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Bickner Strong Again in Grand Prix

08/27/2016

HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2016) - The USA's Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) from Chicago's Norge Ski Club continued to show his strength, finishing 16th Saturday on the HS131 meter hill in Hakuba at a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix. It followed on the heels of his eighth place finish in Einsiedln, Switzerland three weeks ago. Norway's Anders...

How much do you know about Laurenne Ross?

08/26/2016

You may know Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) for her consistent top 10s in speed events at the end of last season, or maybe you know of her because of her beautiful photos on Instagram or her flowing words on her blog. But...

Troy Murphy Talks Moguls and Big Mountain Skiing

08/22/2016

Troy Murphy's skiing skills extend far beyond the moguls course. 

"I like doing everything,” Murphy says. “I don’t get into the park [much] now, but even a couple of years ago, I’d still go whenever I could. I think that it builds a good air awareness and if you’re hitting big park jumps, moguls jumps don’t really seem that scary.”

Wilson Debuts Carvings at Kimball Arts Festival

08/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 11, 2016) – With multiple World Cup podiums and an Olympic bronze medal on his resume, there’s no denying that Bryon Wilson is a talented mogul skier. This week, Wilson will have the opportunity to showcase another talent, wood carving, when he makes his artistic debut at the annual Kimball Arts Festival August 12-14 in Park...

Sarah Hendrickson: What Makes A Champ

08/09/2016

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.

Bickner Top 10 in Switzerland

08/08/2016

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland (Aug. 8, 2016) – Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL; USA Nordic/Norge Ski Club) snagged a career-best finish at the FIS Grand Prix against many top World Cup jumpers, taking eighth place.

Bickner jumped 111.5 and 114.5 meters on the large hill against a strong field that included 14 nations. Maciej Kot of Poland won the...

Debut Gold for Taylor Fletcher

07/30/2016

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (July 30, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at Soldier Hollow. Brother Bryan Fletcher took silver with Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO) earning bronze after leading the jump....

Repeat Title for Will Rhoads

07/30/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2016) - USA Nordic ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) won an action-packed competition Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park to claim a repeat title on the HS134 meter large hill during the 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) of the Norge Ski Club in suburban Chicago took silver...

Jessica Returns to Gold

07/30/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2017) - Veteran Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) returned from a one-year hiaitus to take her 13th career national title on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. On a day where Canadian jumpers dominated the overall competition, Cara Larson (Barrington, IL) of the...

Canada Strong in Springer Tournee

07/29/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...
Canada Strong in Springer Tournee

07/29/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2016) - Canadian ski jumpers paved the way on the HS100 meter hill Friday during the annual Springer Tourney competition on the Olympics jumps in Park City. The Norge Ski Club’s Kevin Bickner (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) took second in men’s and women’s respectively, while Canada’s Altius Nordic...
Chris Knight: What Makes a Champ

07/26/2016

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,...

Sophie Caldwell: What Makes a Champ

07/26/2016

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,...

WATCH: Summer Skiing in Alaska

07/21/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team headed west to Alaska for two weeks of training camp with new mother Kikkan Randall showing up for the on-snow portion on Eagle Glacier, just three months after giving birth to her son Breck.

See what the ski camp looked like in the video below. 

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How to Fuel a Speed Unicorn

07/20/2016

During the summer months when the snow’s not flying, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes are still hard at work at the Center of Excellence and beyond. Athletes use the summer to focus on building a solid strength and endurance foundation to prepare them for on-snow camps in the summer and fall. So, what does it take to fuel an elite-level female...

What the Killington World Cup Will Look Like

07/19/2016

At the end of June, officials from the USSA, FIS and Killington headed out to the official site of the Killington World Cup to map out the event in which the best female racers in the world will race in Vermont for the first time since 1978.

The crew included Tao Smith—the president Vermont Alpine Racing Association and headmaster of...

Day Returns to Coach U.S. Ski Team

07/17/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 18, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced that Mike Day, current head men’s coach at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), will make a return to the U.S. Ski Team to serve as women’s head coach, working specifically with Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin. 

A coach in various capacities for more than 15 years, Day...

L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

07/15/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 26, 2016) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The events are part of the 18th annual Springer Tournee with competitions taking place at the Utah Olympic Park...

Training Camp in Alaska - Week 1

07/13/2016

ANCHORAGE, AK (July 13, 2016) – After spending time scattered from coast to coast training with home clubs, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes jetted to Anchorage, AK for camp.

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2016-17 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Nominations

07/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 12, 2016) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the...

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