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Weather Plays Role in Montafon Combined

09/02/2015

MONTAFON, Austria (Sept. 2, 2015) - The day dawned with blue skies in the Montafon valley of western Austria on Wednesday, but eventually mother nature took it’s toll with a crazy day in the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix. Austria’s Mario Seidl claimed the the victory at the new venue of Tschagguns and...

Rubie Takes Podium Spot at Winter Games NZ

09/01/2015

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (September 1, 2015)—After the dual slalom kicked off the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, the Games wrapped with a slalom and a giant slalom at Coronet Peak near Queenstown. Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT) grabbed the sole American podium, taking third in the GS.

Fletchers Lead USA in Summer Grand Prix

08/30/2015

OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 30, 2015) - Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) set a torrid pace with the second fastest roller ski time to finish 12th in a FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix Sunday in Oberwiesenthal, along the Czech border. Eric Frenzel led a German sweep of the podium.

In the morning jump on...

World Champion Out for Season

08/26/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 26, 2015) - World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent knee surgery this week and will be out for the season. Hendrickson, who injured her right knee in a training accident in August 2013 leading up to the Sochi Olympics, reinjured the knee during jump training in June.

K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon

08/25/2015

During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Andrew Weibrecht: A Champion On and Off the Hill

08/23/2015

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 a NASTAR medal,...

Diggins Top 10 in Final Toppedrittsveka Stage

08/22/2015

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Aug. 22, 2015) – In front of a packed crowd that felt more like a winter World Cup than a summer roller ski race, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Ski Team in the 15k pursuit finale at the Toppidrettsveka stage race that concluded Saturday in downtown Trondheim. Diggins finished 10th, just ahead of Kikkan Randall (...

Day 2: Stephen + Randall Top-10 at Toppidrettsveka

08/21/2015

ORKDAL, Norway (Aug. 21, 2015) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) cracked the top 10 in the third stage of Toppidrettsveka—a 15k skiathlon at the Knyken ski center in Orkdal on Friday.

Norway’s Heidi Weng took the win over teammate Terese Johaug, with Germany’s Denise Hermann finishing third. Andy Newell...

Ligety + Shiffrin Win Coronet Peak Night Slalom

08/21/2015

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (Aug. 21, 2015) — Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took victories at the Coronet Peak Night Slalom, part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ on Friday night.

The Coronet Peak Night Slalom was an overwhelming success according to Audi quattro Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap, who said...

Ligety and Shiffrin Headline Winter Games NZ

08/20/2015

QUEENSTOWN, NZ (August 20, 2015)—The fourth Audi quattro Winter Games NZ have begun and U.S. Ski Team athletes have committed to compete in the opening race—a dual night slalom on Friday night.

Day One: Caldwell Takes 5th in Toppidrettsveka

08/20/2015

AURE, Norway (Aug. 20, 2015) – Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Topidrettsveka is an annual weekend festival that this year has attracted the top World Cup cross country ski racers from Norway, Italy, Germany and the U.S. Ski Team. Norway’s Heidi...

Training With the U.S. Ambassador in New Zealand

08/19/2015

OHAU SNOW FIELDS, NEW ZEALAND (August 19, 2015)—The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has been chasing snow in the Southern Hemisphere. Since early August, both the men's and women's teams have been back in gates at their training camp homes in Ohau, Coronet Peak and Roundhill, New Zealand. The camps have been productive: Mother Nature cooperated with her...

Cross Country Team to Compete at Toppidrettsveka

08/18/2015

AURE, Norway (August 18, 2015) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field. It’s the first year the Team has been invited to the...

Vote for Hannah Kearney as Sportswoman of the Year

08/18/2015

Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation works with girls and women to advance their lives through sports and...

Englund Top American in Grand Prix

08/14/2015

COURCHEVEL, France (Aug. 14, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) opened the FIS Summer Grand Prix tour Friday finishing 23rd in Courchevel on the HS96-meter Olympic hill. Japan’s Sara Takanashi took the win. Takanashi's teammate Yuki Ito was second with Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz third.

Red Bull: 6 Ski Instagram Accounts To Follow

08/13/2015

Red Bull wants you to go behind-the-scenes with the fastest athletes on snow. They named six Instagram accounts to follow, including the U.S. Ski Team’s very own Resi Stiegler.

Check out the full article here.

UPDATE: Lindsey Vonn Ankle Injury

08/13/2015

2015 World Cup super G and downhill globe winner Lindsey Vonn suffered a left ankle injury while training at Coronet Peak, New Zealand. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Directory Kyle Wilkens, Vonn will return to the United States for further evaluation.

Vonn stated on social media: "Hey guys, I unfortunately crashed today while...

Cancerversary Fundraiser

08/11/2015

When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

Meet U.S. Ski Team Alum Juliana Furtado

08/11/2015

Juliana 'Juli' Furtado. You hear the name and think mountain biking, World Championships medals, bike designer and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member. But did you know Furtado was a U.S. Ski Team member?

USSA Names New Nordic Director

08/06/2015

PARK CITY, UT  (Aug. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime nordic business leader and enthusiast Robert Lazzaroni as its new nordic domestic program director. Lazzaroni will be responsible for administering domestic programs in partnership with USSA nordic clubs, including membership, club development,...

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