Strong Team Sprint for Men


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 15, 2017) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) combined for a strong sixth place finish in the men’s team sprint to close out the World Cup weekend in Toblach.

Canada took the win over Sweden and Italy. The U.S. women - with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) were 10th,...

Wiles First Career Podium In Altenmarkt Downhill


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (JAN. 15, 2017) – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) skied to her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup podium, finishing third, in Sunday’s much anticipated downhill.

Kelley Scores in Wengen


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2017) – Battling a tough weekend of weather, Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was the top American in the classic Wengen slalom and scored his first slalom points, finishing 25th.

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was victorious in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup race over Marcel Hirscher of Austria in second. Felix...

Caldwell and Bohonnon Soar to Podium Finishes


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 14, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes put on a show at the Olympic Jumping Complex Saturday night to close out the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup weekend. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) both landed on the podium, with Caldwell taking the win for the women and Bohonnon finishing...

Gutsy Photo Finish Podium For Hamilton


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 14, 2017) - American Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) battled his way to a fourth career podium, just missing out on the win in a photo finish with Norway’s Sindre Bjoernestad Skar. The Norwegian won by a boot tip - just three hundredths ahead of Hamilton - for his first World Cup victory.

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cup Events


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2017) – Snow and wind wrecked havoc on Saturday’s scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, canceling both the men and women’s downhill races in Wengen, Switzerland and Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Schild and Wilson Podium on Home Turf


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 13, 2017) – The U.S. moguls team capped off a day of strong performances at the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup with two podiums. Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) charged down the Wilderness mogul course at Whiteface Mountain, both landing third place finishes.

USA Names Junior World Cross Country Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Twelve cross country ski racers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA since 1986 in Lake...

Bennett 10th In Surprise Wengen Alpine Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13, 2017) – Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined produced a surprise podium, and another top 10 World Cup result for Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA).

With upwards of six inches of new snow overnight, officials swapped the downhill and...

USA Names Junior World Champs Combined Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Six nordic combined skiers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA...

On Tap This Weekend: Comebacks and Classics


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12, 2017) – This weekend, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria and Wengen, Switzerland welcome the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup speed series of the New Year for the women and the men. The biggest struggle will be with Mother Nature, with snow in the forecast in both locations.

The women will race a downhill and alpine...

Hedda: What Makes a Champ


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,...

Pain That Never Felt So Good


Norwegian cross country skier Heidi Weng stood atop Alpe Cermis screaming. Below, her teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was challenging Swede Stina Nilsson for third in the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Ski. The screams came with passion deep from within her burned out lungs. Two minutes earlier, she had won one of cross country ski...

Vonn Returns to World Cup This Weekend


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) plans to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this weekend, racing in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Vonn has been recovering from a fracture in her upper right arm, which she suffered after a training crash at Copper Mountain, CO in November. She has been out...

First Time Titlists In Championships Finale


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 10, 2017) - Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, VT) of Craftsbury Nordic skied to an impressive first U.S. title taking the men’s 30k classic at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. APU Nordic’s Chelsea Holmes (Girdwood, AK) won the women’s 20k. It was the first U.S. title for both.

Lustgarten covered the 30k...

Shiffrin Ties For Third in Flachau


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 10, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) rebounded from a disappointing first run to land on the podium in a tie for third Tuesday night under the lights at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom.

Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, the defending World Cup slalom champion, won her first slalom of the season by 0.58 over...

Freestyle World Cup Starts New Year in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 9, 2017) – FIS Freestyle moguls and aerials athletes return to competition in the new year this week at the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. The moguls competition will take place Friday, Jan. 13 at Whiteface Mountain. Aerial athletes will compete at a night event on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Olympic...

Bolger and Bender Take Wet Classic Titles


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 8, 2017) - The University of Utah’s Kevin Bolger and Bridger Ski Foundation’s Jennie Bender (Bozeman, MT) both survived challenging weather and tight battles to win national classic sprint titles at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow. It was Bolger’s first U.S. title and the...

Chodounsky Consistent Through Adelboden Fog


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 8, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the best U.S. racer of the day, taking 12th place through tough conditions at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Adelboden. Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) and Mark Engel (Truckee, CA) grabbed top-30 spots to score points.

Shiffrin Powers to 24th Career Slalom Victory


MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 8, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to her 24th career slalom victory Sunday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, and extended her overall World Cup lead to more than 300 points.

Shiffrin, who took a 0.17 first run lead over Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, powered through the second run to win...