Q&A: What’s Next for Heather McPhie?


Heather McPhie’s 18-year mogul skiing career is chock-full of athletic accomplishments: 15 World Cup podiums, two National Championship titles, three World Championship appearances and two Olympic games. Through the highs and lows, McPhie stayed true to herself and what she believes in, ensuring those years of her life would be something she...

FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops


VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and...

IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.

Respecting Officials


You may not realize it, but being an official is a tough job! An official’s job starts well before the first whistle blows. For weeks, months and likely years leading up to your game, your official has studied the rules and passed exams reflecting that knowledge. They have arrived early to make sure the course is...

2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Report


At the FIS Council Meetings in Varna, Bulgaria, Ceil Folz—president of the Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 World Championships organizing committee—gave her final World Champs report. In response, she received praise from FIS Alpine Chairman and Olympic Champion Bernhard Russi, who said, "You did an amazing job for our sport."

To see the full...

Fairall Updates Fans on Condition


Olympic ski jumper Nick Fairall suffered serious injuries in a fall while ski jumping in Bischofshofen, Austria in January. As the month of June began, he updated his fans on his well-being and steady recovery.

Due to the crash, the 25 year old fractured two ribs, punctured his lung, bruised his kidney, had internal bleeding and...

Eddy Joins U.S. Freestyle Moguls Staff


Park City, UT (June 3, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team has named long-time coach and veteran World Cup athlete Glenn Eddy as its C Team coach. Eddy was one of the pioneers of freestyle at Killington Mountain School, participating as a student and an athlete before making his way up the coaching ranks.

“With over 30 years of freestyle...

BG Life Magazine Features Resi Stiegler


Recently nominated to the A team, Resi Stiegler talks to BG Life Magazine about her summer - including her work out plans, nutrition and how she revitalizes herself at the beach.

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NCAA Coaches Discuss National University Team


As athletes continue to arrive at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, a new batch of skiers will participate in summer training programs alongside elite skiers and snowboarders—the men from the National University Team (N-UNI)...

Utah Bids for 2017 Junior Nordic Worlds


PARK CITY, UT (June 2, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is making a formal bid for the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships. The event will be awarded to a host city during annual FIS Calendar Conference meetings, taking place June 3-8...

Play Positive Poll: Losing Your Cool


During big games, high-stakes competitions, nail-biting tiebreakers, or just playing against your biggest rival, things can easily get heated and emotions can flare. It’s easy to lose our cool. It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment...

Skiing in May: On-Snow Training Camps


While most of us are busy thinking about mountain biking and hiking, the U.S. Ski Team has already kicked off the 2015/16 season with on-snow training camps in California and Colorado. Heading to places like Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, the Team looks forward to these low-pressure spring camps with no big races looming. So, what goes on...

Helpful Resources for Parents & Youth Athletes


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created the Sports Parent Toolkit with tools and resources to help parents provide a fun and positive youth sports experience for...

Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team


Chip Knight is a name many ski racing fans know. He competed in three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006), won national and World Junior Championships titles and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for over a dozen years. Impressive.

Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff


PARK CITY, UT (May 27)The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group (NTG) head coach. Former U16 NTG Head Coach Thomas Erhard will now fulfill the role of FIS women’s NTG head coach.

From The Pros: Keeping Your Cool


It’s sometimes hard to keep your cool when things aren’t going your way.  Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® brings you five quick tips from professional athletes on how to not let anger and frustration get the best of you.

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Riml Addresses National University Team Questions


As the National University Team announcement hit the ski racing world, a lot of questions popped up about the U.S. Ski Team's innovative new program. Former D1 collegiate skier Sean Higgins at Ski Racing talked to Alpine Director Patrick Riml about the N-UNI...

2015-16 Alpine Team Nominations


The U.S. Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Ski Team receives a high level of world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of...

Exploring New Territory: National University Team


PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is taking a deeper look at college ski racing as a viable component of the U.S. Ski Team pipeline with the introduction of a National University Team for alpine ski racing. The National University Team will aim to both provide support for athletes as well as a stronger...

USSA Nordic 2015-16 Team Nominations


USSA Nordic has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to USSA Nordic receives a high level of world class program support, along with access to athletic...