week for two of the year’s biggest events, the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, and the U.S. Grand Prix at Park City Mountain. Over the weekend, 270 athletes from 26 nations are competing in aerials, moguls, halfpipe snowboarding and halfpipe skiing in the second official test event for the 2019 World Championships.
Utah won the bid for the 2019 World Championships in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding from the International Ski Federation in 2014. The Championships are expected to bring over 500 athletes from more than 50 nations to Utah, taking part in at least a dozen competitions over 10 days. The bid was a consortium of Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, City of Park City, Park City Chamber/Bureau and the Utah Sports Commission.
Boston, MA (Feb. 5, 2016) – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announce that musical acts American Authors, Bad Rabbits and DJ Master Millions will perform at Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an officially sanctioned U.S. Grand Prix competition featuring the world’s top skiers and snowboarders, taking place at Fenway Park in Boston on February 11-12. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) will also show their new film TheSammy C Project.