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Vonn, Cook 1-2 in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – A still ailing Lindsey Vonn stormed to a 1.73 second downhill victory in foggy Lake Louise as teammate Stacey Cook  was second to climb atop the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium of her career. The weather plagued race was held multiple times as fog drifted in and out. It was the 54th victory of Vonn's career...

Ganong Leads USA on Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - A record crowd packed the Audi Birds of Prey finish area Friday as Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win in the men's downhill. Travis Ganong led the U.S. Ski Team in 16th. It was the first downhill win for Innerhofer in four years as he upset favorite Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway who was second. Marco Sullivan,...

USSA Names Helly Hansen Official Baselayer

11/30/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Nov 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today named Helly Hansen as the official baselayer of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team’s 48 athletes will wear Helly Hansen’s baselayers during competitions beginning this week at the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup event at Beaver Creek, CO, through the end of the 2016...

Live from Audi Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek this weekend with live coverage across America from the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup. Sunday Olympic champion Ted Ligety takes on...

Career Best Day for Ida Sargent

11/30/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 30) – U.S. Ski Team cross country racer Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) scored a career best Friday, powering to a ninth place finish in the opening classic sprint at the Ruka Triple mini tour World Cup at Kuusamo in northern Finland. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the women with Russian Nikita Kruikov getting his first win....

Moguls and Aerials Teams Come Together for Utah Training

11/29/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 29) – While chasing snow across the globe, both moguls and aerials teams, including Heather McPhie, Bryon Wilson and Dylan Ferguson discovered the best snow right in their backyard. Snowbird Ski Resort and the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) have been hosting the U.S. Freestyle Team for some of their final pre-season training. It's...

Stage Set for Thrilling Birds of Prey

11/29/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – Times are dropping and energy is building in Beaver Creek in anticipation of Friday's Audi Birds of Prey downhill featuring Lake Louise podium finisher Marco Sullivan and a recharged men's U.S. speed team. Athletes and coaches across the board have lauded the Birds of Prey organizing committee and the 200 plus...

Shiffrin Dazzles Crowd in Aspen Slalom

11/25/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 25) - U.S. Ski Team rising star Mikaela Shiffrin scored the seventh top 10 of her career with a strong second run in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, finshing seventh. Austria's Kathrin Zettel took the win. The finish boosted Shiffrin to fifth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and slalom standings. The race was...

Ligety .01 from Super G Podium

11/25/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 25) – Ted Ligety led four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the points Sunday finishing fourth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Lake Louise, missing the podium by a mere .01. Ligety strategically skipped the downhill race and spent the week leading up to Lake Louise training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper...

Fletcher Top USA in Penalty Race

11/25/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 25) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 19th in the jump and held on to finish 22nd in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup penalty format race in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Moan won. In the format, skiers are assigned penalty laps based on their points back in the jump. The World Cup now heads to Kuusamo,...

Historic First Relay Podium for U.S. Women

11/25/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 25) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team made history Sunday, scoring its first ever FIS World Cup relay podium in a women’s 4x5k team event in Gaellivare. In a race where each of the four U.S. women needed to have their best ever 5k races, Jessie Diggins (...

Shiffrin Makes Statement in Aspen GS

11/24/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 24) - The U.S. Ski Team's Mikaela Shiffrin put together two solid runs, coming out of the 42nd start position to finish ninth - a career best giant slalom - at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Slovenia's Tina Maze picked up the win to remain undefeated in...

Sulllvan Storms Back to World Cup Podium

11/24/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 24) - Veteran U.S. Ski Team downhiller Marco Sullivan parlayed a strong training run Thursday plus two weeks of training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper into a third place downhill finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World Cup...

Hendrickson Second in Opener

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Defending FIS Ski Jumping World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came up just a few meters short, finishing second to rival Sara Takanashi of Japan in the season opener on the Olympic K100 jump in Lillehammer. Hendrickson took the first round lead with a jump of 98.5 meters but was only able to fly...

Lodwick Leads on Tough Day for USA

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) put on an impressive display on the cross country trails to move up from 40th after the jump to lead the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team in 24th at the season opening FIS World Cup in Lillehammer. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 30th but posted the...

Career Bests for Randall, Brooks

11/24/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 24) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s women wasted no time establishing their direction for the season with a strong FIS Cross Country World Cup opener in Gaellivare. Defending sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored her first non-sprint podium, finishing third in the 10k freestyle race. Holly Brooks (...

Audi World Cup Live This Weekend

11/23/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 23) - U.S. ski racing fans have a weekend of live coverage as the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America. Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational women's slalom will air live on the NBC Sports Network with two hours of coverage from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST...

World Cup Rolls to Historic Aspen

11/20/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 21) – All eyes will be watching Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and potentially Lindsey Vonn when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational takes over the historic Colorado ski town Thanksgiving weekend with a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tech races. Vonn, who was walloped last week with a stomach illness, returned to gate...

Vonn Returns to Gate Training

11/18/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak. Vonn, who has been slowed by illness for over a week, made the decision to begin gate training after a brief freeskiing session on Nov. 17. Her training status is day-to-day...

2013 Alpine Team Announced in Vail

11/15/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 15) – Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome the team during a public celebration that opened the 50...

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