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TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Andrew Weibrecht

07/14/2014

When our youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best, victory is won on and off the hill. Encouraging our kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team – in a variety of ways.

Athletes who come to realize that personal development can be even more rewarding than a win are...

Jules’ Women’s Downhill Gold Medal Picks

07/07/2014

She may be one of the top contenders for gold, but four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso knows who her top competition will be come February. Check out her top picks to contend for the Raptor downhill podium.

Lara Gut (SUI) - She is a technical risk taker and this is just her kind of hill. She proved she could ski...

Raptor Downhill is the “Real Deal”

07/07/2014

BEAVER CREEK, CO (July 7) – When Granite Stater Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) took her first lap on Raptor – the brand new Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women’s downhill and speed host for the 2015 World Championships – she knew right away it was the “real deal.”

“Our eyes were wide when we trained on it two years ago, but there was a lot...

Nine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Athletes Nominated for ESPY Awards

06/27/2014

PARK CITY, UT (June 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will be the most represented sports organization at the 2014 ESPY Awards with nine Olympic athletes nominated in five categories. Sochi gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), David Wise (Reno, NV), Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Drew Duffy

06/25/2014

It's exciting to watch our children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let’s also remember that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run – and a lot of fun for our kids.

Branching out from just one sport offers...

Men's Tech Reboots at Mt. Hood

06/19/2014

GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR (June 19) - The U.S. Alpine Ski Team men's technical program took it back to basics last week with athletes from across the country, working to elevate the nation's technical skiing ability. Audi FIS Alpine World Cup athletes David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA...

Aspen Awarded World Cup Finals

06/06/2014

BARCELONA, Spain (June 6) – Aspen has been awarded one of the most prestigious events on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup as site of the 2017 World Cup Finals. The longtime World Cup community was selected by the International Ski Federation for the March 15-19, 2017 races that will bring both the men’s and women’s tour to Aspen. The Finals will...
Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation

06/03/2014

The hyper-competitive youth sports environment has, in some cases, created a culture that has become accepting of poor sportsmanship.  This culture of competition is putting the positive youth sports experience that we want for our kids at risk, threatening to ruin the sport for them.  As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship...

1986 Vail Win Makes History for Fletcher

06/02/2014

When she crossed the finish line, her mind was racing. Starting number 30, she knew she had had a good run. She heard the crowd roaring. But she couldn’t see the scoreboard. Finally, someone shouted out the news. The U.S. Ski Team’s Pam Fletcher had won the American Ski Classic World Cup downhill at Vail. History was made - March 15, 1986.

FIS Approves Schleper to Race for Mexico

05/29/2014

PARK CITY, UT (May 29) – Following a request from Mexico, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has approved Sarah Schleper de Gaxiola (Vail, CO) to compete under the Mexican flag for the upcoming Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season. The four-time U.S. Olympian hopes to race at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in her hometown of Vail-...

Solid Spring Tech Camp at Loveland

05/28/2014

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.

2015 Athlete Focus: Stacey Cook

05/27/2014

STACEY COOK – Three-time Olympian
Age - 29
Hometown – Mammoth Mountain, CA
Club – Mammoth Mountain Ski Team
Social Media - staceycookusa

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-...

Women Score 2015 Spring Training Bonus

05/27/2014

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...

Golden Ski to Morse and Merryweather

05/15/2014

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...

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

05/13/2014

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...

Good First Speed Camp for Abplanalp

05/09/2014

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...

2015 Alpine Team Nominations Announced

05/07/2014

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...

Hoedlmoser to Lead Men's Speed Program

05/07/2014

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...

Record Coverage Planned for 2015 Worlds

05/07/2014

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (May 12) – American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports. NBC, NBCSN and Universal...
Men’s Alpine Partners with PSIA

04/29/2014

SNOWBIRD, UT (April 29) – U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine athletes and coaches spent the past week learning the latest teaching techniques from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) at Snowbird Resort. In addition to earning level three PSIA National Ski Instructor certification...

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