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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...

Longtime Coach Vordenberg Resigns

04/25/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 25) –Two-time Olympian and longtime cross country coach Pete Vordenberg announced his resignation from the U.S. Ski Team after 10 years of coaching to spend more time with his growing family. Vordenberg began coaching in 2002 and led the cross country team through some of its most successful years including the first World...

Shiffrin, Cochran-Siegle Win Golden Ski Award

04/23/2012

FRANCONIA, NH (April 23) - The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO; Burke Mountain Academy) and...

Caterinichio Named Nordic Program Manager

04/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (April 12) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that longtime cross country coach and former racer Joey Caterinichio (Anchorage) has been named nordic program manager for the USSA. With the primary responsibility of serving as administrator for the cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping programs,...

Vonn USOC March Athlete of the Month

04/10/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 10) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has been voted the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for March. Vonn, who secured a record fourth World Cup overall...

Squaw Valley to Host 2013 Alpine Champs

04/07/2012

 

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (April 7) – After a 10-year hiatus from the Golden State, the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will move to Squaw Valley. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made the announcement during a U.S. Ski Team Day fundraising event Saturday featuring Squaw Valley athletes Julia Mancuso, Marco Sullivan...

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