WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin


Since the 2016-17 World Cup season wrapped, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been back in Colorado, skiing at her home resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the...

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked


Resi Stiegler has been an ever-present character on the World Cup circuit for the last 15 years—from racing her first World Cup at the age of 17 to nabbing multiple top 10s in the past two seasons. And while she’s had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious....

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together


PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2017) — Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White will both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the Olympic season. McBride will take over as head men’s speed coach and White will step in as head women’s speed coach, while present Men’s Head Speed Coach Alex Hoedlmoser returns to the women’s...

Shiffrin Wins Team USA’s Best of March Award


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.

Giaccio Wins Gold at Junior World Championships


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 5, 2017) – After winning bronze in the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships moguls competition, Olivia Giaccio (Redding, CT) landed on top of the podium, bringing home the gold in dual moguls. Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United), who won the men’s moguls competition, was also on the podium with bronze...

Double Moguls Gold for USA Athletes at Junior Worlds


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – The best junior moguls athletes kicked off their first day of competition at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships on Tuesday, with U.S. athletes Trudy Mickel (Durango,CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) and Jack Kariotis (Tiburon, CA; Team Park City United) sweeping gold. U.S. Ski Team athlete...

USA Alpine World Cup Plan Announced


PARK CITY, UT (April 4, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is moving forward with hosting Audi FIS Ski World Cup stops at Killington Resort and Beaver Creek Resort during the 2017-18 season. Both resorts are part of a comprehensive USSA event calendar that will be presented to the International Ski Federation during its annual...

Patterson and Holmes take SuperTour Titles


FAIRBANKS, AK (Apr. 2, 2017) - Scott Patterson (Anchorage) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School skied to long distance wins in the final event of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships Sunday at Birch Hill in Fairbanks. Patterson and APU Nordic teammate Chelsea Holmes (Anchorage) left with season...
Vinecki Lands Junior Worlds Silver


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4, 2017) – Winter Vinecki led four U.S. athletes into the top 10 at the aerials 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships, winning her first-career junior worlds medal with a second place finish.

Stratton Edges APU for Gold


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 31, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skated away with a strong third leg to boost Stratton Mountain School (SMS) to an upset win over APU Nordic in the mixed gender team event at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Birch Hill in Fairbanks Friday night. The win broke a three-year streak in the club relay by...
Kauf and Bailey Crowned Duals Champions


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 1, 2017) – Mogul skiers from around the country dualed it out on the Voodoo mogul course to close out the 2017 U.S. Freestyle Championships. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) ended their seasons as dual moguls national champions.

Schild and Bailey Claim Moguls National Titles


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 31, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Morgan Schild (Rochester, NY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) skied to the top of the ranks in the U.S. Freestyle Championships moguls competition on Friday, claiming their first-career national titles.

Marco Sullivan: What Makes a Champ


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,...

Hanneman and Diggins Take Sprint Titles


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - Hometown skier Logan Hanneman (Fairbanks, AK) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School each sprinted to big wins Wednesday night at Birch Hill in Fairbanks in the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. It was the seventh national title for Diggins and first for Hanneman.

Mogul Skiers Compete for Titles in Steamboat


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2017) – The top moguls skiers in the nation are in Ski Town U.S.A.® this week battling for the title of U.S. Champion on Steamboat Resort’s Voodoo course. Competition opens on Thursday, March 30 and continues through April 1. Over 120 athletes from across the nation will compete in both moguls and dual moguls....

U.S. Titles On Line in Fairbanks


FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - America’s top elite cross country ski racers are on the start line this week in at Birch Hill in Fairbanks for the conclusion of the USSA SuperTour and the final events of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. Competition opened Monday in the USSA SuperTour with a skiathlon. U.S. Championships events...

USA Wraps Up Record World Cup Season


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 29, 2017) - The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season recently with a spectacular week of racing at the World Cup Finals in Aspen. More than 30,000 fans packed the stadium with estimated global TV audiences of over 25 million tuning in, including more than two million U.S. viewers on NBC and NBCSN. It was...

Roberts Sends It for Murph and Grabs GS Title


SUGARLOAF, ME (Mar. 28, 2017) – In the final race of the U.S. Alpine Championships Tuesday in Sugarloaf, Maine, Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO) edged out seven-time national champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) for the giant slalom national title.

Ross Injured at Sugarloaf


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 28, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) sustained a right knee injury during the giant slalom at U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf on Monday and is currently being evaluated. Her return to competition is undetermined.

Ross, 2017 super G national champion, finished the 2017 season on a high note with three top-10...

McJames Scores First National Title


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 27, 2017) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Western Region) walked away from U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine with her career first national title in Monday’s giant slalom.