Olympians to Host Ice Men Clinic


PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 25) – Recreational skiers can now make turns with some of America’s greatest ski champions in a unique clinic from the U.S. Ski Team. Olympic and World Championship medalists Donna Weibrecht, Doug Lewis, Phil Mahre, Heidi Voelker, Trace Worthington and Shannon Bahrke will host this year’s "Ice Men" ski clinic at Deer...

Ligety Surges in Schladming Night Slalom


SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 24) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled huge ruts and continuous snowfall to finish sixth in the Schladming night slalom in front of 45,000 raucous fans as hometown hero Marcel Hirscher won. It was Ligety's best slalom finish since January...

Randall Leads Five USA Into Points


OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 22) - Five U.S. athletes skied into the points Sunday in classic distance racing on the FIS World Cup in Otepaa. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the way in 15th, holding onto her fourth place standing in the overall FIS World Cup. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) matched her career best 18th in just her fourth World Cup. Swiss...

Kasper Consistent in Kitzbuehel Slalom


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) tied for 14th in slalom Sunday to lead three Americans into the Kitzbuehel top 30. Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) was 19th and Colby...

Season Best Slalom for Vonn


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 22) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) continued to put consistency in her technical skiing, recording her best slalom finish of the season in seventh at Kranjska Gora. The finish left Vonn's overall World Cup...

Cook, Ferguson Lead Young U.S. Team


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 21) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) both made the top 10 in the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, Saturday. Ferguson and Cook both finished 8th. Standing on top of the podium was Mengtao XU of China for the women and Thomas Lambert of Switzerland for the men. The FIS Freestyle World Cup...

Mueller-Ristine Closing YOG Flag Bearer


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 21) - Aspen Ski and Snowboard Club athlete Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was selected as flag bearer for Team USA at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which takes place upon completion of competition Sunday in Innsbruck. The 16-year-old was selected as flag bearer following a nomination...

Newell Leads USA in Classic Sprint


OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 21) - Both Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) pushed through tough quarterfinal battles before going out in the semis in a FIS World Cup classic sprint in Otepaa. Newell ended up seventh with Randall ninth as Swiss Dario Cologna and Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took the wins. Randall retained her...

Vonn Boosts World Cup Overall Lead


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 21) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) missed the Kranjska Gora giant slalom podium by three hundredths of a second to finish fourth, yet boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 296 over local Tina Maze. The Olympic downhill...

Cuche Wins Record Fifth Hahnenkamm


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21) - Swiss Didier Cuche won a historic fifth Hahnenkamm downhill Saturday to surpass Austrian legend Franz Klammer for the most downhill wins at Kitzbuehel. Klammer, covered in wet snow, was in the race finish to congratulate Cuche, who announced Thursday that he will retire from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour at...

Ferguson Fifth in Lake Placid Aerials


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 20) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished fifth in the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Ferguson was bumped out of the Super Finals on the last semifinal jump. Zongyang Jia of China topped the men’s podium with Mengtao XU of...

Mueller-Ristine 12th in YOG Slalom


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 20) - Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club racer Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) capped her 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games with 12th in slalom, less than 24 hours after meeting Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). Vonn was in Innsbruck for a few hours to meet with all Youth Olympic athletes, but spent some...

Rain, Wet Snow Cancels Kitzbuehel Super G


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20) - Overnight rain transitioned to pancake sized flakes of saturated snow Friday morning, forcing a unanimous jury cancelation of the Hahnenkamm super G. Rain mixed with snow is predicted to fall throughout the day. The 72nd Hahnenkamm downhill is slated for Saturday with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) hunting for his...

Kearney Wins Record 11th World Cup


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain. The title elevates Kearney past Switzerland’s Conny Kissling for the longest Freestyle World Cup win streak. World Champion Patrick Deneen (...

Vonn Inspires 2012 Youth Olympians


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 19) - Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine racer Alex Leever (Vail, CO) received a little extra inspriation Thursday as Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) met him at the finish following the first run of the  2012 Winter Youth...

Kearney Goes for 11th Straight Win


Lake Placid, NY (Jan 18) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup makes its first stop in the United States this week, returning to the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup. Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) looks to continue her moguls dominance as she seeks an 11th consecutive win. On the high flying aerials jumps,...

Mueller-Ristine 24th in YOG Giant Slalom


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 18) - Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) landed 24th in giant slalom to close day three of women's individual alpine competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athlete was 28th in the first run, but leaped four spots with the 20th fastest second run time. France went 1-2 as...

Hahnenkamm Lore Reaches 72nd Winter


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 18) - Few places in the world of downhill ski racing strike as much fear and adrenaline into the hearts of racers and fans as Kitzbuehel. Winning takes razor nerve and the guts of a champion. Those who doubt their abilities for the slightest moment can receive a swift and unrelenting beating.

Mooney Leads USA XC in Seefeld


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) - A pair of 17-year-old U.S. cross country skiers notched a pair of top 16 finishes Tuesday in the classic distance races at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Middlebury College skier Heather Mooney (Peru, VT) was 13th in the 5k classic with Stratton Mountain School athlete Paddy Caldwell (Lyme Center, NH) 16th in...

Points Standings for J1/JW/U23 2012 Team Selection


Final points calculations for J1 and Junior World Team Selection can be found at the following links -

J1 Men