Columbia Sportswear Signs On With U.S. Freestyle Through 2022 Olympics


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2014) – After a successful partnership leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced that Columbia Sportswear will be its official uniform partner through the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The eight-year deal continues the trend of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard...

Play It Safe


Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

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World Championships Showcased in New York


NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 29) – International Ski Federation Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. ski racing officials for a New York City press conference to kick off the World Championship ski season in America. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Vail/Beaver...
Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool


As a youth sport parent, it’s important to be properly educated when it comes to the risks associated with your child playing any sport. That’s a big part of what being a Positive Sport Parent is all about.

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Bottom Flats Take Toll on Ligety


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 26) - Defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) saw a growing lead evaporate with a mistake at the start of the challenging flats on the bottom of the course in Soelden to finish tenth. Ligety was locked in a battle with rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who took a .19 second...
Ski Racing: Tie at the Top


SOELDEN, Austria — What started as a race with possibly too little snow nearly became a race with too much, as course crews worked through the nights leading up to the Soelden World Cup opener to provide a firm surface and the best possible conditions for all competitors in Saturday’s race for the ladies.
First GS Win for Mikaela


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) celebrated the 100 day mark to the World Championshps in her hometown by winning the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom of her career in Soelden. Shiffrin took a narrow .09 second margin over Austria's Anna Fenninger, then came from behind after losing...

Shiffrin Opens with First Run Lead


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a masterful bottom section of the first run to vault into the lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden. Running number one to start the season, Shiffrin arced her way down the Rettenbach Glacier giant slalom, carrying good speed off the...

100 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek


VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Oct. 25) – As the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup was just hours away from kickoff, the official countdown clock dropped down to 100 days until the opening of the Feb. 2-15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/...
U.S. Ski Team Names Alpine Press Officer


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 24) – The U.S. Ski Team has named Megan Harrod as alpine press officer. Harrod has an extensive background in communications and over 15 years of racing and coaching experience. She will serve as a liaison between U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes and staff and the public, with a key focus on athlete management while growing...

Ligety Streak on Line at Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will reset the numbers Sunday, starting his journey towards a sixth giant slalom title as he seeks a fourth straight win in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season opener in Soelden. Ligety, along with teammates and fellow Olympic champions Bode Miller (Franconia, NH),...
Heavy Snow Blankets Soelden for Opener


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) - The rolling green fields above the Austrian mountain village of Soelden turned white overnight, with up to a meter of fresh snow blanketing the Rettenbach Glacier. Crews worked feverishly overnight to clear the alpine highway from Soelden to the glacier...

Concussion Considerations Google+ Hangout


Youth sports don’t involve the same dangerous blend of power, size and speed as professional sports. However, they still carry risks of physical injury. As a result, certain safety precautions should always be taken to ensure maximum safety during competition.

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USA Aerials | On The Rise


The competitive spirit of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding is fueled by the passion each athlete has for his or her sport. Over the summer, U.S. Freestyle athletes Mac Bohonnon, Troy Tully and Mike Rossi produced USA Aerials | On The Rise to celebrate their sport and support the continued development and innovation of...

Men's Speed Team Trains in Corralco


With reports of thinning snow conditions in Portillo, the U.S. men’s speed team called an audible in September and moved its early fall camp to Corralco Ski Area in the southern part of Chile.

The training block, which concluded on Sept. 27, was attended by the men’s World Cup speed team, the men’s multi-team, as well as the men’s Europa...

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Coverage of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup


LOS ANGELES, CA (Oct. 16, 2014)Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2014-15 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup both on air and at starting with the season’s opener in...

Moguls Team Hosts Successful Camp in Zermatt


The U.S. Freestyle moguls team is returning home this week from 13 days of training in Zermatt, Switzerland. Camp conditions were slightly challenging for the skiers, with an icy glacier and a bit of new snow to round out the rock solid moguls.

Zermatt provides the skiers with competition style training and the opportunity to ski with...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Alice McKennis


Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are still physical risks involved.

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First U.S. Title for Bryan Fletcher


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) added another jewel to an already star-studded nordic combined career, winning his first national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Fletcher parlayed a strong jump to take the win in roller skiing over  brother Taylor, who won the roller ski. Adam...
Titles for Fairall and Hendrickson


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew back into the spotlight, capping a strong fall return to competition with her third career national title. Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship at the Flaming Leaves Festival on the Lake Placid Olympic jump. Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) took his second...