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Stein: A Champion with Style

12/30/2015

He took his legendary flip on skis resort to resort, hop scotching from Boyne to Heavenly, Sugarbush to Aspen and on to Park City. He found a home at Deer Valley, arriving on a handshake and a look in the eye from his friend Edgar Stern. He exuded grace and elegance while carving picture perfect turns down Bald Mountain or entertaining guests...

Freestyle World Cup Canceled

12/29/2015

LAKE PLACID, NY (Dec. 29, 2015) –The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced today that the FIS Freestyle World Cup event, scheduled to take place Jan. 14-16 in Lake Placid, NY, has been canceled. While Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain is open to the public and new snow is expected, there wasn’t sufficient time to build the venues...

11 Best Cross Country Moments of 2015

12/29/2015

2015 has been a remarkable year for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. History was made, unforgettable moments were shared and most of all, the U.S. Ski Team’s unbreakable bond has made the year and the team unlike anything else. Take a look back on a few of the top moments of 2015 that reflect on the successes of this past year and hopefully...

Stiegler Right at Home in Lienz

12/29/2015

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29, 2015) – A taste of home is just what Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) needed during a lonely ride on the World Cup Circuit, finishing 15th in her father's hometown of Lienz.

“It’s awesome to be racing in Lienz,” said Stiegler, who was the lone American competing in Tuesday’s Audi FIS World...

Ganong Leads U.S. in Post-Christmas Downhill

12/29/2015

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 29, 2015) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.

NBC Highlights Uptown Funk Video

12/28/2015

NBC’s Nick Zaccardi took a look at the best social media posts from Olympic athletes and teams throughout 2015 and highlighted USSA Nordic’s “Uptown Funk” Facebook post from last January.

McJames 25th in Lienz GS

12/28/2015

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28, 2016) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT) led the U.S. in giant slalom, finishing 25th Monday. Meanwhile, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) DNFed first run and losing more ground on the overall World Cup to Switzerland's Lara Gut.

2016 U.S. Cross Country Champs Jan. 3-9

12/23/2015

HOUGHTON, MI (Dec. 23, 2015) – Cross country ski racers from around America will converge on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Michigan Tech University Nordic Training Center in Houghton will play host to the U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L.Bean January 3-9. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has confirmed the event...

How the Team Spends Christmas

12/23/2015

Between races, training and travel during the busy season of World Cups, the U.S Cross Country Ski Team still finds time to celebrate the holidays. A few members of the team shared what it’s like spending the holidays in Europe and some special traditions they do as a team.

Chodounsky Scores Again in Night Slalom

12/22/2015

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2015) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), fresh off a career-best slalom result in Val d’Isere last weekend, kept the momentum flowing and once again popped into the top 10 in Tuesday’s evening slalom.

U.S. Selections: Moguls Recap

12/22/2015

WINTER PARK, CO (Dec. 22, 2015) – It was an intense three days of competition as moguls athletes from the U.S., Australia, Austria, China and Bermuda battled it out on the moguls course Dec. 18-21 at U.S. Selections in Winter Park, CO. U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits...

Caldwell: Tripling Up For History

12/22/2015

Ashley Caldwell walked with awe into China’s National Stadium in Beijing last week. Rising from the floor of the fabled Bird’s Nest, where American track and field athletes won seven Olympic gold medals in 2008, the snow-covered scaffolding soared high towards the ceiling. It was an aerialist’s dream. In a few days, she would be standing atop...

U.S. Selections: Aerials Recap

12/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22, 2015) – The next generation of elite aerialists kicked off their competition season Dec. 18-19 at U.S. Selections at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.  U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits.

Downhillers Dominate New PGS Event

12/21/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 21, 2015) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), fresh off a seventh-place finish in Sunday’s traditional giant slalom, finished ninth to led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in Monday night’s new Audi FIS Alpine World Cup parallel giant slalom. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) were both knocked out in...

Vonn Rebounds For Courchevel GS

12/20/2015

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 20, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), still feeling a bit rattled from Saturday’s near downhill disaster in Val d’Isere, was the lone U.S. finisher in Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom.

“I didn’t really feel very balanced today,” Vonn said after finishing 13th and surrendering her overall World Cup...

Bjornsen and Diggins Top 20 in Toblach

12/20/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (Dec. 20 2015) – Two U.S. women were in the top 20 on Sunday in Toblach for a 10k classic individual start race. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 19th place finish and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed closely behind in 20th, just 5.6 seconds behind Bjornsen. Norway’s Martin Sundby and Therese Johaug still...

Ligety Leads Recharged U.S. Team

12/20/2015

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 20, 2015) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) led a recharged men’s tech team, just missing the podium, as the Americans rebounded from a disappointing first run performance. Ligety led the way, finishing fourth, followed by Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) in seventh, and Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) in 12th.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher...

Germany Comes Back in Combined

12/20/2015

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 20, 2015) - A day after Norway swept the podium, Germany came storming back to take two of three podium spots with Eric Frenzel getting the win over Norway's Jarl Riiber. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th to lead the USA.

Riiber went 96.0 meters to lead after the jump. The Americans were...

Two Podiums for Caldwell in Beijing

12/20/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2015) – After taking the win in Saturday’s individual competition, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event. The U.S. was unable to qualify for a spot in the team event finals.

With a mistake on the take off,...

Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Downhill

12/19/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2015) – Bryce Bennett electrified the crowd with an attack from the back to lead the U.S. men and score a career-best sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill.

Long after Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won yet another downhill this season, Bennett, wearing bid 57, stepped into the...

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