Rogan Joins Alpine Development Staff


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


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


LA PARVA, Chile (Aug. 22) – The U.S.

Moguls Team Peaks at Elevation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...