Success Through Teamwork


TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More.  It’s a saying that is posted in many youth sports locker rooms around the country. And it’s no secret: the most successful teams in any sport are marked by great teamwork.  History celebrates the great partnership between two players or the seemingly average group of individuals who work together...

Schlopy Joins Legends in Hall of Fame


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 10, 2015) – Throughout his 18-year career, Erik Schlopy often traveled down the unbeaten path. Schlopy was a three-time Olympian and seven time national champion who had one of the longest and most successful careers in U.S. ski racing history. He was a World Pro super G champion and a bronze medal winner in the...

Top Moments of the 2015 Freestyle Season


The athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team have a lot of fond memories to look back on from the 2015 season. In addition to four medals at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, the moguls and aerials teams combined to bring home eight of the 12 major FIS World Cup awards. While one veteran bid ado to a sport she...

Powers to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 10, 2015) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct 10 athletes and sport builders, including Olympic snowboarding legend Ross Powers.

Hall of Fame to Honor Kristina Koznick


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 9, 2015) – A story of humble beginnings, Kristina “Koz” Koznick grew up skiing ropetow laps on the modest 310-vertical-foot Buck Hill piste—what would seem like a far cry from a career on the U.S. Ski Team. Except for that it wasn’t a far cry at all. When she was a mere 15 years old, Koznick landed herself a spot on...

Top 15 Moments of the 2014/2015 Season


Now that the season has wrapped, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod reminisces on the 2014/15 season with the top 15 moments of her first season on the World Cup circuit.

Gnoza Takes Over as Moguls Head Coach


PARK CITY, UT (April 08, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has announced the promotion of Matt Gnoza to head moguls coach. Gnoza, who coached the moguls C team for the 2014-15 season, has over 20 years of freestyle leadership and coaching experience acting as a moguls coach and freestyle program director at the Killington Mountain School in...

Spring Series Wraps in Sun Valley


The Western Region FIS Elite Spring Series wrapped on Monday after a six-day race series at Sun Valley Mountain Resort—a successful event foretelling next season’s U.S. Alpine Champs.

Development Pioneer McMurtry to be Honored


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2015) – John McMurtry is one of many ardent fans of ski racing in the Vail Valley who made the daily trek to the hill during the World Championships this past February. But as he watched the U.S. Ski Team win five medals, there was a special piece of him that reminisced about the role he played decades ago that...

U.S. Speed Coach to Leave Team


PARK CITY, UT (April 6, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team Women’s Speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp is leaving the team after one season. Abplanalp oversaw the women’s speed team this past year, leading it to a resurgence with 12 podiums including a sweep in Lake Louise, eight wins from Lindsey Vonn, a World Championships medal and two World Cup titles.

Depth: The Cross Country Season in Review


Athletic success is rarely linear. Press clippings and annual highlights love to portray a smooth curve of improvement and the inexorable march towards success, but there are very few careers that can be graphed on a smooth chart up and to the right. Illness, injury, age and circumstance conspire to make athletics unknowable and unpredictable—...

Meet Ligety's Ski Technician


Ski Racing put together a video featuring Ted Ligety's ski technician for his HEAD skis - Alex Martin. Martin tells trade secrets about how many pairs of skis Ligety has, what a race day ski set up looks like and what it's really...

Play Positive Poll: Behavior in the Stands


During a youth sports game, you have probably witnessed a parent being “that mom” or “that dad.”  You know the one who is shouting out directions, gets overly emotional by yelling and screaming, or tells the coach what to do. Perhaps you have been “that parent” at one time or another. However parents and fans play a critical role in setting the...

Lindsey Vonn Empowers Next Generation


Lindsey Vonn is the fastest female downhill and super G skier in the world. She is also the winningest female ski racer in history. She holds Olympic medals and World Championships medals. She has her own line of downhill suits and athletic wear.

A Tribute to Bill Johnson


On Monday, the U.S. Ski Team—spread far and wide—wished Bill Johnson a happy 55th birthday. Steven Nyman and Marco Sullivan put a video online, telling Johnson that he’s the man. Mikaela Shiffrin took a photograph holding a sign that said “Happy Birthday Bill.” On the U.S...

L.L.Bean and CRAFT Partner With Team


PARK CITY, UT (March 31, 2015)  -- L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel designer and merchant and CRAFT Sportswear North America, renowned for its cutting edge technology in world class competition and training wear, today announced a...

Athletes Host ID One USA Pro Mogul Camp


Park City, UT (March 31, 2015) – Moguls skiers at every level will have the opportunity to learn from Best in The World U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes this summer at ID One USA’s Pro Mogul camp. Hosted on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, the Pro Mogul camp is coached by eight national mogul team members who spend over two...

Earn $2500 for Your Team


Have you registered your youth sports team or organization for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge for your chance to earn $2,500? Now is the time to get started for the Pledge Spring Season.

Remember the Pledge is a competition and you need to recruit...

U.S. Titles for Rowley and Dziemian


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2015) – After taking second and third place in the moguls competition, Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled their U.S. teammates to take the title of dual moguls national champions at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships in Steamboat Springs, CO. World Cup winner K.C....

Chodounsky Wins Slalom and Combined Titles


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 29, 2015)—With a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO – U.S. Ski Team) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races. AJ Ginnis (Waitsfield, VT – U.S....