Alpine News

What Makes a Champ: Picabo Street


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning...

It's Winter at Killington


KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 21, 2016) - It's winter at Killington! One of New England's premier resorts is ready to rock as early season snow and cold temperatures have made the Vermont ski area a winter wonderland as athletes from around the globe make their way to the first World Cup in the eastern USA in 25 years.

Birds of Prey Canceled


AVON, CO (Nov. 17, 2016) – After meeting with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Beaver Creek’s event organizing committee, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has determined that due to unseasonably warm weather, the 2016 Audi Birds of Prey FIS World Cup at Beaver Creek, CO will be canceled. The FIS will make an official...

Killington World Cup Confirmed


KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 17, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) confirmed today the Audi FIS Ski World Cup scheduled for Nov. 26-27 at Killington Resort. The resort has achieved positive snow control and will host women’s giant slalom and slalom races as scheduled on Thanksgiving weekend.

Listen to Julia Mancuso’s Comeback Playlist


Getting excited for ski season to kick off? So is Julia Mancuso, who is ready to start her comeback World Cup season after missing last season due to a hip injury. Mancuso sat down with espnW to share her playlist that is helping her get to the start gate.


Tech Team Sees Positive Perspective At Foggy Levi


KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 13, 2016) - A disappointing result turned into a positive perspective for the U.S. men’s technical squad at the opening slalom event of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

America’s top slalom skier David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) failed to finish his first run as the cold, aggressive surface got the best of him. But...

Shiffrin Scores a Victory in Levi


KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 12, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) overcame Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener nerves, skiing two clean and solid runs en route to her first World Cup victory of the 2017 season. Switzerland's Wendy Holdener grabbed second, .67 seconds out, while Slovakia's Petra Vlhova rounded out the podium in third, .75...

Vonn Injured in Colorado


VAIL, CO (Nov. 11, 2016) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced today that she suffered a fracture to her upper right arm. She underwent surgery in Vail Thursday night (Nov. 10) after suffering the injury in a training crash earlier in the day at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, CO. There was no immediate...

Slalom World Cup Kicks Off in Levi


KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 12, 2016) – It’s a winter wonderland in Kittilä, Finland—home to Levi, the ski resort that plays host to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Santa Claus country. Though the word on the streets of Soelden was not optimistic for the slalom opener, it seems that Ullr, the Nordic God of...

2016-17 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarships Announced


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Nov. 8, 2016) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team member and three-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continues her longstanding commitment to giving back to the ski racing community as she announces recipients of the 2016-17 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) Competition Team. Recipients are chosen based on...

U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Open for Training


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 5, 2016) – Despite the fact that Mother Nature has been quite moody this fall, Copper Mountain Resort snowmaking team has been working around the clock preparing for the highly anticipated opening of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. When fully operational, it is the only full-length downhill training facility open...

Vonn Listed Among PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World


Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is not only winningest woman ski racer in history, she is also working to empower and inspire young girls through the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Now she's been recognized by PEOPLE, which has included her in...

2016-17 NorAm Schedule Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced the alpine NorAm schedule for the 2016-17 season. This year’s series features eight stops at ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada.

The NorAm tour is the premiere level of ski racing in North America and the elite development pathway to European...

Eastern Region Event Honors Ronnie Berlack


STOWE, VT (Nov. 1, 2016) – The top U16 alpine racers in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Eastern region will compete for regional titles this season at the Ronnie Berlack U16 Eastern Region Championships Grand Prix, named in honor of the late U.S. Ski Team athlete. The event, sponsored by Nordica, will take place March 9-14, 2017...

Nyman’s History Through Speed Suits


Having been on the U.S. Ski Team for over 14 years, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) has become a bit of a hoarder of ski gear throughout the year. He took Ski Racing to his garage to sort through his racing history through World Cup bibs, Spyder suits, old skis and of course, Olympic gear.

U.S. Alpine and U19/21 Champs Coming to Sugarloaf


SUGARLOAF, ME (Oct. 24, 2016) – The best ski racers in the country will hit the slopes at Sugarloaf this season for the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships March 25 - 28, 2017. It will be the resort’s sixth time hosting the Championships. Sugarloaf will also play host to the newly instated U19 and U21 Junior National Championships, taking place...

Ligety Fifth in World Cup Return


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23, 2016) – Four-time Soelden winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) returned from injury to take fifth place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener giant slalom.

Alexis Pinturault of France was unstoppable, never giving up his lead to win by .70 seconds. Austrian Marcel Hirscher threw down a spectacular second run and...

Shiffrin Podiums in World Cup Opener


SOELDEN, Austria (October 22, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) kicked off the season with a bang, nailing the podium at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, taking second place. Lara Gut of Switzerland dominated the race, winning by 1.44 seconds.

Ligety + Shiffrin Seek Podiums in Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19, 2016) – The fog has been swirling around the Rettenbach Glacier, creating an atmosphere of magic like something out of a fairytale. The spirit of ski racing is swirling around Soelden, too, as the crew preps the stage for one of the biggest shows in ski racing: the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener kicking off the 50th...

Tim Jitloff: What Makes a Champ


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning...