Illness Takes Toll On U.S. Team In France


LA CLUSAZ, France (Dec. 17, 2016) – Rosie Brennan (Anchorage) skied to a strong 22nd place Saturday to lead an illness-ravaged U.S. Ski Team in a women’s 10k freestyle mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Heidi Weng led a Norwegian sweep of the podium. Both Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) were unable to start...

Lillis Top American in Beida Lake


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 17, 2017) – The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake. Jon Lillis (Pittsford, NY) posted the top result for the Americans, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Ganong Top American at Val Gardena SG


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 16, 2016) – Once Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) got up to speed, he laid down a solid run to lead to U.S. men in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.

“The skiing was really good once I got into it,” said Ganong, who finished...

Top 10 for Ross in Val D’Isere Combined


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 16, 2016) – After winning the downhill run, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) finished 10th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined in Val d’Isere.

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia capitalized on her hot streak to win her third World Cup of the season—and her third World Cup of her career—having won both downhills at Lake...

Steven Nyman: King of the Saslong?


VAL GARDENA, ITA (Dec. 15, 2016) – There’s a crown to be regained this weekend, and Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) is the man looking to reclaim the title of King of the Saslong once again. This place feels like home to Nyman, complete with that unmatched Italian hospitality, clean and fresh air, a challenging track and incredible vistas.

Aerialists Start World Cup Season in China


BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes have landed in Beida Lake, China for the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener. Eight U.S. athletes will compete in an individual event on Dec. 17 with a team event on Dec. 18.

After a three-year stint in the Bird’s Nest, the World Cup opener is returning to the...

Becoming Part of History


The Giovanni Agnelli race course in Sestriere, Italy is steeped in history. Named for the founder of Fiat and developer of the resort in the 1930s, this was the piste that sent 21-year-olds Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety on to Olympic gold in 2006.

It was here that the legendary Janica Kostelic of Croatia won three slaloms and is the site...

Diggins Fifth In Opening World Cup Sprint


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 11, 2016) – After her strong fourth-place finish a day earlier in the 15k freestyle, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in the opening freestyle sprint of the season making finals and finishing fifth. Both Diggins and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied into the semifinals with five Americans making the heats.

Hendrickson Comeback Continues


NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 11, 2016) – Veteran Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to a 10th place finish in the second day of a weekend FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tigil. Japan’s Sara Takanashi came from behind to take the win.

Hendrickson went 87.0 meters on her first ride to stand 12th. In the second...

Shiffrin Wins Again


SESTRIERE, Italy (Dec. 11, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) crushed the second run to take her sixth-straight slalom win at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Sestriere by over a second.

After winning the first run by only .12, Shiffrin stated that she was feeling stiff and was a little bummed with her skiing. So she took that...

Men Struggle To Find Groove In Val d'Isere


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 11, 2016) – Some days you’re riding in the groove, other days you’re just trying to find the groove. Today was the latter for U.S. men’s slalom team at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom.

“The hill was prepared with injection – hard snow,” said Sasha Rearick, U.S. Ski Team men’s head coach. “A good course set,...

McCargo Leads U.S. Women with Podium Finish in Ruka


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2016) – The U.S. women’s moguls team started the season off with strong performances at the FIS Freestyle world cup opener in Ruka. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) led the charge with a third place finish, her first career World Cup podium.

McCargo has been a solid skier for the U.S. on the World Cup the past three...

Hendrickson Leads USA in Russia


NIZHNIY TIGIL, Russia – (Dec. 10, 2016) – The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour headed to Russia, with Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) leading the way finishing 14th in Nizhny Tagil.

Japan’s Sara Takanashi was uncharacteristically off the top spot of the podium, finishing third with Norway’s Maren Lundby notching her first...

Diggins Fourth in Historic Davos 15k Freestyle


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 10, 2016) - Coming off her 5k win last week in Lillehammer, Norway Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) powered her way through the field in Davos, finishing just off the podium in fourth in a 15k freestyle at the Viessmann FIS Cross Country World...

Shiffrin Grabs Another Giant Slalom Top 10


SESTRIERE, Italy (Dec. 10, 2016) – In a tight race, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed her third top-10 giant slalom result in a row, taking sixth place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy.

Tessa Worley of France was the day's winner, mirroring her teammate Alexis Pinturault who won the men's GS in Val d...

Chodounsky Squeaks Into Top 20 At Val d’Isere


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 9, 2016) – On a course defined by shadows, hard snow and relentless terrain, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) squeaked out an 18th-place finish in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

Tech Teams Stoked for Val d’Isere and Sestriere


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 9, 2016) – It’s like Groundhog Day here in Val d’Isere, only we’re on the other side of Olympic Avenue this weekend, skiing on the relentless Stade Olympique de Bellevarde. Welcome to the real “Criterium de la Premiere Niege.” Last week was just a tease to the big event this weekend and the French are sure to once...

Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener


RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team


BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Gold Of A Different Form


Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, France, a 15th place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for Vermont’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle.