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Ski with the U.S. Ski Team at Copper

10/02/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 2) – As snowmaking began Tuesday at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, the resort announced a contest to provide VIP access to the world-class venue with an exclusive opportunity to free ski with the U.S. Ski Team prior to the opening this fall. Copper Mountain season pass holders can enter on Facebook...

Private Portillo Training for Men's Alpine

09/26/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 26) – Hotel Portillo may be closed for the season, but its 9,500 foot slopes are still cranking as Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA),...

Oakley Jogs for Jill

09/26/2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Sept. 21) – On Saturday, October 20, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete K.C. Oakley will join dozens of others at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Jill’s Legacy: Jog For Jill, a 5k walk/run at the University of Utah. Oakley co-founded Jill's Legacy in 2010 following the loss of friend Jill Costello to lung...

Freestyle Camp Has Science in Forefront

09/21/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 21) – The U.S. Freestyle Team utilized one of their final water camps before the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Cup season to engage high tech data collection with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Sports Science staff. The first to utilize the technology was aerials athlete Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ), who attached a...

Vonn, Wallisch Up for Top USOC Honor

09/14/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has nominated reigning X Games slopestyle skiing champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh) and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Champion...

FIS Impressed with 2015 Women's Downhill

09/12/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 12) - International Ski Federation (FIS) Women's Alpine Chief Race Director Atle Skaardal was impressed with the progress on the world’s newest women's speed venue Tuesday as he inspected the Beaver Creek track currently being built in anticipation of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Construction on the new...

Alpine Women Up to Speed in Portillo

09/11/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 11) – The speed training season is officially underway in South America as the women's U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and ...

Rogan Joins Alpine Development Staff

09/11/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 11) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has made another move designed to dramatically enhance athlete fundamental skills development across the nation. USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml announced the appointment of longtime Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Alpine Team leader Michael Rogan as...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

08/29/2012

Like brother Bryan, Taylor Fletcher keeps improving every year. After a strong 2011 season, Taylor stepped it up again in 2012 with six Continental Cup podiums in seven races, multiple points-scoring World Cups and a career best 14th on the 2013 World Championships course in Italy. Already known as one of the strongest cross country skiers on...

Men's Speed Glides into Chile

08/22/2012

LA PARVA, Chile (Aug. 22) – The U.S.

Moguls Team Peaks at Elevation

08/22/2012

EL COLORADO, CHILE (Aug. 22) - With only a few short months before the first FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season, the moguls squad can be found chasing the snow in the lower hemisphere. The mid-summer camp provides an opportunity for athletes like Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and U.S. Champion, Heather McPhie (Bozeman,...

U.S. Men Progress at Coronet Peak

08/16/2012

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 16) – Coaches report good progression following the first two weeks of the U.S. Ski Team men's technical camp in New Zealand, despite a constant battle with warm weather. The first of two major on snow summer sessions, the Coronet Peak...

Picabo Stars in NBC's Stars Earn Stripes

08/13/2012

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (Aug. 13) – Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Alpine Ski Team alum Picabo Street will star in the new television series “Stars Earn Stripes,” premiering tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The emotionally charged competition show honors America’s armed forces as competitors gather at a remote training facility where they will tackle...

Double Titles for Jerome, Johnson

08/05/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 5) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) successfully defended his normal hill U.S. Championship title, and took his second win of the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won the women's normal hill title, finishing the weekend two-for-two after...

Lodwick Locks Career 20th U.S. Championship

08/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 4) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) locked up his career 20th U.S. Championship title as he came from behind to take the win under blistering heat at the 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Park City, UT. After landing eighth in the jump, Lodwick made up a deficit of a...

Jerome Defends Title, Johnson, Frenette Tie

08/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 4) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) secured her ninth U.S. Championship crown as she led the U.S. women to defend her large hill title. Jerome landed 119.5 meters in her first jump, followed by 117.5 meters in the second round to take the title. Defending large hill champ Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) tied the...

U.S. Ski Jumping, Combined Champs this Weekend

08/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Aug 1) – U.S. titles are expected to be hotly contested with a strong and deep field for this weekend’s U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships in Utah. The 2013 title events – held in summer for the fifth straight year – will take place on the 2002 Olympic venues including the Utah Olympic Park ski jumps in Park City...

Spyder Wins Innovative Licensing Award

07/28/2012

BOULDER, CO (July 27) – For over thirty years, Spyder Active Sports, Inc. and the U.S. Ski Team have shared an illustrious partnership to promote the athletes and accolades of winter sports. This season was no exception as Spyder ramped up its initiatives to expand the partnership. At the recent U...

Women's Alpine Utilizes Mt. Hutt

07/26/2012

MT. HUTT, New Zealand (July 26) – Challenging snow conditions have shifted the annual women's alpine summer training camp to Mt. Hutt near Christchurch. Originally slated for Coronet Peak, warm weather rerouted U.S. women, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn...

Thumbs Up to Sochi Jumps

07/22/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (July 22) - The U.S. Nordic Combined Team gave high marks to the Olympic ski jumping complex for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The USA joined some of the top teams from around the world for a weekend of FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix competitions on the jumps and roller ski track near Krasnaya Polyana....

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