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Red Hot Nyman Second At World Cup Finals

03/16/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) scored his fourth-straight downhill podium – an American record - finishing second at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals to wrap up the season Wednesday. 

“I skied really,...

Ritchie Second in Longines Future Champions Race

03/15/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 15, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) National Training Group (NTG) athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School) snagged second place at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.

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World Cup Finals Live on NBCSN

03/15/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Mar. 15, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off on Wednesday, March 16 at the site of the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz. The sun is shining, the track is reminiscent of that Colorado buttery smooth snow and globes are up for grabs. Plus,...

15 Years of American Downhiller Memories

03/15/2016

The Olympiabakken at Kvitfjell outside Lillehammer, Norway is a very special course for American Downhillers. It was here in 1994 that Golden Boy Tommy Moe struck Olympic gold on opening day. In the years to follow, U.S. Ski Team stars like Kyle Rasmussen, Daron Rahlves and Bode...

Maple and Johnson Take National Downhill Titles

03/14/2016

ASPEN, CO (March 14, 2016) – The first event of the U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off Sunday in Aspen, CO where hometown favorite Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/ Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) defended his national title successfully, winning the downhill. Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID, U.S. Ski Team/Rowmark Ski Academy) took...

Kern Podiums Twice at Spring OPA

03/14/2016

TOBLACH, Italy (March 13, 2016) – Julia Kern (U.S. Ski Team/Stratton Mountain School) led the U.S. team once again, with two podium finishes in the final weekend of racing at the U.S. Spring OPA trip in Toblach, March 11-13, to take second overall in the tour.

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ID One Foundation Supports Moguls Athletes

03/14/2016

PARK CITY, Utah (March 14, 2016) – When Bryon Wilson, Brad Wilson and Sho Kashima got involved with ID One USA, the distribution outfit for ID One skis in the United States, they began to think of ways they could support mogul skiing beyond just supplying equipment. As athletes themselves,...

Ross Wins Super G to Finish Seventh in Combined

03/13/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) posted the fastest super G time and finished seventh overall as Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener won another weather-challenged race and the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined crystal globe Sunday.

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Weibrecht Fifth in Kvitfjell Super G

03/13/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 13, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) just missed a podium spot to lead three Americans into the top 20 in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.

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Diggins Finishes Fifth Overall at Ski Tour Canada

03/12/2016

CANMORE, Alberta (March 12, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) pulled out all the stops in the eighth and final stage to claim a coveted spot in the top-five overall at Ski Tour Canada Saturday.

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Ross 23rd in Lenzerheide Super G

03/12/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 23rd in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Austria’s Cornelia Huetter. 

 

Another Podium for Nyman

03/12/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 12, 2016) – After a short delay, the fog cleared in Norway to leave a bluebird sky and perfect track for Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) to take his third Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill podium in three races, finishing third. 

"I skied really well and I’m happy with how I’m feeling on my skis and my movement and the...

Diggins Fifth into Tour Finale

03/11/2016

CANMORE, Alberta (March 11, 2016) – With one stage remaining in the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continues to hold on to fifth overall in the Tour standings, after her efforts on Friday. Diggins led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 10k individual freestyle race,...

American Downhillers vs. Attacking Vikings

03/11/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (Mar. 11, 2016) – The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians. But can the American Downhillers sneak in there for the upset on race day?

Sun Valley Ready For U.S. Alpine Champs

03/10/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 10, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are back in Intermountain and the U.S. athletes couldn’t be more stoked. From March 22-27, the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States – Sun Valley.  

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Diggins 11th in Ski Tour Canada Skiathlon

03/09/2016

CANMORE, Alberta (March 9, 2016) – After the sixth stage of the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved back up to fifth in the overall Tour standings, while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) moved to 11th. Diggins led the U.S. team once again, finishing 11th overall in a 15k FIS World Cup skiathlon on Wednesday.

It’s Only the Next Jump That Counts

03/09/2016

Freestyle aerials skiing is an intricate sport. Athletes speed down a steep, icy pitch at 68 kph with 160 cm skis firmly attached to their feet, vaulting off a 14-foot-high kicker and soaring 65 feet into the air. If that’s not enough, they then flip and twist their bodies with no...

What Makes A Champion: Steven Nyman

03/09/2016

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...

Kern Third in Spring OPA Cup

03/09/2016

ARBER, Germany (March 9, 2016) – Julia Kern (Stratton Mountain School) led the USA with a third place finish as the first two races of the U.S. Spring OPA trip kicked off March 5-6 in Germany.

 

Vinecki and Lillis Land Aerials NorAm Titles

03/09/2016

PARK CITY, Utah (March 9, 2016) – The 2016 aerials NorAm Grand Prix champions were crowned this past weekend at the final event of the season on March 5 at the Utah Olympic Park. Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) and Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team) each took home two podiums on Saturday, landing themselves their...

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