Vonn to Join Speed Team in Chile


VAIL, CO (Aug. 28) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will join the Best in the World women's speed team for their annual on-snow camp in Portillo, Chile next month. Vonn, who demonstrated the strength of her surgically repaired right knee for journalists Wednesday at Ski...

Women's Tech Strong after NZ Camp


Ski Racing Magazine recently caught up with women's technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer following a recent on snow camp at New Zealand's Coronet Peak.

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 27) - Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New...

Hurricane for Hope Honors Speedy Peterson


PARK CITY, UT (August 24) - U.S. Ski Team athletes, coaches, friends and fans came out in support of the The Speedy Foundation and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation at the second annual Hurricane for Hope fundraiser. The event, held in honor of 2010 Olympic silver medalist in aerials Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, raised funds for the two organizations...

Bradley Wilson Injured in Chile


EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 22) – U.S. Ski Team moguls standout Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is recovering after a training crash Tuesday afternoon in El Colorado, Chile. The 21-year-old World Cup winner fell on his right side which resulted in a contusion to...

Second Annual Hurricane for Hope


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 22) – Two years ago members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team lost a teammate and friend, Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson. This Saturday, Aug. 24  athletes of all generations will come together again to honor Speedy at the second annual Hurricane for Hope. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and The Speedy...

Hendrickson Injured in Germany


OBERSDORF, Germany (August 21) - Sarah Hendrickson suffered an injury to her right knee during a training jump today in Obersdorf, Germany. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, she received medical attention in Obersdorf and will fly back to the U.S. with the team on Friday to...

USA Double Win at NZ Slalom


CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 21) - Slalom ace David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and rising star Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) combined for a U.S. Ski Team victory sweep of the Audi New...

Progress for Miller and Ligety in NZ


Ski Racing Magazine caught up with men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick last week as Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed out their on snow camp at Coronet Peak in New Zealand.

Hendrickson 2nd in Courchevel


Courcheval, France (August 15) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took second place at today’s Summer Grand Prix in Courcheval, France. Slovenia's Ema Klinec won the individual competition on the normal hill (HS 96) with a total of 224.7 points, only 1.9 points more than Hendrickson. Japan's Yuki Ito came in third with...

El Colorado Women's Speed Recap


Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the women's speed team following a mid summer camp in El Colorado, Chile. 

EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 13)  - On-snow preparations for the upcoming season officially commenced for the best-in-the-world U.S. women’s speed team — or at least half of it — with Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross and Stacey...

Thousands Line Up to Meet Vonn in NY


HENRIETTA, NY (Aug. 9) - An estimated 4,000 fans lined up Friday for a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) at an autograph signing outside of Rochester, NY. Vonn signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans for two hours at The Ski Company. The store closed...

Erik Schlopy Joins Men's Alpine Staff


PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 9) – Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff. Schlopy was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 seasons before retiring in Dec. 2008. Schlopy shared the giant slalom podium with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH with bronze at...

Men's Alpine Logging Miles in NZ


CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 7) - Olympic and World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), five-time Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and the men's technical team have now logged about a week on snow in New Zealand to open the first part of the on-snow prep period. It is the first time MIller has run gates since late in the...

Bradley Wilson Proves Talent off the Hill


Park City, UT (Aug. 6) – World Cup winner Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) is talented in more ways than one. When he's not winning World Cups or perfecting his big airs, he's busy creating one-of-a-kind watercolors. Wilson now lives in Park City, but his Montana roots are visible in many of his pieces.

Hendrickson and Fairall Claim U.S. Titles


Park City, UT (August 4) – Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) claimed U.S. titles in on the 2002 Olympic ski jumps at 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Hendrickson beat out last year’s champion Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) to take the...

Women's Speed Opens Chile Camp


EL COLORADO, Chile (July 26) - The Best in the World women's alpine speed team, featuring Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA), Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR),  started its on-snow Road to Sochi with a two-week camp in El Colorado. The training block is the first of two in Chile for coach Chip White's speed group, which...

Summer Rocks for Ross


BEND, OR (July 25) — U.S. Speed Team member Laurenne Ross conquers mountains in both directions. Delivering her first World Cup podium at the end of last season, Ross clearly knows how to make a quick descent. She spends her summers, on the other hand, fighting gravity — rock climbing, mostly in her home state of Oregon.

U.S. Ski Jumpers to Battle for Champs Title


PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The title of U.S. Champion is on the line in the upcoming U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 4. The event on the HS134 meter large hill, taking place in the summer for the sixth straight year, will be part of the Utah Olympic Park’s annual Springer Tournee. Among the...

Caught Up: Mikaela Shiffrin off to NZ


After a blitz of summer conditioning, it's time for the women's technical team of Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) to get back on snow with their annual trek to New Zealand. Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the reigning slalom World Champion just before her flight to the Southern Hemisphere. 

Combined Team Tackles Tour


COURCHEVEL, France (July 21) - The Tour de France ended this weekend, as did a two Euro camp for nordic combined team. A week jump training in Hinterzarten was followed by the team's traditional Tour de France camp based in Courchevel. In addition to jump and cross country training the team climbed everything in sight including the Col de la...