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Ligety Slalom Hope Dashed by Straddle


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 14, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a beautiful first run in Sunday's Audi FIS World Cup slalom, but straddled a gate in the second and skied out. NCAA slalom champion David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took the only American World Cup points of the day, finishing 22nd in Are.

Almost: .02 Short for Shiffrin


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 13, 2014) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a strong second run in the slalom, but fell two-hundredths short of the podium as Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner brought the home country crowd to its feet with a stunning win over Tina Maze in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Are. Sweden's Frida Hansdotter rounded out the...

Another GS Podium for Ligety in Are


Are, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) slayed his way to second place in Are, Sweden, behind Marcel Hirscher from Austria - who collected his 25th career World Cup win - and ahead of Stefan Luitz of Germany. Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) grabbed more giant slalom World Cup points, finishing in 22nd. The win moved Hirscher back atop the...

Tech Teams Take on Sweden


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2014) – Lack of snow across mainland Europe has forced the relocation of men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom races at Val d’Isere and Courchevel, respectively, to Are, Sweden. After a successful North American series for both the men and women, the team morale is high and they’re ready to carry the momentum to Are....

Shiffrin Top-10 in Sweden


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12) - Tina Maze continued her quest for the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup title with her third win in three different disciplines this season, taking the giant slalom in Are. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to tenth in the opening race of the weekend, originally scheduled for snow-starved Courchevel, France. Rising...

Regaining the Golden Touch


Behind the Gold
After a disappointing 2013-14 World Cup season for the women, the...

Ligety: Five Years Straight!



Vonn on Lake Louise Podium Again


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Feb. 7) - Just a day after leading a first-ever American podium sweep, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was back on the winner's stand, finishing second in the season-opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was sixth, while Lara Gut of Switzerland took the win and Tina Maze of Slovenia...

Top-10 Super G for Weibrecht at Birds of Prey


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) - While the ladies were busy with a historic podium sweep for the U.S. up in Lake Louise, Andrew Weibrecht led the charge as four U.S. men finished in the top 25 Saturday at the Audi Birds of Prey super G at Beaver Creek. Hannes Reichelt of Austria snagged the victory today, while Norway's seemingly unstoppable...
Vonn Leads USA Podium Sweep


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) reclaimed her title as Queen of the Downhill at Lake Louise on Saturday, winning her 60th Audi FIS Ski World Cup and capping a first-ever U.S. Ski Team podium sweep. At the World Cup dubbed Lake Lindsey, she regained her crown as she pulled out the win by almost a half second. Early-running...

Nyman Podiums at Birds of Prey


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) - It was a huge day for the Americans in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with Steven Nyman pulling off a third place podium finish and Travis Ganong grabbing fifth place. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who won both the super G and downhill in Lake Louise last week, took another win and Beat Feuz of Switzerland finished second....

Strong Opener for Women's Speed


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) led a solid effort by the U.S. Ski Team's women's speed squad that saw four athletes in the top nine, including Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). It was the strongest U.S. women's downhill team performance in two seasons. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win with Ross fourth, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley...

U.S. Women Ready to Rock Lake Louise


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - What a difference a year makes! Just 12 months ago, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was skiing on a bad knee and the number one women's speed team in the world was struggling. Today, the U.S. Ski Team is charging into Friday's Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener with optimism based on a strong preparation season and standout...

Birds of Prey Training Bodes Well for U.S. Men


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) – It’s been an exciting couple of downhill training days in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with the U.S. men skiing fast and preparation for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in full force. Though the World Championships is still a ways away, its energy is lingering in the air. An incredible new stadium has been...

Lindsey Vonn Makes Ski Racing Return


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus super G on Saturday. But it was Tuesday’s downhill training that had the sports world abuzz, with a strong American showing and Lindsey Vonn’s long awaited return to ski racing.

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Shiffrin Just Misses Aspen Podium


ASPEN, CO (Nov 30) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a fast morning at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, winning the first run. But she overskied the second run and dropped to fifth. Nicole Hosp of Austria took the win, improving from seventh place after the first run. Shiffrin remained second in the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup...

Weibrecht Leads USA in Lake Louise


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 20th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise, Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the Oympic super G champion, made it a clean sweep winning both opening speed races. The tour now heads to Beaver Creek, CO for the Audi Birds of Prey...

Sullivan Strong in Lake Louise Downhill


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 29) – Marco Sullivan was the American to watch in Saturday’s downhill, holding the top step of the podium for 13 racers, before finally finishing in fifth place. Wednesday’s training run-winner Kjetil Jansrud of Norway squeaked a first place by Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Guillermo Fayed, who tied for second. It was...