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2015 Women's Speed Track Named

09/06/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 6) -  The alpine legacy of the Vail Valley gained power and grace Friday as the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee introduced "Raptor" as the name of the newly constructed women's speed track at Beaver Creek Resort. The home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World...

Fitness Key to Men's Speed Camp

09/04/2013

Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in...

Vonn Successfully Returns to Snow

09/02/2013

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – A smiling and pain free Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion, clicked into her skis for the first time in almost seven months on Saturday (Aug. 31) as she rejoined the...

Successful Surgery for Hendrickson

08/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 30) – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany on Aug. 21. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle...

Vonn to Join Speed Team in Chile

08/28/2013

VAIL, CO (Aug. 28) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will join the Best in the World women's speed team for their annual on-snow camp in Portillo, Chile next month. Vonn, who demonstrated the strength of her surgically repaired right knee for journalists Wednesday at Ski...

Women's Tech Strong after NZ Camp

08/27/2013

Ski Racing Magazine recently caught up with women's technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer following a recent on snow camp at New Zealand's Coronet Peak.

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 27) - Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New...

Hurricane for Hope Honors Speedy Peterson

08/25/2013

PARK CITY, UT (August 24) - U.S. Ski Team athletes, coaches, friends and fans came out in support of the The Speedy Foundation and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation at the second annual Hurricane for Hope fundraiser. The event, held in honor of 2010 Olympic silver medalist in aerials Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, raised funds for the two organizations...

Bradley Wilson Injured in Chile

08/22/2013

EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 22) – U.S. Ski Team moguls standout Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is recovering after a training crash Tuesday afternoon in El Colorado, Chile. The 21-year-old World Cup winner fell on his right side which resulted in a contusion to...

Second Annual Hurricane for Hope

08/22/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 22) – Two years ago members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team lost a teammate and friend, Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. This Saturday, Aug. 24  athletes of all generations will come together again to honor Speedy at the second annual Hurricane for Hope. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy...

Hendrickson Injured in Germany

08/21/2013

OBERSDORF, Germany (August 21) - Sarah Hendrickson suffered an injury to her right knee during a training jump today in Obersdorf, Germany. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, she received medical attention in Obersdorf and will fly back to the U.S. with the team on Friday to...

USA Double Win at NZ Slalom

08/21/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 21) - Slalom ace David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and rising star Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) combined for a U.S. Ski Team victory sweep of the Audi New...

Progress for Miller and Ligety in NZ

08/20/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick last week as Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed out their on snow camp at Coronet Peak in New Zealand.

Hendrickson 2nd in Courchevel

08/15/2013

Courcheval, France (August 15) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took second place at today’s Summer Grand Prix in Courcheval, France. Slovenia's Ema Klinec won the individual competition on the normal hill (HS 96) with a total of 224.7 points, only 1.9 points more than Hendrickson. Japan's Yuki Ito came in third with...

El Colorado Women's Speed Recap

08/14/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the women's speed team following a mid summer camp in El Colorado, Chile. 

EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 13)  - On-snow preparations for the upcoming season officially commenced for the best-in-the-world U.S. women’s speed team — or at least half of it — with Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross and Stacey...

Thousands Line Up to Meet Vonn in NY

08/12/2013

HENRIETTA, NY (Aug. 9) - An estimated 4,000 fans lined up Friday for a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) at an autograph signing outside of Rochester, NY. Vonn signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans for two hours at The Ski Company. The store closed...

Erik Schlopy Joins Men's Alpine Staff

08/09/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 9) – Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff. Schlopy was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 seasons before retiring in Dec. 2008. Schlopy shared the giant slalom podium with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH with bronze at...

Men's Alpine Logging Miles in NZ

08/07/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 7) - Olympic and World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), five-time Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and the men's technical team have now logged about a week on snow in New Zealand to open the first part of the on-snow prep period. It is the first time MIller has run gates since late in the...

Bradley Wilson Proves Talent off the Hill

08/06/2013

Park City, UT (Aug. 6) – World Cup winner Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is talented in more ways than one. When he's not winning World Cups or perfecting his big airs, he's busy creating one-of-a-kind watercolors. Wilson now lives in Park City, but his Montana roots are visible in many of his pieces.

Hendrickson and Fairall Claim U.S. Titles

08/04/2013

Park City, UT (August 4) – Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) claimed U.S. titles in on the 2002 Olympic ski jumps at 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Hendrickson beat out last year’s champion Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) to take the...

Women's Speed Opens Chile Camp

07/26/2013

EL COLORADO, Chile (July 26) - The Best in the World women's alpine speed team, featuring Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA), Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR),  started its on-snow Road to Sochi with a two-week camp in El Colorado. The training block is the first of two in Chile for coach Chip White's speed group, which...

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