Athlete Spotlight: Steven Nyman


Steven Nyman, born and bred in Utah, was skiing at age two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick for the 2002 Junior Worlds squad where he landed two medals. Coaches were so impressed, they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th to launch his U.S. Ski Team career. To read on to see what...

2015 Alpine Worlds Planning Underway


VAIL, CO (May 3) – Plans for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are well underway as officials from the FIS, the Vail Valley Foundation, Tridem Sports, EBU, Vail Resorts and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association wrapped up two days of Coordination Committee meetings Wednesday in Vail. Officials visited each venue, including both the...

Jason Cork Named U.S. Ski Team Coach


PARK CITY, UT (May 1) – Veteran regional cross country coach Jason Cork has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Cork will work primarily with the men’s World Cup team under the leadership of Cross Country Head Coach Chris Grover. Grover will serve as interim men’s head coach following the resignation of Pete...

Olympic Aerialist Emily Cook to Join Service Trip to Rwanda


PARK CITY, Utah (May 4) – U.S. Freestyle Ski Team veteran Emily Cook is accompanying a delegation of athletes representing the children’s nonprofit organization Kids Play Int'l during a visit to Rwanda this month.

Kids Play Int'l was started by and continues to be run by former top-ranked aerialist Tracy Evans. The organization uses...

Heavenly to Host 2013-14 U.S. Freestyle Champs


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (April 26) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced Thursday that the U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to world-class Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. A spectator-friendly venue, Heavenly will play perfect host to men’s and women’s aerials, dual moguls and...

Longtime Coach Vordenberg Resigns


PARK CITY, UT (April 25) –Two-time Olympian and longtime cross country coach Pete Vordenberg announced his resignation from the U.S. Ski Team after 10 years of coaching to spend more time with his growing family. Vordenberg began coaching in 2002 and led the cross country team through some of its most successful years including the first World...

Shiffrin, Cochran-Siegle Win Golden Ski Award


FRANCONIA, NH (April 23) - The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO; Burke Mountain Academy) and...

Caterinichio Named Nordic Program Manager


PARK CITY, UT (April 12) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that longtime cross country coach and former racer Joey Caterinichio (Anchorage) has been named nordic program manager for the USSA. With the primary responsibility of serving as administrator for the cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping programs,...

Vonn USOC March Athlete of the Month


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 10) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has been voted the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for March. Vonn, who secured a record fourth World Cup overall...

Squaw Valley to Host 2013 Alpine Champs



OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (April 7) – After a 10-year hiatus from the Golden State, the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will move to Squaw Valley. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made the announcement during a U.S. Ski Team Day fundraising event Saturday featuring Squaw Valley athletes Julia Mancuso, Marco Sullivan...

Kelley Closes Champs with GS Gold


WINTER PARK, CO (April 1) - Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT/Cochran's/Mt. Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Club) became the latest "Skiing Cochran" to claim a national title as he closed the sun soaked Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships with giant slalom gold. Norwegians...

Mancuso Bumps Title Record to 15


WINTER PARK, CO (March 31) - Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA/Squaw Valley Ski Team) powered through exaustingly soft snow at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to take giant slalom gold and up her own national title record to 15....

2012 USSA SuperTour FINAL!


Thanks to all the Organizers and Athletes for a great 2012 USSA SuperTour series!  With the challenging weather conditions experienced all across the country the winter, there were still some stellar events and races to challenge a strong field of competitors.  Back to training now!


Season results for the top 4 are as follows:...

Freeman Takes Season Finale U.S. Title


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 31) - Veteran Kris Freeman (Andover, NH/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) capped off the season with his 15th career U.S. title, winning the 50k mass start in Craftsbury. Freeman battled teammate Tad Elliott (Durango,CO/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) the entire distance with a mind boggling 32 laps on the 1.5k Craftsbury course,...

Ford, Staples Win Combined Titles


WINTER PARK, CO (March 30) - Despite narrowly missing the super G win Friday, Tommy Ford (Bend, OR/Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) collected the eighth national title of his young career with gold in the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships combined, a...

Ford Within .04 of Super G Win


WINTER PARK, CO (March 30) - Tommy Ford (Bend, OR/Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) came within .04 of another gold medal as Canadian Dustin Cook squeaked the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships super G title Friday in Winter Park.

Randall Wins 30k U.S. Championship


CRAFTSBURY, VT (March 30) – Overall World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) proved dominance in her repertoire of disciplines as she won the 30k U.S. Championship in Craftsbury, VT. The win marks Randall's 17th U.S. Championship title and comes as...

Mancuso Extends U.S. Title Record to 14


WINTER PARK, CO (March 30) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA/Squaw Valley Ski Team) landed a massive 1.2 second super G victory at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships Friday to extend her national title record to 14 in spring-like Winter Park....

Cochran Closes Career at U.S. Champs


WINTER PARK, CO (March 29) - Two-time Olympian Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) said goodbye to a successful nine-year career with the U.S. Ski Team following the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom at sunny Winter Park. A member of the famous "Skiing Cochran's...

Ford Takes Seventh U.S. Title


WINTER PARK, CO (March 29) - Tommy Ford (Bend, OR/Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation) took slalom gold by .01 seconds to open men's racing at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships for the seventh national title of his career.