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U16s to Compete at 7 Nations Cup

02/01/2016

SAINT-BON-TARENTAISE, France (Feb. 1, 2016) – A talented group of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes will compete this week at the 7 Nations Cup, one of Europe’s premiere U16 events. Sixteen athletes will represent the U.S. in giant slalom and slalom races at France’s Courchevel ski resort.

Patterson and Norris Win Super Tour Classic

01/31/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (January 31, 2016) – Competition continued Sunday in Lake Placid with a 10k classic individual start, which concluded Period II of the USSA Super Tour. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), defending 2016 National Champion in the 10k classic and David Norris (APU Nordic Ski Center) dominated the races.

Top 10s for Nita Englund

01/31/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to dominate, winning both competitions to pad her World Cup lead.

Saturday Englund soared 93.5 meters on her first jump to stand fifth. In the...

Strong Seefeld Triple Finish for Fletcher

01/31/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 31, 2016) - Heavy, sticky snow fell on Seefeld Sunday but that didn't stop Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) from leading the cross country race to finish a career best seventh in the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel came from a 56-second deficit to win his third straight Triple, a three-day Nordic combined...

Women’s Slalom and Men’s GS Cancelled

01/31/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) – Warm, wet weather and soft, unfavorable course conditions cancelled both the men and women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Sunday.

At the women’s slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, start times were move back as crews worked on fine-tuning the course. However, after 24 racers completed the first...

Phinney and Norris Win SuperTour Sprint

01/30/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2016) – Period II of the USSA SuperTour continued Saturday at the Jump Site in Lake Placid, following a three week break after the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Houghton, MI January 3-9. Competition kicked off with a 1.4k freestyle sprint, in which Kelsey Phinney (Middlebury College) and David Norris (APU...

Top 10 for Matthews in Calgary

01/30/2016

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 30, 2016) – Six U.S. athletes posted top-20 finishes at the FIS Freestyle Skiing moguls World Cup at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) lead the charge for the women, finishing 8th, while Jeremy Cota (Carabassett Valley, ME) was the top men’s finisher in 12th.

Atomic Honored with Doc DesRoches Award

01/30/2016

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2016) – Atomic, a longtime U.S. Ski Team supplier has been recognized by the Team and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its support of the Team and the sport of ski racing. Atomic was presented with the Doc DesRoches Award, presented annual at the SIA Snow Show to a U.S. Ski Team supplier for its work in promotion of the...

Top 10 for Bryan Fletcher

01/30/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 30, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) parlayed a 16th in jumping with a sixth in cross country to finish ninth in the second of three stages of the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel continued to dominate with a second straight win over Japan's Akito Watabe. Frenzel won by a huge 24 second margin.

Vonn Maintains Overall World Cup Lead

01/30/2016

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 30, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) hoped to extend her World Cup win streak to 76 and her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead in Saturday’s giant slalom Saturday morning. But a soft, sugary course got the best of both her and her top competitor in the hunt for the overall title.

Gritty Ganong Sixth in Garmisch Downhill

01/30/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 30, 2016) – A bruised and banged up Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led five Americans into the top 30, with a sixth-place finish, in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday on the Kandahar downhill track.

“I wasn’t really sure I was going to be able to ski this week with my knee - I had a bone bruise...

Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria

01/29/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 29, 2016) - The three-stage Seefeld Triple opened in Austria Friday, with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) leading the way for the USA in 20th. Germany’s Eric Frenzel picked up the win over Japan’s Akito Watabe, with World Cup leader Fabian Riessle third.
 
Fletcher came from behind, jumping...
Downhillers vs. Mother Nature in Garmisch

01/29/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 29, 2016) – Spring-like temperatures, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch this week as the American Downhillers were only able to complete one day of training on the classic Kandahar downhill track. However, the word on the hill is the sun will come out tomorrow.

Jared Goldberg: A Passion for the Mountains

01/28/2016

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 a NASTAR medal,...

Eight Weeks of Glory

01/28/2016

Set in the shadow of the towering Eiger, the Laubernorn downhill vaults perilously through undulating Swiss cow pastures for over two miles. Its broad, sweeping turns through the upper snowfields belie the steep pitches to come. As you hit the Hanneggschuss – already nearly two minutes into the course – your legs are burning with fire and pain...

Mogul World Cup Continues in Calgary Saturday

01/28/2016

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 28, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team will make its third stop on the FIS Freestyle World Cup this weekend at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. Moguls competition will take place on Saturday.

Ligety Injured in Germany

01/27/2016

OBERJOCH, Germany (Jan. 27, 2016) — Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) suffered an injury to his right knee while training giant slalom in Oberjoch, Germany. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety will return home to USA for further evaluation. 

Chodounsky 11th Under Schladming Lights

01/26/2016

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 26, 2016) – Under the lights of Schladming with more than 50,000 screaming fans, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was set up perfectly for another top Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result.

“I came out firing up top and felt pretty good, then down at the bottom, I don’t know if I just tightened up a little...

Best Ever Relay for U.S. Women

01/24/2016

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 24, 2016) – The U.S. women’s cross country team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday. It was the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish, as strong opening classic legs set the team up for success.

“There has been an amazing vibe on our team this year, so we are showing up...

Chodounsky 11th in Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/24/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) led the way for the Americans in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom, finishing 11th. Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) posted a career-best World Cup finish in 19th, and Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was 21st.

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