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Shiffrin Nominated for a Team USA Award

04/04/2016

Mikaela Shiffrin’s March was one for the ages. After suffering a knee injury in December, Shiffrin came back to the World Cup tour with a vengeance, winning the Jasna World Cup slalom, the World Cup finals slalom in St. Moritz and two national titles—one in slalom and one in GS. And all of her wins were by a combined 11.85 seconds. Whoa.

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Moguls Junior Worlds Team Announced

04/04/2016

ARE, Sweden (April 4, 2016) – A strong team of U.S. skiers will go head to head against some of the best junior mogul skiers in the world this weekend at the 2016 FIS Junior World Championships in Are, Sweden. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named eight skiers to this year’s team. Athletes will compete in both single and dual moguls.

What Makes a Champ: Resi Stiegler

04/04/2016

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,...

Governor’s State of Sport Awards Honors USSA Athletes

03/28/2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 28, 2016) – The Governor’s State of Sport Awards committee has selected three U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes to be honored at the 2016 Governor’s State of Sport Awards. U.S. Ski Team athletes Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) will all be...

Shiffrin Takes Second Career GS Title

03/27/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 27, 2016) – In the final day of action at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in front of a big crowd of ski racing fans, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO – U.S. Ski Team) wrapped up the season with her second national title in giant slalom Sunday...

Diggins and Bjornsen Take Titles

03/27/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 26, 2016) – The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships concluded Saturday with a 50/30k classic race. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, SMST2) claimed her third individual victory of the series, while Erik Bjornsen (...

Christianson Takes First GS Title

03/26/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 26, 2016) – Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage, AK - U.S. Ski Team) battled a crazy course set to come away with his first giant slalom national title Saturday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine...

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Win Slalom Titles

03/25/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 25, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) brought their "A" game to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom Friday, proving to the rest of the field that it’s hard to beat two of the best slalom skiers in...

Marno and Jitloff Grab First Super G Titles

03/24/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 24, 2016) – Anna Marno (Centennial, WY – U.S. Ski Team) took her first national title as five-time U.S. national giant slalom champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) scored his first in super G Thursday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Thursday’s super G was also Marco Sullivan’s (Squaw Valley, CA –...

Team APU 1 Dominates SuperTour Mixed Relay

03/24/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 24, 2016) – The third day of racing at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships was a fun and unique 4x5k mixed relay, with Team APU 1 taking the win.

In the relay, each team had two women and two men representing their ski club. There were also other teams made up of...

Squaw Valley Proposed for 2017 World Cup

03/24/2016

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 24, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. U.S. Ski Team officials are supporting the return of World Cup ski racing to the Olympic venue of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the first time since 1969. The...

Wardle Wins Alpine Combined National Title

03/23/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 23, 2016) – 17-year-old Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO – U.S. Ski Team) took home her first-ever national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in the event’s inaugural standalone women’s alpine combined.

Perfection Personified

03/23/2016

Two weeks before the close of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season in St. Moritz, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin had a decision to make. Having just come back from a December knee injury, she had to decide whether or not to go to Lenzerheide, Switzerland for a super G and an alpine...

Diggins Doubles Up at SuperTour Finals

03/22/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 22, 2016) – Day two of competition continued at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships on Tuesday, with a 1.5k classic sprint. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, U.S. Ski Team/SMS T2) snagged her second...

Rubie Wins First National Title in Combined

03/22/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 22, 2016) – Day one of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off with a bang, with Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT – U.S. Ski Team) taking the big win in alpine combined for his first national title.

Hoffman and Diggins Win at SuperTour Finals

03/21/2016

CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 21, 2016) – The 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals and L.L. Bean U.S. Long Distance National Championships kicked off on Monday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, with a 15/10k individual freestyle race. Coming off of strong World Cup seasons, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN, U.S. Ski Team/SMS T2) and Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski...

Skiers Stoked for U.S. Alpine Champs

03/21/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 21, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kicks off Tuesday and the best skiers from around North America are arriving to the beautiful Sun Valley Resort. While Sun Valley is busy prepping the hill and selecting the best spots for you to watch the...

Duals U.S. Titles for Matthews and Wilson

03/20/2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 20, 2016) – The best regional and national moguls athletes dueled it out on Steamboat Resort’s famed Voodoo mogul course in the final event of the season at the 2016 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) made it through multiple rounds on Voodoo to land...

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Wrap Up World Cup

03/20/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 20, 2016) – The World Cup season wrapped up Sunday with another sunny and warm spring day in the Swiss Alps at the World Cup Finals with men’s slalom and women’s giant slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) just missed the top 20, while Mikaela...

National Titles for Caldwell and Smith

03/19/2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 19, 2016) – The top high-flying U.S. aerialists took to Steamboat Resort’s world class aerial hill on Saturday to take their last jumps of the season at the 2016 USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) landed his first career national title while 2016 World Cup Champion Ashley Caldwell (...

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