Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, with both Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) taking home silver medals in aerials. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished fourth. It was the first aerials medals for the...

Bode: Season Opening Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2015) - Wengen’s fabled Lauberhorn downhill is in a class by itself: It's over two and a half minutes of leg-burning pain down a 2.78-mile course with speeds pushing 100 mph. Two-time downhill champion Bode Miller was back,...
Shiffrin Attacks to a Podium in Flachau


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 13, 2014)—The women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished...

U.S. Freestyle Ready for World Champs


Kreischberg, AUT (Jan. 13, 2015) – After a seven-podium weekend at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, USA, the top U.S. Freestyle aerial and mogul athletes are keeping the momentum going into the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg,...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin


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History for Liz Stephen in Tour


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 11, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) powered up the Alpe Cermis hill climb to finish fifth overall in the seven-stage Tour de Ski Sunday, the best result ever by an American in the multi-stage event.
“This is my favorite event of the year,” Stephen said of the Tour de Ski’s final 9k...
Chodounsky Leads Americans in Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11, 2015)—Another warm and cloudy day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden had the men struggling for results in slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top-finishing U.S. athlete in 11th with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 22nd. Italian Stefano Gross took his first ever World Cup win.

Two Fletchers in Top 10


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 11, 2015) - Bad weather forced a change in format at the Chaux-Neuve FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Saturday, switching from a team sprint to an individual race. The USA took advantage, with Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skiing to fifth and brother Bryan eighth. It was Bryan's third individual top ten of the...

High Winds Sweep Weekend Away


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 11, 2015) - For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc in Bad Kleinkirchheim, resulting in cancelation of the women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. This time organizers got it started - albeit 45 minutes late - but after 11 racers officials pulled the plug as winds contnued to sweep over the venue...

Career Best Jump for Nita Englund


SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 11, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) capped the weekend in Sapporo with an eighth place World Cup finish. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her strong season, scoring a career best 11th. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was 12th as Japan's Sara Takanshi made it two straight.

Hannah Bids Farewell to Champion


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10, 2015) - Thirteen years after a teenaged Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) first met the Champion moguls run as a forerunner at the 2002 Olympics, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist bid farewell to the course that helped define her career. Kearney finished second after a hard-fought battle with Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in...

Repeat Titles as Championships Close


HOUGHTON, MI (Jan. 10, 2015) - Dakota Blackhorse von Jess (Bend, OR) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) won the freestyle sprint event at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships. For Blackhorse von Jess, it was his third national title and his second at this week’s U.S. Championships. Brennan also repeated as champion, having taken home...
Stephen Strong Heading into Tour Finale


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 10, 2015)- Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied to a fifth place finish in the penultimate stage of the Tour de Ski, a 10km classic mass start. It boosted her to sixth in the Tour with one stage remaining – the terrifying climb up Alpe Cermis on Sunday, where Stephen will be among the favorites.
Career Best for Loomis


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 10, 2015) - Wisconsin skier Adam Loomis (Eau Claire, WI) scored a career best 21st in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Saturday in Chaux-Neuve. It marked is first World Cup points, combining a strong balance between his ski jumping and cross country. Teammate Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th with Eric...

Ligety Seventh in Warm Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2015)—It was a warm day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden, following a night of heavy rain. And even with the race crew working around the clock, the conditions were rough for the giant slalom. Fighting against the bumpy, salted course, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took seventh and Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV)...

Winds Whip Through Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 10, 2015) - An early morning windstorm shredded the race hill and finish area at Bad Kleinkirchheim, forcing FIS officials to cancel Saturday's scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. Sunday's super G is still in the plans with ongoing discussion on whether the downhill can be replaced next weekend in...

Hendrickson Soars to Fifth in Sapporo


SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 10, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to fifth as the women's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup resumed after a month break. National hero Sara Takanashi took the win over Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and Spela Rogelj of Slovenia.

Her finish marked another stepping stone in her return from a devasting...

Debut Win for K.C. Oakley


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2015) - Veteran K.C. Oakley's (Piedmont, CA) started her day learning she was going to World Championships next week. It ended with her career first World Cup win, throwing down a stunning win to upset Canada's Dufur-Lapointe sisters with a huge three-point win in front of a packed house at Deer Valley Resort. Patrick...

Vonn Looks for Record in Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 9, 2014) - The women have landed in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria and with Lindsey Vonn's (Vail, CO) record hanging in wait, the excitement about the race is palpable. Although it has been an uphill battle, with lost baggage, sicknesses and flat light, the girls are battling their bad luck and looking for speed...

Historic 1-2 for USA Aerialists


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) - In her first win in four years, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) lit up the sky with a pair of triple flips, joining teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) in the first 1-2 finish for the U.S. women in 26 years. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) notched his second podium of the season, finishing second to a massive 138.50...