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Women Score 2015 Spring Training Bonus

05/27/2014

BEAVER CREEK, CO - Having the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in your backyard has its benefits. Just ask Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin. The Eagle-Vail local hopped on Raptor for a few days of super G training in April with speed skiers Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross.

While it’s not...

Golden Ski to Morse and Merryweather

05/15/2014

FRANCONIA, NH (May 15) - The North American Snowsports Journalist Association East has named Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA; Stratton Mountain School) the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award winners for...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Katie Ryan

05/13/2014

Youth sports provide a great avenue for your kids to build self-esteem and learn invaluable life lessons.

They also provide an opportunity for parents and coaches to teach the importance of good sportsmanship to youth athletes. Our kids look to their role models for guidance, and when adults and athletes have a win-at-all-costs mentality...

Good First Speed Camp for Abplanalp

05/09/2014

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 9) – The U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team closed a week-long camp today at Mammoth Mountain, marking their first on-snow time with newly appointed speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp. The annual camp was focused on skiing basics with U.S. Ski Team fundamental skills development coach Michael Rogan on hand to run...

2015 Alpine Team Nominations Announced

05/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) are among the 40 athletes nominated to the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team will formally named in the fall during Nature Valley First Tracks...

Hoedlmoser to Lead Men's Speed Program

05/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Four-time U.S. Ski Team International Coach of the Year Alex Hoedlmoser has been named Head Coach for the U.S. Ski Team men’s speed team. Hoedlmoser has spent the last 17 years working with the U.S. women’s alpine speed team, including the last four as head coach. During his tenure with women’s alpine, he led American...

Record Coverage Planned for 2015 Worlds

05/07/2014

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (May 12) – American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports. NBC, NBCSN and Universal...
Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship

05/07/2014

There’s nothing like the elated feeling your children get after winning a race they’ve practiced for day and night. But that good feeling can quickly dissipate when faced with bad sportsmanship.

Youth sports are a great opportunity for kids to build self-esteem and learn the essentials of participating in a sport. But it’s also an...

Men’s Alpine Partners with PSIA

04/29/2014

SNOWBIRD, UT (April 29) – U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine athletes and coaches spent the past week learning the latest teaching techniques from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) at Snowbird Resort. In addition to earning level three PSIA National Ski Instructor certification...

Ski Leader Garnsey to Retire

04/24/2014

BROOMFIELD, CO (April 24) – John Garnsey, who played an instrumental role in ski racing at Vail/Beaver Creek and was the 2012 recipient of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Julius Blegen Award for his service to the sport, will be retiring. Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that Garnsey, president of the company’s global mountain development...

Cover All Your Bases

04/24/2014

True greatness requires extra effort. That’s true in any walk of life, and it’s certainly true in sports – no matter how much raw talent our young athletes possess.

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare...

Evers Released from U.S. Ski Team

04/24/2014

PARK CITY, UT (April 24) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has ended its relationship with Andreas Evers, head speed coach for the U.S. Men’s Alpine Ski Team. Evers was convicted and sentenced Thursday (April 24) in Austria on money laundering charges. A longtime, successful coach with the Austrian national team, Evers was hired by the U...

Hendrickson Wins State of Sport Award

04/23/2014

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s growing home base for Olympians was on display Tuesday as over 1,200 sport leaders from across the state joined Governor Gary Herbert for his annual Utah State of Sport Awards at the Energy Solutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City. Homegrown Olympic champions from bobsledder Steve Holcomb to giant slalom champion Ted...

Take Five with U.S. Ski Team’s AJ Ginnis

04/21/2014

When it comes to sports, fans and athletes have come to expect one constant – the unexpected.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sat down with budding young U.S. Ski Team standout Alex “AJ” Ginnis to get his thoughts on preparing for the unexpected. 

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Mancuso Wins Olsson Invitational

04/17/2014

ARE, Sweden (April 12) - Olympic Champion Julia Mancuso won the 2014 Jon Olsson Invitational on Saturday. The event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with this year's contest, features both the Alpine Challenge (a dual slalom event) and a men's big air contest. On the men's side, Norway's Leif Kristian Haugen took the Alpine Challenge...

Shiffrin Partners With Vail Valley Community

04/17/2014

VAIL, Colorado—The Vail Valley has come together to support their own Olympic champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, in a partnership that will see the 19-year-old Eagle-Vail resident help endorse her community and the 2015 World Championships over the course of the coming year.

“I was born and raised here,” offered Shiffrin.  “I’m just so happy to...

Give Responsible Feedback to Athletes

04/14/2014

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.

 

Nobody likes being criticized. But for young skiers to truly grow and learn, they must be open to constructive criticism. 

Responsible Sport Parents...

Abplanalp to Lead Women’s Speed Program

04/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (April 10) – Veteran alpine speed coach Stefan Abplanalp has officially joined the U.S. Ski Team as head coach of the women’s alpine speed team. Abplanalp brings strong experience to a veteran team that includes six-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and four-time Olympic medalist Julia...

Olympic Medalists Lead Park City Parade

04/08/2014

PARK CITY, UT (April 8) – The future dreams of Park City youth shined brightly through a spring snowstorm as Olympic medalists led a homecoming parade down Park City’s historic Main Street Saturday. Organized by the community’s Youth Sports Alliance, kids were inspired by the site of the many gold medals as they walked hand-in-hand with Olympic...

Prepare For The Unexpected

04/07/2014

In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

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