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FIS Gives Final Approval to 2016-17 Schedule

11/10/2015

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Nov. 10, 2015) – The International Ski Federation’s governing FIS Council this weekend confirmed the 2016-17 Audi FIS Ski World Cup calendar. The approval paves the way for Killington to be added as an opening women’s event in November, followed by the men’s Birds of Prey World Cup at Beaver Creek and the World Cup...

Announcing #WhatMakesAChamp Contest Winners

11/07/2015

Inspired by the official U.S. Ski Team mascot Champ, the Team kicked off a content series asking athletes and fans about the moment they truly felt like a champion. Hundreds responded using the hashtag #WhatMakesAChamp to try and win a trip to the NASTAR Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety.

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Ligety Nominated for Team USA's Best of the Year

11/05/2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 5, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been nominated for Best Male Olympic Athlete in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced a total of 26 male, female and team finalists for this year’s awards. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes...

Newell Inspires Fourth Graders in Vermont

11/03/2015

After wrapping up camp in Park City, Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) traveled home to Vermont for a quick two-week break before the World Cup season kicks into action. But it wan't all relaxation for Newell, who took time on Monday to speak...

Behind the Gold: Learning to Thrive

11/03/2015

As Bryan Fletcher battled for the lead at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last March in Sweden, his mind kept racing back to that day as a 6-year-old cancer victim in Steamboat Springs when he finally convinced mom to let him ski jump. Bryan finished fifth in Falun – another milestone to go with his 2012 King’s Cup win, a 2013 World...

Team Wraps Training and Mini-Tour in Park City

11/02/2015

On Friday, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team wrapped their second camp this fall in Park City to prep for the upcoming season. The athletes looked strong for the quickly approaching season, which was indicated in a three-day rollerski mini-tour at Soldier Hollow to wrap the camp.

Bryan Fletcher Works to Redefine Cancer Survival

11/02/2015

As a nordic combined athlete, reigning U.S. national champion, King’s Cup winner and Olympian, Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) definitely knows how to fight. What fewer people know is that Fletcher had to develop these skills early in life: when he battled Leukemia from age three onwards.

Drew Duffy: Ski Racing’s Big Surprise

11/02/2015

At the end of the 2014-15 season, the U.S. Alpine Championships took place on an uncharacteristically warm day at Sugarloaf in Maine. World Cup winner and longtime U.S. Ski Team member Steven Nyman sat in first at the super G after 29 racers. The crowd at Sugarloaf, the TV audience and those watching live timing all assumed Nyman had taken yet...

Liz Stephen's Summer Training

11/01/2015

A veteran of 10 seasons on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, Liz Stephen has established herself as one of the best distance racers in the world and a terror on the Alpe Cermis at the Tour de Ski. She was fifth overall in the Tour last year, and has earned the respect of her peers. As the 2015-16 season approaches, Liz walks through the...

VOTE for Ligety + Shiffrin as Team USA's Athletes of the Month

10/30/2015

After stellar showings at Soelden last weekend, Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were nominated for Team USA's Female and Male Athlete of the Month. Think both Ligety's first place and...

Behind the Gold: Ted Ligety

10/27/2015

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup opening weekend in Soelden, Austria is a celebration of the sport. Thousands descend on the tiny Oetztal valley to cheer on their favorites. High atop the stands in the Glacier Stadium, a hard core group of fans waved the American flag proudly, holding Ted Ligety banners for all to see. There’s nothing unusual about...

Ligety Takes Win at Soelden GS

10/25/2015

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25, 2015)—In front of a packed crowd, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) reminded ski racing fans of his giant slalom skills at the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup race, taking his fourth win in Soelden, Austria. It was a stacked podium, with Thomas Fanara of France and Marcel Hirscher of Austria finishing under two-tenths behind...

Shiffrin Nails Second Place in World Cup Opener

10/24/2015

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 24, 2015) - On an icy injected course in Soelden, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) threw down two solid runs of giant slalom to walk away with second place at the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of the 2015-16 season. She finished behind Italian Federica Brignone, who won her first World Cup. Tina Weirather of...

Team Naming + NASTAR Pacesetting Trials Moved to Nov. 21

10/23/2015

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 23, 2015)—Due to U.S. Ski Team athletes’ training schedule and warmer weather in Colorado, the date of the U.S. Ski Team’s annual Nature Valley First Tracks celebration and team announcement and Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials has been pushed from November 6 to November 21.

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Athletes Star in National TV Spot

10/23/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is wrapping up its final pre-season training camp in Park City, but they’re also keeping an eye glued to the TV to see its starring role in a national TV spot from new partner L.L.Bean. The spot kicks off with world champion snowboarder and L.L.Bean testing and design partner Seth...

Kearney Talks Warren Miller

10/21/2015

Hannah Kearney joined Tyler Tate on 120 Sports to talk about her participation in Warren Miller’s 66th film Chasing Shadows. Kearney and her U.S. Freestyle Ski Team teammates are featured during a segment of the film focused on the Visa Freestyle International at Deer...

White Circus Kicks Off at Soelden

10/20/2015

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 20, 2015) – On Saturday, all eyes will turn to the majestic Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden for the 2015-16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener. In the ski racing community, this could very well be considered Mecca.

Bryce Bennett: U.S. Ski Team Yeti #WhatMakesAChamp

10/20/2015

The U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain teamed up to give away a chance to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety and other U.S. Ski Team athletes at the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials by asking the ski community, “What makes you a champion?” Ligety shared his answers, and now U.S. Ski Team member Bryce Bennett explores #...

U.S. Ski Team Unveils New L.L.Bean and CRAFT Uniforms

10/19/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 19, 2015) – Over the past decade the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team have taken pride in their dramatic growth to become highly competitive teams in the sport. Monday, that pride was evident as athletes donned brand new uniforms in anticipation of the upcoming World Cup season from first-year...

Kikkan Randall Announces Pregnancy

10/15/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 15, 2015) – World Champion cross country ski racer Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) is planning to take a break from competition this season. Randall and husband Jeff Ellis announced to her teammates this week that they are expecting their first child in April. Randall will skip the upcoming season, but plans to come back...

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