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Killington Crowds Leave Lasting Impact on Sport of Skiing

11/29/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 28, 2016) – Record crowds packed a snow-covered New England mountain venue over Thanksgiving weekend as the International Ski Federation’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup returned to the Killington ski resort near Rutland, VT for the first time in 25 years. With 30,000 spectators over two days, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association...

Peter Graves Honored as FIS Journalist of the Year

11/29/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 28, 2016) – One of the most prominent voices in ski sport, Peter Graves, was honored with the FIS Journalist Award during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend at Killington. The award is presented annually by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Shiffrin Shines In Front Of Huge Killington Crowd

11/27/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 27, 2016) – In front of a huge hometown crowd and her entire family, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) shone under pressure to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom at Vermont’s Killington Mountain. Shiffrin’s win capped off a successful weekend in the east coast that will impact ski racing for decades to come.

Shiffrin Fifth in Killington GS

11/26/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Dec. 26, 2016) – 16,000 fans showed up at Vermont's Killington Mountain to watch the best giant slalom skiers in the world race their home hill of Superstar. With one of the largest women's alpine racing crowds in the history of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, the noise was deafening, with people driving from far and wide to cheer...

Cross Country World Cup Underway

11/26/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2016) - Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) led four U.S. women into the classic sprint finals in Ruka, qualifying seventh and finishing 17th. It was the opening race of the 2016-17 FIS Cross Country World Cup season. Paul Golberg of Norway and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

 

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Lapland Set for Combined Opener

11/24/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 25, 2016) - The snow-covered nordic center at Ruka is ready to go for this weekend's FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opener. The USA will have a field of three for the two days of competition, including Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, plus Ben Berend (all Steamboat Springs, CO).

As the season opens, German Eric Frenzel is...

Who will be crowned Superstar in Killington?

11/24/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 24, 2016) – The athletes are en route to #beastworldcup, and the excitement has been steadily building to what will be one of the biggest events of the season – the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup to make its way east in 25 years. One of New England's premier resorts, Killington Mountain, is primed to play host to the best...

U.S. Jumpers Ready to Soar

11/24/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 24, 2016) – Three American men will hope to springboard from a strong summer of competition when the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 0pens Saturday in Ruka near Kuusamo. Qualifying gets underway under the lights Friday with a pair of competitions on the HS142 meter hill.
 
Jumping for the USA will be Will...
2017 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Named

11/23/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 23, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Alpine Ski Team has officially been announced and is headlined by Olympic medalists Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY).

Strong U.S. Cross Country Team Opens Season

11/23/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will open its 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend in the frozen north of Finland, with the traditional opening races in Ruka outside the Lapland city of Kuusamo. A dozen Americans are expected to start including World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), who joins the tour...

Her Day to Win

11/22/2016

This weekend the Audi FIS World Cup returns to New England for the first time in over 25 years with races at Killington, VT. A quarter century ago, a 19-year-old Maine native made history winning the World Cup Finals giant slalom at Waterville Valley, NH. This week’s Behind the Gold explores Julie Parisien’s story.

2017 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

11/22/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 22, 2016) – The 2016-17 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland on Nov. 26. A total of 16 athletes were named to the A, B and D Teams.

Head Coach Chris Grover is anticipating a strong season with stars on both the men’s and...

What Makes a Champ: Picabo Street

11/21/2016

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...

It's Winter at Killington

11/21/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 21, 2016) - It's winter at Killington! One of New England's premier resorts is ready to rock as early season snow and cold temperatures have made the Vermont ski area a winter wonderland as athletes from around the globe make their way to the first World Cup in the eastern USA in 25 years.

Birds of Prey Canceled

11/17/2016

AVON, CO (Nov. 17, 2016) – After meeting with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Beaver Creek’s event organizing committee, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has determined that due to unseasonably warm weather, the 2016 Audi Birds of Prey FIS World Cup at Beaver Creek, CO will be canceled. The FIS will make an official...

Killington World Cup Confirmed

11/17/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 17, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) confirmed today the Audi FIS Ski World Cup scheduled for Nov. 26-27 at Killington Resort. The resort has achieved positive snow control and will host women’s giant slalom and slalom races as scheduled on Thanksgiving weekend.

Listen to Julia Mancuso’s Comeback Playlist

11/15/2016

Getting excited for ski season to kick off? So is Julia Mancuso, who is ready to start her comeback World Cup season after missing last season due to a hip injury. Mancuso sat down with espnW to share her playlist that is helping her get to the start gate.

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Sarah Hendrickson: Time to Fly Again

11/15/2016

Step by step, Sarah Hendrickson crawled her way up the towering 134-meter Olympic ski jump – lungs burning, every muscle aching. It was ironic. Here was a world champion ski jumper not soaring quietly through the air, but rather punishing her body in September’s Red Bull 400 by climbing up the ski hill in Park City.

Amidst the pain, her...

Tech Team Sees Positive Perspective At Foggy Levi

11/13/2016

KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 13, 2016) - A disappointing result turned into a positive perspective for the U.S. men’s technical squad at the opening slalom event of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

America’s top slalom skier David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) failed to finish his first run as the cold, aggressive surface got the best of him. But...

Shiffrin Scores a Victory in Levi

11/12/2016

KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 12, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) overcame Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener nerves, skiing two clean and solid runs en route to her first World Cup victory of the 2017 season. Switzerland's Wendy Holdener grabbed second, .67 seconds out, while Slovakia's Petra Vlhova rounded out the podium in third, .75...

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