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...

Drama on Alpe Cermis


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 8, 2017) - In an aggressive climb up Alpe Cermis, American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) matched the U.S. best mark of fifth in the seven-stage Tour de Ski. In dramatic fashion, Norway’s Heidi Weng skied the fastest time of the day to surpass Tour leader Stina Nilsson of Sweden on the first segment of the climb to take...
Bratrud and Gregg Star in Opener


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 7, 2017) - CXC's Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie, MN) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis) of Team Gregg each won gold as the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships opened on the Olympic trails at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center near Midway. Nearly 600 athletes started in the first of three U.S. Championship events at Soldier...

Top 15 for Bryan Fletcher


LAHTI, Finland (Jan. 7, 2017) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put own a strong jump and parlayed it into a 15th place finish as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup kicked off the New Year in Lahti. Germany’s Eric Frenzel broke away from the pack midway through the race and skied to the win.
The competition was a...
Diggins Poised for Strong Tour Finale


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 7, 2017) - After six of seven stages, the Tour de Ski is heading into its final hour with Sunday’s hill climb finale. American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) is poised to record her best Tour, finishing eighth in Saturday’s 10k classic mass start in Val di Fiemme to remain solidly entrenched in fifth in the Tour...
Ford Leads U.S. in Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 7, 2017) – Battling a tough course and flat light, Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top American finisher at the Adelboden giant slalom, taking 19th place.

Alexis Pinturault took his 19th Audi FIS Ski World Cup win, making him the most successful French skier of all time—over the famed Jean-Claude Killy. Marcel...

Shiffrin Fourth in Maribor Giant Slalom


MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 7, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) charged to her 12th career top-five giant slalom result, finishing fourth in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Tessa Worley of France won ahead of Italy’s Sofia Goggia in second and Swiss Lara Gut in third.

Shiffrin took a slim 0.07 first run lead over...

The Tech Train Rolls On


MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 6, 2017) – Old Man Winter has finally arrived in Europe, and he’s been bringing snow, wind and cold temperatures across Europe. And so, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tech train rolls from the Zagreb station onward to Maribor for the women and Adelboden, Switzerland for the men.

Soldier Hollow Ready for Cross Country Championships


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 5, 2017) - The 2002 Olympic cross country venue of Soldier Hollow near Midway, UT is preparing for a vital event as the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships begin this Saturday, January 7. Over 600 athletes are expected to compete for U.S. titles as well as spots on upcoming World Championship teams.