Cancerversary Fundraiser


When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

Meet U.S. Ski Team Alum Juliana Furtado


Juliana 'Juli' Furtado. You hear the name and think mountain biking, World Championships medals, bike designer and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member. But did you know Furtado was a U.S. Ski Team member?

USSA Names New Nordic Director


PARK CITY, UT  (Aug. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime nordic business leader and enthusiast Robert Lazzaroni as its new nordic domestic program director. Lazzaroni will be responsible for administering domestic programs in partnership with USSA nordic clubs, including membership, club development,...

Birkie History Featured in New Museum


HAYWARD, WI (Aug. 6, 2015) – Each February, more than 10,000 cross country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. For more than 40 years, the Birkie has helped shape the lives of tens of thousands of participants. On Wednesday, August 12, longtime Birkie...
WATCH: Athletes Answer Funny Questions


Once a summer, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) partners and sponsors descend on Park City, UT to participate in USSA Partner Summit. Representatives from companies like Spyder, Putnam Investments, Visa and more come for panel discussions, presentations, marketing workshops and various fun events, like working out at the Center of...

Win Julia Mancuso's Spyder Outerwear Kit


Spyder teamed up with Julia Mancuso and GoPro to give away a jacket and a pair of pants and a GoPro Hero 4 Session. Enter before August 15, 2015 for a chance to win! #myspyderkit

Enter to win on Spyder's website.



Repeat Title for Bryan Fletcher


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Aug. 1, 2015) - On a hot summer evening on the Olympic trails of Soldier Hollow, Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) notched a repeat national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The jump leader from the Utah Olympic Park HS134-meter large hill earlier in the day, Fletcher held off a hard-charging...

First Titles for Rhoads and Lussi


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 1, 2015) - Will Rhoads (Park City, UT; Park City Nordic) and Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY; New York Ski Educational Foundation) soared to first-time titles during the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park on the HS134-meter Olympic hill. Rhoads, a member of the 2015 World Championship Team, edged Kevin...

Bickner Wins Springer Tournee


PARK CITY, Utah (July 31, 2015) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL; Norge Ski Club) put together the two longest rides of the day to take a win Friday in the HS100-meter competition at the 17th annual Springer Tournee at the Utah Olympic Park. Bickner soared 96.5 and 97.0-meters to overtake Canadian Maken Boyd-Clowes 256.0 to 248.5....

Utah Olympic Venues to Host U.S. Championships


PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2015) – The Olympic venues at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow will play host to the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships this Saturday (August 1). The event will attract the top Olympic ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes in America. Jumping will take place Saturday morning...

Miller Still Unsure on Upcoming Season


While Bode Miller has expressed that he's leaning towards retirement, his 2015-16 season plans have not been officially decided - negating a previous report that stated he would take off the upcoming season.

Read the full report in Nick Zaccardi's NBC OlympicTalk article.

Work Out Like a U.S. Ski Team Member


Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach Tschana Schiller works at the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association Center of Excellence every day, training high-performance athletes like Simi Hamilton, Liz Stephen, Noah Hoffman and more.

Schiller talks about the importance of dynamic athletic...

Meet the Up-and-Comers: Duffy + Arvidsson


Drew Duffy and Erik Arvidsson are two promising up-and-coming athletes on the U.S. Ski Team. Both started racing as kids and have gone on to build résumés that most junior racers only dream about. 20-year-old Duffy skied at Mad River Glen, starting his race career there at 9 years old, before heading to Sugarbush to attend Green Mountain Valley...

Will There Be Ski Jumping at Copper Peak Again?


Copper Peak in Ironwood, MI is the only ski flying hill outside of Europe and the world’s smallest FIS-homologated ski flying hill. It has everything—stunning views of Lake Superior, an amazing history of international competitions, a great local vibe—so why hasn’t it been used in the last 21 years?


What Makes a Ski Racing Comeback?


There’s nothing like a previously injured athlete beating the odds and scoring the winning goal, getting the highest score or finishing in first place. It's thrilling and fun for fans to watch their team or favorite athlete attack from the back. This season, there were comebacks all around the FIS World Cup circuit to keep the year interesting—...

Q&A: Meet Paddy Caldwell


Patrick "Paddy" Caldwell will race his second season on the U.S. Ski Team this year. From a history of strong cross country racers—his dad was a World Cup racer in the 1970-80s and his cousin is Sophie Caldwell—Caldwell has shown his stripes. Some highlights? During the 2014-15 season, he finished in the top 20 in both distances races at the...

Hannah Kearney: 6 Things I’ve Learned From Mogul Skiing


National Champion. World Cup Champion. Olympic Gold Medalist. These are just a few of the titles Hannah Kearney earned over the course of her athletic career. While there’s no exact formula for success, Kearney learned a thing or two along the way. She shares six of the most important tips that helped her become one of the best mogul skiers...

Jumpin’ and Jammin’ in Steamboat


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 10, 2015) - Over Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team drove from Park City, UT to Steamboat Springs, CO for the fifth annual Jumpin’ and Jammin’ Ski Jumping Competition at Howelsen Hill.

Ligety Inspires Kids at the YMCA


PARK CITY, UT (June 10, 2015) – Ted Ligety took some time out of the gym on Thursday to drive to Ogden, UT—about an hour away from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence in Park City, UT—to visit the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation YMCA Community Family Center. There, he spent the afternoon signing autographs, taking...

Get to Know Libby Ludlow's ZGiRLS


Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alumna Libby Ludlow didn’t stop when she retired from the U.S. Ski Team. Instead, she attended Dartmouth, enrolled in law school at the University of Washington and even took a year off to teach yoga. But she found her real passion in her desire to help young women.