Athletes Safe After Earthquake in Chile


All U.S. Ski Team members training in South America are safe and accounted for after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile. Athletes from the World Cup, Europa Cup, National Training Group and D Team are currently in Portillo, La Parva and Valle Nevado. Many felt the tremors and some have been evacuated from their hotels,...

U.S. Championships Coming to Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Sept. 16, 2015) – Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex will be the site of the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on Sunday, Oct. 11. The normal hill championship will take place on the HS100 meter hill in Lake Placid as part of a full weekend of ski jumping during the annual Flaming Leaves Festival, Oct. 10-11, which also...

Third in Grand Prix Series for Englund


ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Sept. 13, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came away from the final two weekends of FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix with a big step forward in her international career, taking fifth in Sunday’s finale to finish third overall. Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) was 21st, her best finish and fourth straight...

Podium for Nita in Almaty


ALMATY, Kazhakstan (Sept. 12, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) put in one of the most impressive performances of her career, finishing second in a FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix Saturday in the Olympic bid city of Almaty. Englund soared 99.0 and 91.5 meters to finish behind Grand Prix leader Sara Takanashi of Japan on the HS106 meter jump...

Oh How the U.S. Ski Team Loves Ohau


PARK CITY, UTAH (September 11, 2015)—As the American Downhillers head south to Chile for their second on-snow training camp of the season, we take a moment to reflect on our New Zealand camp one last time before diving into Portillo.

Steven Nyman and Spyder in Esquire October


PARK CITY, UTAH (September 10, 2015)—When the October issue of Esquire hits the stands this month, American Downhiller Steven Nyman will grace cover 3 (inside back cover) in a Spyder ad featuring new lifestyle apparel available fall 2015. 

Englund Leads U.S. Women in Russia


CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (Sept. 6, 2015) - The women’s FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix wrapped up Sunday in Chaikovsky with Japan’s Sara Takanashi flying 103.5 meters for back-to-back hill records and wins. For the USA it was a good weekend with Nita Englund (Florence, WI) seventh and Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) in the points for the second...
Strong Day for USA in Russia


CHAIKOVSKY, Russia (Sept. 5, 2015) - The USA opened a weekend of FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix action in Russia with Nita Englund (Florence, WI) sixth and Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) scoring her best World Cup level results in 22nd. Action continues for the women on the HS106-meter normal hill on Sunday. Japan's Sara Takanashi won, leading...

Taylor Moves Up in Grand Prix Finale


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Sept. 5, 2015) - The FIS Nordic Combined Grand Prix wrapped up Saturday in Oberstdorf, with Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skiing up to 13th. Germany dominated the day, and the tour, with Fabian Riessle getting the over teammate Johannes Rydzek, who took the Grand Prix title. Akito Watabe broke up a German sweep...

Fastest Rollski for Taylor


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Sept. 4, 2015) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) found his roller ski groove Friday, winning the 10k race to move up from 39th after jumping to finish 19th in a FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix in Oberstdorf. Germany’s Johannes Rydzek took the win by 13 seconds over Japan’s Akito Watabe.

New Zealand Camp: Wrap-Up


Ask any U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete or staff member, and they’ll tell you that training in New Zealand is unique. Sure, the skiing is world-class and there is top-notch support provided from the three partner ski areas, Ohau, Coronet Peak and Roundhill, but both athletes and staff seem to agree that the New Zealand camp was particularly...

Weather Plays Role in Montafon Combined


MONTAFON, Austria (Sept. 2, 2015) - The day dawned with blue skies in the Montafon valley of western Austria on Wednesday, but eventually mother nature took it’s toll with a crazy day in the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix. Austria’s Mario Seidl claimed the the victory at the new venue of Tschagguns and...

Rubie Takes Podium Spot at Winter Games NZ


QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (September 1, 2015)—After the dual slalom kicked off the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, the Games wrapped with a slalom and a giant slalom at Coronet Peak near Queenstown. Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT) grabbed the sole American podium, taking third in the GS.

Fletchers Lead USA in Summer Grand Prix


OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 30, 2015) - Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) set a torrid pace with the second fastest roller ski time to finish 12th in a FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix Sunday in Oberwiesenthal, along the Czech border. Eric Frenzel led a German sweep of the podium.

In the morning jump on...

World Champion Out for Season


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 26, 2015) - World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent knee surgery this week and will be out for the season. Hendrickson, who injured her right knee in a training accident in August 2013 leading up to the Sochi Olympics, reinjured the knee during jump training in June.

K.C. Oakley’s Tour de Oregon


During the off-season, athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team like to get creative with their training. And, being Olympic-level competitors, they tend to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to athletic activities. When she had to skip an on-snow camp in Australia due to a stress reaction in her foot, mogul skier K.C. Oakley grabbed...

Andrew Weibrecht: A Champion On and Off the Hill


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,...

Diggins Top 10 in Final Toppedrittsveka Stage


TRONDHEIM, Norway (Aug. 22, 2015) – In front of a packed crowd that felt more like a winter World Cup than a summer roller ski race, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Ski Team in the 15k pursuit finale at the Toppidrettsveka stage race that concluded Saturday in downtown Trondheim. Diggins finished 10th, just ahead of Kikkan Randall (...

Day 2: Stephen + Randall Top-10 at Toppidrettsveka


ORKDAL, Norway (Aug. 21, 2015) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) cracked the top 10 in the third stage of Toppidrettsveka—a 15k skiathlon at the Knyken ski center in Orkdal on Friday.

Norway’s Heidi Weng took the win over teammate Terese Johaug, with Germany’s Denise Hermann finishing third. Andy Newell...

Ligety + Shiffrin Win Coronet Peak Night Slalom


QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (Aug. 21, 2015) — Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took victories at the Coronet Peak Night Slalom, part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ on Friday night.

The Coronet Peak Night Slalom was an overwhelming success according to Audi quattro Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap, who said...