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How to Fuel a Speed Unicorn

07/20/2016

During the summer months when the snow’s not flying, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes are still hard at work at the Center of Excellence and beyond. Athletes use the summer to focus on building a solid strength and endurance foundation to prepare them for on-snow camps in the summer and fall. So, what does it take to fuel an elite-level female...

What the Killington World Cup Will Look Like

07/19/2016

At the end of June, officials from the USSA, FIS and Killington headed out to the official site of the Killington World Cup to map out the event in which the best female racers in the world will race in Vermont for the first time since 1978.

The crew included Tao Smith—the president Vermont Alpine Racing Association and headmaster of...

Day Returns to Coach U.S. Ski Team

07/17/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 18, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced that Mike Day, current head men’s coach at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), will make a return to the U.S. Ski Team to serve as women’s head coach, working specifically with Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin. 

A coach in various capacities for more than 15 years, Day...

L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

07/15/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 26, 2016) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The events are part of the 18th annual Springer Tournee with competitions taking place at the Utah Olympic Park...

Training Camp in Alaska - Week 1

07/13/2016

ANCHORAGE, AK (July 13, 2016) – After spending time scattered from coast to coast training with home clubs, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes jetted to Anchorage, AK for camp.

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2016-17 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Nominations

07/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 12, 2016) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the...

Person 2 Person: Ashley Caldwell

07/11/2016

At 22 years old, aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) has already had a lot of success. She went to her first Olympics in Vancouver when she was 16, where she was the youngest athlete there. Last season, she won her first overall World Cup title. In an interview with KUTV, Caldwell discusses how she got in to her sport, the trials and...

David Chodounsky: What Makes a Champ

07/08/2016

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,...

Women’s Alpine Coach Brandon Dyksterhouse Resigns

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – After two years as the head coach for the women’s alpine technical team, Brandon Dyksterhouse has resigned from his coaching role. Dyksterhouse joined the program as interim women’s head tech coach prior to the 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, and assumed the role of head coach during the...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Announces Coaching Staff Changes

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that recently retired U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete Emily Cook will be re-joining the team as the aerials C team coach.

Cross Country Legend Helped Shape Sport in USA

07/06/2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 6, 2016) - Olympic Ski Team coach Sven Wiik, a legendary Swedish native who brought his passion for cross country skiing to America, passed away Tuesday (July 5) at his adopted home of Steamboat Springs at the age of 95. Wiik is credited as one of the notable pioneers of cross country skiing in America,...

Bryan Fletcher Talks Future in Nordic Combined

07/06/2016

After winning the annual Fourth of July nordic combined cup on Howelsen Hill, soon-to-be-dad Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) talked with Joel Reichenberger of Steamboat Today about his Olympic history, his hopes for future medals…and why he was wearing a hot pink suit.

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Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest

06/29/2016

8.8 miles. 3,000 vertical feet.

Welcome back to Sufferfest.

This year, U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle was the fastest in the annual climb, surprising many and taking back the title for alpine skiers, with retired freestyler skier Heather McPhie taking the title for women.

Read about the annual Sufferfest in Ski...

USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

06/24/2016

PARK CITY, UT (June 24, 2016) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The 2016-17 tour kicks off in December in Bozeman, MT.

Why We Went To Mexico

06/21/2016

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

How Kikkan Randall is Changing Cross Country Skiing

06/20/2016

Through being pregnant and celebrating the birth of her son Breck Stuart Randall Ellis in April, Kikkan Randall hasn’t stopped moving. The indomitable athlete continues to train hard, while continuing her role as female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission.

In FIS Cross...

Where the Men Are Training This Summer

06/17/2016

After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow. Ski Racing talked with Head Coach Sasha Rearick and Ryan Cochran-Siegle about what this time off is for and what kind of training will take place in...

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

06/11/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – American ski racing fans are in for another exciting season with the global alpine ski racing tour making four stops in the U.S. in 2016-17, culminating with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass resort. The final schedule was confirmed at the annual International Ski Federation (FIS)...

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17

06/10/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

06/10/2016

Olympian Steven Nyman has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of his favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Nyman's Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five...

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