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Olympian and Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passes

06/29/2017

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (June 29, 2017) - Olympian Tom Corcoran, an early U.S. Ski Team pioneer and founder of the New Hampshire's Waterville Valley ski resort, passed away Tuesday (June 27) at his home in Seabrook Island, S.C. at the age of 85. Corcoran was one of the most decorated skiers of his era, moving on to become a pioneer in the ski...

Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach

06/12/2017

PARK CITY, UT (June 12, 2017) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of western region development coach.

Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final...

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles

06/09/2017

Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) has an impressive resume. In the 2016-17 season alone, she nailed the top 10 in two FIS World Cups, including standing on the podium in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Now, the Olympian is hosting her first ski camp, the Jackie Wiles White Pass Summer Race Camp—three days of skills and drills and three days of gate...

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June

06/06/2017

We may still have 172 days until the World Cup returns to Killington, and it may be a women’s World Cup, but Redneck Racing’s Robby Kelley and Tucker Marshall—both born and raised in Vermont—wanted to train on the esteemed track. On June 4, Kelley...

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete

06/02/2017

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a ridiculous year—six slalom victories, three giant slalom wins and one alpine combined victory on the World Cup, her third straight World Championship slalom title, a silver in the World Champs giant slalom, her fourth career World Cup slalom title and her first-ever overall World Cup title. Wow.

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Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

05/26/2017

Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves...

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

05/26/2017

Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

05/25/2017

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection...

Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

05/22/2017

Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

Ted Ligety's Side Projects

05/19/2017

You know two-time Olympic champion and five-time World Champs gold medalist Ted Ligety. But did you know he also helped start two successful brands while racing on the U.S. Ski Team?

Learn about how Ligety got involved with Shred/Slytech alongside MIT graduate Carlo Salmini, their favorite places to mountain bike and what’s next...

Ganong Named Squaw Valley Academy’s Director of Snow Sports

05/11/2017

Squaw Valley Academy announced that they have partnered with World Championship medalist Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), naming him as their Director of Snow Sports.

Anna Marno: What Makes a Champ

05/09/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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...

How Shiffrin Stays Strong

05/04/2017

She may have won the overall World Cup globe this season, but Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) isn’t taking any breaks. You may have spotted on the U.S. Ski Team Instagram story that she’s still running slalom gates in Colorado, or spied on...

Mangan and Steffey Win Golden Ski Awards

05/03/2017

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region has picked Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY – Holimont Race Team) and George Steffey (Lyme, NH – Stratton Mountain School) as the 2017 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award winners.

Since 1969, NASJA-East (formerly the Eastern Ski Writers Association) has awarded the Don A....

Leanne Smith: What Makes a Champ

04/20/2017

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,...

Keep an Eye on Alice Merryweather

04/18/2017

Confidence, excitement and nerves fueled Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA) to take gold at the FIS World Junior Championships in Are, Sweden this season—a perfect highlight to an already impressive season.

WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin

04/17/2017

Since the 2016-17 World Cup season wrapped, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been back in Colorado, skiing at her home resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the...

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked

04/13/2017

Resi Stiegler has been an ever-present character on the World Cup circuit for the last 15 years—from racing her first World Cup at the age of 17 to nabbing multiple top 10s in the past two seasons. And while she’s had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious....

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together

04/07/2017

PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2017) — Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White will both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the Olympic season. McBride will take over as head men’s speed coach and White will step in as head women’s speed coach, while present Men’s Head Speed Coach Alex Hoedlmoser returns to the women’s...

Shiffrin Wins Team USA’s Best of March Award

04/06/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.

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