Alpine News

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Wrap Up World Cup


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 20, 2016) – The World Cup season wrapped up Sunday with another sunny and warm spring day in the Swiss Alps at the World Cup Finals with men’s slalom and women’s giant slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) just missed the top 20, while Mikaela...

Another Dominating Slalom Victory For Shiffrin


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 19, 2016) – She is simply in a class all her own. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) provided another dominating slalom victory – her fifth win of the season – Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.

Switzerland Rocks World Cup Finals Team Event


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 18, 2016) – Out of the 11 teams entered in the World Cup Finals team event, Switzerland put on a show in front of the home crowd for a win. Team USA made it through the first round, but did not move past the quarterfinals, tying for fifth place.


Consistent Ross Fifth at World Cup Finals


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 17, 2016) – Consistency is the new name of the game for Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), who popped yet another top-five finish in Thursday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals super G Thursday.

Red Hot Nyman Second At World Cup Finals


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) scored his fourth-straight downhill podium – an American record - finishing second at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals to wrap up the season Wednesday. 

“I skied really,...

Ritchie Second in Longines Future Champions Race


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 15, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) National Training Group (NTG) athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School) snagged second place at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.

World Cup Finals Live on NBCSN


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Mar. 15, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off on Wednesday, March 16 at the site of the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz. The sun is shining, the track is reminiscent of that Colorado buttery smooth snow and globes are up for grabs. Plus,...

15 Years of American Downhiller Memories


The Olympiabakken at Kvitfjell outside Lillehammer, Norway is a very special course for American Downhillers. It was here in 1994 that Golden Boy Tommy Moe struck Olympic gold on opening day. In the years to follow, U.S. Ski Team stars like Kyle Rasmussen, Daron Rahlves and Bode...

Maple and Johnson Take National Downhill Titles


ASPEN, CO (March 14, 2016) – The first event of the U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off Sunday in Aspen, CO where hometown favorite Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/ Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) defended his national title successfully, winning the downhill. Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID, U.S. Ski Team/Rowmark Ski Academy) took...

Ross Wins Super G to Finish Seventh in Combined


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) posted the fastest super G time and finished seventh overall as Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener won another weather-challenged race and the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined crystal globe Sunday.

Weibrecht Fifth in Kvitfjell Super G


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 13, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) just missed a podium spot to lead three Americans into the top 20 in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.

Ross 23rd in Lenzerheide Super G


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 23rd in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Austria’s Cornelia Huetter. 


Another Podium for Nyman


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 12, 2016) – After a short delay, the fog cleared in Norway to leave a bluebird sky and perfect track for Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) to take his third Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill podium in three races, finishing third. 

"I skied really well and I’m happy with how I’m feeling on my skis and my movement and the...

American Downhillers vs. Attacking Vikings


KVITFJELL, Norway (Mar. 11, 2016) – The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians. But can the American Downhillers sneak in there for the upset on race day?

Sun Valley Ready For U.S. Alpine Champs


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 10, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are back in Intermountain and the U.S. athletes couldn’t be more stoked. From March 22-27, the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States – Sun Valley.  

What Makes A Champion: Steven Nyman


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...

Shiffrin Top 15 in Jasna GS


JASNA, Slovakia (March 7, 2016) – A day after winning the slalom by over two seconds, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took 14th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia.

Rescheduled from Saturday’s canceled GS, the...

Chodounsky Seventh in Kranjska Gora Slalom


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 6, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) posted his second-best Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result of the season, finishing seventh Sunday.

“Coming down into the lead is always good,” said Chodounsky, who shared the top spot with Sweden’s Mattias Hargin until France’s Alexis Pinturault relegated...

Shiffrin Crushes Competition in Slovakia


JASNA, Slovakia (March 6, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the competition Sunday, winning her 18th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom. Shiffrin’s winning time was 2.36 second ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener in second. Home crowd favorite Veronika Velez Zuzulova was third.


World Juniors Wraps Up with Slalom


SOCHI, Russia (March 5, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up today with men’s and women’s slalom, in which Alex Leever (Vail, CO, U.S. Ski Team, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Racing Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing 19th and 14th respectively.