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Bill Johnson Story on ESPN E:60


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 28) - American Bill Johnson’s stunning Olympic downhill gold in 1984 is iconic in ski racing, having left an indelible mark in the annals of U.S. Ski Team history. ESPN’s award-winning news magazine program E:60 will look inside his story of triumph and tragedy in an episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. EDT on...
Ligety Wins Soelden GS


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 27) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) pulled out an historic win at the Soelden World Cup GS, becoming the first man in history to win three World Cup GS races in a row at Soelden. Ligety beat out Frenchman Alexis Pinturault by 0.79 seconds to nab his 18th victory and...

Shiffrin Sixth in Soelden GS


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 26) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied into sixth place in the Soelden giant slalom to kick off the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Season. Shiffrin led the U.S. women in the season opener and snagged her career-best World Cup giant slalom result. Switzerland’s Lara Gut sealed her first World...

Soelden Opener Live on Universal Sports


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 24) – Opening weekend action from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America live on television for the first time ever this weekend on the U.S. Ski Team’s partner Universal Sports Network. Universal Sports will kickoff the season with an expanded cable and satellite distribution network and a full schedule of World...

Ligety Honored as Olympic SportsMan of the Year


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest annual individual athlete honor. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist produced a historic season that resulted in a three gold medals at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship and six Audi FIS...

Ligety Leads Nine Soelden Starters


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who has won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening race the last two seasons, highlights a group of nine U.S. athletes expected to start the 20th running of the Soelden giant slalom Oct. 26-27. Joining Ligety, who won by a staggering 2.75 second margin in 2012, are Olympic gold medalists...

Fantasy Ski Racer Starts with Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 22) - When the U.S. Ski Team fires up the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour Oct. 26-27 high on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden, the back-to-back giant slalom races also signify the start of the (FSR) season. Whether your heart is behind three-...

The Swon Brothers to Play First Tracks


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 16) - Copper Mountain kicks off the U.S. Ski Team’s road to Sochi at the ‘Believe in U.S. Pep Rally’ on Friday, Nov. 8. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), will be introduced during the...

USSA Names Eastern Alpine Youth Coordinator


WESTFORD, VT (Oct. 8) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has continued to grow its professional staff structure in the USSA Eastern Region, naming Mount Mansfield coach Thomas Ashworth (Stowe, VT) as Eastern youth coordinator and coach. He will be responsible for managing youth development programs for athletes 16 and under, working...

Alpine Team Named Nov. 8 at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 1) - Snowmaking began Tuesday morning on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in preparation for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team to begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia...

U.S. Women Find Speed in Portillo


Ski Racing Magazine caught up with women's alpine speed Head Coach Chip White and athlete Laurenne Ross  following a recent training camp in Portillo, Chile. 

2015 World Champs Broadcast to 750 Million


VAIL, CO (Sept. 25) - An estimated 750 million will view the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships set for Feb. 2-15 with events in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. The television images will be provided by EUROVISION, an internationally recognized leader in sports production and newly named official Host Broadcaster of the 2015 World Championships...

First Snow Flies at Beaver Creek


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 23) - Beaver Creek Resort received its first natural snow of the season Sunday night, just over two months in advance of the mens' and women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races. The back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup weekends will serve at test events for the Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with...

FIS Announces Alpine Leadership Changes


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Sept. 18) - Markus Waldner, Hannes Trinkl, Emmanuel Couder and Jean-Philippe Vulliet have been namd to key Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leadership positions beginning in the spring of 2014, the FIS announced Wednesday. Waldner will take over for Guenther Hujara, who will retire after 23 years with the...

Volunteer for 2015 World Championships


VAIL, CO (Sept. 10) - As a teen, Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) volunteered as a member of the slip crew for the 1999 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held in her hometown of Vail. Needless to say, she was inspired. The world will again converge on the Vail Valley Feb. 2-15, 2015 when the fabled alpine championships...

2015 Women's Speed Track Named


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 6) -  The alpine legacy of the Vail Valley gained power and grace Friday as the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee introduced "Raptor" as the name of the newly constructed women's speed track at Beaver Creek Resort. The home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World...

Fitness Key to Men's Speed Camp


Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in...

Vonn Successfully Returns to Snow


PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – A smiling and pain free Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion, clicked into her skis for the first time in almost seven months on Saturday (Aug. 31) as she rejoined the...

Vonn to Join Speed Team in Chile


VAIL, CO (Aug. 28) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will join the Best in the World women's speed team for their annual on-snow camp in Portillo, Chile next month. Vonn, who demonstrated the strength of her surgically repaired right knee for journalists Wednesday at Ski...

Women's Tech Strong after NZ Camp


Ski Racing Magazine recently caught up with women's technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer following a recent on snow camp at New Zealand's Coronet Peak.

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 27) - Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New...