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Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener

12/08/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

12/07/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Gold Of A Different Form

12/07/2016

Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, France, a 15th place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for Vermont’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Named

12/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials rosters have been announced, with 37 athletes representing the United States across national and international competitions this pre-Olympic season.

This year’s moguls team consists of 21 athletes, including Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and...

Wiles Leads Four Americans Into Top 20

12/04/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 4, 2016)  – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) led four American women into the top 20 with a career-best 10th-place finish in the first super G of the season at Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

“I am so thrilled,” said Wiles. “I had high expectations for the...

Fletcher Cracks Top 10 In Lillehammer Combined

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) – The key to setting up a good nordic combined finish is a strong jump. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) got that jump Sunday in Lillehammer, soaring to 22nd on the HS138 meter hill then winding his way through the pack to finish ninth.
 
Germany’s Eric Frenzel and Bjoern Kircheisen finished 1-...

Five Americans Score in Val d’Isere

12/04/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 4, 2016) – After two days of speed, the tech guys were ready to go in Val d’Isere for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was the top American of the day, taking 11th place.

After a 46-year wait, France won a Val d’Isere GS in front of the home crowd with Mathieu Faivre taking the...

Diggins Holds Onto Top 10 Tour

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) - A day after winning the 5k freestyle leg of the Lillehammer mini tour, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) hung on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the three-day stage race. Norway's Heidi Weng took the women's title, with countryman Martin Sundby winning for the men. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage)...

Ross Strong in Lake Louise Downhill

12/03/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 3, 2016) – The American ladies stacked three in the top 15 on the second day of downhill in Lake Louise, led by Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) in seventh place. Friday’s top American Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was 11th and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), in only her second Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, was 13th....

Comeback Weekend for Hendrickson

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) made a strong return this weekend as she came back after a nearly 15-month absence to the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Hendrickson was 11th Friday and eighth Saturday. Japan's Sara Takanashi swept the wins.

Hendrickson had been injured in the summer...

Diggins Wins in Norway

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) charged around the 5k course on the Olympic trails in Lillehammer to win the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour FIS Cross Country World Cup Saturday. It was the third win of her career. Diggins put 4.8 seconds on second place finisher and tour leader Heidi Weng of...

Nyman Top American at Val d’Isere Downhill

12/03/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 3, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) led the American’s in the first downhill of the season in 15th Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won for the second-straight day after taking Friday’s super G victory. Peter Fill...

Dr. Richard Steadman Honored at Beaver Creek

12/02/2016

VAIL, CO (Dec. 3, 2016) — The annual Birds of Prey World Cup races at Beaver Creek may have been canceled, but a roster of America's finest World Cup skiers will be on hand Dec. 3 to honor one of the most talented surgeons in sports medicine history.

Cook Finishes Strong in Downhill Opener

12/02/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 2, 2016) – In the opening downhill of the 2016-17 season, Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was the top American in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Lake Louise, taking sixth place. Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) also snuck into the top 10, grabbing ninth.

It was an exciting race, as fans had presumed the race was won...

Strong Qualis But Challenges in Heats

12/02/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 2, 2016) - The U.S. Ski Team had an impressive showing in qualifying for the classic sprint, but ran into challenges in the opening heats. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) opened the day by leading qualifying before finishing 17th, while Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in 14th to open a three-day mini tour on the...

Who Will Emerge on the U.S. Aerials Team This Season?

12/02/2016

There are a lot of exciting Olympic storylines to watch this season, including that of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes. With the start of the freestyle aerials skiing world cup season scheduled for Dec. 17-18 in Beida Lake, China, the question that hovers is whether this will be a comeback season for Mac Bohonnon and Kiley McKinnon...

Ganong Seventh In Val d’Isere Super G Opener

12/02/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 2, 2016) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) brushed aside the disappointment of losing home field advantage by...

Nordic Tour Heads to Lillehammer

12/01/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1, 2016) - After a successful Nordic Opener in the heart of Finnish Lapland, the entire nordic World Cup tour has moved from Ruka to the Olympic village of Lillehammer for a three-day competition. All teams will be in action including cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping. It will be opening weekend for the...

Speed Series Kickoff Weekend

12/01/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 1, 2016) – It’s been a slow start to the season for the American Downhillers, with the cancellation of Lake Louise and a move from Beaver Creek to Val d’Isere due to unseasonably warm weather. It’s safe to say the men are anxious to...

Future Gold Shined at Killington World Cup

11/30/2016

Headlights pierced the morning fog that had settled into the valleys around the Green Mountains in central Vermont as thousands of cars twisted and turned en route to the mountain. In the pre-dawn darkness, nearly a thousand kids and their chaperones made their way to the Killington Ski Club building as clouds obscured the sun - nearly two...

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