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USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener

11/26/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2015) After a successful prep camp and several podium finishes at the Gaellivare Premiere races in Sweden this past weekend, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team looks strong going into the opening World Cup races in Ruka, Finland beginning Friday. A dozen U.S. athletes will start. The events will be streamed live on NBC...
Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

11/25/2015

With the competition and holiday seasons overlapping, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes rarely get to spend Thanksgiving at home. But, whether they are preparing turkey with their family or working up an appetite training with their teammates, there’s a lot to be thankful for. We asked a few of the athletes what they’re most thankful for this...

Remembering Ronnie and Bryce at Copper

11/25/2015

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) - The naming of the 2015-16 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain was a time of celebration, with 58 athletes having their names read and proudly marching on stage. Some of the biggest applause came for two athletes who were not there to make that walk onto the stage – ...

Nordic Combined Team Named for 2016

11/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24, 2015) – Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) were named to the 2016 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. They will open the 2015-16 season this weekend with the kickoff to the International Ski Federation’s Nordic Combined World Cup tour in Ruka, Finland.

Noah Hoffman’s Fantasy Cross Country

11/25/2015

During the first World Cup of the 2014-15 season, 26-year-old Noah Hoffman broke his leg. Normally, this is a terrible thing for a U.S. Cross Country Ski Team member, but the ever-positive Hoffman took it as a gift. That positivity paid off, as not only was it not a season-ending injury—he made it back to race the 2015 World Champs—but it gave...

Role Models Make Champions

11/24/2015

Ski racer Auden Pankonin clicked into his Head skis, pulling his goggles down over his Shred helmet. He nervously moved towards the starting wand, placing his Leki pole tips into the snow. His young mind was racing, thinking about the advice Olympic champion Ted Ligety had just given him. 

Head Coach Chris Grover's 2015-16 Season Preview

11/23/2015

It’s been a solid summer and fall of preparation and now it’s time to race. U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover takes a look at the 2015-16 season and the opportunities for the U.S. team.

2016 Cross Country Team Named

11/23/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24, 2015) – The 2015-16 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. A total of 16 athletes were named to the A, B and D Teams, including 2015 World Championship medalists Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg.

Diggins Wins Again in Gaellivare

11/22/2015

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 22, 2015) — On a cold day in Sweden, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) secured another win this Sunday in Gaellivare during a 10km freestyle FIS race, with Petra Novakova of the Czech Republic following closely behind to claim second and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) third. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) and Rosie Brennan...

USA Strong in FIS Opener

11/21/2015

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 21, 2015) Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) raced her way to a win in a 1.2k classic sprint race Saturday while Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) took second on the tough tracks of Hellner Stadium in Gaellivare. For the men, Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov was the overall winner finishing just ahead of Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) who...
2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/21/2015

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) – There’s no question that winter has arrived at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.

Aerial Site Build Begins at Utah Olympic Park

11/20/2015

Park City, UT (Nov. 20, 2015) – Since the water ramps at the Utah Olympic Park closed for the season in October, the U.S. Freestyle aerial ski team has been itching to get on snow. With colder temperatures and a solid snow base, the athletes are scheduled to start jumping this Saturday. But before anyone can jump, they need to construct the...

Early Jump Opening at Utah Olympic Park

11/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 20, 2015) – With good early season snowmaking temperatures, the Utah Olympic Park this week again became one of the first ski jumps in the world to open for on-snow training. The early opening gave the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team an edge in jump preparation before it headed over to the opening International Ski...
U.S. Ski Team to Honor Ronnie and Bryce

11/19/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18, 2015) – When the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is formally named Saturday, Nov. 21 at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, two members will be missed but not forgotten. The U.S. Ski Team has announced that it will name ski racers Bryce Astle (Sandy, UT/Snowbird Sports Education Foundation) and Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH...

USSA Announces Colorado World Cup TV Schedule

11/19/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and NBC Sports are once again partnering to showcase alpine ski racing in America with live coverage of the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational and Audi Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek. In addition to full HD live stream coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC...

USSA Mourns Loss of Longtime Official

11/18/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is mourning the loss of one of its veteran officials and leaders. Bob Dart, 64, passed away from a reported heart attack on Nov. 17 while working on the mountain at Winter Park Resort where he served as director of mountain maintenance. UPDATE: A...

Behind the Gold: Andy Newell's Life on the Road

11/17/2015

Sitting back on his Delta flight bound for Europe, Andy Newell’s mind drifted to the friends and family he left behind. It would be nearly four months until he hung out with them again at Stratton. In the cargo hold was a lone U.S. Ski Team High Sierra duffel bag—his personal closet on the road across a dozen countries until March. Such is the...

5 Best Moments of the Park City Fall Camp

11/13/2015

D-Teamer Ben Saxton had an unreal summer training around world. However, the last camp at Park City left a strong impression on him to kick off the season. Here are Saxton's top five moments at the recent Park City camp. 

I’m sitting in the cold and the rain, it’s pitch black out, and it’s only 5 p.m. which can only mean one...

Canceled Levi Slalom Moved to Aspen

11/13/2015

The cancelled womens' Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom from Levi, Finland will be rescheduled in Aspen.

Aspen was already scheduled to host women’s slalom and giant slalom races as part of the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational and will now host two slaloms and the GS to accommodate the canceled race from Levi. Aspen will host races Friday...

U.S. Ski Team Renews Spyder as Exclusive Apparel Partner

11/12/2015

BOULDER, CO (November 12, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that is has renewed its long-standing partnership with Sypder, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s apparel partner, for an additional four years through 2020. As part of the agreement, Spyder will continue to serve as the team’s exclusive apparel partner...

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