Taylor Fletcher Named FIS Athlete of Week


KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Jan. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was named the International Ski Federation’s Nordic Combined Athlete of the Week following last weekend’s career first World Cup podium. Fletcher has been lighting up the World Cup the last few weeks with the fastest cross country leg four times. A...

Ligety Impressive 6th in Kitz Super G


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 25) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) continued to show his speed in super G with an impressive sixth place finish to open the 73rd Hahnenkamm race weekend in storied Kitzubuehel. Ligety remained third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall...

Universal Sports Presents Winter Bowl


LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 24) – This weekend Universal Sports Network will feature the famed Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuehel, Austria featuring Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and women's technical events in Maribor, Slovenia with...

Junior Worlds, U23 Champs Open in Liberec



Tough Day for USA Relays


LA CLUSAZ, France (Jan. 20) - It was a tough day for the USA relay teams in La Clusaz with the women ninth in their 4x5k event while the men finished tenth. Norway swept to wins in both relays. The U.S. Ski Team will now train on the 1992 Olympic trails in nearby Les Saisies in preparation for the upcoming Olympic test events in Sochi Feb. 1-3...

Career First Podium for Taylor Fletcher


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 20) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) brought another podium to the Fletcher family trophy case, finishing third in the Seefeld FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for his first career top three. Fletcher moved up from 21st after the jump to come within 2.9 seconds of winner Eric Frenzel of Germany. Brother Bryan, who...

Ligety 13th in Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 20) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) started 13th, finished the first run in 13th and ended the Wengen slalom in the same spot to close out the Lauberhorn weekend. Germany's Felix Neureuther won by .21 over Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and...

Mancuso Leads Strong USA Effort in Super G


CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 20) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) blasted through heavy snow to finish fifth and lead three U.S. Ski Team women into the top seven as Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg picked up the win....

Career Bests in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19) - In front of a packed house, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best World Cup finish and Nevin Brown (Streetsboro, OH) tied his career best result at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid. McKinnon took 10th and Brown took seventh at the venue where their young careers started. China swept the top spots...

Strong World Champs XC Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage/APU Nordic) heads a team of 13 cross country athletes 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. Randall, a silver medalist in the World Championship sprint four years ago, leads a team that...

Fletcher Nears Podium in Seefeld


SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored the fastest cross country clocking for the third time this season posting a personal best fifth overall in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup on the Olympic trails of Seefeld. Fletcher moved up from 28th in the jump to finish just two seconds away from...

Stephen Leads Strong USA Surge


LA CLUSAZ, France (Jan. 19) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led a strong U.S. Ski Team surge with four women in the top 30 in a 10k classic mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 28th to lead the men in a 15k. Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the women's race in her first race back since before the Tour de Ski while...

Lucky 13 for Sullivan in Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team Saturday finishing 13th in the fabled Lauberhorn, one of the most punishing downhills on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup. Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win. Universal...

Vonn Back on Top in Cortina


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) climbed back on the top step of the podium Saturday winning the Cortina downhill with teammate Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH)...

Cook Takes Third in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) - Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) jumped to a third place finish Friday at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Cook threw three stunning jumps with solid landings keeping her above the cut the entire night.  Mangtao Xu and...

Cochran-Siegle Lands Combi Points


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was well on his way to the Wengen super combined podium when his inside ski rattled off just three gates before the finish ensuring Alexis Pinterault of France the victory.

Kearney Wins in Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 17) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win Thursday at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, her first event back after a training injury in early October....

Miller Focused on Olympic Season


SAN DIEGO, CA (Jan. 16) – In a strategic decision to ensure a completely healthy run for a historic fifth Olympic Winter Games, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) has opted to utilize an injury exemption and sit out the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season including the...

Remarkable Shiffrin Wins Third Slalom


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15) - Seventeen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) spent the day doing high school homework, then she won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom in Flachau for a historic third win of her incredibly young career. The stunning...

Freestyle Stars Head to Lake Placid


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 15) – Olympic freestyle skiing stars in moguls and aerials will come together for the first time this season returning to the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup this Thursday through Saturday. The USANA Cup will mark Olympic champion Hannah Kearney's (Norwich, VT) return...