Diggins Caps Worlds With Strong 30k


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 4, 2017) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) wrapped up a storybook World Championships Saturday with a U.S. best fifth-place finish in the 30k freestyle mass start in front of a packed Lahti Stadium crowd.

Diggins was the top non-Norwegian as 36-year-old Marit Bjoergen won her third gold of the championships in front of...

Hirscher Clinches Overall World Cup Title


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Mar. 4, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top U.S. finisher at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora taking 21st place. Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the race, clinching his sixth consecutive overall World Cup crystal globe.

Vonn Leads Four Americans Into Top 11


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (March 4, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished second to lead four American women into the top 11 in Saturday’s downhill at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Italy’s Sofia Goggia finally won her first World Cup event of the season after finishing on the podium nine times...

Clean Sweep for Germany


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - Germany made it a clean sweep of all the gold, winning the nordic combined team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Friday. The USA, with Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), was ninth.

The USA stood 12th after the jump with both Fletchers going 109.5 meters. France took the lead...

Norway Gets Its Gold


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 3, 2017) - More than a week into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the Norwegian men have their first gold. It was the ninth-straight World Championships men’s relay win for Norway. The USA finished 10th.

In a start to finish battle, Norway and Russia battled head to head through the two classic legs separated...

Big Olympic Test Event Weekend in Jeongseon


PYEONGCHANG, Korea (Mar. 3, 2017) – The women’s speed team will look to put a rough Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana, Switzerland behind them as they take on the Olympic test event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and super G on Sunday. Meanwhile, the men head to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for...

Bickner Steps Up in First Worlds


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL), 20, made another step forward in his jumping career, leading the USA on the HS130m large hill, finishing 30th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the best men’s finish on the large hill at worlds since Alan Alborn was 27th in 1999.

The event ended with...

U.S. Women Fourth in World Championships Relay


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - In an event that has become a focal point at World Championships, the USA finished fourth Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay. Norway took its fourth straight gold in the event with Sweden taking silver and Finland bronze.

For the American women, it was a day of intense pride mixed with disappointment. It...

Aerials World Cup Tour Concludes in Moscow


MOSCOW (March 1, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world will close out the 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend with a night event in Moscow. Competition will take place Saturday, March 4 on a scaffolding site just outside of the city center.

Rydzek Sweeps to Third Gold


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Johannes Rydzek of Germany put on a late move to charge to a third-straight nordic combined gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 31st to lead the USA.

USA Qualifies Four Into Large Hill Final


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - All American ski jumpers qualified Wednesday night to go into Thursday night’s large hill World Championship medal round on the HS130m hill in Lahti. It’s the first time since 1991 in Val di Fiemme, Italy that the USA has put four men into a large hill final.

Michael Glasder (Cary, IL) went 116 meters to...

Bjornsen Strong in Lahti 15k


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) put in a powerhouse performance Wednesday to finish 18th in the 15k classic at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti to lead the USA. A week into the Championships, host Finland found gold with Iivo Niskanen who brought the crowd to its feet as he took a 17.9-second win over...

USA Announces Women’s Relay Team


LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its team that will compete Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay where the Americans are expected to be contenders. Three of the four team members have won medals in the first week of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.

It’s Just About Today


The 19-year-old German ski racer gave a tug on the laces of her leather boots, clicking them into the cables on her long wooden skis. Behind her was the towering Piz Nair, the iconic peak on Corviglia at St. Moritz, high in the Swiss Alps.

A day earlier she had won silver in the downhill on Piz Nair - five minutes, 38 seconds down the...

Bjornsen Classic Leader in 10k


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 28, 2017) - Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won her second gold medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Tuesday with a dominating 41-second win in the women’s 10k classic. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), who together with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN)...

Building Day for Combined Team


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - The USA finished eighth Sunday in the nordic combined team event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Germany was an easy winner of the gold, followed by Norway and Austria.


The day kicked off strong for the USA as Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO)...

Biesemeyer 19th in Kvitfjell Super G


KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 26, 2017) - Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) was the top-placed American in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Italy’s Peter Fill.

It was a career-first super G victory for Fill, as Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was second, and Canada’s Erik Guay finished third. Biesemeyer was 19th.  Brennan Rubie...

First Career Alpine Combined Victory for Shiffrin


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined event Sunday, and increased her overall World Cup lead heading into final races of the season.

Racing once again under brilliant blue skies and on a soft track, Shiffrin laid down a solid first run of...

Classic Medal for U.S. Ski Team


LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied to bronze Sunday in the classic team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the first classic technique medal for the USA since the two disciplines were established. Norway took gold with Russia winning silver.

Ski Racing Publisher Gary Black Passes


SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 26, 2017) - For more than three decades, Ski Racing and its publisher Gary Black, Jr., have been an impactful voice for alpine ski racing worldwide. The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the passing of Black, 75, who died peacefully Saturday (Feb. 25) at his home in Sun Valley.