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Copper Speed Center Close to Open

10/20/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 20) - The Copper Mountain Resort snow making team is working around the clock for the anticipated early November open of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center - the only full-length downhill training facility open anywhere in the world at this time of year. After firing up the HKD guns on Oct.

U.S. Ski Team Ready for Soelden

10/19/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team, including defending Soelden champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) spent Friday morning training on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race hill in Soelden, then met with journalists high on the Rettenbach glacier. The opportunity to train on the race hill is a direct result...

Alpine Women Train at Soelden

10/12/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 12) – Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup veteran Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) are feeling strong as they prep...

Kelble Brings Experience to Regional Coaching

10/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 5) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made another bold stroke in bolstering the national alpine development system by hiring World Cup veteran Frank Kelble as the Rocky Central Regional Coach. Kelble, who has over 25 years of international experience, has coached at every level within the USSA including a long...

Ski with the U.S. Ski Team at Copper

10/02/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 2) – As snowmaking began Tuesday at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, the resort announced a contest to provide VIP access to the world-class venue with an exclusive opportunity to free ski with the U.S. Ski Team prior to the opening this fall. Copper Mountain season pass holders can enter on Facebook...

Private Portillo Training for Men's Alpine

09/26/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 26) – Hotel Portillo may be closed for the season, but its 9,500 foot slopes are still cranking as Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA),...

Vonn, Wallisch Up for Top USOC Honor

09/14/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has nominated reigning X Games slopestyle skiing champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh) and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Champion...

FIS Impressed with 2015 Women's Downhill

09/12/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 12) - International Ski Federation (FIS) Women's Alpine Chief Race Director Atle Skaardal was impressed with the progress on the world’s newest women's speed venue Tuesday as he inspected the Beaver Creek track currently being built in anticipation of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Construction on the new...

Alpine Women Up to Speed in Portillo

09/11/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 11) – The speed training season is officially underway in South America as the women's U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and ...

Rogan Joins Alpine Development Staff

09/11/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 11) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has made another move designed to dramatically enhance athlete fundamental skills development across the nation. USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml announced the appointment of longtime Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Alpine Team leader Michael Rogan as...

Men's Speed Glides into Chile

08/22/2012

LA PARVA, Chile (Aug. 22) – The U.S.

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...

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