Team Naming + NASTAR Pacesetting Trials Moved to Nov. 21


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 23, 2015)—Due to U.S. Ski Team athletes’ training schedule and warmer weather in Colorado, the date of the U.S. Ski Team’s annual Nature Valley First Tracks celebration and team announcement and Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials has been pushed from November 6 to November 21.

The tech teams have found...

Athletes Star in National TV Spot


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is wrapping up its final pre-season training camp in Park City, but they’re also keeping an eye glued to the TV to see its starring role in a national TV spot from new partner L.L.Bean. The spot kicks off with world champion snowboarder and L.L.Bean testing and design partner Seth...

Kearney Talks Warren Miller


Hannah Kearney joined Tyler Tate on 120 Sports to talk about her participation in Warren Miller’s 66th film Chasing Shadows. Kearney and her U.S. Freestyle Ski Team teammates are featured during a segment of the film focused on the Visa Freestyle International at Deer...

White Circus Kicks Off at Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 20, 2015) – On Saturday, all eyes will turn to the majestic Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden for the 2015-16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener. In the ski racing community, this could very well be considered Mecca.

Bryce Bennett: U.S. Ski Team Yeti #WhatMakesAChamp


The U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain teamed up to give away a chance to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety and other U.S. Ski Team athletes at the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials by asking the ski community, “What makes you a champion?” Ligety shared his answers, and now U.S. Ski Team member Bryce Bennett explores #...

U.S. Ski Team Unveils New L.L.Bean and CRAFT Uniforms


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 19, 2015) – Over the past decade the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team have taken pride in their dramatic growth to become highly competitive teams in the sport. Monday, that pride was evident as athletes donned brand new uniforms in anticipation of the upcoming World Cup season from first-year...

Kikkan Randall Announces Pregnancy


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 15, 2015) – World Champion cross country ski racer Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) is planning to take a break from competition this season. Randall and husband Jeff Ellis announced to her teammates this week that they are expecting their first child in April. Randall will skip the upcoming season, but plans to come back...

Troy Murphy: What Makes a Champion


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 and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Bryon Friedman Reveals #WhatMakesAChamp


The U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain teamed up to give away a chance to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety by asking the ski community “What makes you a champion?” Ligety shared his answers, and now former U.S. Ski Team member Bryon Friedman...

Win a Trip to Copper Mountain #WhatMakesAChamp


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 12, 2015)—The U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain have teamed up to give away a chance to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety by asking the ski community “What makes you a champion?”  

First Time Titles in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 11, 2015) - The U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Lake Placid produced two first time titlists as Mike Glasder (Cary, IL) of the Norge Ski Club and Nita Englund (Florence, WI) from the Kiwanis Ski Club walked away with gold in the normal hill event on the HS100 meter Olympic jump. Englund, who recently finished third in...
Bickner and Englund Win Final Tune-Up


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 10, 2015) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) and Nita Englund (Florence, WI) picked up wins Saturday in the New York Ski Education Foundation Flaming Leaves competition, a tune-up event for Sunday’s U.S. Ski Jumping Championship on the Olympic jumps in Lake Placid. Bickner soared to the win over Michael Glasder (Cary, IL) on...
Live Stream from Lake Placid Jumps


LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 10, 2015) – Fans can watch live this weekend as Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex will be the site of a pair of USSA ski jumping events including Sunday’s U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. The live coverage will be...
Moving Slowly: It's Not Easy for BZ


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 9, 2015) – Try telling an alpine ski racer who specializes in speed to move slowly. It’s not easy. Tommy “BZ” Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) is no exception. After sustaining an ACL and MCL injury in 2014, Biesemeyer had to come to terms with the fact that he had pain that never really went away. Now, Biesemeyer has done the work...

Surviving an Earthquake in Chile


On September 16, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, killing at least 12, evacuating over a million people, destroying more than 400 homes and triggering a 16-foot tsunami off the coastline.

World Cup, Europa Cup, National Training Group and D Team athletes were training in Chile during the quake—split up between...

Hall of Fame Coming to Aspen


ASPEN, CO (Oct. 7, 2015) - The legendary Colorado ski community of Aspen has been selected as the 2016 site of the induction ceremony and Skiing History Week for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The week of April 5-10, 2016 will feature skiing, skiing history presentations, awards ceremonies, a film festival and first tracks with Hall...
Fairall Receives Empowerment Grant


TRUCKEE, CA (Oct. 5, 2015) – The High Fives Foundation has awarded 26-year-old Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) an Empowerment Grant to bring the Olympic ski jumper to the CR Johnson Healing Center for specialized rehabilitative treatments this week.

Shiffrin Discusses Her Career…and Cooking


Mikaela Shiffrin sat down with the guys from 120 Sports to talk about why she loves ski racing, how the Olympics impacted her career, her thoughts on college and more. Oh, and how much she loves pasta.


Snowmaking Begins at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 4, 2015) – Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team Speed Center, has officially begun snowmaking in preparation for the 2015-16 season. Copper is scheduled to celebrate its 2015-16 Opening Day in just 32 days, on Friday, November 6 to coincide with the Putnam Investments...

USSA Announces Mittersill Training Site


FRANCONIA, NH (Oct. 1, 2015) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) ski racers from across the east will benefit from a newly designated USSA Training Site with the Mittersill race and training venue at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia, NH. The new training venue is the result of a partnership between the USSA and the State of New...