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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...

Universal Premieres Countdown to Sochi

10/30/2013

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30) – The U.S. Ski Team's partner Universal Sports Network will debut Countdown to Sochi, a weekly show capturing the most compelling stories leading up to the 2014 Sochi Games tonight at 8 PM ET – just 100 days from the start of the opening ceremony. The 15-week show will air every Wednesday at 8 PM ET until February...

Bill Johnson Story on ESPN E:60

10/28/2013

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

10/27/2013

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

10/26/2013

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

10/24/2013

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

10/24/2013

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

10/23/2013

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

10/22/2013

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 FantasySkiRacer.com (FSR) season. Whether your heart is behind three-...

The Swon Brothers to Play First Tracks

10/16/2013

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

10/08/2013

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

10/01/2013

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

09/26/2013

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

09/25/2013

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...

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