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K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon

08/25/2015

During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Andrew Weibrecht: A Champion On and Off the Hill

08/23/2015

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,...

Diggins Top 10 in Final Toppedrittsveka Stage

08/22/2015

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Aug. 22, 2015) – In front of a packed crowd that felt more like a winter World Cup than a summer roller ski race, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Ski Team in the 15k pursuit finale at the Toppidrettsveka stage race that concluded Saturday in downtown Trondheim. Diggins finished 10th, just ahead of Kikkan Randall (...

Day 2: Stephen + Randall Top-10 at Toppidrettsveka

08/21/2015

ORKDAL, Norway (Aug. 21, 2015) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) cracked the top 10 in the third stage of Toppidrettsveka—a 15k skiathlon at the Knyken ski center in Orkdal on Friday.

Norway’s Heidi Weng took the win over teammate Terese Johaug, with Germany’s Denise Hermann finishing third. Andy Newell...

Ligety + Shiffrin Win Coronet Peak Night Slalom

08/21/2015

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (Aug. 21, 2015) — Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took victories at the Coronet Peak Night Slalom, part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ on Friday night.

The Coronet Peak Night Slalom was an overwhelming success according to Audi quattro Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap, who said...

Ligety and Shiffrin Headline Winter Games NZ

08/20/2015

QUEENSTOWN, NZ (August 20, 2015)—The fourth Audi quattro Winter Games NZ have begun and U.S. Ski Team athletes have committed to compete in the opening race—a dual night slalom on Friday night.

Day One: Caldwell Takes 5th in Toppidrettsveka

08/20/2015

AURE, Norway (Aug. 20, 2015) – Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Topidrettsveka is an annual weekend festival that this year has attracted the top World Cup cross country ski racers from Norway, Italy, Germany and the U.S. Ski Team. Norway’s Heidi...

Training With the U.S. Ambassador in New Zealand

08/19/2015

OHAU SNOW FIELDS, NEW ZEALAND (August 19, 2015)—The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has been chasing snow in the Southern Hemisphere. Since early August, both the men's and women's teams have been back in gates at their training camp homes in Ohau, Coronet Peak and Roundhill, New Zealand. The camps have been productive: Mother Nature cooperated with her...

Cross Country Team to Compete at Toppidrettsveka

08/18/2015

AURE, Norway (August 18, 2015) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field. It’s the first year the Team has been invited to the...

Vote for Hannah Kearney as Sportswoman of the Year

08/18/2015

Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) has been named as a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2015 Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation works with girls and women to advance their lives through sports and...

Englund Top American in Grand Prix

08/14/2015

COURCHEVEL, France (Aug. 14, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) opened the FIS Summer Grand Prix tour Friday finishing 23rd in Courchevel on the HS96-meter Olympic hill. Japan’s Sara Takanashi took the win. Takanashi's teammate Yuki Ito was second with Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz third.

Red Bull: 6 Ski Instagram Accounts To Follow

08/13/2015

Red Bull wants you to go behind-the-scenes with the fastest athletes on snow. They named six Instagram accounts to follow, including the U.S. Ski Team’s very own Resi Stiegler.

Check out the full article here.

UPDATE: Lindsey Vonn Ankle Injury

08/13/2015

2015 World Cup super G and downhill globe winner Lindsey Vonn suffered a left ankle injury while training at Coronet Peak, New Zealand. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Directory Kyle Wilkens, Vonn will return to the United States for further evaluation.

Vonn stated on social media: "Hey guys, I unfortunately crashed today while...

Cancerversary Fundraiser

08/11/2015

When her dad was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerialist Maddy Olsen began thinking of ways she could help her dad as well as other people fighting the battle against cancer. This month, Olsen is organizing a Cancerversary Fundraiser at the Utah Olympic Park in her hometown of Park City, UT.

Meet U.S. Ski Team Alum Juliana Furtado

08/11/2015

Juliana 'Juli' Furtado. You hear the name and think mountain biking, World Championships medals, bike designer and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member. But did you know Furtado was a U.S. Ski Team member?

USSA Names New Nordic Director

08/06/2015

PARK CITY, UT  (Aug. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime nordic business leader and enthusiast Robert Lazzaroni as its new nordic domestic program director. Lazzaroni will be responsible for administering domestic programs in partnership with USSA nordic clubs, including membership, club development,...

Birkie History Featured in New Museum

08/05/2015

HAYWARD, WI (Aug. 6, 2015) – Each February, more than 10,000 cross country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. For more than 40 years, the Birkie has helped shape the lives of tens of thousands of participants. On Wednesday, August 12, longtime Birkie...
WATCH: Athletes Answer Funny Questions

08/05/2015

Once a summer, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) partners and sponsors descend on Park City, UT to participate in USSA Partner Summit. Representatives from companies like Spyder, Putnam Investments, Visa and more come for panel discussions, presentations, marketing workshops and various fun events, like working out at the Center of...

Win Julia Mancuso's Spyder Outerwear Kit

08/03/2015

Spyder teamed up with Julia Mancuso and GoPro to give away a jacket and a pair of pants and a GoPro Hero 4 Session. Enter before August 15, 2015 for a chance to win! #myspyderkit

Enter to win on Spyder's website.

 

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Repeat Title for Bryan Fletcher

08/02/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Aug. 1, 2015) - On a hot summer evening on the Olympic trails of Soldier Hollow, Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) notched a repeat national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The jump leader from the Utah Olympic Park HS134-meter large hill earlier in the day, Fletcher held off a hard-charging...

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