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2014 Men's Alpine Staff Announced

05/10/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 10) – High performance, conditioning and teamwork will be the focus of the staff assembled by men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick for the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup and Sochi Olympic Winter Games season. Notable additions include the addition of a World Cup Multi Team comprised of overall skiers Ted Ligety (Park City,...

Freestyle Generations Join Together at Camp

04/29/2013

WHISTLER, BC (April 29) - Mogul Logic, one of the premier summer mogul camps at Whistler-Blackcomb, is no stranger to U.S. Freestyle members. David Babic (Washington, VT), former eight-year member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, has owned and operated Mogul Logic’s summer camps since 2006. Head Freestyle Coach of Winter Park and U.S.

Alpine Champs Return to Squaw in 2014

04/23/2013

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (April 23) – Following an incredibly successful Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships that brought thousands of fans to Squaw Valley this spring, the annual event is returning to the 1960 Olympic Mountain to close the 2014 Olympic Winter Games season. The March 19-23 championships will feature Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley,...

Johnny Spillane Retires

04/23/2013

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 23) – World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), who set the pace for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team over more than a decade, is closing the chapter on an historic career that saw him win a World Championship and three Olympic silver medals. After 13 seasons, Spillane made the retirement decision...

Alpine Adds Two Key Positions

04/17/2013

PARK CITY, UT (April 17) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has added Martin Guyer and Michelle Demschar to vital positions within its alpine development staff, announced Alpine Director Patrick Riml. Guyer, who spent the last 10 years with Green Mountain Valley School, has been named Eastern Regional Alpine Coach. Additionally Demschar...

U.S. Produces Historic Alpine Season

04/16/2013

PARK CITY, UT (April  16) – As the U.S. Alpine Ski Team turns their focus to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  a look back on the historic 2013 season has the team poised for success in Sochi. The U.S. Ski Team, anchored by a golden hat trick from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), captured five World Championship medals to become the first non-European...

Freeman Wins Distance National

04/11/2013

NORDEN, California (April 11) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) ended the competition season on a high note Thursday by becoming the men’s 2013 U.S. Distance National Champion. He set the pace for the majority of the 50k classic mass start race, but broke away in the last 10k lap and finished 30 seconds ahead of teammate Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT...

Stephen Wins U.S. Distance Champs

04/10/2013

NORDEN, California (April 10) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) endured the warm spring temperatures Wednesday and finished first in the 30k classic mass start race, becoming the women’s 2013 USSA National Distance Champion at Royal Gorge Ski Area. Stephen led all three laps but broke away during the final lap. She finished over a minute...

Under 16 Alpine Champs Hosted in Park City

04/08/2013

PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – A parallel slalom race at Park City Mountain Resort on Friday wrapped up the first-ever Under 16 National Championships for young alpine athletes from across the country. Sky Kelsey of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club captured the boys’ title with Storm Klomhaus of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association...

Ligety and Shiffrin Dominate USOC Award

04/05/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 5) - World Championships gold medalists and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) have again been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee as Athletes of the Month, this time for March. It is the fourth time in the last six months that Ligety has been voted...

U.S. Freestyle Wins Junior Worlds

04/04/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week, U.S. junior freestyle and freeskiing athletes won the overall medal count for the USA with nine medals. Topping the list was 17-year-old Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) with two gold medals in single and dual moguls. The tremendous performance by all the U.S...

Park City to Celebrate Ted Ligety

04/01/2013

PARK CITY, UT (April 1) – Park City Mountain Resort will welcome home World Champion and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) on Saturday, April 6 with a free...

Cook Claims Sixth U.S. Title

03/31/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – With a band playing and a rocking crowd on the hill, Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) claimed her sixth U.S. aerials title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Saturday night. Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) took the title for the men, scoring a U.S. Champs three-peat. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (...

Discoe Wins Third U.S. Title

03/30/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) won his third U.S. title Saturday in the dizzying dual moguls competition at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. In the women’s duals, Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) won her first ever U.S. Championship title on the soft course at Heavenly. Local favorite Sho Kashima (South Lake...

McCargo and Rowley Jr. World Champs

03/30/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 30) - USSA club team members Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Thomas Rowley (Telluride, CO) topped the podium Saturday, becoming Jr. World Champs in dual moguls at the 2013 FIS Junior Freestyle Skiing World Championships. Fellow USSA club team member Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) took silver. The FIS Junior...

Wilson and McPhie Take U.S. Moguls Titles

03/29/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 29) - Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) successfully defended her title, taking gold in moguls at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly. In the men's contest, Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) took his his first U.S. crown winning over brother Bryon with local favorite Sho Kashima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) taking bronze. World...

Keaton McCargo takes Junior Worlds Win

03/28/2013

VALMALENCO, ITALY (March 27) – Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) won gold in moguls at the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. The tough conditions and steep course lent itself to McCargo's strengths as a consistent skier. Fellow U.S. athlete Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) earned the third place spot. U.S. athletes will stick...

White USOC Coach of the Year Finalist

03/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 28) – Chip White, Head Coach of the Best in the World women's alpine speed team, has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as finalist for National Coach of Year – the organizations most prestigious coaching honor. During the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season White led all six of his athletes to the World Cup...

Vail to Celebrate Shiffrin and Vonn March 29

03/27/2013

VAIL, CO (March 27) - Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the success of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Mikeala Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) on Friday, March 29, as the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts host a “Celebration of Champions.” The free event is...

Goodman Snags U.S. Slalom Title

03/24/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 24) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was in position to lock a third straight Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship slalom title when she straddled a gate on the tight middle section of the Squaw Valley Olympic slope...

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