Donna Weinbrecht: Unlikely Hero


From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

U.S. Championships Come to Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 6, 2016) – National titles will be on the line this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Sunday, Oct. 9 at Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex on the HS100 meter hill. The event is a part of Lake Placid’s traditional Flaming Leaves Festival with a warm-up competition on Saturday.

The normal hill U.S....

Vonn Releases "Strong Is the New Beautiful"


NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 4, 2016) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn released her new book, "Strong Is the New Beautiful" on Tuesday. With her writing revolving around strength, fitness and training, Vonn tells her story about how she has bounced back from injury to become the best female skier in...

2016-17 Alpine Staff Named


PARK CITY, UT (October 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team announces its alpine coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, which kicks off in Soelden, Austria on October 22-23 and also features four domestic Audi FIS Ski World Cup events, highlighted by World Cup Finals in Aspen.  

Tommy Moe: The Golden Boy


From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

How Randall Balances Motherhood and Training


Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) may have taken last season off from racing to become a mother, but she hasn’t lost any speed. Randall sat down with Outside writer Anna Callaghan to go through a typical day, how she...

The Magic of Ohau


The U.S. Alpine Ski Team travels the globe, far and wide, to a myriad of majestic mountains, but one of the most magical of these mountains is without a doubt Ohau Snowfields in New Zealand. Recognized as one of the “9 Most Stunning Places to Ski on...

Racing a World Cup Downhill…in the Gym


Even after spending all day in the gym, the Europa Cup boys on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team returned to the USSA Center of Excellence on a Thursday night in September. It was a festive atmosphere with pizza and loud music, but the guys weren’t quite dressed for a party. Instead, they all showed up in their downhill suits.

What Makes a Champ: Sadie Bjornsen


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

USA Sweeps Titles in NZ Finale


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 11, 2016) - The FIS Cross Country Continental Cup wrapped up sunday at the Snow Farm near Wanaka, with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) picking up wins.

Hamilton won the 10k freestyle in 26 minutes, eight seconds for a 16.9 second margin over South...

Englund Top-10 in Summer Grand Prix


CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (Sept. 10, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind to finish a strong seventh in the FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Chaikovsky Saturday. Japan’s Sara Takanshi took the win under the lights.
It was a strong day for the U.S. women with Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) 13th. For...
USA Continues to Dominate NZ Nationals


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 10, 2016) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team had another strong day at the New Zealand National Championships at the Snow Farm near Wanaka Saturday. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) won for the second day in a row, leading a U.S. sweep in the men’s 15k classic mass start. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) took the women’s 10k,...
Sargent and Newell Take Wins in New Zealand


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sep. 9, 2016) – Vermonters Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) kicked off three days of racing with wins at the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) classic sprint.

It was a beautiful day in New Zealand, with the sun shining brightly at Snow Farm, a cross country resort in New Zealand. In the...

2017: The Year of the American Downhiller?


The U.S. men’s alpine team has accomplished almost every major feat on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup—Olympic gold, World Championship gold, slalom and giant slalom titles, Hahnenkamm gold—that is, except for winning the coveted downhill title. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and the American Downhillers hope to change that in 2017. Nyman knows it’s a...

USA Sweeps New Zealand Titles


WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 3, 2016) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led a strong U.S. presence Saturday, taking titles at the 42k Merino Muster near Wanaka, the third stop in the global Worldloppet long distance ski series. 
Hoffman played a cat and mouse game with teammate Simi Hamilton...
Fletcher Closes Out Grand Prix Strong


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Sept. 3, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put in two strong cross country performances to record 18th and ninth place finishes in a pair of FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix events in Oberstdorf Friday and Saturday. Norway’s 18-year-old sensation Jarl Magnus Riiber remained unbeatable, taking two easy...
Utah Prepares for 2017 Nordic Junior and U23 Worlds


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 29, 2016) – It’s been just over a year since Utah was awarded the bid for the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships. The Olympic venues in Park City, UT and Midway, UT are gearing up to host the world’s best junior athletes Jan. 28 – Feb 5, 2017. With over 700 athletes expected to compete, the Juniors Worlds...

Taylor Takes Top 10 in Opener


OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 28, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) put down the gauntlet in the opening FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix, winning the roller ski segment and finishing seventh overall in Oberwiesenthal. Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber took a 2.8 second win over Austrian Mario Seidel. Bjoern Kircheisen of Germany...

Bickner 7th After Taking First Round Lead


HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2016) - American Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to one of his best performances ever Sunday, taking the first round lead and holding on for a career-best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix on the Olympic jumps in Hakuba. Japan's Taku Takeuchi took the win after finishing second Saturday on the HS131...

Bickner Strong Again in Grand Prix


HAKUBA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2016) - The USA's Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) from Chicago's Norge Ski Club continued to show his strength, finishing 16th Saturday on the HS131 meter hill in Hakuba at a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix. It followed on the heels of his eighth place finish in Einsiedln, Switzerland three weeks ago. Norway's Anders...