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Shiffrin Nominated for Sportswoman of the Year

08/23/2017

The Women's Sports Foundation announced that Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) is a finalist for its 2017 Sportswoman of the Year award. Recent past winners of this prestigious honor include Ashleigh Johnson, Claressa Shields, Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, Simone Biles, Missy...

Medals Hotly Contested at U.S. Champs

07/29/2017

PARK CITY, UTAH (July 28, 2017) - Will Rhoads (Park City, Utah/Park City Nordic) and Nita Englund (Florence, Wis./Kiwanis Ski Club) came away with gold at the 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Saturday on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in one of the most hotly contested Championships in recent history. It was the fourth career...

Olympic Trials Coming to Park City

07/28/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (July 29, 2017) – Utah's 2002 Olympic venues will play a key role in determining the first skiing athletes nominated to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team to compete in PyeongChang. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined will be held Dec. 30-31 at the Utah Olympic Park in a winner-take-all event where the...

Strong Field Expected for U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

07/25/2017

PARK CITY, UT (July 25, 2017) – Park City's Olympic ski jumps will kick off the Olympic season with the first U.S. Championship of 2017-18. A full contingent of the top men's and women's ski jumpers will compete in the large hill event of the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on Saturday, July 29. Fans can...

New Coaches Join Nordic Teams

06/29/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (June 29, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard partner organizations USA Nordic Sports and Women’s Ski Jumping USA have both announced new head coaches for the 2017-18 season. Martin Bayer will serve as the new head nordic combined coach and Igor Cuznar will be the World Cup coach for the women.

Ashley Caldwell Speaks Up on Striving for the Best

06/29/2017

Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) isn't concerned with being the best female skier, or showing up her male counterparts. She wants to be the best, regardless of gender. In Media Planet's Women in Sports...

Olympian and Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passes

06/29/2017

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (June 29, 2017) - Olympian Tom Corcoran, an early U.S. Ski Team pioneer and founder of the New Hampshire's Waterville Valley ski resort, passed away Tuesday (June 27) at his home in Seabrook Island, S.C. at the age of 85. Corcoran was one of the most decorated skiers of his era, moving on to become a pioneer in the ski...

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces Eight Stop SuperTour

06/27/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (June 27, 2017) – Top U.S. cross country athletes will race in seven cities across North America in the 2017-18 iteration of the SuperTour. The tour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned cross country events across America produced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard together with its divisions and clubs.

How to Train Like Andy Newell

06/15/2017

Andy Newell (Starksboro, VT) is one of seven U.S. Ski Team cross country athletes that spend the summer training with the Stratton Mountain School Elite Team in Vermont. He recaps his first training segment of the summer and talks about his favorite workouts, including the double-pole test and...

Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach

06/12/2017

PARK CITY, UT (June 12, 2017) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of western region development coach.

Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final...

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles

06/09/2017

Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) has an impressive resume. In the 2016-17 season alone, she nailed the top 10 in two FIS World Cups, including standing on the podium in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Now, the Olympian is hosting her first ski camp, the Jackie Wiles White Pass Summer Race Camp—three days of skills and drills and three days of gate...

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June

06/06/2017

We may still have 172 days until the World Cup returns to Killington, and it may be a women’s World Cup, but Redneck Racing’s Robby Kelley and Tucker Marshall—both born and raised in Vermont—wanted to train on the esteemed track. On June 4, Kelley...

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete

06/02/2017

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a ridiculous year—six slalom victories, three giant slalom wins and one alpine combined victory on the World Cup, her third straight World Championship slalom title, a silver in the World Champs giant slalom, her fourth career World Cup slalom title and her first-ever overall World Cup title. Wow.

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Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

05/26/2017

Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves...

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

05/26/2017

Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

05/25/2017

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection...

Aerial Skiers Chris and Jon Lillis are #BrotherGoals

05/24/2017

Jon and Chris Lillis have made aerial skiing a family affair. In honor of National Brother's Day, Team USA talks with the brothers about their similarities and differences and how they're pushing each other towards the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

05/22/2017

Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

Ted Ligety's Side Projects

05/19/2017

You know two-time Olympic champion and five-time World Champs gold medalist Ted Ligety. But did you know he also helped start two successful brands while racing on the U.S. Ski Team?

Learn about how Ligety got involved with Shred/Slytech alongside MIT graduate Carlo Salmini, their favorite places to mountain bike and what’s next...

U.S. Ski Team Cross Country 2017-18 Nominations

05/17/2017

PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2017) - U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its U.S. Ski Team cross country nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

After a strong 2016-17 season, including three World Championship medals and nine...

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