One Year to Sochi



PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 6) – One year out from the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are scattered across the globe anticipating the opportunities they will face 365 days from now. The opening ceremony for Sochi is Feb. 7, 2014 with the first medal events the next day. The USA is...

Vonn Remains Optimistic About Return


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - A day after suffering a season injury, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) remained optimistic about her return for the 2014 Olympic season. Vonn was evaluated and released from a Schladming hospital after the crash and was already making plans to return to the USA for surgery. 

Super G Gold for Ted Ligety


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - Twelve years after American Daron Rahlves stole super G gold from the Austrians at the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton, the U.S. Ski Team's Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has done the same. Ligety used his giant slalom skills to take command on the steep bottom section of the course at the FIS Alpine Ski World...

Ligety Leads Super G Starters



World Champs Bronze for Julia Mancuso


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 5) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) put on a full speed attack through fog, soft snow and deep ruts to win super G bronze on the opening day of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. It was her fifth career World...

Vonn Crashes in World Super G


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 5) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed during the opening day super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Vonn had posted the fastest first interval and was having a strong run when she went down off a jump midway down the course. She was immediately attended to by race medical officials and...

Alpine Worlds Open in Schladming


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 4) - It's time! Schladming is ready as gold, silver and bronze medals are waiting for their first recipients when the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships open with women's super G Tuesday. The U.S.

USA Combined Seventh in Relay


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - The weekend FIS Nordic Combined World Cup wrapped up Sunday as the final test of the RusSki Gorki jumping complex prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The USA was seventh in the 4x5k team event with Germany taking the win. Skiing second, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest cross...

Impressive Team Sprints for USA


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up a very successful weekend of Olympic test events with benchmark results in a team sprint at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Both the men's team of Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) as well as women's duo of Ida Sargent (Orelans, VT) and Sadie Bjornsen...

Sarah Back on Jumping Podium in Japan


SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 3) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) climbed back onto the podium finishing third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo that was plaqued by erratic wind. Austrian Jaqueline Siefreidsberger picked up her career first victory with the win. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) was eighth. The series now heads to Zao, Japan for a...

Kearney Sweeps Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) made it back-to-back wins at Deer Valley Resort taking dual moguls at the Visa Freestyle International. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) battled Canadian Alex Bilodeau down to the wire taking second. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) scored a career first podium in third and managed to outski yellow...

Gutsy Olympic Test for Taylor Fletcher


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his strong surge posting the second fastest cross country time to finish fifth in the first Olympic test event of the 2014 nordic combined venue. Fletcher survived a raging blizzard during the jump to finish 15th, starting 1:16 behind and eventually coming...

Stephen Career Best on Olympic Course


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 2) - The U.S. Ski Team's Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied to a career best eighth in the 7.5k/7.5k skiathlon on the Olympic course. It was the second day of Olympic test events on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Sochi with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) winning the sprint on Friday. Kristin...

Wind Shortens Sapporo World Cup Jump


SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 2) - Wind forced a one-round FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo with France's Coline Mattel claiming the win Saturday. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the USA in seventh with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) tenth. 


Career First for Jersey Teen at Deer Valley


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 1) - New Jersey teen Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) put together three clean jumps to score a career first podium finishing third in the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. The finish came just two weeks after the 18-year-old cracked the top 10 in Lake Placid. Maxim Gustik of Belarus took his first World Cup...

Randall Dominates Olympic Sprint Test


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) left no doubt, leading every stride of three heats to win the freestyle sprint Olympic test event at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center near Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. It was her third FIS Cross Country World Cup win of the season. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) had a career best...

Strong Qualifying for USA in Sochi Sprints


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 1) - Five U.S. Ski Team women and two men qualified for sprint heats on a foggy afternoon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center above Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was second fastest to lead the U.S. women while Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was sixth.


Deer Valley Sweep for USA Women


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) led a USA sweep as the American women dominated in the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) was second with Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) third. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was third for the men. It was only the second USA women's...

Veteran Worlds Ski Jumping Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Six ski jumpers have been named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. The veteran team is led by defending World Cup titleholder Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT)....

Shiffrin Boosts Slalom Lead in Moscow


MOSCOW, Russia (Jan. 29) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom lead to 33 points over top challenger Tina Maze of Slovenia with third in the Moscow City Event. World Cup overall and slalom leader Marcel Hirscher of...