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U.S. Men Progress at Coronet Peak

08/16/2012

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 16) – Coaches report good progression following the first two weeks of the U.S. Ski Team men's technical camp in New Zealand, despite a constant battle with warm weather. The first of two major on snow summer sessions, the Coronet Peak...

Picabo Stars in NBC's Stars Earn Stripes

08/13/2012

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (Aug. 13) – Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Alpine Ski Team alum Picabo Street will star in the new television series “Stars Earn Stripes,” premiering tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The emotionally charged competition show honors America’s armed forces as competitors gather at a remote training facility where they will tackle...

Spyder Wins Innovative Licensing Award

07/28/2012

BOULDER, CO (July 27) – For over thirty years, Spyder Active Sports, Inc. and the U.S. Ski Team have shared an illustrious partnership to promote the athletes and accolades of winter sports. This season was no exception as Spyder ramped up its initiatives to expand the partnership. At the recent U...

Women's Alpine Utilizes Mt. Hutt

07/26/2012

MT. HUTT, New Zealand (July 26) – Challenging snow conditions have shifted the annual women's alpine summer training camp to Mt. Hutt near Christchurch. Originally slated for Coronet Peak, warm weather rerouted U.S. women, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn...

Women's Alpine Rolls to New Zealand

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), will begin their first on-snow...

Keller Hired as Regional Development Director

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – In a move to create a national approach to alpine development, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has shifted Lester Keller to Regional Alpine Development Director. Keller, who has a long history in USSA development programs, transitions into the role after spending over 20 years with the Western Region. The...

Women's 2015 Downhill Construction Begins

07/02/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (July 2) – Construction began Monday on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women's downhill at Beaver Creek Mountain. The new track will feature similar terrain to the legendary Birds of Prey World Cup men's downhill and will host to women’s downhill,...

Vonn Tops 2012 ESPY Nominees

06/28/2012

PARK CITY, UT (June 28) – The U.S. Ski Team's Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was announced Wednesday as a 2012 ESPY nominee for Best Female Athlete. Vonn, who has won highest individual ESPY category the last two years, posted a record setting season that included her...

Erhard Joins Alpine Coaching Staff

06/28/2012

PARK CITY, UT (June 28) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has added veteran coach Thomas Erhard to its alpine staff. Erhard will focus on creating high level training possibilities for the nation's top athletes in the under 18 and under 16 age groups. The program will compliment and serve as a resource for the nation's top club...

Cook Takes U.S. Navy F/A-18 Flight

06/20/2012

Fallon, NV (June 20) – Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and two-time Olympic alpine skier Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) became copilots Tuesday...

St. Moritz to Host 2017 Alpine Worlds

06/01/2012

HIGH1 RESORT, South Korea – Two years after the Vail/Beaver Creek, CO hosts the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships, the biennial event will move to St. Moritz, Switzerland – a resort where Americans have had incredible success. It was during the 1948 Olympic Winter Games, which was also scored as a World Championships, that Gretchen Fraser...

Women's Alpine Improves Staff Structure

05/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 15) – The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team has added a multi discipline program in order to continue to support and improve the high performance of Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) across all Audi FIS Alpine World Cup disciplines. Coaches Jeff Fergus will work directly with Vonn,...

Men's Alpine Staff Adds Experience

05/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 15) – The men's U.S. Alpine Ski Team has added Andreas Evers, Bernd Brunner and former Audi FIS Alpine World Cup athlete TJ Lanning to its coaching staff for the upcoming World Cup and World Championship season. Evers, who will lead the men's speed program, brings 17 years of World Cup experience and was previously at the...

Men's Alpine Utilizes Private Mammoth Training

05/10/2012

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 10) – Olympians including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) and...

1,000 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek 2015

05/09/2012

VAIL, CO (May 9)With Wednesday, May 9 marking 1,000 days to go until the world returns to Vail and Beaver Creek for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, February 3-15, the event’s Organizing Committee has provided the Vail Valley community with its charge.  The State of Colorado, the United States and the world also...

Alpine Women Train Mammoth Terrain

05/09/2012

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 9) – Women's speed Head Coach Chip White and the Mammoth Mountain Race Department have constructed terrain mimicking World Cup race hills for specialized training at the California resort.

Athlete Spotlight: Steven Nyman

05/04/2012

Steven Nyman, born and bred in Utah, was skiing at age two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick for the 2002 Junior Worlds squad where he landed two medals. Coaches were so impressed, they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th to launch his U.S. Ski Team career. To read on to see what...

2015 Alpine Worlds Planning Underway

05/03/2012

VAIL, CO (May 3) – Plans for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are well underway as officials from the FIS, the Vail Valley Foundation, Tridem Sports, EBU, Vail Resorts and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association wrapped up two days of Coordination Committee meetings Wednesday in Vail. Officials visited each venue, including both the...

Shiffrin, Cochran-Siegle Win Golden Ski Award

04/23/2012

FRANCONIA, NH (April 23) - The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO; Burke Mountain Academy) and...

Vonn USOC March Athlete of the Month

04/10/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 10) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has been voted the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for March. Vonn, who secured a record fourth World Cup overall...

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