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Ross Magical with Garmisch Podium


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 2) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) became the sixth U.S. Ski Team women's speed athlete to finish in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three this season with a stunning second in the Garmisch downhill. With her career first podium, Ross also became the fourth U.S. woman to land her first World Cup podium this...

Mancuso Firmly in SG Title Hunt


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 1) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) solidified herself as a contender for the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G title after tying for second Friday with overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia. Mancuso sits 65 points behind Maze in the title chase with two...

Mancuso Just Off Meribel Combi Podium


MERIBEL, France (Feb. 24) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped to second in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but dropped to fourth overall after hooking up in the soft snow of the slalom portion. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win - her eighth on the season - to boost her World Cup...

Ligety 3rd in Garmisch Giant Slalom


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 24) - In his first race after taking triple gold at the World Championships Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Garmisch. Ligety has now finished on the podium of all six World Cup giant slalom races this season with four victories and two third place...

Sullivan 19th in Shortened Downhill


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 23) - Veteran Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 19th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in a shortened Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill Saturday in Germany as Birds of Prey downhill champion Christof Innerhofer of Italy claimed his third win of the season. The race course was shortened after heavy snow covered...

Mancuso Leads Tight Meribel Downhill


MERIBEL, France (Feb. 23) - Less than a second separated the top 17 finishers in Saturday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) leading the way for the U.S. Ski Team with 13th, .90 behind surprise winner Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain. It was a historic first World Cup downhill victory for Spain and...

USA Wins! On to Vail/Beaver Creek


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team wrapped up one of its most successful World Championships in history, leaving Schladming with the official medals title with four gold plus a bronze. The medals will bring a start advantage for the Americans as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships head to the USA in 2015 at Vail/Beaver...

Austria Closes Championships With Gold


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) - On the final run on the final day, Marcel Hirscher brought individual gold to the host Austrian nation at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Hirscher won the men's slalom in a close fought battle with Germany's Felix Neureuther and Austria's Mario Matt. No Americans made it to the final run....

World Champion: Mikaela Shiffrin


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 16) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a powerful, aggressive second run to come from behind to win gold in slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Third after the first run, Shiffrin overcame a .18 lead by Sweden's Frida Hansdotter who took bronze. Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser...

Preview: Women's Slalom


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) -  Fresh from an irmpressive sixth in her World Championships debut in GS, World Cup slalom leader Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will be among the favorites in Saturday's final women's race at the FIS Alpine World Ski...

Not Since Killy: Ted Takes 3


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) - Defending World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) rewrote the history books, becoming the first man in 45 years to win three gold at a World Championships. Ligety banked a 1.30 second first run lead to win by .81 over Austria's Marcel Hirscher in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in...

Preview: Men's Giant Slalom


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - The U.S. Ski Team's Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will go for a third gold medal in Friday's FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. The race will bring back memories for the USA of the World Championships in Schladming 31 years...

2013 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 15 elite athletes to compete at the 2013 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship scheduled for Feb. 19-28 at Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. Each athlete heralds from top USSA club programs across the country including 2013 NorAm downhill title winner Katie...

Shiffrin Sixth in Championships Debut


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had an impressive debut in her first major championship event finishing a career best sixth in giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. First run leader Tessa Worley of France was a runaway gold medalist taking the title by 1.12 over Tina Maze of...

Preview: Women's Giant Slalom


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 13) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will be going for a sixth career World Championships medal in Thursday's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO),...

Austria Nets Team Event Gold


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 12) - A near capacity crowd was on hand Tuesday night to cheer the host country of Austria to victory in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Team Event. The powerhouse slalom skiing Swedes edged the U.S. Ski Team in the quarter final and went on to earn the silver medal with Germany in bronze. David Chodounsky (...

Ted Ligety Golden Again


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 11) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was golden again, winning the super combined for his second title at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Sixth after the downhill, Ligety nailed the second fastest slalom run to take gold in Schladming.


Preview: Men's Super Combined


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will be among favorites in Monday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined. Ligety opened the men's Championship schedule last week with gold in super G. Combined downhill is at noon in Schladming with the slalom under the lights at 6:15 p.m. local time Universal Sports...

Optimistic Outlook for Lindsey Vonn


VAIL, CO (Feb. 10) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) underwent successful surgery Sunday and is resting comfortably. According to U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, the surgery conducted at the Vail Valley Surgery Center went well and he was optimistic for a full recovery. 


Downhill Medals Narrowly Elude USA


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - The USA narrowly missed the medals Sunday in the women's downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was a .15 out of the prizes in fifth with Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) sixth. In an aggressive race that saw higher speeds than training, the twisty turny Schladming...