Record Coverage Planned for 2015 Worlds


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 


Mancuso Wins Olsson Invitational


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


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


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


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


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


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,...

2015-18 Alpine Champs Hosts Announced


PARK CITY, UT (April 3) – Leading eastern resort Sugarloaf, Maine and historic Sun Valley, Idaho will host the 2015-2018 U.S. Alpine Championships on alternating years beginning next winter with Sugarloaf.  The announcement continues the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Associations long-term plan to move the annual celebration of American ski racing to...

Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes


At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your...

Duals Titles for Wilson and Outtrim


PARK CITY, UT (March 30) – Olympians Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) raced through heavy snow Sunday to pin down dual moguls titles at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. It was Outtrim’s second victory of the weekend after she won the moguls title on Friday, while Wilson finished second place on...

Bjornsen-Hoffman Claim U.S. Distance Titles


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (March 29) – U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. Hoffman battled with Finnish skier Aku Nikander (University of New Mexico) throughout the men’s...

First Time Titlists at Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (March 29) – Two-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) rose to the top on Saturday to take her first-ever U.S. aerials title during day two of the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships at Deer Valley. Alec Carignan (FLY Freestyle; Pelham, NH) claimed the title for the men in what was a huge day for the Elite Aerial Development...

Shiffrin Gets a Vail 2015 Welcome Home Party


VAIL, CO (March 28) - A large crowd of residents and guests of the Vail Valley got the opportunity to welcome home their newest Olympic champion Friday evening, March 28, as the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail hosted the “Gold Rush” celebration for Mikaela Shiffrin.