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USSA to Manage U.S. World Championships Broadcasts

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is looking to elevate the reach of ski racing in America. EUROVISION, operated by the European Broadcast Union, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) have sealed an agreement giving USSA the media rights to the 2015 and 2017 FIS Alpine and Nordic Ski World...

Miller 16th in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its men's downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) posted the top U.S. Ski Team result in 16th, while Italian Dominik Paris carved up the icy and bumpy course to take the victory...

Gut Sweeps Raptor Speed Series

11/30/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) – Swiss Lara Gut set the speed pace for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with victory in the both the Nature Valley Raptor downhill and super G. Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) earned the best result for the U.S. Ski Team with 23rd, which came as perfect weather blanketed the thousands on hand in Beaver Creek...

Believe In U.S.: Julia Mancuso

11/29/2013

“It’s why I ski race, to be in the Olympics and compete for my country and to be a part of such an amazing event.” – Olympic Champion Julia Mancuso. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Julia Mancuso ride on the wings of belief of family, friends and the...

Cook Leads U.S. in Raptor Debut

11/29/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women’s downhill successfully hosted its first World Cup Friday to open the Nature Valley Raptor World Cup week. Veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) earned the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 19th on a course that has been heralded by the entire Aud FIS...

Vonn Back on Snow at Vail

11/28/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 28) - Just nine days after crashing in a downhill training run at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was back on snow. The Olympic champion took a few free skiing runs on Vail Mountain early Thanksgiving morning. The session went fine and there were "no issues," according to U.S. Ski Team Head Women...

Stacey Cook-SVST Scholarships Announced

11/27/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 27) – Two-time Olympic downhiller Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and long-time U.S. Ski Team partner Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) announce the 2013 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarship Winners. Sinead Danager, Trisha Mangan, Rosie Hust, Ali Betsch, Paige Hourigan and Natalie Riffel – each members of top U.S. Ski and...

Cook Rockets to Fastest Training Run

11/27/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 27) - U.S. Ski Team veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) found the line down the challenging Raptor downhill to lead Wednesday's training run. Cook blazed down the challenging course in 1:42.03 - .07 ahead of Lichtenstein's Tina Weirather and a tenth in front of Tuesday's leader Lara Gut of Switzerland. 

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New Raptor Downhill Gets First Test

11/26/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team tested the brand new Raptor downhill course to open the Nature Valley Raptor women's race week at Beaver Creek. Tuesday marked the first of three training sessions before Friday's downhill, which will kick off the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup speed season. It also...

Live TV from Beaver Creek World Cups

11/25/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – American ski racing fans will be treated to LIVE U.S. TV coverage when the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek, CO later this week. The broadcast package with NBC and NBCSN features the most extensive live coverage ever in America. Racing begins on Friday, Nov. 29 when the Best in the World women’s speed...

Vonn To Sit Out Beaver Creek

11/22/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic gold medalist and 16-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup title winner Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced that she will not compete during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nature Valley Raptor women's World Cup in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn sustained injuries as a result of a downhill training fall Nov. 19 on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center...

Women to Test Full Raptor Downhill

11/21/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 21) - The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team and a top field of international alpine athletes will have a true 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships test next week thanks to early season snowfall and premium snowmaking temperatures at Beaver Creek. Taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions, Beaver Creek...

Lindsey Vonn Injury Update

11/20/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 20) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions as a result of a downhill training fall Tuesday on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper...

Vonn Being Evaluated After Crash

11/19/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 19) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed Tuesday morning while downhill training on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. She was not admitted to the hospital but was undergoing further evaluation, as is typical after a crash. Further updates will be available at...

Ligety Respectable 11th in SL Opener

11/17/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 17) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who cracked open the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season with a stunning victory in Soelden, Austria last month, finished a respectable 11th Sunday in the tour's first slalom. Sitting 24th after the opening...

Shiffrin Dominates Levi Slalom

11/16/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening slalom with a wire-to-wire victory to notch the fifth World Cup win of her young career. The 18-year-old was the only athlete in the field to post two sub...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised for Levi Slalom

11/13/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi for the second World Cup race of the season, the precursor to back-to-back speed weeks in Beaver Creek, CO. Top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will compete alongside a strong list of starters in the slalom...

2014 Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/08/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – A crowd of thousands was on hand Friday as the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team was introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S Ski Team Speed Center. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and World Champion Mikaela...

Ligety USOC’s October Athlete of the Month

11/06/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS (Nov. 7) – 2013 U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) opened the 2014 calendar exactly how he did last season – by winning the USOC Athlete of the Month award for October thanks to his victory at the FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom opener in Soelden, Austria. Ligety opened the World Cup season...

Best Ever Snow Coverage at Speed Center

11/01/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 1) – The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain officially opened Friday with the most snow coverage since opening the elite training facility in 2011. The exclusive alpine center features the only full-length downhill training available anywhere in the world at this time of year, providing U.S. skiers with an...

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