Ligety Honored by USOC for Soelden Win


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 8) – Ted Ligety's historic 2.75 second margin of victory in the Oct. 28 giant slalom that opened the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season has earned him the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month award for October. Ligety's blistering of the World Cup field was even more impressive as it came during a raging...

Alpine World Cup Resumes in Finland


LEVI, Finland (Nov. 7) – Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will carry the U.S. Ski Team torch to the Arctic Circle this weekend for a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races set for Nov. 10-11 in Levi. Ligety is fresh off a historic 2.75 second victory at the World Cup opener in Soelden and Shiffrin returns to the discipline that brought...

Vonn's Request Unsupported by FIS Council


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Nov. 3) - The International Ski Federation's FIS Council Saturday voted to not support a request by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that would have opened the door for Lindsey Vonn to participate in a men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill. The USSA had supported the request by Vonn, a four-time overall World...

Win a U.S. Ski Team Dream Trip to Vail


VAIL, CO (Nov. 1) – The U.S. Ski Team and Vail Mountain invite you to open your ski season with Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and the U.S. Ski Team by entering to win a dream trip to Vail for Nature Valley First Tracks, the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announcement. The grand prize includes a trip for four to Vail...

Copper Skiers Open Speed Center


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 31) – It wasn't a typical Halloween at Copper Mountain as over 200 skiers and riders spent the day carving turns on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center – the only full-length downhill training facility open anywhere in the world at this time of year. The Oct. 31 open was nearly two weeks earlier than the 2011 inaugural...

Copper Speed Center to Open Halloween


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 30) – Copper Mountain operations put the finishing touches on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Halloween opening of the only full-length downhill training facility available anywhere in the world this early in the season. The October kick off is nearly a full two weeks earlier...

Vonn's Request for Lake Louise Formalized


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn’s (Vail, CO) bid to ski against the men was formalized this weekend as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association took the request to the International Ski Federation. In a letter to FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt petitioned that her...

Ligety Master in 2.75 Second Win


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 28) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) served notice on the field with an historic 2.75-second margin of victory in the World Cup opener in Soelden for his 12th career win. Ligety mastered the controversial new GS skis, soft snow conditions, variable light and a raging...

Veteran Tina Maze Takes Soelden Again


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 27) - Veteran Tina Maze of Slovenia charged to a strong Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season opening giant slalom win with a .42 margin over Austria's Kathrin Zettel on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden. It was Maze's third Soelden win but first since 2005. It was a tough day for the U.S. Ski Team as defending champion...

World Cup LIVE on Universal


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October Open for Copper Speed Center


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain is on track to open on Oct. 31, nearly two weeks earlier than it did during its inaugural year of operation last season. The benefits of which are wide-reaching as U.S. Ski Team athletes will be able to utilize Audi FIS Alpine World Cup level snow conditions and...

2013 Alpine Team Named at Vail Nov. 15


VAIL, CO (Oct. 23) – The U.S. Ski Team including Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and...

Copper Speed Center Close to Open


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 20) - The Copper Mountain Resort snow making team is working around the clock for the anticipated early November open of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center - the only full-length downhill training facility open anywhere in the world at this time of year. After firing up the HKD guns on Oct.

U.S. Ski Team Ready for Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team, including defending Soelden champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) spent Friday morning training on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race hill in Soelden, then met with journalists high on the Rettenbach glacier. The opportunity to train on the race hill is a direct result...

Stacked 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined Team Named


PREDAZZO, Italy (Oct. 18) – With a strong summer of preparation behind, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has its sights set on the 2013 World Championships and the Olympics in Sochi just a year away. A talented squad of 10 athletes, including three newcomers, was officially named during a final pre-season tune-up camp on the World Championship...

2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 17) – FIS World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a talented group of 13 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The announcement was made during a final pre-season training camp at the USSA’s Center of Excellence in Park City where the team has been mixing conditioning with roller skiing...

Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Ferguson



Dylan Ferguson, kept out of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games by a sudden bout of appendicitis, is spearheading the next wave of American aerialists. He already has a Junior World Championships silver medal and experienced his first World Cup podium last year at Deer Valley. Now, he has his sights set on a World Cup gold medal...

Alpine Women Train at Soelden


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 12) – Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup veteran Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) are feeling strong as they prep...

Olympic Champion Recovering from Training Crash


ZERMATT, Switzerland (Oct. 5) – Olympic moguls champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) is recovering in a Swiss hospital after a training crash Friday (Oct. 5) in Zermatt. Kearney fractured two ribs and is remaining at a hospital in nearby Visp for observation of other minor internal injuries. Kearney and the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls squad...

Kelble Brings Experience to Regional Coaching


PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 5) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made another bold stroke in bolstering the national alpine development system by hiring World Cup veteran Frank Kelble as the Rocky Central Regional Coach. Kelble, who has over 25 years of international experience, has coached at every level within the USSA including a long...