Liz Stephen Steady at Tour de Ski


TOBLACH, Italy (January 8, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) were the only two U.S. racers to compete in stage five of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. Stephan finished 14th and Randall in 25th in the 15k/35k Freestyle pursuit race. The rest of the U.S. athletes withdrew,...

Bjornsen Leads U.S. in Fourth Tour de Ski Stage


TOBLACH, Italy (January 7, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) again paced the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, taking eighth place in the fourth stage of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. For the men, Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. in 58th place.

The Norwegian women continued their dominance, sweeping the 5k...

U.S. Freestyle Announces 2015 World Champs Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will send a strong team of 14 athletes to Kreischberg, Austria Jan. 14-25 for the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. The Championships include events in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding, with aerials and moguls events taking place Jan. 14-19.

Ski in Peace: Ronnie and Bryce


Ski racers Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle were young men taken too soon in an avalanche accident in Soelden, Austria on January 5, 2014. USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at their lives in this week's Behind the Gold.

Caldwell Tops in Val Mustair


VAL MUSTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 6, 2014) The Tour de Ski is marked by slow gains, daily improvements and careful attention to the details of ski racing. Tuesday’s freestyle sprint in Val Mustair was the third stage in the tour and the first where U.S. results reflected their season long attention and focus even through the tough sensations of...
Americans DNF in Zagreb Slalom


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 6, 2015)—It was a tough evening in Zagreb, Croatia for the U.S. Ski Team men, who are still comprehending Monday’s devastating news from Soelden, Austria. No Americans finished the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom,...

U.S. Freestyle Returns Home to Deer Valley


Park City, UT (Dec. 6, 2015) – After starting the season at World Cups across the globe, the U.S. Freestyle Team is back in the USA to compete at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort from Jan. 8-10. A strong group of moguls and aerials athletes will be on the hunt for top podium spots, including Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT),...

Tough Slow Going in Classic Sprints


HOUGHTON, MI (Jan. 6, 2015) - Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) and Dakota Blackhorse Von Jess (Bend, OR) came for a classic sprint and left after winning what felt like a series of four short distance races.  The qualification and heats around the U.S. Cross Country Championships were long (nearly four minutes) and slowed by wind and newly...
Ski in Peace: Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle


SOELDEN, Austria (Jan. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the loss of two promising development-level ski racers killed Monday in an avalanche in Soelden. The two were among a group of six athletes freeskiing at the Austrian resort. The other four skied out of the slide.

Killed in the avalanche were Ronnie Berlack, 20 (Franconia,...

Bratrud and Gregg Take Opening Titles


HOUGHTON, MI (Jan. 4, 2015) - With temperatures in the single digits, fresh snow and blowing winds, the conditions at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan played a big role in sorting out the first winners of the week long U.S. Cross Country Championships. Titles in the 15k and 10k freestyle event went to Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie...
U.S. Women Steady in Tour de Ski


OBERSDORF, Germany (Jan. 4, 2015) – The seven-stage Tour de Ski entered day two with the U.S. Ski Team’s womem holding strong. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 14th and 15th respectively, just two seconds from each other and fifty seconds away from the podium in a 10k classic pursuit. Norway’s...
Top 10 for Fletcher in Schonach


SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 4, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied to another top 10, finishing ninth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach. Brother Taylor was 24th as Lukas Klapfer of Austria took the win over Aikito Watabe of Japan by a second. It was Fletcher's second top 10 including his eighth in Lillehammer a month...

Shiffrin Crowned Snow Queen Again


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 4, 2015) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) celebrated the New Year in style, winning her second straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Zagreb and laying claim for the second time to the Snow Queen Trophy. Shiffrin won in dominating style, leading the first run by .80 and expanding that lead in the second for a 1.68...

Victory Number 43 for Kearney


Calgary, AB (Jan. 3, 2015) – Mogul queen Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) edged out Canadian sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe on their home turf to earn her 43rd World Cup victory on Saturday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Kearney is now just three World Cup wins away from the all-time freestyle moguls record...

Strong Tour de Ski Opener for USA


OBERSDORF, Germany (Jan. 3, 2015) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) kicked off the seven stage Tour de Ski with a strong 3 kilometer prologue Saturday in Obersdorf. “I felt like I was going today,” Bjornsen said of the opening event in the seven-stage tour, now in its ninth year. Bjornsen led a strong day for the U.S. women, finishing seventh....
Five Things to Know About Championships


HOUGHTON, MI (Jan. 3, 2015) - Cross country ski racers from across America will be vying for titles and team spots this week as the U.S. Cross Country Championships come to Houghton at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center with several hundred skiers expected for the Jan. 4-10 event.
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Mogul Skiers Kick Off 2015 in Calgary


Park City, UT (Jan. 1, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle moguls team will start off the New Year in Calgary, Canada for the second World Cup of the season. The event will take place at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park on January 3, one of the premier sites from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. 

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Shiffrin Wins First Slalom of Season


KUEHTAI IN TIROL, Austria (Dec. 29, 2014)—With two nearly perfect runs, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) never let go of first place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, taking her first slalom win of the season against a stacked field in Austria. Sarka Strachova of the Czech Republic was second and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third. Resi...

Shiffrin Podiums in Austria


KUEHTAI IN TIROL, Austria (Dec. 28, 2014)—Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) stood on the podium for the first time since her win in Soelden, Austria. Shiffrin won the first run at Sunday's Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom, but battled rough conditions and poor visibility to take third place overall. Sara Hector of Sweden won her first World...