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Chodounsky Top U.S. Finisher in Zagreb

01/05/2017

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 5, 2017) – Battling bad luck with weather, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American finisher at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom in Zagreb, taking 16th.

Today, though, it was the World Cup veterans who stole the show. Manfred Moelgg of Italy was crowned VIP Snow Queen, with Felix Neureuther...

Diggins Holds Fifth Overall After Pursuit

01/04/2017

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 4, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a lonely race, but held onto her fifth place Tour de Ski overall standing in a 10k freestyle pursuit Wednesday in Oberstdorf. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson played a cat and mouse game with Norway’s Heidi Weng and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg to eventually take the win.

Behind the Gold: Fly Girl Comes of Age

01/04/2017

Six-year-old Anna Hoffman sat on the bar atop of the 20-meter jump at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Next to her was one of the leading ski jumpers in America, Lindsey Van, offering words of encouragement. Young Anna was calm and collected, helmet and goggles on her head and skis fixed to her feet, gingerly placing them into the porcelain...

Stiegler Skis to Seventh in Zagreb

01/03/2017

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 3, 2017) – Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) put down two solid runs to grab seventh place at the Zagreb night slalom—her first Audi FIS Ski World Cup top 10 of the season. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) straddled first run and did not finish.

Diggins Second in Stage Three Skiathlon

01/03/2017

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 3, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) was second and Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) fifth to lead an impressive U.S. finish in the women’s 5k/5k skiathlon in stage three of the Tour de Ski at Oberstdorf.

Tour leader Stina Nilsson from Sweden took the win in a finish line sprint with Diggins - the first non-...

Watch Shiffrin Live from Zagreb on NBCSN

01/02/2017

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 2, 2017) – The stage is set for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy” race in Zagreb, Croatia. The trophy itself, won by Mikaela Shiffrin each of the last two years the race was held (2013 and 2015), glistens in the hotel lobby under a blue light. It’s up for grabs, and both the men and the women...

Diggins Eighth in Tour de Ski Stage 2

01/01/2017

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1, 2016) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) welcomed in the new year with a strong classic stage in the Tour de Ski, finishing eighth in a 5k classic mass start at Val Mustair. She retained her sixth place standing in the Tour through two events.

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Central Jumpers Dominate Junior Worlds Trials

12/31/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 31, 2016) - USSA Central Division ski jumpers dominated in the final two qualifiers for spots on the USA team that will compete in the 2017 Nordic Junior World Championships to be held in early February in Utah. Casey Larson (Barrington, IL) of the Norge Ski Club and Anna Hoffman (Madison, WI) from the Blackhawk...

Diggins Strong in Tour de Ski Opener

12/31/2016

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Dec. 31, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) put in a strong performance on New Year’s Eve day to open the 11th running of the Tour de Ski finishing sixth in the freestyle sprint.

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson took the women’s win with Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov the dominant winner for men with a margin of more...

Veteran Lineup for Tour de Ski

12/30/2016

VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Dec. 30, 2016) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will enter nine athletes - one of its deepest and most experienced teams ever - as the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 edition of the Tour de Ski gets underway on New Year’s Eve day in Val Mustair with a freestyle sprint.

The seven-stage tour will cover...

Shiffrin Sweeps in Semmering

12/29/2016

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) put together a brilliant, come-from-behind second run to sweep the tech series at Semmering and take her seventh-straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom victory.

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Cochran-Siegle Cracks Top 10 In Alpine Combined

12/29/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 29, 2016) – In alpine combined, athletes usually favor one run over the other, but sometimes it all comes together and the results follow. Such was the case in Thursday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined (super G/slalom) for...

Shiffrin Shines Again With Second-Straight GS Win

12/28/2016

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28, 2016) – Wet, heavy snow can’t slow you down when you’re having fun. Just ask Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who battled through a snowstorm to win her second giant slalom in a row at the Audi FIS Ski World...

Strong Winds Cancel Santa Caterina Downhill

12/28/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 28, 2016) – Strong winds forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Downhill.

Following two start delays, the winds wouldn’t let up and the forecast didn’t improve, so unfortunately, the only option left was to cancel the downhill.

With two cancellations already this season (Lake...

Shiffrin Takes Emotional Victory in Semmering

12/27/2016

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 27, 2016) – Maybe it wasn’t perfect, but it was fast and capped off with a double fist pump and celebratory “Yeah!”

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her second career Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race Tuesday in...

Confident Biesemeyer Leads Americans in Super G

12/27/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 27, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumed Tuesday with a make up race on a steep, dark and challenging course. But none of that mattered to Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY), who posted a career-best eighth-place finish to...

Make Up Races Kick Off World Cup Week

12/26/2016

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 26, 2016) – The holiday flew by on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit. With the rescheduled giant slalom race from Courchevel for the women and super G from Lake Louise for the men, there wasn’t much time for celebration and relaxation. Even so, the athletes made the most of their time, celebrating with teammates and...

Ginnis Grabs First World Cup Points for Christmas

12/22/2016

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2016) – Santa came early this Christmas for the young AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece). Under the lights and in front of 16,000 screaming Italian fans at one of the longest-standing, most classic venues on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit, Ginnis...

Zipline Ski Expands and Extends U.S. Ski Team Contract

12/20/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today Zipline Ski’s expansion as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members will now have the option to use the newly-released Zipline Podium Goggles in addition to a new version of Zipline Graphite Poles. The contract...

Wind Wipes Out Courchevel Giant Slalom

12/20/2016

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 20, 2016) – Strong and gusty winds forced officials to cancel the Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom Tuesday. A rescheduled date and location have not been announced by the FIS.

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