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Shiffrin Sixth in Soelden GS

10/26/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 26) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied into sixth place in the Soelden giant slalom to kick off the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Season. Shiffrin led the U.S. women in the season opener and snagged her career-best World Cup giant slalom result. Switzerland’s Lara Gut sealed her first World...

Soelden Opener Live on Universal Sports

10/24/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 24) – Opening weekend action from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America live on television for the first time ever this weekend on the U.S. Ski Team’s partner Universal Sports Network. Universal Sports will kickoff the season with an expanded cable and satellite distribution network and a full schedule of World...

Ligety Honored as Olympic SportsMan of the Year

10/24/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest annual individual athlete honor. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist produced a historic season that resulted in a three gold medals at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship and six Audi FIS...

Ligety Leads Nine Soelden Starters

10/23/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who has won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening race the last two seasons, highlights a group of nine U.S. athletes expected to start the 20th running of the Soelden giant slalom Oct. 26-27. Joining Ligety, who won by a staggering 2.75 second margin in 2012, are Olympic gold medalists...

Fantasy Ski Racer Starts with Soelden

10/22/2013

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 22) - When the U.S. Ski Team fires up the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour Oct. 26-27 high on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden, the back-to-back giant slalom races also signify the start of the FantasySkiRacer.com (FSR) season. Whether your heart is behind three-...

Strong U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

10/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 21) – World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season. The team was announced at the conclusion of a final two-week training camp at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City and the newly-repaved roller...

The Swon Brothers to Play First Tracks

10/16/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 16) - Copper Mountain kicks off the U.S. Ski Team’s road to Sochi at the ‘Believe in U.S. Pep Rally’ on Friday, Nov. 8. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), will be introduced during the...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

10/14/2013

If 2013 is any indication of Taylor Fletcher’s skill and potential, the nordic combined world needs to be on notice. The Steamboat Springs native earned his first World Cup podium and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme, Italy. In addition, Fletcher started the 2012-13...

U.S. Title for Hometown Hero Demong in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 13) - Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski time to hold off the hard charging Fletcher brothers,...
Van and Alexander Take U.S. Titles in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct.13) - World champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) picked up national titles Sunday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the K90 Olympic hill in Lake Placid. It was the 16th U.S. title for Van and first since she swept both competitions in 2011. Alexander claimed his second. Earlier this...

U.S. Champs Sunday in Lake Placid

10/10/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 10) – U.S. titles will be on the line this Sunday (Oct. 13) as the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships come to the Olympic village of Lake Placid as part of the annual fall Flaming Leaves Festival. Olympians Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), the defending champion, and local hero Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake,...

USSA Names Eastern Alpine Youth Coordinator

10/08/2013

WESTFORD, VT (Oct. 8) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has continued to grow its professional staff structure in the USSA Eastern Region, naming Mount Mansfield coach Thomas Ashworth (Stowe, VT) as Eastern youth coordinator and coach. He will be responsible for managing youth development programs for athletes 16 and under, working...

Alpine Team Named Nov. 8 at Copper

10/01/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 1) - Snowmaking began Tuesday morning on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in preparation for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team to begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia...

Girls Can Train with Olympians

09/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 27) – Girls ages 9 to 19 will get a unique opportunity to train with Olympians Sunday, Oct. 6, as the popular Fast and Female clinic comes to the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City. The 2013 Fast and Female Park City Champ Camp will run from 1-5 p.m. with a variety of workout activities conducted by Olympians,...
U.S. Women Find Speed in Portillo

09/26/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with women's alpine speed Head Coach Chip White and athlete Laurenne Ross  following a recent training camp in Portillo, Chile. 

2015 World Champs Broadcast to 750 Million

09/25/2013

VAIL, CO (Sept. 25) - An estimated 750 million will view the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships set for Feb. 2-15 with events in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. The television images will be provided by EUROVISION, an internationally recognized leader in sports production and newly named official Host Broadcaster of the 2015 World Championships...

First Snow Flies at Beaver Creek

09/23/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 23) - Beaver Creek Resort received its first natural snow of the season Sunday night, just over two months in advance of the mens' and women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races. The back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup weekends will serve at test events for the Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with...

FIS Announces Alpine Leadership Changes

09/18/2013

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Sept. 18) - Markus Waldner, Hannes Trinkl, Emmanuel Couder and Jean-Philippe Vulliet have been namd to key Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leadership positions beginning in the spring of 2014, the FIS announced Wednesday. Waldner will take over for Guenther Hujara, who will retire after 23 years with the...

Athlete Spotlight: Sho Kashima

09/11/2013

Sho Kashima got his start at age four after a family move from West Texas to South Lake Tahoe. After having his career-best season in 2009 (8th in the World Cup rankings), Kashima started the 2010 season looking strong with a pair of World Cup top-10 finishes. However, a blown knee sustained while preparing for the Deer Valley World...

Volunteer for 2015 World Championships

09/10/2013

VAIL, CO (Sept. 10) - As a teen, Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) volunteered as a member of the slip crew for the 1999 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held in her hometown of Vail. Needless to say, she was inspired. The world will again converge on the Vail Valley Feb. 2-15, 2015 when the fabled alpine championships...

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