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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...

Squaw Valley Hosts Moguls Team for 2022 Celebration

05/17/2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA – U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes will be on site at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this week for an on-snow training camp and to help celebrate the the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Hannah Kearney Visits NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

05/15/2017

Hannah Kearney is one of the greatest mogul skiers of all time. But what does she know about business moguls? Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, challenges Kearney to a round of Not My Job on the May 13 episode recorded in Salt Lake City, UT. 

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Ganong Named Squaw Valley Academy’s Director of Snow Sports

05/11/2017

Squaw Valley Academy announced that they have partnered with World Championship medalist Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), naming him as their Director of Snow Sports.

Anna Marno: What Makes a Champ

05/09/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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, landing their first cork 7...

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Freestyle Nominations

05/09/2017

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced its U.S. Ski Team freestyle nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to the U.S. Ski Team receives world class program support, along with access to the...

How Shiffrin Stays Strong

05/04/2017

She may have won the overall World Cup globe this season, but Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) isn’t taking any breaks. You may have spotted on the U.S. Ski Team Instagram story that she’s still running slalom gates in Colorado, or spied on...

Mangan and Steffey Win Golden Ski Awards

05/03/2017

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region has picked Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY – Holimont Race Team) and George Steffey (Lyme, NH – Stratton Mountain School) as the 2017 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award winners.

Since 1969, NASJA-East (formerly the Eastern Ski Writers Association) has awarded the Don A....

Retiring Jarrett Leaves Golden Legacy

04/27/2017

PARK CITY, UT (April 28, 2017) - Veteran U.S. Ski Team nordic combined coach Dave Jarrett, who led the team to heights of glory at World Championships and Olympics, is retiring after 15 years as a national team coach. Jarrett, a two-time Olympian who is now USA Nordic's head coach of nordic combined, is leaving the tour to open a sports...

Leanne Smith: What Makes a Champ

04/20/2017

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,...

Keep an Eye on Alice Merryweather

04/18/2017

Confidence, excitement and nerves fueled Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA) to take gold at the FIS World Junior Championships in Are, Sweden this season—a perfect highlight to an already impressive season.

WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin

04/17/2017

Since the 2016-17 World Cup season wrapped, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been back in Colorado, skiing at her home resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the...

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked

04/13/2017

Resi Stiegler has been an ever-present character on the World Cup circuit for the last 15 years—from racing her first World Cup at the age of 17 to nabbing multiple top 10s in the past two seasons. And while she’s had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious....

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together

04/07/2017

PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2017) — Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White will both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the Olympic season. McBride will take over as head men’s speed coach and White will step in as head women’s speed coach, while present Men’s Head Speed Coach Alex Hoedlmoser returns to the women’s...

Shiffrin Wins Team USA’s Best of March Award

04/06/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.

Giaccio Wins Gold at Junior World Championships

04/05/2017

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 5, 2017) – After winning bronze in the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships moguls competition, Olivia Giaccio (Redding, CT) landed on top of the podium, bringing home the gold in dual moguls. Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United), who won the men’s moguls competition, was also on the podium with bronze...

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