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Tackling Europe: Åre and Val d’Isere Tech Races

12/11/2015

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 12, 2015) – The stage is set on the infamous La Face de Bellevarde in Val D’Isere, France. Those of you who know a thing or two about this piste know that it is not forgiving. It’s steep, it’s bumpy, it’s dark, it’s slick and it’s technical. Tomorrow, it will be a two run battle to the finish.

Second for Biesemeyer at Lake Louise NorAm

12/11/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 11, 2015) – After new snowfall hampered the first of two scheduled NorAm downhills at Lake Louise, the initial day of racing action kicked off at the Alberta resort on Thursday. Continental Cup athletes traded in their powder skis for the downhill boards and a chance to run the track utilized over the last two weeks...

NBC Commentator Honored By FIS and USSA

12/09/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Longtime ski racing journalist and broadcaster Steve Porino (Bend, OR) was honored during the annual Audi Birds of Prey World Cup with the FIS Journalist Award for his service in bringing ski racing to the public. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the International Ski Federation present the award...

Ligety Streak Ends at Beaver Creek

12/06/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6, 2015) – It was a heartbreaker for the American fans at Beaver Creek, as expected winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell on his first run and did not finish. However, Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took a solid top-15 finish in 14th place and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) skied from bib 51 to 16th place.

Vonn Sweeps Lake Louise

12/06/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 6, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) took her 70th World Cup victory and third Lake Louise sweep on Sunday with a 1.32 second win over Austria’s Tamara Tippler.

The third World Cup win of the weekend for Lindsey Vonn didn’t matter quite as much to the speed queen as rounding off her career victory tally to a...

Vonn Wins Again in Lake Louise

12/05/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied to her second win in as many days in the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, taking the victory by 1.05 seconds.

If Vonn gets more confident, she may leave her nearest competitors even further behind. After a mishap the day before still led to a 0.58-second...

Ligety and Weibrecht Podium in Beaver Creek

12/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) stood on the podium on Saturday, taking second and third place respectively at the Audi Birds of Prey super G. It was Weibrecht’s first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup World Cup podium.

Vonn Takes 16th Lake Louise Win

12/04/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 4, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) collected her 16th-career World Cup victory at Lake Louise in the first of two scheduled downhills, but the run was not without pure athletic spectacle to avoid serious disaster. Vonn clocked the fastest splits all the way to the midsection on course where she decided to take a...

Weibrecht Attacks from the Back

12/04/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4, 2015)—Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) reminded ski racing fans that he is still a threat in downhill, tying for fifth place after starting 34th at the Birds of Prey downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) both grabbed top-15 spots, taking 12th and 15th, respectively.

Speed Week Opening for the Ladies

12/03/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 3, 2015) – Success is no stranger to the U.S. Ski Team speed women at Lake Louise. In fact, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has won so many times on this track it’s been deemed “Lake Lindsey.” For good reason, seeing as though she’s snagged 15 victories in Lake Louise – by far the most by a single skier at a specific venue –...

#AmericanDownhillers Take on Birds of Prey

12/03/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3, 2015) – The sun has been shining on the famous Birds of Prey downhill track the last two days, but don’t be mistaken – it has been cold and the conditions have been perfect. With some of the steepest pitches, the most difficult terrain and the biggest air on the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit, this course is...

Ford Takes Back-to-Back Wins at Copper NorAms

12/02/2015

COPPER, CO (Dec. 2, 2015) – Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) proved victorious once again in the second NorAm giant slalom contested at Copper Mountain this season on Tuesday. In contrast to his previous day’s victory, which had Ford coming from the 14th position to ultimately win, this time he found himself leading after run one. When the dust finally...

Tommy Ford Wins NorAm GS at Copper

12/01/2015

COPPER, CO (Dec. 1, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team veteran Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was victorious in the opening NorAm giant slalom race of the season at Copper Mountain, CO on Monday. A race in which several anticipated starters in the upcoming Beaver Creek World Cup took part, Ford leapt from 14th position after the morning’s run, 1.19 seconds behind...

Ganong Fourth in Lake Louise

11/29/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) barely missed another podium in Lake Louise, but took his best-ever super G finish in fourth place. The King of Lake Louise, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, took the win, trailed by Matthias Mayer of Austria and Peter Fill of Italy.

Back-to-Back Wins for Shiffrin

11/29/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 29, 2015)—Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did it again on Sunday, winning her second Aspen Winternational slalom in two days.

Shiffrin Dominates at Aspen Winternational

11/28/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 28, 2015)—It was a historic day at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, as Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated her competitors by over three seconds to take the first American women's win at Aspen since 1981.

It had been a high and dry 34 years, with no American standing on top of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup...

Ganong Podiums at Lake Louise

11/28/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Nov. 28, 2015) – After a solid three days of training, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) threw down a fast run on Saturday to grab third place at the Lake Louise downhill.

Nyman and Ganong Lead Lake Louise Training

11/28/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Nov. 28, 2015) – It’s downhill day in Lake Louise and the men have been looking strong. With Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) racking up a series of top-10 results in training runs, the American Downhillers are ready to kick off the speed season.

Shiffrin and Vonn Crash at Aspen GS

11/27/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27, 2015)—It was a crushing day at the Aspen Winternational, as both Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) both crashed and did not finish.

World Cup Kickoff in Aspen and Lake Louise

11/26/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26, 2015)—The snowflakes are lightly descending upon Aspen as the sun works its way through the clouds. It’s Thanksgiving Day in Aspen and it’s no surprise it feels magical here. This year, when the Audi FIS Ski World Cup swings through America, Aspen will feature one women’s giant slalom and two slaloms—one rescheduled from...

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