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Shiffrin Dominates at Aspen Winternational

11/28/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 28, 2015)—It was a historic day at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, as Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated her competitors by over three seconds to take the first American women's win at Aspen since 1981.

It had been a high and dry 34 years, with no American standing on top of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup...

Ganong Podiums at Lake Louise

11/28/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Nov. 28, 2015) – After a solid three days of training, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) threw down a fast run on Saturday to grab third place at the Lake Louise downhill.

Nyman and Ganong Lead Lake Louise Training

11/28/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Nov. 28, 2015) – It’s downhill day in Lake Louise and the men have been looking strong. With Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) racking up a series of top-10 results in training runs, the American Downhillers are ready to kick off the speed season.

Bjornsen Leads Americans in Ruka

11/28/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 28, 2015) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with solid 14th and 16th place finishes, after the second-stage of the Ruka Triple in a 5k freestyle race on Saturday. The finish boosted Bjornsen into 11th in the standings after two stages of the mini-tour.

Ruka Wind Hampers Jumping

11/28/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 28, 2015) - Winds continued to hamper jumping in Ruka, with both nordic combined and ski jumping schedules being rewritten daily. High winds forced cancelation of Saturday's opening FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. The qualification and provisional competition round on Friday was also canceled. Officials are looking at Sunday...

Shiffrin and Vonn Crash at Aspen GS

11/27/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27, 2015)—It was a crushing day at the Aspen Winternational, as both Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) both crashed and did not finish.

USSA SuperTour Kicks Off in Montana

11/27/2015

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT (Nov. 27, 2015) – On a day that began with delayed races due to subzero temperatures, the USSA SuperTour opened with the 1.3k freestyle sprint on Friday. Jennie Bender (Bridger Ski Foundation) - a two-time sprint national champion - dominated in the women’s race and Logan Hanneman (Alaska Pacific University) stole first...

Newell Takes Fourth at Ruka Sprint

11/27/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 27, 2015) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied his best World Cup since 2013, finishing fourth in a classic sprint in tough conditions on Friday.

World Cup Kickoff in Aspen and Lake Louise

11/26/2015

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26, 2015)—The snowflakes are lightly descending upon Aspen as the sun works its way through the clouds. It’s Thanksgiving Day in Aspen and it’s no surprise it feels magical here. This year, when the Audi FIS Ski World Cup swings through America, Aspen will feature one women’s giant slalom and two slaloms—one rescheduled from...

USA Takes Momentum into Ruka Opener

11/26/2015

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 26, 2015) After a successful prep camp and several podium finishes at the Gaellivare Premiere races in Sweden this past weekend, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team looks strong going into the opening World Cup races in Ruka, Finland beginning Friday. A dozen U.S. athletes will start. The events will be streamed live on NBC...
Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

11/25/2015

With the competition and holiday seasons overlapping, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes rarely get to spend Thanksgiving at home. But, whether they are preparing turkey with their family or working up an appetite training with their teammates, there’s a lot to be thankful for. We asked a few of the athletes what they’re most thankful for this...

Remembering Ronnie and Bryce at Copper

11/25/2015

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) - The naming of the 2015-16 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain was a time of celebration, with 58 athletes having their names read and proudly marching on stage. Some of the biggest applause came for two athletes who were not there to make that walk onto the stage – ...

Nordic Combined Team Named for 2016

11/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24, 2015) – Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) were named to the 2016 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. They will open the 2015-16 season this weekend with the kickoff to the International Ski Federation’s Nordic Combined World Cup tour in Ruka, Finland.

Noah Hoffman’s Fantasy Cross Country

11/25/2015

During the first World Cup of the 2014-15 season, 26-year-old Noah Hoffman broke his leg. Normally, this is a terrible thing for a U.S. Cross Country Ski Team member, but the ever-positive Hoffman took it as a gift. That positivity paid off, as not only was it not a season-ending injury—he made it back to race the 2015 World Champs—but it gave...

Role Models Make Champions

11/24/2015

Ski racer Auden Pankonin clicked into his Head skis, pulling his goggles down over his Shred helmet. He nervously moved towards the starting wand, placing his Leki pole tips into the snow. His young mind was racing, thinking about the advice Olympic champion Ted Ligety had just given him. 

Head Coach Chris Grover's 2015-16 Season Preview

11/23/2015

It’s been a solid summer and fall of preparation and now it’s time to race. U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover takes a look at the 2015-16 season and the opportunities for the U.S. team.

2016 Cross Country Team Named

11/23/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24, 2015) – The 2015-16 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. A total of 16 athletes were named to the A, B and D Teams, including 2015 World Championship medalists Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg.

Diggins Wins Again in Gaellivare

11/22/2015

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 22, 2015) — On a cold day in Sweden, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) secured another win this Sunday in Gaellivare during a 10km freestyle FIS race, with Petra Novakova of the Czech Republic following closely behind to claim second and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) third. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) and Rosie Brennan...

USA Strong in FIS Opener

11/21/2015

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 21, 2015) Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) raced her way to a win in a 1.2k classic sprint race Saturday while Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) took second on the tough tracks of Hellner Stadium in Gaellivare. For the men, Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov was the overall winner finishing just ahead of Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) who...
2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/21/2015

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) – There’s no question that winter has arrived at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.

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