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Diggins Holds Onto Top 10 Tour

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) - A day after winning the 5k freestyle leg of the Lillehammer mini tour, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) hung on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the three-day stage race. Norway's Heidi Weng took the women's title, with countryman Martin Sundby winning for the men. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage)...

Ross Strong in Lake Louise Downhill

12/03/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 3, 2016) – The American ladies stacked three in the top 15 on the second day of downhill in Lake Louise, led by Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) in seventh place. Friday’s top American Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was 11th and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), in only her second Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, was 13th....

Comeback Weekend for Hendrickson

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) made a strong return this weekend as she came back after a nearly 15-month absence to the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Hendrickson was 11th Friday and eighth Saturday. Japan's Sara Takanashi swept the wins.

Hendrickson had been injured in the summer...

Diggins Wins in Norway

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) charged around the 5k course on the Olympic trails in Lillehammer to win the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour FIS Cross Country World Cup Saturday. It was the third win of her career. Diggins put 4.8 seconds on second place finisher and tour leader Heidi Weng of...

Nyman Top American at Val d’Isere Downhill

12/03/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 3, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) led the American’s in the first downhill of the season in 15th Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won for the second-straight day after taking Friday’s super G victory. Peter Fill...

Dr. Richard Steadman Honored at Beaver Creek

12/02/2016

VAIL, CO (Dec. 3, 2016) — The annual Birds of Prey World Cup races at Beaver Creek may have been canceled, but a roster of America's finest World Cup skiers will be on hand Dec. 3 to honor one of the most talented surgeons in sports medicine history.

Cook Finishes Strong in Downhill Opener

12/02/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 2, 2016) – In the opening downhill of the 2016-17 season, Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was the top American in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Lake Louise, taking sixth place. Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) also snuck into the top 10, grabbing ninth.

It was an exciting race, as fans had presumed the race was won...

Strong Qualis But Challenges in Heats

12/02/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 2, 2016) - The U.S. Ski Team had an impressive showing in qualifying for the classic sprint, but ran into challenges in the opening heats. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage, AK) opened the day by leading qualifying before finishing 17th, while Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in 14th to open a three-day mini tour on the...

Who Will Emerge on the U.S. Aerials Team This Season?

12/02/2016

There are a lot of exciting Olympic storylines to watch this season, including that of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes. With the start of the freestyle aerials skiing world cup season scheduled for Dec. 17-18 in Beida Lake, China, the question that hovers is whether this will be a comeback season for Mac Bohonnon and Kiley McKinnon...

Ganong Seventh In Val d’Isere Super G Opener

12/02/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 2, 2016) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) brushed aside the disappointment of losing home field advantage by...

Nordic Tour Heads to Lillehammer

12/01/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1, 2016) - After a successful Nordic Opener in the heart of Finnish Lapland, the entire nordic World Cup tour has moved from Ruka to the Olympic village of Lillehammer for a three-day competition. All teams will be in action including cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping. It will be opening weekend for the...

Speed Series Kickoff Weekend

12/01/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 1, 2016) – It’s been a slow start to the season for the American Downhillers, with the cancellation of Lake Louise and a move from Beaver Creek to Val d’Isere due to unseasonably warm weather. It’s safe to say the men are anxious to...

Future Gold Shined at Killington World Cup

11/30/2016

Headlights pierced the morning fog that had settled into the valleys around the Green Mountains in central Vermont as thousands of cars twisted and turned en route to the mountain. In the pre-dawn darkness, nearly a thousand kids and their chaperones made their way to the Killington Ski Club building as clouds obscured the sun - nearly two...

Killington Crowds Leave Lasting Impact on Sport of Skiing

11/29/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 28, 2016) – Record crowds packed a snow-covered New England mountain venue over Thanksgiving weekend as the International Ski Federation’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup returned to the Killington ski resort near Rutland, VT for the first time in 25 years. With 30,000 spectators over two days, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association...

Peter Graves Honored as FIS Journalist of the Year

11/29/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 28, 2016) – One of the most prominent voices in ski sport, Peter Graves, was honored with the FIS Journalist Award during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend at Killington. The award is presented annually by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Shiffrin Shines in Front of Huge Killington Crowd

11/27/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 27, 2016) – In front of a huge hometown crowd and her entire family, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) shone under pressure to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom at Vermont’s Killington Mountain. Shiffrin’s win capped off a successful weekend in the east coast that will impact ski racing for decades to come.

Shiffrin Fifth in Killington GS

11/26/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Dec. 26, 2016) – 16,000 fans showed up at Vermont's Killington Mountain to watch the best giant slalom skiers in the world race their home hill of Superstar. With one of the largest women's alpine racing crowds in the history of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, the noise was deafening, with people driving from far and wide to cheer...

Cross Country World Cup Underway

11/26/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2016) - Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) led four U.S. women into the classic sprint finals in Ruka, qualifying seventh and finishing 17th. It was the opening race of the 2016-17 FIS Cross Country World Cup season. Paul Golberg of Norway and Stina Nilsson of Sweden took the wins.

 

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Lapland Set for Combined Opener

11/24/2016

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 25, 2016) - The snow-covered nordic center at Ruka is ready to go for this weekend's FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opener. The USA will have a field of three for the two days of competition, including Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, plus Ben Berend (all Steamboat Springs, CO).

As the season opens, German Eric Frenzel is...

Who will be crowned Superstar in Killington?

11/24/2016

KILLINGTON, VT (Nov. 24, 2016) – The athletes are en route to #beastworldcup, and the excitement has been steadily building to what will be one of the biggest events of the season – the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup to make its way east in 25 years. One of New England's premier resorts, Killington Mountain, is primed to play host to the best...

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