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Summer Rocks for Ross

07/25/2013

BEND, OR (July 25) — U.S. Speed Team member Laurenne Ross conquers mountains in both directions. Delivering her first World Cup podium at the end of last season, Ross clearly knows how to make a quick descent. She spends her summers, on the other hand, fighting gravity — rock climbing, mostly in her home state of Oregon.

U.S. Ski Jumpers to Battle for Champs Title

07/23/2013

PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The title of U.S. Champion is on the line in the upcoming U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 4. The event on the HS134 meter large hill, taking place in the summer for the sixth straight year, will be part of the Utah Olympic Park’s annual Springer Tournee. Among the...

Caught Up: Mikaela Shiffrin off to NZ

07/23/2013

After a blitz of summer conditioning, it's time for the women's technical team of Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) to get back on snow with their annual trek to New Zealand. Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the reigning slalom World Champion just before her flight to the Southern Hemisphere. 

Combined Team Tackles Tour

07/21/2013

COURCHEVEL, France (July 21) - The Tour de France ended this weekend, as did a two Euro camp for nordic combined team. A week jump training in Hinterzarten was followed by the team's traditional Tour de France camp based in Courchevel. In addition to jump and cross country training the team climbed everything in sight including the Col de la...

Bill Johnson Elects to Leave Hospital

07/16/2013

GRESHAM, OR (July 16) - Bill Johnson, a U.S. Ski Team legend who boldly predicted his downhill gold medal victory at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, has elected to continue his fight against a life threatening infection amongst the comfort and support of family and friends. Johnson, who remains cheerful and aware, was hospitalized on...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage

07/11/2013

DENVER (July 11) – In advance of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ski and snowboard fans received a big boost this week when Universal Sports Network announced a new TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable - the second-largest U.S. cable system operator. Universal Sports Network, which is also available on Direct TV, will now be available...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage

07/11/2013

DENVER (July 11) – In advance of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ski and snowboard fans received a big boost this week when Universal Sports Network announced a new TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable - the second-largest U.S. cable system operator. Universal Sports Network, which is also available on Direct TV, will now be available...

Women's Jumping Exhibit Unveiled

07/05/2013

 

Cook Tosses Padres First Pitch

07/02/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2) - The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team spiced up their "spring" training last week in San Diego, CA with a conditioning camp that was anything but traditional. From sessions at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in nearby Chula Vista to workouts racing in the Outrigger Iron Championships, here's a quick snapshot of the week:

2014 Women's Alpine Staff Announced

06/24/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 24) – The successful athletic leadership that helped guide one of the most successful seasons in women's alpine history will continue to direct the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team with the philosophy that idleness is not an option. Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser and speed Head Coach Chip White return for their 17th seasons with the U....

Chip White Honored by USOC

06/24/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 24) – U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed Head Coach Chip White was honored Friday by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a finalist for its 2012 National Coach of the Year Award. White, who led all six of his athletes to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium last winter, was the only coach of a winter sport to make the final...

Utah Olympic Park Hosts Young Guns Camp

06/21/2013

Some of the most successful up-and-coming freestyle athletes from across the country came together this past week for the Young Guns Camp at the Utah Olympic Park. The camp was a culmination of water ramping, trampoline training, strength and conditioning and nutrition classes.

Some of the top freestyle athletes included Thomas Rowley...

McKennis Off Crutches and Ramping Up

06/17/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 14)  - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) knows what it takes to come back from a serious injury; she's done it before.

Less than two months after her first career World Cup win in St. Anton, the 23-year-old crashed in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, shattering her tibial plateau and fracturing her tibia. Although McKennis...

Nolke Joins Nordic Combined Staff

06/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 11) – With its sights set on Sochi, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has named Marc Nölke, an Olympian and highly-regarded ski jumping coach, to oversee its jumping program. Nölke, a German coach who has worked with both Austrian and German national jumping teams, has joined the Team for its summer training at the USSA's...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced

06/10/2013

CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced

06/10/2013

CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

Athlete Spotlight: Jessie Diggins

06/07/2013

With nine U.S. Junior titles and three Minnesota State Championships titles, Jessie Diggins decided to take a year off between high school and college to focus on racing. That leap of faith continues to pay dividends today, as she landed a spot on the U.S. Ski Team and has become one of the best female skiers the U.S. has ever seen....

Shiffrin and Christianson Win Golden Ski

06/04/2013

Franconia, NH (June 4) - The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage) with the 2013 Don A....

Olympic Trials Set for Park City

06/03/2013

PARK CITY, Utah (June 3) – Spots for Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The events will be broadcast on NBC including live coverage of ski jumping featuring the historic first Olympic Trials...

Tryout Camp for Future Olympians

05/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 21) – Do you want to fly? The United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is looking for future Olympic acrobatic athletes ages under the age of 19 to participate in the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) in Lake Placid, NY or the Western Development Aerial Program "Fly Freestyle" in Park City, UT. The EADP has...

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