Young Alpiners Race Historic Olympic Hill


Story written by Nick Olivier courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

INNSBRUCK, Jan 16 - The U.S. alpine skiers at the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games returned to hallowed grounds in U.S. Alpine Ski Team history. The Youth Olympic downhill is located on...

Junior Worlds, U23 XC Teams Named


PARK CITY, UT (Jan 17) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team named its 2012 FIS Junior World Championship Team and Under 23 World Championship Teams. The athletes were selected based on results at the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford, ME Jan. 2-8. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey.


Cook Second in World Cup Aerials Opener


MONT GABRIEL, PQ (Jan. 15) – In only her fourth day on snow this season, two-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) stood second on the podium Sunday at Mont Gabriel in the FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials opener. Olga Volkova  of the Ukraine finished first edging out Cook, while Russia's Pavel Krotov took the men’s top spot.

Hendrickson Remains Unstoppable


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 15) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to yet another hill record winning her fourth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in five events in its inaugural season. Hendrickson put down a 108.0 meter ride on her second jump - a half meter longer than her hill record a day earlier - to take another victory over Austria...

Leever 10th in YOG Super Combi


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 15) - Alex Leever (Vail, CO) of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail was 10th and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was 17th in super combined to close the second day of alpine competition from the inagural Winter Youth Olympics in Austria. Sweden's Magdelena Fjaellstroem and Marco Schwarz...

Kostelic Wins Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15) - Defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia moved closer current overall leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria with victory in the Wengen slalom as Hirscher was disqualified for straddling a gate. It was Kostelic's second win of the weekend after opening the 82nd Lauberhorn with...

Demong Sixth for Season Best


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 15) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) fought from over a minute deficit to ski with the lead pack and finish sixth Sunday. The result is his best World Cup finish since posting fourth in Chaux-Neuve in 2010, just before winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games. Teammate Johnny Spillane (Steamboat...

Vonn Now Third for All-Time Wins


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) dominated the Cortina super G to notch the 47th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of her career and launch ahead of Austrian great Renate Goetschl to stand alone at third on the women's all-time win list.

USA Battles to Second in Milan


MILAN, Italy (Jan. 15) - U.S. Ski Team teammates Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) combined in a hard fought battle to take second in the team sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Milan. It was Diggins' first podium in only her third World Cup and her very first team sprint. Diggins skied a very strong final leg...

Kearney's Year Long Win Streak at 10


MONT GABRIEL, PQ (Jan. 14) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) captured her first victory at Mont Gabriel, extending her FIS Freestyle World Cup win streak to 10 consecutive. Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) joined Kearney on the podium with a career best second behind winner Mikael Kingsbury of Canada. Action continues Sunday...

Vail's Leever 16th in Youth Olympics SG


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 14) - Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine athlete Alex Leever (Vail, CO) kicked off the first ever Winter Youth Olympics with 16th in super G, the first of four individual alpine events. Leever had a solid run going before a small mistake above the first interval bounced him wide. The same roll caused problems for...

History Making Win for Hendrickson


PREDAZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) etched her name in the history book Saturday, setting a women's hill record and winning her third World Cup of the season in four events. Hendrickson had to come from behind with a powerful 107.5 meter second jump to overtake leader Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Lindsey Van (...

Randall Extends Lead in Milan


MILAN, Italy (Jan. 14) - FIS World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) battled through the streets of Milan to finish second in a World Cup freestyle sprint. Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter took her first win as Randall extended her lead. Norway's Eirik Brandsdal took his first victory in the men's race. Four Americans qualified for finals...

Spillane Sets Season Best in Chaux-Neuve


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 14) – Olympian Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) recorded his season best result Saturday, finishing ninth after closing in on a minute and 10 second deficit to catch the lead pack and land less than eight seconds behind the winner. Teammate Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) skied the third fastest cross country...

Women Debut at Youth Olympics


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 14) - Teen Emilee Anderson (Eau Claire, WI), 16, of the Flying Eagles Ski Club in Eau Claire led the USA in the opening event of the Youth Olympic Games finishing ninth in women's ski jumping. Park City Nordic's Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) was 19th in the men's competition as the first Winter Youth Games got underway in...

Miller Snags Fifth in Wengen Downhill


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a powerful run down the Lauberhorn, dropping in and out of the lead all the way down, but didn't have quite enough to upend a red hot Beat Feuz of Switzerland. Miller was fifth as Feuz took his podium...

Vonn 2nd in Windy Cortina Downhill


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) fought gusting winds to finish second in the Olympia della Tofane downhill in Cortina. Stacey Cook (Mammoth, CA) was sixth and...

Demong Records Season Best


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) – Billy Demong (...

Miller 3rd in Wengen Super Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) opened the 82nd Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen with third in the discipline that brought him Vancouver gold. Miller, second in the downhill portion, held on to the podium as...

Olympian Ashley Caldwell Out for Season


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10) – Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA), who won her first World Cup aerials event last January in Lake Placid, will sit out the remainder of the 2012 season after knee surgery. Caldwell was injured in a crash at the NorAm Cup aerials event at the Utah Olympic Park in December. She is expected to be back on skis this...