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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....

Hurricane For Hope Set for Aug. 10

07/18/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 25) - On Friday, August 10, family, friends, community members, Olympians and Paralympians will gather at Utah Olympic Park for the inaugural “Hurricane for HOPE". The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy Foundation will come together to raise funds that support youth sports programs and mental health awareness.

Women's Alpine Rolls to New Zealand

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), will begin their first on-snow...

Keller Hired as Regional Development Director

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – In a move to create a national approach to alpine development, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has shifted Lester Keller to Regional Alpine Development Director. Keller, who has a long history in USSA development programs, transitions into the role after spending over 20 years with the Western Region. The...

Women's 2015 Downhill Construction Begins

07/02/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (July 2) – Construction began Monday on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women's downhill at Beaver Creek Mountain. The new track will feature similar terrain to the legendary Birds of Prey World Cup men's downhill and will host to women’s downhill,...

Vonn Tops 2012 ESPY Nominees

06/28/2012

PARK CITY, UT (June 28) – The U.S. Ski Team's Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was announced Wednesday as a 2012 ESPY nominee for Best Female Athlete. Vonn, who has won highest individual ESPY category the last two years, posted a record setting season that included her...

Erhard Joins Alpine Coaching Staff

06/28/2012

PARK CITY, UT (June 28) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has added veteran coach Thomas Erhard to its alpine staff. Erhard will focus on creating high level training possibilities for the nation's top athletes in the under 18 and under 16 age groups. The program will compliment and serve as a resource for the nation's top club...

Cook Takes U.S. Navy F/A-18 Flight

06/20/2012

Fallon, NV (June 20) – Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and two-time Olympic alpine skier Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) became copilots Tuesday...

Athlete Spotlight: Lindsey Van

06/19/2012

The masthead of women's ski jumping, Lindsey Van has put the sport on her back for the past decade and a half, becoming it's most popular and outspoken advocate. Oh yeah, did we mention and she can jump? Van became the first ever women's World Champion at 2009 Nordic Worlds in Liberec, Czech Republic and has claimed 15 U.S. titles. But perhaps...

St. Moritz to Host 2017 Alpine Worlds

06/01/2012

HIGH1 RESORT, South Korea – Two years after the Vail/Beaver Creek, CO hosts the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships, the biennial event will move to St. Moritz, Switzerland – a resort where Americans have had incredible success. It was during the 1948 Olympic Winter Games, which was also scored as a World Championships, that Gretchen Fraser...

Women's Alpine Improves Staff Structure

05/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 15) – The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team has added a multi discipline program in order to continue to support and improve the high performance of Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) across all Audi FIS Alpine World Cup disciplines. Coaches Jeff Fergus will work directly with Vonn,...

Men's Alpine Staff Adds Experience

05/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 15) – The men's U.S. Alpine Ski Team has added Andreas Evers, Bernd Brunner and former Audi FIS Alpine World Cup athlete TJ Lanning to its coaching staff for the upcoming World Cup and World Championship season. Evers, who will lead the men's speed program, brings 17 years of World Cup experience and was previously at the...

Men's Alpine Utilizes Private Mammoth Training

05/10/2012

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 10) – Olympians including Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) and...

1,000 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek 2015

05/09/2012

VAIL, CO (May 9)With Wednesday, May 9 marking 1,000 days to go until the world returns to Vail and Beaver Creek for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, February 3-15, the event’s Organizing Committee has provided the Vail Valley community with its charge.  The State of Colorado, the United States and the world also...

Alpine Women Train Mammoth Terrain

05/09/2012

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA (May 9) – Women's speed Head Coach Chip White and the Mammoth Mountain Race Department have constructed terrain mimicking World Cup race hills for specialized training at the California resort.

Athlete Spotlight: Steven Nyman

05/04/2012

Steven Nyman, born and bred in Utah, was skiing at age two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick for the 2002 Junior Worlds squad where he landed two medals. Coaches were so impressed, they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th to launch his U.S. Ski Team career. To read on to see what...

2015 Alpine Worlds Planning Underway

05/03/2012

VAIL, CO (May 3) – Plans for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are well underway as officials from the FIS, the Vail Valley Foundation, Tridem Sports, EBU, Vail Resorts and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association wrapped up two days of Coordination Committee meetings Wednesday in Vail. Officials visited each venue, including both the...

Jason Cork Named U.S. Ski Team Coach

05/01/2012

PARK CITY, UT (May 1) – Veteran regional cross country coach Jason Cork has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Cork will work primarily with the men’s World Cup team under the leadership of Cross Country Head Coach Chris Grover. Grover will serve as interim men’s head coach following the resignation of Pete...

Olympic Aerialist Emily Cook to Join Service Trip to Rwanda

04/30/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (May 4) – U.S. Freestyle Ski Team veteran Emily Cook is accompanying a delegation of athletes representing the children’s nonprofit organization Kids Play Int'l during a visit to Rwanda this month.

Kids Play Int'l was started by and continues to be run by former top-ranked aerialist Tracy Evans. The organization uses...

Heavenly to Host 2013-14 U.S. Freestyle Champs

04/26/2012

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (April 26) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced Thursday that the U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to world-class Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. A spectator-friendly venue, Heavenly will play perfect host to men’s and women’s aerials, dual moguls and...

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