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Carrying On A Family Tradition

01/12/2016

Meet Olympian Sophie Caldwell. She’s the one who stands out in the room as the composed young woman – the one with poise. Quiet and maybe a bit understated, almost studious. Her eyes connect with you, and you feel comfortable in her midst.

Three Nordic Skiers Nominated to 2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Team

01/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11, 2016) – Two ski jumpers and one nordic combined skier have been nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the 2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete in Lillehammer, Norway, February 12-21. Casey Larson, 17, (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) was nominated to the men’s ski jumping team, with Logan Sankey...

Deer Valley to Host Extra Aerials World Cup

01/11/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has announced that an additional aerials event will be added to the program at the 2016 Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. The event will be a make up for the canceled World Cup...

Ankeny Snags First World Cup Finish

01/10/2016

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2016) – Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) skied to his first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup finish in the Adelboden slalom, taking 21st. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the only other American finisher in 20th.

Top 10 Tour for Diggins

01/10/2016

VAL di FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 10, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to career-best Tour de Ski overall finishes on Sunday's final stage. Diggins and Bjornsen charged up the grueling Alpe Cermis 9k hill climb to take 10th and 14th overall in the eight-stage Tour. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) had the...

Vonn Chalks Up World Cup Victory No. 73

01/10/2016

ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) extended her super G win streak to four with a commanding victory over her top rival in the hunt for the overall World Cup title at Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup.

Despite some initial doubt, Vonn absolutely crushed the course for her 73rd overall World Cup victory....

Packer and Miller Score Classic Sprint Titles

01/09/2016

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 9, 2016) – On the final day of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean, Eric Packer from APU Nordic Ski Center and Kaitlynn Miller from Craftsbury Racing Project claimed the National classic sprint titles.

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Strong Classic Stage for Bjornsen

01/09/2016

VAL di FIEMME, Italy (January 9, 2016) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team to a top 10 finish in stage seven of the Tour de Ski Saturday. Bjornsen finished ninth in the women’s 10k classic mass start and moved up to 12th in the overall Tour standings with one stage remaining.

“I struggled with classic in...

Vonn Ties World Cup Downhill Record

01/09/2016

ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) made history again, tying Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.

“I’m really happy to tie Annemarie’s record with 36 wins,” Vonn said after the two-run event, the first two-run...

Dense Fog Cancels Adelboden GS

01/09/2016

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (January 9, 2016) – Dense fog and light rain led to the cancelation of today’s Audi FIS World Cup men’s giant slalom.

A steady drizzle arrived on Friday afternoon and continued through the night, which alone still wasn’t enough to dampen the chances of the giant slalom as the course was holding up well. But the...

K.C. Oakley: What Makes A Champion

01/08/2016

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,...

Vonn Favorite in Zauchensee Speed Series

01/08/2016

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan.8, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) led the final training run in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee Friday, after taking third in Thursday’s training. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will feature a rare two-run sprint downhill Saturday with super G Sunday. The men's tour stops in Adelboden for a giant slalom and slalom. TV...

Diggins Wins First Individual World Cup

01/08/2016

TOBLACH, Italy (January 8, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) became the second American in three stages to take a Tour de Ski win Friday in Toblach. Diggins skied to an historic victory in the women’s 5k freestyle individual start, just three days after Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) claimed a win in a classic sprint. Diggins’ win moved her back...

The Making of a Champion: Vonn and Wiles

01/08/2016

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,...

Mastering Your Craft

01/07/2016

It was mid-afternoon at Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites. The sun was dropping behind the Sassolungo massif creating even more shadows along the Saslong downhill. In Santa Christina, bands were playing as Italy celebrated downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

It was well over two hours since the start. The finish crowd had...

Patterson Doubles Up at National Championships

01/07/2016

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 7, 2016) - Day three of U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean resulted in a double National title for Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), who also won the women’s 10k classic earlier this week, and a dominating comeback victory for Tad Elliot (Vail Ski and Snowboard Club) in the...

Diggins Remains USA Leader at Tour de Ski

01/06/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (January 6, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. women’s team finishing 23rd with Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) following close behind in 26th in a 10k classic mass start on Wednesday. After five stages of the Tour de Ski, Diggins and Bjornsen still remain in the top 15 standing 12th and 14th ...

Tough Day in Santa Caterina

01/06/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 6, 2016) – USA struggled in Wednesday’s rescheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Santa Caterina, Italy, with no American skiers making the flip. Austrian Marcel Hirscher took the win, catapulting himself into the World Cup overall lead.

There’s something about Austrians and new World Cup venues that just...

Fairall Returns to Bischoshofen

01/06/2016

BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria (Jan. 6, 2015) - A courageous Nick Fairall returned to the towering ski jump in Bischoshofen Tuesday, seeking closure and to say thanks on the one year anniversary of a training accident while preparing for the final round of the Springertournee. Fairall, who won the Olympic Trails for the USA in 2014, took a ride to the...

Tour Win for Caldwell

01/05/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (January 5, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) scored a career first World Cup win Tuesday in a 1.2k classic sprint, out lunging Norway’s Heidi Weng in the finals of the Tour de Ski stage in Oberstdorf. It was the first time a U.S. skier has won a classic sprint and left Caldwell in third position in the Tour de Ski sprint...

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