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Fantasy Ski Racer Starts with Soelden

10/22/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 22) - When the U.S. Ski Team fires up the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour Oct. 26-27 high on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden, the back-to-back giant slalom races also signify the start of the FantasySkiRacer.com (FSR) season. Whether your heart is behind three-...

The Swon Brothers to Play First Tracks

10/16/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 16) - Copper Mountain kicks off the U.S. Ski Team’s road to Sochi at the ‘Believe in U.S. Pep Rally’ on Friday, Nov. 8. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), will be introduced during the...

USSA Names Eastern Alpine Youth Coordinator

10/08/2013

WESTFORD, VT (Oct. 8) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has continued to grow its professional staff structure in the USSA Eastern Region, naming Mount Mansfield coach Thomas Ashworth (Stowe, VT) as Eastern youth coordinator and coach. He will be responsible for managing youth development programs for athletes 16 and under, working...

Alpine Team Named Nov. 8 at Copper

10/01/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 1) - Snowmaking began Tuesday morning on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in preparation for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team to begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia...

U.S. Women Find Speed in Portillo

09/26/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with women's alpine speed Head Coach Chip White and athlete Laurenne Ross  following a recent training camp in Portillo, Chile. 

2015 World Champs Broadcast to 750 Million

09/25/2013

VAIL, CO (Sept. 25) - An estimated 750 million will view the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships set for Feb. 2-15 with events in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. The television images will be provided by EUROVISION, an internationally recognized leader in sports production and newly named official Host Broadcaster of the 2015 World Championships...

First Snow Flies at Beaver Creek

09/23/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 23) - Beaver Creek Resort received its first natural snow of the season Sunday night, just over two months in advance of the mens' and women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races. The back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup weekends will serve at test events for the Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with...

FIS Announces Alpine Leadership Changes

09/18/2013

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Sept. 18) - Markus Waldner, Hannes Trinkl, Emmanuel Couder and Jean-Philippe Vulliet have been namd to key Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leadership positions beginning in the spring of 2014, the FIS announced Wednesday. Waldner will take over for Guenther Hujara, who will retire after 23 years with the...

Volunteer for 2015 World Championships

09/10/2013

VAIL, CO (Sept. 10) - As a teen, Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) volunteered as a member of the slip crew for the 1999 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held in her hometown of Vail. Needless to say, she was inspired. The world will again converge on the Vail Valley Feb. 2-15, 2015 when the fabled alpine championships...

2015 Women's Speed Track Named

09/06/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 6) -  The alpine legacy of the Vail Valley gained power and grace Friday as the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee introduced "Raptor" as the name of the newly constructed women's speed track at Beaver Creek Resort. The home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World...

Fitness Key to Men's Speed Camp

09/04/2013

Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in...

Vonn Successfully Returns to Snow

09/02/2013

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – A smiling and pain free Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion, clicked into her skis for the first time in almost seven months on Saturday (Aug. 31) as she rejoined the...

Vonn to Join Speed Team in Chile

08/28/2013

VAIL, CO (Aug. 28) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will join the Best in the World women's speed team for their annual on-snow camp in Portillo, Chile next month. Vonn, who demonstrated the strength of her surgically repaired right knee for journalists Wednesday at Ski...

Women's Tech Strong after NZ Camp

08/27/2013

Ski Racing Magazine recently caught up with women's technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer following a recent on snow camp at New Zealand's Coronet Peak.

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 27) - Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New...

USA Double Win at NZ Slalom

08/21/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 21) - Slalom ace David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and rising star Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) combined for a U.S. Ski Team victory sweep of the Audi New...

Progress for Miller and Ligety in NZ

08/20/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick last week as Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed out their on snow camp at Coronet Peak in New Zealand.

El Colorado Women's Speed Recap

08/14/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the women's speed team following a mid summer camp in El Colorado, Chile. 

EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 13)  - On-snow preparations for the upcoming season officially commenced for the best-in-the-world U.S. women’s speed team — or at least half of it — with Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross and Stacey...

Thousands Line Up to Meet Vonn in NY

08/12/2013

HENRIETTA, NY (Aug. 9) - An estimated 4,000 fans lined up Friday for a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) at an autograph signing outside of Rochester, NY. Vonn signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans for two hours at The Ski Company. The store closed...

Erik Schlopy Joins Men's Alpine Staff

08/09/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 9) – Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff. Schlopy was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 seasons before retiring in Dec. 2008. Schlopy shared the giant slalom podium with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH with bronze at...

Men's Alpine Logging Miles in NZ

08/07/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 7) - Olympic and World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), five-time Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and the men's technical team have now logged about a week on snow in New Zealand to open the first part of the on-snow prep period. It is the first time MIller has run gates since late in the...

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