Wind Blows Out Zao Jumping Event


ZAO, Japan (Feb. 9) - Wind forced restart after restart Saturday in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. On the third try in the women's World Cup, officials gave up and postponed a restart of the first round until Sunday morning before the regularly scheduled event. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was leading one of the rounds before it was...

Mancuso 8th in Worlds Combined


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 8) - Despite a significant mistake in the downhill portion of Friday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined, super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) clicked with her best slalom performance of the season to finish eighth. Teammates Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was 11th and Stacey Cook 18th (...

World Champs: Women's Super Combined Preview


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 7) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into Friday's women's super combined at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by ...

Believe in U.S.


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 7) – With one year to go before the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, U.S. skiers and snowboarders are busy preparing for one of the most important events of their careers. To help illustrate the support of their country behind them, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has launched a thematic campaign –...

Moguls Team in Steamboat Before Heading to Sochi


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 7) – One year out from the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls squad is on-snow at a camp in Steamboat Springs, CO emulating the same program it will take into the Olympics next February. Led by Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) the team will practice a dry run for what is to come...

Shiffrin Wins USOC Athlete Honor


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 7) - One year before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games open, U.S. Ski Team sensation and Sochi hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was named the January Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee for two stunning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories. Shiffrin thrilled an overflowing Croatian crowd with a 1.19...

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.