Mogul Skiers Kick Off 2015 in Calgary


Park City, UT (Jan. 1, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle moguls team will start off the New Year in Calgary, Canada for the second World Cup of the season. The event will take place at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park on January 3, one of the premier sites from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. 

Fueling for Game Day: Plan it Out


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Shiffrin Wins First Slalom of Season


KUEHTAI IN TIROL, Austria (Dec. 29, 2014)—With two nearly perfect runs, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) never let go of first place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, taking her first slalom win of the season against a stacked field in Austria. Sarka Strachova of the Czech Republic was second and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third. Resi...

Shiffrin Podiums in Austria


KUEHTAI IN TIROL, Austria (Dec. 28, 2014)—Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) stood on the podium for the first time since her win in Soelden, Austria. Shiffrin won the first run at Sunday's Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom, but battled rough conditions and poor visibility to take third place overall. Sara Hector of Sweden won her first World...

Ganong Claims Career First Win


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 27, 2014) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill. Austria's Matthias Mayer was the only one who got close to Ganong, finishing in second, nine-hundredths back....

How the Nordic Team Celebrates the Holidays


We all celebrate the holidays differently—some roast chestnuts over the fire, some sing carols with their families, and others…do intervals before everyone wakes up in the morning.

No matter who you are, we all have that favorite gift and memory of the holiday season. This year, we asked our athletes about their favorite gifts and...

Flight School Pays Off for Nyman


As a teen, Steven Nyman learned about terrain at the USSA's Western Region Flight School. How did that help him win Val Gardena a third time? USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look in this week's Behind the Gold.
Behind the Gold
Trackside With Tiger at Cross Country World Cup


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 22, 2014) - The FIS Cross Country World Cup tour came to the Swiss Alps the last two week, with back-to-back weekends of cross country ski racing. USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw was trackside with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and shared his thoughts on his time with the team.
USA Blanked in Madonna Slalom


MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2014) - It was a tough day at the office for the U.S. Ski Team, with no finishes in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom in Madonna di Campiglio. After a string of near misses, Germany's Felix Neureuther finally pulled it together for two runs to take his first victory since last March - a .82 margin...

TAKE 5 With U.S. Ski Team’s Laurenne Ross


Elite athletes know how to deliver elite performances. And they know that the best way to fuel elite performances is to make great nutrition choices. But fueling elite performances shouldn’t be limited to our elite athletes. 

Crashes Mar Davos Sprint


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 21, 2014) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) edged closer to the top of the results page in Sunday’s 1.2k freestyle sprint World Cup, finishing ninth and advancing through to the semi-final round. Randall shared her heat with teammate Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT). The Davos event was an unexpected sprint in the World Cup...
Three Podium Weekend for U.S. Aerialists


BEIJING, China (Dec. 21, 2014) – Connecticut natives Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon (both Madison, CT) each put down personal bests to earn World Cup podium finishes during the individual portion of the first-ever aerials team event at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup opener. McKinnon found herself on the podium for the second time during...

Ligety Hammers to Second Place in Alta Badia


ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 21, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a phenomenal second run of giant slalom, skiing from seventh place to second in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Alta Badia. Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took 12th.

Vonn Record Will Wait


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 21, 2014) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped the speed weekend in Val d'Isere finishing sixth in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Austria's Elisabeth Goergl took the win, while Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) saw her hopes of matching the all-time win record dashed when she crashed near the top of the course. Four...

Combined Jumps Up in Team Event


RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 20, 2014) - On the wings of improved jumping, the USA bumped up from eighth to fifth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team event Saturday in Ramsau. Action contnues Sunday with an individual event before the tour takes a holiday break.

First Career Podium for McKinnon


BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2014) – If she wasn’t already on it, put Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) on your list of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes to watch this season. Surrounded by thousands of aerials fans in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium, McKinnon jumped to her first career World Cup podium with a third place finish at the FIS Freestyle World...

Liz Stephen Leads US in Davos Distance


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 20, 2014) - Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied a strong 10k effort to finish a minute back from dominant Norwegian Marit Bjoergen in Saturday’s freestyle event in Davos – a big confidence booster.
Weibrecht Top 20 in Val Gardena Super G


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 20, 2014)—On a snow-hungry super G course in Val Gardena resembling a luge track, the U.S. men could not rival the women’s Val d’Isere results. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was the top U.S. athlete in 19th place, while both Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Friday’s downhill winner Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) DNFed....

Vonn: On Doorstep of Record


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 20, 2014) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) positioned herself on the doorstep to history Saturday, winning her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup with a .19 second victory in the Val d'Isere downhill. It left her just one win away from matching the all-time win record held by the legendary Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell....

Ladies Speed Team Gets Ready for Val d'Isere


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2014) – So far this season, the ladies’ speed team has been in the business of making history, with a podium sweep in Lake Louise. And the entire team is riding that wave of excitement going into this weekend’s race in Val d’Isere.

Without a...