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Ski Racing: Tie at the Top

10/25/2014

SOELDEN, Austria — What started as a race with possibly too little snow nearly became a race with too much, as course crews worked through the nights leading up to the Soelden World Cup opener to provide a firm surface and the best possible conditions for all competitors in Saturday’s race for the ladies.
 
First GS Win for Mikaela

10/25/2014

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) celebrated the 100 day mark to the World Championshps in her hometown by winning the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom of her career in Soelden. Shiffrin took a narrow .09 second margin over Austria's Anna Fenninger, then came from behind after losing...

Shiffrin Opens with First Run Lead

10/25/2014

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a masterful bottom section of the first run to vault into the lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden. Running number one to start the season, Shiffrin arced her way down the Rettenbach Glacier giant slalom, carrying good speed off the...

100 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek

10/24/2014

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Oct. 25) – As the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup was just hours away from kickoff, the official countdown clock dropped down to 100 days until the opening of the Feb. 2-15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/...
U.S. Ski Team Names Alpine Press Officer

10/24/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Ski Team has named Megan Harrod as alpine press officer. Harrod has an extensive background in communications and over 15 years of racing and coaching experience. She will serve as a liaison between U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes and staff and the public, with a key focus on athlete management while growing...

Ligety Streak on Line at Soelden

10/23/2014

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will reset the numbers Sunday, starting his journey towards a sixth giant slalom title as he seeks a fourth straight win in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season opener in Soelden. Ligety, along with teammates and fellow Olympic champions Bode Miller (Franconia, NH),...
Heavy Snow Blankets Soelden for Opener

10/23/2014

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) - The rolling green fields above the Austrian mountain village of Soelden turned white overnight, with up to a meter of fresh snow blanketing the Rettenbach Glacier. Crews worked feverishly overnight to clear the alpine highway from Soelden to the glacier...

Concussion Considerations Google+ Hangout

10/20/2014

Youth sports don’t involve the same dangerous blend of power, size and speed as professional sports. However, they still carry risks of physical injury. As a result, certain safety precautions should always be taken to ensure maximum safety during competition.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™...

USA Aerials | On The Rise

10/17/2014

The competitive spirit of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding is fueled by the passion each athlete has for his or her sport. Over the summer, U.S. Freestyle athletes Mac Bohonnon, Troy Tully and Mike Rossi produced USA Aerials | On The Rise to celebrate their sport and support the continued development and innovation of...

Men's Speed Team Trains in Corralco

10/17/2014

With reports of thinning snow conditions in Portillo, the U.S. men’s speed team called an audible in September and moved its early fall camp to Corralco Ski Area in the southern part of Chile.

The training block, which concluded on Sept. 27, was attended by the men’s World Cup speed team, the men’s multi-team, as well as the men’s Europa...

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Coverage of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

10/16/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (Oct. 16, 2014)Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2014-15 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup both on air and at UniversalSports.com starting with the season’s opener in...

Moguls Team Hosts Successful Camp in Zermatt

10/13/2014

The U.S. Freestyle moguls team is returning home this week from 13 days of training in Zermatt, Switzerland. Camp conditions were slightly challenging for the skiers, with an icy glacier and a bit of new snow to round out the rock solid moguls.

Zermatt provides the skiers with competition style training and the opportunity to ski with...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Alice McKennis

10/13/2014

Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are still physical risks involved.

Safety precautions should be taken in every sport, and at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage coaches and parents to educate themselves on where to find information on...

First U.S. Title for Bryan Fletcher

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) added another jewel to an already star-studded nordic combined career, winning his first national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Fletcher parlayed a strong jump to take the win in roller skiing over  brother Taylor, who won the roller ski. Adam...
Titles for Fairall and Hendrickson

10/12/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew back into the spotlight, capping a strong fall return to competition with her third career national title. Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship at the Flaming Leaves Festival on the Lake Placid Olympic jump. Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) took his second...

Athlete Spotlight: Steve Nyman

10/10/2014

After finishing 27th overall in men's downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Steve Nyman has been training harder than ever this past summer. "I realized last winter that I needed better endurance in races so that has been a huge part of my summer training. I learned a lot this summer from training 5-6 days per week and...

Zipline Ski Named Official Pole Supplier for U.S. Freestyle

10/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 7) – Zipline Ski, the nation's newest ski pole company, is happy to announce it has been named an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. ZiplineSki will provide the U.S. mogul skiers with poles designed and produced by Chuck Heidenreich, a former U.S. Ski Team athlete.

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Protecting the Head: Concussion Management

10/06/2014

Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are physical risks none the less. Safety precautions should be taken in every sport, and at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage coaches and parents to educate themselves on where to find information on preventing and...

Snowmaking Underway at Copper Mountain Resort

10/01/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Sept. 30) – More than two inches of natural snow graced the slopes of Copper Mountain Resort late Monday night when snowmakers kicked into gear and started snow making operations.

Lake Placid to Host U.S. Championships

09/29/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Sept. 29) – America’s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill) and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12. The event will pit the best ski jumpers and nordic combined skiers against each other...

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