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Why We Went To Mexico

06/21/2016

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

How Kikkan Randall is Changing Cross Country Skiing

06/20/2016

Through being pregnant and celebrating the birth of her son Breck Stuart Randall Ellis in April, Kikkan Randall hasn’t stopped moving. The indomitable athlete continues to train hard, while continuing her role as female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission.

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Where the Men Are Training This Summer

06/17/2016

After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow. Ski Racing talked with Head Coach Sasha Rearick and Ryan Cochran-Siegle about what this time off is for and what kind of training will take place in...

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

06/11/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – American ski racing fans are in for another exciting season with the global alpine ski racing tour making four stops in the U.S. in 2016-17, culminating with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass resort. The final schedule was confirmed at the annual International Ski Federation (FIS)...

FIS Confirms 30 U.S. World Cups for 2016-17

06/10/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) concluded its biannual FIS Congress with the announcement of the 2016-17 World Cup calendar, including 30 events in the USA. Killington Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Lake Placid and Deer Valley Resort will host...

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

06/10/2016

Olympian Steven Nyman has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of his favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Nyman's Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five...

PK Kristofic’s Summer Training Plan

06/09/2016

When the season finally wraps after U.S. Alpine Championships, you’d expect the U.S. Ski Team athletes to take off to exotic, warm and snow-free locations. However, the month of April has turned into the time to carry the momentum of the season into high-quality training days. The men took off for Norway, while the women headed to California....

What Makes a Champ: Alice McKennis

06/08/2016

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 and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

06/07/2016

In the debut episode of ESPN's Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, soccer player Wambach addressed athlete retirement in conversations with Kobe Bryant and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). In her interview, Vonn stated that before she retires, she would like to race...

Caldwell Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Award

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrence, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

06/01/2016

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016. Girls, their parents and mentors are invited to attend to an inspirational talk by renowned speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman. 

Passing the Torch

05/31/2016

Last August, moguls athletes Hannah Kearney and Keaton McCargo joined Columbia Sportswear on a trip to Chile. Now retired, it was one of Kearney’s final trips with McCargo as her teammate and, between some bumps and jumps, Kearney was able to pass along some of her wisdom.

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Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

05/26/2016

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 and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

4 Questions With Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett

05/25/2016

With strong junior results in the 2015-16 season adding to a solid list of previous American nordic combined results, FIS asked Head Coach Dave Jarrett four questions about the future of nordic combined.

Read FIS’ article Tuesday Talk...

7 Questions With Julia Mancuso

05/25/2016

Julia Mancuso – four-time Olympic medalist, five-time World Championships medalist and icon in the action sports community – answers questions about her desire for adventure, blogging, spirituality and more in Red Bull’s The Red Bulletin....

Young Rippers Train with the Pros at ‘Speed Camp’

05/24/2016

After a productive first week of training in Bend, Oregon, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes took a break to run around with some of the speediest youngsters in the area on Sunday. The women hosted a Fast and Female event, while the guys hosted ‘Speed Camp.’

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Norway and America Team Up for Training

05/19/2016

The 2015-16 season has wrapped—the World Cup has finished, national titles were given, but that didn't mean the athletes were done skiing. Right after U.S. Alpine Champs, the men’s speed and tech teams took off to Norway for a month-long ski camp with the Norwegian Ski Team. That meant the Americans got to ski alongside some of the best...

Enter to Win Julia Mancuso’s Spyder Gear

05/11/2016

Olympian Julia Mancuso has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of her favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Mancuso’s Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five...

Why Spyder's Speed Suits are Fast

05/05/2016

Sure, speed suits are tight and colorful, but there is a lot that goes into the engineering processing to make them fast. Ski Racing takes a look at the ubiquitous Spyder speed suit and what goes in to the design process.

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