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Third Globe in a Row for Mikaela

03/21/2015

MERIBEL, France (March 21, 2015) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter brought the pressure but American Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was prepared, summoning up a strong second run to overtake her for the victory and a third straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom title at the finals in Meribel.

3rd Crystal Globe On The Line for Shiffrin

03/20/2015

MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015) – Meribel is a magical place and the World Cup Finals results have been equally magical. Lindsey Vonn has been on fire: two globes and two wins in two days. And let’s hope that the number two continues to be lucky in Meribel, as Mikaela Shiffrin drew bib number two for Saturday’s slalom.

Spring Series Returns to Sun Valley

03/20/2015

KETCHUM, ID (March 19, 2015) – Sun Valley has long been a legendary location for the U.S. cross country ski community to close out a racing season. Years of Spring Series events, great weather and a skiing culture that’s distinctly American make it every much a celebration as a race season finale. With temperatures warming towards spring and...

Will Julia Mancuso Retire?

03/19/2015

Julia Mancuso did not have her best season. Known for Olympic medals and dominating the World Cup field, Julia was frustrated as she missed podium after podium. After a good start in December—sharing the Lake Louise downhill podium with teammates Lindsey Vonn and Stacey Cook—she could not take back her reign of the World Cup.

Weibrecht Top 15 in Meribel Super G

03/19/2015

MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015)—The World Cup Finals super G kicked off on another beautiful, bluebird day. Dustin Cook of Canada, who has been dancing around the top spot all season, took his first World Cup win. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was the top American racer, taking 15th.

More Crystal for Lindsey Vonn

03/19/2015

MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015) - Standing in the start house, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) knew the scenario - Austria's Anna Fenninger was in the lead and it would take a win to claim the title. Even with that pressure on her shoulders, Vonn skied aggressively down the Roc de Fer and claimed her 67th World Cup victory and 19th Audi FIS Ski World...

Nyman Grabs Fourth in World Cup Finals

03/18/2015

MERIBEL, UT (March 18, 2015)—In the first World Cup Finals race of the week, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American, taking fourth place in the downhill. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the race, and snagged the downhill crystal globe. 

Crystal Globe for Lindsey Vonn

03/18/2015

MERIBEL, France (March 18, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) began the finale of her comeback season in high style Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory and claiming her 18th career crystal globe in winning the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill title. Vonn was flawless under the clear blue skies, skiing to a .24 second victory over Austria's...

Ford and Maple Win National Champs Downhill

03/17/2015

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (Mar. 17, 2015)—While a group of World Cup skiers take on the World Cup Finals in Meribel, France, the first race of the 2015 U.S. Alpine National Championships kicked off on Tuesday at Sugarloaf Mountain. Julia Ford (Holderness, NH) was crowned the champion for the women, while Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO) won the men’s...

USSA Seeking Alpine Development Director

03/17/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 17, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced plans to hire an alpine development director, responsible for all aspects of domestic alpine development. The director will be responsible for all elite domestic programs below the U.S. Ski Team’s A, B and C Teams, reporting directly to USSA Alpine Director...

Eastern NorAms Important to Future

03/17/2015

SUGARLOAF, ME (March 17, 2015) – Eastern U.S. ski resorts will play a pivotal role in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association ski racing scene the next weeks. Top alpine athletes from the USA and foreign countries will compete at Eastern resorts including Sugarloaf,...

Hall Of Fame Induction Set for Steamboat

03/17/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 17, 2015) – America’s Ski Town U.S.A, Steamboat Springs, will honor 10 new inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as the site of the annual induction ceremony capping off the April 6-12 Skiing History Week in the famous Colorado resort. The celebration of skiing history coincides with the centennial of...

Hannah Kearney: Records and Personal Character

03/17/2015

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Hannah Kearney's remarkable 46th World Cup win – tying her with the famed Donna Weinbrecht – and her impending retirement in this week's Behind the Gold.

Sportsmanship From The Stands for Youth Sports Parents

03/16/2015

It’s easy to get caught up in the game. Third down, two yards to go, the quarterback sets and throws and – ohhh – the wide receiver drops the ball. In an effort to chase down the puck, a defenseman mistakenly scores an own-goal. Your heart sinks. And with the game on the line, the center simply misses both free throws and the team loses. Ugh!...

Banner Day for U.S. Women in Holmenkollen 30K

03/15/2015

OSLO, Norway (March 15, 2015) – A furious start to the 30k Holmenkollen event set the stage for aggressive racing and impressive performances from the U.S. women competing in the famed race to close the World Cup season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished ninth, tying her own USA-best-ever 30k set at Holmenkollen in 2013. Jessie Diggins...

Challenging Snow in Kranjska Gora

03/15/2015

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Mar. 15, 2015)—Tough spring conditions got the best of the American athletes in Kranjska Gora in the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup race before the World Cup Finals. But it didn’t hold back the top guys, who were in the hunt for World Cup points to pad their crystal globe missions. Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway put down a...

Storybook Record for Hannah Kearney

03/15/2015

MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) capped her illustrious World Cup career with a storybook finish, winning the season finale dual moguls for her 46th career victory. Kearney matched the record held since 1997 by fellow American Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht. She also walked away with...

Breakthrough Podium for Rowley

03/15/2015

MEGEVE, France (March 15, 2015) – With the door closing on his first full season on the World Cup tour, Thomas Rowley (Long Beach, NY) will be taking home some hardware. Rowley battled through five rounds of dual moguls to land his first career World Cup podium, finishing second behind World Champion Anthony Benna of France.

Gregg Leads U.S. Men in Holmenkollen 50K

03/14/2015

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 14, 2015) – Brian Gregg (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. men in 35th place at the venerable 50K race at Oslo’s Holmenkollen venue. The race, run under sunny skies and fast tracks, stayed together for much of its length.

Norwegian Sjur Roethe took the win over Dario Cologna of Switzerland and Martin Johnsrud Sundby, also of...

Shiffrin Wins Again in Are

03/14/2015

ARE, Sweden (Mar. 14, 2015)—It felt like spring skiing in Are, Sweden. The sun was out and the snow soft, and the Swedish fans were loud in the last women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup before the World Cup Finals. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) slayed both of her runs, taking her third win in Are and a solid 90-point lead into World Cup Finals.

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