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Confident Biesemeyer Leads Americans in Super G

12/27/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 27, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumed Tuesday with a make up race on a steep, dark and challenging course. But none of that mattered to Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY), who posted a career-best eighth-place finish to...

Make Up Races Kick Off World Cup Week

12/26/2016

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 26, 2016) – The holiday flew by on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit. With the rescheduled giant slalom race from Courchevel for the women and super G from Lake Louise for the men, there wasn’t much time for celebration and relaxation. Even so, the athletes made the most of their time, celebrating with teammates and...

Ginnis Grabs First World Cup Points for Christmas

12/22/2016

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2016) – Santa came early this Christmas for the young AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece). Under the lights and in front of 16,000 screaming Italian fans at one of the longest-standing, most classic venues on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit, Ginnis...

Zipline Ski Expands and Extends U.S. Ski Team Contract

12/20/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today Zipline Ski’s expansion as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members will now have the option to use the newly-released Zipline Podium Goggles in addition to a new version of Zipline Graphite Poles. The contract...

Wind Wipes Out Courchevel Giant Slalom

12/20/2016

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 20, 2016) – Strong and gusty winds forced officials to cancel the Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom Tuesday. A rescheduled date and location have not been announced by the FIS.

Surprise Win at Alta Badia PGS

12/19/2016

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2016) – 22-year-old Cyprien Sarrazin of France took the surprise win in just his seventh World Cup start at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup parallel giant slalom in Alta Badia.

32 racers battled for the win in in the head-to-head, knockout format. Carlo Janka of Switzerland was a close second and last year’s Alta...

U.S. Team Fifth in Beida Lake

12/18/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 18, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opening weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon in Beida Lake with a team event. The U.S. team, consisting of Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), posted a score of 234.93, finishing fifth.

Ford Leads Americans in Alta Badia

12/18/2016

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 18, 2016) – The men’s World Cup tour moved to the other side of the Dolomites where Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the fastest American in the Alta Badia giant slalom.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria took an easy victory over Mathieu Faivre of France in second and Florian Eisath of Italy in third, which catapulted him to...

Ailing Ross Leads U.S. Team at Val d’Isere

12/18/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 18, 2016) – Getting out of bed was the hardest part of the day for Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) on Sunday. 

After winning Friday’s alpine combined downhill, Ross did not start Saturday’s World Cup downhill due to a flu bug making its...

Nyman Podiums in Val Gardena

12/17/2016

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) snagged the podium on his favorite Audi FIS Ski World Cup track, finishing in third in Val Gardena. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) nailed the top 10.

It looked like Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was going to take his first downhill win...

Johnson Leads Four Americans Into Top 30

12/17/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 17, 2016) – Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID) skied into the ‘bonus points’ Saturday, leading four American’s into the top 30 in downhill at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Illness Takes Toll On U.S. Team In France

12/17/2016

LA CLUSAZ, France (Dec. 17, 2016) – Rosie Brennan (Anchorage) skied to a strong 22nd place Saturday to lead an illness-ravaged U.S. Ski Team in a women’s 10k freestyle mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Heidi Weng led a Norwegian sweep of the podium. Both Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage) were unable to start...

Lillis Top American in Beida Lake

12/17/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 17, 2017) – The U.S. aerials team landed four athletes in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Beida Lake. Jon Lillis (Pittsford, NY) posted the top result for the Americans, finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Ganong Top American at Val Gardena SG

12/16/2016

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 16, 2016) – Once Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) got up to speed, he laid down a solid run to lead to U.S. men in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.

“The skiing was really good once I got into it,” said Ganong, who finished...

Top 10 for Ross in Val D’Isere Combined

12/16/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 16, 2016) – After winning the downhill run, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) finished 10th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined in Val d’Isere.

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia capitalized on her hot streak to win her third World Cup of the season—and her third World Cup of her career—having won both downhills at Lake...

Steven Nyman: King of the Saslong?

12/15/2016

VAL GARDENA, ITA (Dec. 15, 2016) – There’s a crown to be regained this weekend, and Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) is the man looking to reclaim the title of King of the Saslong once again. This place feels like home to Nyman, complete with that unmatched Italian hospitality, clean and fresh air, a challenging track and incredible vistas.

Aerialists Start World Cup Season in China

12/15/2016

BEIDA LAKE, China (Dec. 15, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes have landed in Beida Lake, China for the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener. Eight U.S. athletes will compete in an individual event on Dec. 17 with a team event on Dec. 18.

After a three-year stint in the Bird’s Nest, the World Cup opener is returning to the...

Becoming Part of History

12/14/2016

The Giovanni Agnelli race course in Sestriere, Italy is steeped in history. Named for the founder of Fiat and developer of the resort in the 1930s, this was the piste that sent 21-year-olds Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety on to Olympic gold in 2006.

It was here that the legendary Janica Kostelic of Croatia won three slaloms and is the site...

Diggins Fifth In Opening World Cup Sprint

12/11/2016

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 11, 2016) – After her strong fourth-place finish a day earlier in the 15k freestyle, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA in the opening freestyle sprint of the season making finals and finishing fifth. Both Diggins and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied into the semifinals with five Americans making the heats.

Hendrickson Comeback Continues

12/11/2016

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 11, 2016) – Veteran Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to a 10th place finish in the second day of a weekend FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tigil. Japan’s Sara Takanashi came from behind to take the win.

Hendrickson went 87.0 meters on her first ride to stand 12th. In the second...

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