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Slim Win for Norway's Kristoffersen

11/16/2014

The men’s World Cup slalom opener could serve as a harbinger for a rivalry to come this season, as the world’s two best slalom skiers, in a league of their own on Sunday, battled it to within twelve-hundredths of a second on the Levi Black course in Finland.
 
Ligety 18th in Levi Slalom

11/16/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out, Sunday in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour's first slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 26th, 4.32 seconds out. Small mistakes in the wrong spots cost Ligety and Chodounsky time. Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen laid down an...

Ski Racing: Maze Amazes

11/15/2014

The start of the 2014-15 slalom season began in Levi, Finland, with all eyes on defending overall slalom champ and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, but it was 2013 overall winner Tina Maze who surprised many – and stole the show.
 
Maze, who started with bib 13, skied a flawless first run to overtake then-leader...
Tough Slalom Start for Shiffrin

11/15/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 15) - Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was electrifying in her opening turns on the first run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. But an uncharacteristically conservative approach on the Levi Black steeps got the best of her, as she fell 1.71 seconds back on the...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised to Make Magic in Levi

11/13/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – Ask any U.S. Ski Team member about these Lapland slalom races north of the Arctic Circle, and you’ll hear that there’s something magical about Levi, Finland. The town is blanketed with snow and Christmas is already in the air. World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety are among 11 U.S. athletes heading to the...

TAKE 5 with Ryan Cochran-Siegle

11/10/2014

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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Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/08/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain. The energy at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, was palpable.
First Tracks Alpine Team Naming

11/07/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 7) – The 2015 U.S Alpine Ski Team will be announced this Saturday, Nov. 8th during Nature Valley First Tracks, a free public celebration in Copper Mountain’s Center Village. The team presentation is set for 4 p.m. This is one of the few times almost all of the U.S. Ski Team alpine athletes will be together this season...

Billy Demong NYC Marathon Milestone

11/06/2014

On Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014,  U.S. Nordic Combined athlete Billy Demong ran the race of his life at the New York City Marathon. Running a marathon has been on his bucket list for a long time, says Demong. Having run cross country as a kid, he knew he had it in himself to finish. Demong only gave himself two months to train leading up to the...

U16 National Championships Move to Sugarloaf

11/05/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 5) – After three years in Park City, UT, the U16 National Championships is moving to Sugarloaf, ME. The Championships will take place Mar. 30-Apr. 4th, 2015 and will feature 96 athletes selected from regional and divisional championships. For the first time, the championship event will include a super G race as...

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

11/03/2014

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

11/03/2014

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

11/01/2014

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

10/27/2014

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

10/26/2014

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

10/25/2014

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

10/25/2014

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

10/25/2014

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

10/24/2014

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

10/24/2014

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...

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