The American Downhillers vs. The Streif


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 19, 2017) – The excitement in Tirol is so palpable, it’s like Christmas Eve. The famous “Flying Bulls” whiz by overhead in their beautiful bombers, black and white wispy smoke circles swirling in the air, leaving magic in their dust for all Kitzbuehel guests to marvel at with their mouths open. Even more jaw-dropping...

Mogul Skiers Carry Momentum into Val St. Come


VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2017) – After a successful showing on home snow in Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. Ski Team moguls athletes are moving on to the second of four North American FIS Freestyle World Cups at Val St. Come. Men’s and women’s competitions will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Strong U.S. Team Announced For World Champs


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 17 athletes to the cross country team that will compete in the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month in Lahti, Finland. The biennial World Championships brings together the best athletes in the sport for the Feb. 22-March 5...

Ligety to Have Back Surgery


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16, 2017) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) announced today that he will have surgery on his back, which will cause him to miss the rest of the 2016-17 season. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will focus on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, intending to come back strong as a medal contender.  

USA Names U23 Cross Country Worlds Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships. The U23 Championships will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center along with the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships - the first...

Strong Weekend Closer for Bryan Fletcher


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 15, 2017) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) capped a three-event weekend in Val di Fiemme, finishing 13th in a nordic combined World Cup.

Fletcher jumped to 33rd but turned on the gas during the 10k cross country to record the second fastest time, finishing 56.8 seconds behind winner Eric Frenzel of...

Strong Team Sprint for Men


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 15, 2017) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) combined for a strong sixth place finish in the men’s team sprint to close out the World Cup weekend in Toblach.

Canada took the win over Sweden and Italy. The U.S. women - with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) were 10th,...

Wiles First Career Podium In Altenmarkt Downhill


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (JAN. 15, 2017) – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) skied to her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup podium, finishing third, in Sunday’s much anticipated downhill.

Kelley Scores in Wengen


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2017) – Battling a tough weekend of weather, Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was the top American in the classic Wengen slalom and scored his first slalom points, finishing 25th.

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was victorious in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup race over Marcel Hirscher of Austria in second. Felix...

Caldwell and Bohonnon Soar to Podium Finishes


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 14, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team aerials athletes put on a show at the Olympic Jumping Complex Saturday night to close out the Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup weekend. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) and Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) both landed on the podium, with Caldwell taking the win for the women and Bohonnon finishing...

Gutsy Photo Finish Podium For Hamilton


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 14, 2017) - American Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) battled his way to a fourth career podium, just missing out on the win in a photo finish with Norway’s Sindre Bjoernestad Skar. The Norwegian won by a boot tip - just three hundredths ahead of Hamilton - for his first World Cup victory.

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cup Events


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2017) – Snow and wind wrecked havoc on Saturday’s scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, canceling both the men and women’s downhill races in Wengen, Switzerland and Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Schild and Wilson Podium on Home Turf


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 13, 2017) – The U.S. moguls team capped off a day of strong performances at the Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup with two podiums. Morgan Schild (Pittsford, NY) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) charged down the Wilderness mogul course at Whiteface Mountain, both landing third place finishes.

USA Names Junior World Cross Country Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Twelve cross country ski racers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA since 1986 in Lake...

Bennett 10th In Surprise Wengen Alpine Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13, 2017) – Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined produced a surprise podium, and another top 10 World Cup result for Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA).

With upwards of six inches of new snow overnight, officials swapped the downhill and...

USA Names Junior World Champs Combined Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 13, 2017) - Six nordic combined skiers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. It's the first time the global junior event has been held in the USA...

On Tap This Weekend: Comebacks and Classics


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12, 2017) – This weekend, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria and Wengen, Switzerland welcome the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup speed series of the New Year for the women and the men. The biggest struggle will be with Mother Nature, with snow in the forecast in both locations.

The women will race a downhill and alpine...

Hedda: What Makes a Champ


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Pain That Never Felt So Good


Norwegian cross country skier Heidi Weng stood atop Alpe Cermis screaming. Below, her teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was challenging Swede Stina Nilsson for third in the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Ski. The screams came with passion deep from within her burned out lungs. Two minutes earlier, she had won one of cross country ski...

Vonn Returns to World Cup This Weekend


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) plans to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this weekend, racing in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Vonn has been recovering from a fracture in her upper right arm, which she suffered after a training crash at Copper Mountain, CO in November. She has been out...