Q&A: Noah Hoffman Recovering from Injury


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 19, 2015) - When Noah Hoffman took a bad crash in the opening World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland, he didn’t expect to find his season in jeopardy. A broken fibula and a quick trip home meant just that. Now, Hoffman is putting himself back together and he's not counting anything out yet. We asked him a few questions on his...

Fletcher Top 10 in Seefeld Triple


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored his fourth top-10 of the season, finishing ninth in the Seefeld Triple. Germany’s Eric Frenzel remained unbeaten, repeating as champion of the three-day mini-tour.
Fletcher continued to improve on his jumping, which has been a difference...
Brennan and Sargent Sixth in Otepää Team Sprint


OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 18, 2015) – Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) skied to a sixth place in today’s World Cup freestyle team sprint. Brennan, fresh from two wins in both the classic and freestyle sprints at the U.S. Cross Country Championships was teamed with Sargent without much warning after Kikkan Randall (...

Nyman Leads Men on Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18, 2015)—It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American finisher of the day, grabbing 14th place, while Hannes Reichelt from Austria took first. Competing on home turf, Beat Feuz...

Silver for Kearney at Worlds


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Veteran Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Kreischberg. Rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe took the win. For the men, France's Anthony Benna was an upset winner over Canada's Mikael Kingsbury. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was...

62 for Lindsey Vonn


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18, 2015) - With a powerful run through sunshine and fog, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) etched her name into the ski racing history book, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Cortina downhill by .32 over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl. The win by Vonn matched the seemingly unbeatable record of 62 World Cup...

Winds Mix Up Results in Zao


ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18, 2015) - Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) persevered through swirling winds Sunday to lead the U.S. women, finishing tenth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. Carina Vogt of Germany took the win. The competition was reduced to just one jump with winds wreaking havoc all weekend.

U.S. Sprinters Flat in Otepää Sprint


OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 17, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) qualified in today’s classic sprint, the first World Cup event for each since they departed the Tour de Ski after its fourth stage. Each skier failed to progress beyond their quarterfinal heat with Bjornsen leading the...

Strong Race for Bryan Fletcher


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17, 2015) - Germany's Eric Frenzel remained invicible in Seefeld, skiing to a second straight win in the Seefeld Triple. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied up from 25th in the jump to finish 11th, with the fourth fastest cross country time. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was 21st. The mini-tour wraps up Sunday...

Rough Conditions in Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2015)—The men were back on the Wengen slalom hill again on Saturday, but this time for a traditional slalom Audi FIS Ski World Cup. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took 18th, while Ted Ligety (Park City, CO) finished 27th. Felix Neureuther of Germany claimed his second win of the season.

With Hirscher...

Weather Wins Again in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 17, 2015) - Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait, once again, for a try at the record of 62 World Cup wins. Organizers will try again Sunday with a downhill at...

Liz Stephen: Endurance is a Mental Game


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Liz Stephen's phenomenal result at the Tour de Ski in this week's Behind the Gold.

It’s fall in Park City. Liz Stephen pulls the laces tight on her running shoes at the USSA Center of Excellence, heading out onto the mountain trails for a 25-mile afternoon run. As she strides over rocks...

Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 16, 2015) - Germany’s Eric Frenzel continued where he left off in last year’s inaugural Seefeld Triple, winning his sixth straight FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Seefeld. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved up from 30th in the jump to 28th after the 5k cross country. The Seefeld Triple is an innovative nordic...
Ligety Fifth in Wengen Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 16, 2015)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled the alpine combined—a downhill followed by one run of slalom—to be the top American in Wengen, finishing in fifth place. Downhiller Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) skied to 15th, his first top 15 on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup this season. Carlo Janka of Switzerland won the...

Near Miss for Ross in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 16, 2015) - A shortened Cortina downhill became more of a sprint course on Friday, with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the USA. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tenth, having to wait again for record win number 62 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Host Italy had its day with...

Vonn & Mancuso go 1-2 in Cortina DH Training Run


CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15, 2015)—The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) also looks for the podium, finishing in sixth.

New Trick = Silver for Bowen


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) used the FIS Freestyle World Championships as a proving ground, landing a triple flip he had never done on snow and taking home a silver medal. It was the first U.S. aerials medal since 2009 as Bowen joined teammate...

McKinnon Takes Silver in Kreischberg


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Less than a month after scoring her first World Cup podium in Beijing, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) found herself with a World Championships silver medal in Kreischberg, Austria. McKinnon joined...

Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, with both Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) taking home silver medals in aerials. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished fourth. It was the first aerials medals for the...

Bode: Season Opening Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2015) - Wengen’s fabled Lauberhorn downhill is in a class by itself: It's over two and a half minutes of leg-burning pain down a 2.78-mile course with speeds pushing 100 mph. Two-time downhill champion Bode Miller was back,...