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Vonn Returns to World Cup Tour

12/06/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) shed a little light on a tough day for the U.S. women’s speed team, as she finished a career-best 21st in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Lake Louise. Friday also marked the return of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who finished a...

Another Positive Stride for Miller

12/06/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) – Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rallied into 13th-place despite continuous snow and sub-zero temperatures in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup opening. Miller, who is back on the World Cup tour after taking a year off to heal his knee, moved up in the results again this week to show continual...

Mixed Team 13th in Lillehammer

12/06/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event. The U.S. team did not advance to the final round, where Japan went on to take the victory. Van and Jerome will take the hill again on...

U.S. Freestyle Names Aerials Team

12/06/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 6) – The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA), was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China. The World Cup will mark the return of Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA)...

Young Guns Charge Lake Louise Training

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) – U.S. Ski Team athletes fine-tuned their lines on the legendary Lake Louise women’s downhill in preparation for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill double-header this weekend. U.S. Ski Team rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) charged from the back of the pack to lead for the USA, tying for...

Ganong Strong in Birds of Prey Training

12/05/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) – Despite sub-zero temperatures, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) cranked an impressive seventh in the only Audi Birds of Prey downhill training run able to be run prior to tomorrow’s World Cup race. Both the two previously scheduled training runs were canceled due to complications with a winter storm that has...

Vonn to Start Lake Louise Speed Series

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5) -­ Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will start the three-race Audi FIS World Cup speed series beginning Friday in Lake Louise. After a successful opening training run Wednesday where she dialed in her race line, Vonn is opting to not start the final training run today in...

Vonn Solid in Official Downhill Training

12/04/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) successfully completed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup training run of the season in Lake Louise, where she has won a record 14 times. Vonn, who has been sidelined from World Cup action since the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, finished a conservative 22nd behind...

Snow Cancels 2nd Birds Training Run

12/04/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - Over a foot of overnight snow and a forecast for continuous snow throughout the day has canceled the second of three Audi Birds of Prey downhill training runs scheduled for Beaver Creek. The opening training run slated for Tuesday was also called due to complications in athlete travel out of Calgary, Alberta - also...

Vonn Preparing to Race in Lake Louise

12/03/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is expected to start in Wednesday's official downhill training run at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise. A decision on her participation in downhill competitions Friday and Saturday, along with super G on Sunday, will be made after the final official training session...

Birds of Prey Schedule Change

12/03/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted. The men's downhill is now Fri., Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m., with the men's super G on Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. There have been no changes for the giant slalom races, where reigning World Champion Ted...

Ganong 22nd in Lake Louise Super G

12/01/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 1) – Despite another day of flat light and a late start number, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) powered through light snow to finish 22nd at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G opener Sunday. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished right behind Ganong in 23rd, while Norway’s Aksel Lund...

Shiffrin Earns First GS Podium

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) earned her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom podium Sunday, taking second during the final event of the Nature Valley Raptor women’s World Cup week. After laying down an inspired first run for the roaring hometown crowd, Shiffrin produced a fluid...

Shiffrin Poised for First GS Podium

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sits in second place after laying down an inspired first run for her hometown crowd during the final event of the Nature Valley Raptor women’s World Cup week. The 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom champion landed a career-best sixth in the World Cup opening...

Combined Team 7th in Kuusamo

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time in his cross country anchor leg and moved up the pack to give the USA seventh in the 4x5k team event at the nordic combined World Cup season opener. The Team started the relay in 12th after the team HS142 jumping portion...

USSA to Manage U.S. World Championships Broadcasts

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is looking to elevate the reach of ski racing in America. EUROVISION, operated by the European Broadcast Union, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) have sealed an agreement giving USSA the media rights to the 2015 and 2017 FIS Alpine and Nordic Ski World...

Randall 5th in Kuusamo 10k

12/01/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) fought hard to earn a fifth-place finish during Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit, the finale of the Ruka Triple mini-tour and cross country World Cup season opening weekend. Randall posted the best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team while Marit Bjoergen from...

Miller 16th in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its men's downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) posted the top U.S. Ski Team result in 16th, while Italian Dominik Paris carved up the icy and bumpy course to take the victory...

Gut Sweeps Raptor Speed Series

11/30/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) – Swiss Lara Gut set the speed pace for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with victory in the both the Nature Valley Raptor downhill and super G. Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) earned the best result for the U.S. Ski Team with 23rd, which came as perfect weather blanketed the thousands on hand in Beaver Creek...

Bjornsen Career Best World Cup

11/30/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to a career-best seventh place in the women’s 5k classic Saturday, the second stage of the Ruka Triple mini-tour. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) posted the next-best result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 15th while Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk took the...

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