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Top Moments of the 2015-16 Season

04/21/2016

Building off the success of last year's crystal clad season, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes continued to push the limits and land top finishes on the World Cup circuit and beyond. This season was full of break through performances from veterans and new...

How a NFL Player Helped USA Win Olympic Gold

04/21/2016

There’s nothing more American than football, and while the U.S. Ski Team is inherently American, there isn’t much relation between the NFL and ski racing. However, in 1994, the two sports merged and it resulted in Tommy Moe taking home two medals at the Lillehammer Olympics....

Nyman’s Future on the World Cup

04/20/2016

After a tough beginning of the 2015-16 season, Steven Nyman attacked the second half with force and power—snagging four podiums in the last four downhills. But while he’s a big guy with a killer skiing resume, he’s a grounded, personable character with a drive to take home a downhill globe next season.

USSA CEO Races Engadin Skimarathon

04/19/2016

This year, some of the most important names in nordic skiing headed to the Engadin Skimarathon in St. Mortiz, Switzerland—the biggest skate ski race in the world. Included in the list of impressive athletes and Olympians was Tiger Shaw, the president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

“The Engadin Ski Marathon is an...

Rahlves Triumphs at 2016 Arctic Man

04/19/2016

For the last 11 years, the U.S. Ski Team has dominated Arctic Man. Names like Scott Macartney (Kirkland, WA) and Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) have snatched the title year after year, refusing to let the bragging rights and cash prize go to mere non-national team mortals. This year, after days of delays, four-time Olympian Daron Rahlves (...

What Makes a Champ: Chris Lillis

04/15/2016

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,...

Winter Continues in Norway

04/13/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (April 13, 2016) – Resorts are closing, racers are putting summer wax on their skis and bikes are emerging into the warming weather, but the U.S. Ski Team isn’t done with winter yet.

Sun Valley’s U.S. Alpine Championships weren’t the end of the season for the World Cup and Europa Cup guys, who have landed in Norway for...

Bill Johnson: Remembering a Hero

04/13/2016

Standing at the top of Aztec, you see the town of Aspen below – an awe-inspiring sight. Close your eyes and you can visualize Olympic champion Bill Johnson charging off Ruthie’s at nearly 70 mph, laying down the edge of his right ski just feet from the safety fence – hands in front of his face in an aerodynamic tuck - arcing across the face of...

Top 15 Moments of the 2015-16 Season

04/08/2016

With her second season in the books, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod takes some time to sit down and look back on the 2015-16 season.

Shiffrin Nominated for a Team USA Award

04/04/2016

Mikaela Shiffrin’s March was one for the ages. After suffering a knee injury in December, Shiffrin came back to the World Cup tour with a vengeance, winning the Jasna World Cup slalom, the World Cup finals slalom in St. Moritz and two national titles—one in slalom and one in GS. And all of her wins were by a combined 11.85 seconds. Whoa.

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Moguls Junior Worlds Team Announced

04/04/2016

ARE, Sweden (April 4, 2016) – A strong team of U.S. skiers will go head to head against some of the best junior mogul skiers in the world this weekend at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships in Are, Sweden. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named eight skiers to this year’s team. Athletes will compete in both single and dual moguls.

What Makes a Champ: Resi Stiegler

04/04/2016

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,...

Governor’s State of Sport Awards Honors USSA Athletes

03/28/2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 28, 2016) – The Governor’s State of Sport Awards committee has selected three U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes to be honored at the 2016 Governor’s State of Sport Awards. U.S. Ski Team athletes Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) will all be...

Shiffrin Takes Second Career GS Title

03/27/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 27, 2016) – In the final day of action at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in front of a big crowd of ski racing fans, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO – U.S. Ski Team) wrapped up the season with her second national title in giant slalom Sunday...

Diggins and Bjornsen Take Titles

03/27/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 26, 2016) – The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships concluded Saturday with a 50/30k classic race. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, SMST2) claimed her third individual victory of the series, while Erik Bjornsen (...

Christianson Takes First GS Title

03/26/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 26, 2016) – Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage, AK - U.S. Ski Team) battled a crazy course set to come away with his first giant slalom national title Saturday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine...

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Win Slalom Titles

03/25/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 25, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) brought their "A" game to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom Friday, proving to the rest of the field that it’s hard to beat two of the best slalom skiers in...

Marno and Jitloff Grab First Super G Titles

03/24/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 24, 2016) – Anna Marno (Centennial, WY – U.S. Ski Team) took her first national title as five-time U.S. national giant slalom champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) scored his first in super G Thursday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Thursday’s super G was also Marco Sullivan’s (Squaw Valley, CA –...

Team APU 1 Dominates SuperTour Mixed Relay

03/24/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 24, 2016) – The third day of racing at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships was a fun and unique 4x5k mixed relay, with Team APU 1 taking the win.

In the relay, each team had two women and two men representing their ski club. There were also other teams made up of...

Squaw Valley Proposed for 2017 World Cup

03/24/2016

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 24, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. U.S. Ski Team officials are supporting the return of World Cup ski racing to the Olympic venue of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the first time since 1969. The...

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