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Another Podium for Nyman

03/12/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 12, 2016) – After a short delay, the fog cleared in Norway to leave a bluebird sky and perfect track for Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) to take his third Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill podium in three races, finishing third. 

"I skied really well and I’m happy with how I’m feeling on my skis and my movement and the...

Diggins Fifth into Tour Finale

03/11/2016

CANMORE, Alberta (March 11, 2016) – With one stage remaining in the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continues to hold on to fifth overall in the Tour standings, after her efforts on Friday. Diggins led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 10k individual freestyle race,...

American Downhillers vs. Attacking Vikings

03/11/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (Mar. 11, 2016) – The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians. But can the American Downhillers sneak in there for the upset on race day?

Sun Valley Ready For U.S. Alpine Champs

03/10/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 10, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are back in Intermountain and the U.S. athletes couldn’t be more stoked. From March 22-27, the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States – Sun Valley.  

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Diggins 11th in Ski Tour Canada Skiathlon

03/09/2016

CANMORE, Alberta (March 9, 2016) – After the sixth stage of the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved back up to fifth in the overall Tour standings, while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) moved to 11th. Diggins led the U.S. team once again, finishing 11th overall in a 15k FIS World Cup skiathlon on Wednesday.

It’s Only the Next Jump That Counts

03/09/2016

Freestyle aerials skiing is an intricate sport. Athletes speed down a steep, icy pitch at 68 kph with 160 cm skis firmly attached to their feet, vaulting off a 14-foot-high kicker and soaring 65 feet into the air. If that’s not enough, they then flip and twist their bodies with no...

What Makes A Champion: Steven Nyman

03/09/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding...

Kern Third in Spring OPA Cup

03/09/2016

ARBER, Germany (March 9, 2016) – Julia Kern (Stratton Mountain School) led the USA with a third place finish as the first two races of the U.S. Spring OPA trip kicked off March 5-6 in Germany.

 

Vinecki and Lillis Land Aerials NorAm Titles

03/09/2016

PARK CITY, Utah (March 9, 2016) – The 2016 aerials NorAm Grand Prix champions were crowned this past weekend at the final event of the season on March 5 at the Utah Olympic Park. Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) and Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; Bristol Mountain Freestyle Team) each took home two podiums on Saturday, landing themselves their...

Diggins Leads U.S. Team in Classic Sprint

03/08/2016

CANMORE, Canada (March 8, 2016) – In the final sprint of the season, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 1.5k classic sprint, finishing sixth overall Tuesday in the fifth stage of Ski Tour Canada. With three stages remaining, Diggins currently sits sixth overall and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) is ninth overall....

Telemark Hosting Junior Nationals

03/08/2016

CABLE, WI (March 6, 2016) – Telemark in Cable, WI will play host to yet another prestigious race to be added to the repertoire, the annual 2016 USSA Cross Country Ski Junior National Championships, March 6-12. The hallowed trails of Telemark have hosted cross country ski races since 1973 including the first ever World Cup, the American...

Johnson and Tully Take NorAm Titles

03/07/2016

KILLINGTON, Vermont (March. 7, 2016) – In the final moguls NorAm event of the season, Tess Johnson (Vail, CO) and Troy Tully (Armonk, NY) had podium finishes to solidify their spots at the top of the standings and take home the overall NorAm Grand Prix title for 2016. The finals in Killington, which took place March 5-6, featured men’s and...

Shiffrin Top 15 in Jasna GS

03/07/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 7, 2016) – A day after winning the slalom by over two seconds, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took 14th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia.

Rescheduled from Saturday’s canceled GS, the...

Fletcher 23rd in Final World Cup Combined

03/06/2016

SCHONACH, Germany (March 6, 2016) - The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season wrapped up Sunday, with a two-jump and 15k cross country format. American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took advantage of the longer cross country race to set the fastest pace, moving up to finish 23rd. Brother Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 29th...

Chodounsky Seventh in Kranjska Gora Slalom

03/06/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 6, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) posted his second-best Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result of the season, finishing seventh Sunday.

“Coming down into the lead is always good,” said Chodounsky, who shared the top spot with Sweden’s Mattias Hargin until France’s Alexis Pinturault relegated...

Shiffrin Crushes Competition in Slovakia

03/06/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 6, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the competition Sunday, winning her 18th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom. Shiffrin’s winning time was 2.36 second ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener in second. Home crowd favorite Veronika Velez Zuzulova was third.

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World Juniors Wraps Up with Slalom

03/05/2016

SOCHI, Russia (March 5, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up today with men’s and women’s slalom, in which Alex Leever (Vail, CO, U.S. Ski Team, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Racing Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing 19th and 14th respectively.

Diggins Fifth in 10k Pursuit

03/05/2016

QUEBEC, Canada (March 5, 2016) – Two U.S. women skied to a top-10 finish in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle pursuit in the Ski Tour Canada on Saturday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished fifth overall while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 10th. These efforts also moved Diggins and Bjornsen up to fifth and 10th in the overall Tour...

Kariotis and Cota Finish Fourth in Moscow

03/05/2016

MOSCOW, Russia (March. 5, 2016) – The U.S. mogul skiers closed out the season with strong performances in the dual moguls World Cup finals. Jeremy Cota (Carabassett Valley, ME) and Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) led the U.S. team with a pair of fourth place finishes. Dylan Walczyk (Rochester, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) also finished in the top...

Frenzel Continues to Dominate

03/05/2016

SCHONACH, Germany (March 5, 2016) - Germany’s Eric Frenzel continued to dominate, taking a strong 15-second win over Norway’s Jan Schmid in Schonach Saturday in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 27th.

Fletcher was 49th in the jump, but skied the sixth-fastest 10k cross country leg to...

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