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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...

Double Moguls Gold for USA Athletes at Junior Worlds

04/04/2017

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – The best junior moguls athletes kicked off their first day of competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships on Tuesday, with U.S. athletes Trudy Mickel (Durango,CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) and Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United) sweeping gold. U.S. Ski Team athlete...

USA Alpine World Cup Plan Announced

04/04/2017

PARK CITY, UT (April 4, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is moving forward with hosting Audi FIS Ski World Cup stops at Killington Resort and Beaver Creek Resort during the 2017-18 season. Both resorts are part of a comprehensive USSA event calendar that will be presented to the International Ski Federation during its annual...

Patterson and Holmes take SuperTour Titles

04/03/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (Apr. 2, 2017) - Scott Patterson (Anchorage) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School skied to long distance wins in the final event of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships Sunday at Birch Hill in Fairbanks. Patterson and APU Nordic teammate Chelsea Holmes (Anchorage) left with season...
Vinecki Lands Junior Worlds Silver

04/03/2017

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – Winter Vinecki led four U.S. athletes into the top 10 at the aerials 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships, winning her first-career junior worlds medal with a second place finish.

Stratton Edges APU for Gold

04/01/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 31, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skated away with a strong third leg to boost Stratton Mountain School (SMS) to an upset win over APU Nordic in the mixed gender team event at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Birch Hill in Fairbanks Friday night. The win broke a three-year streak in the club relay by...
Kauf and Bailey Crowned Duals Champions

04/01/2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 1, 2017) – Mogul skiers from around the country dualed it out on the Voodoo mogul course to close out the 2017 U.S. Freestyle Championships. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) ended their seasons as dual moguls national champions.

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