Development Pioneer McMurtry to be Honored


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2015) – John McMurtry is one of many ardent fans of ski racing in the Vail Valley who made the daily trek to the hill during the World Championships this past February. But as he watched the U.S. Ski Team win five medals, there was a special piece of him that reminisced about the role he played decades ago that...

U.S. Speed Coach to Leave Team


PARK CITY, UT (April 6, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team Women’s Speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp is leaving the team after one season. Abplanalp oversaw the women’s speed team this past year, leading it to a resurgence with 12 podiums including a sweep in Lake Louise, eight wins from Lindsey Vonn, a World Championships medal and two World Cup titles.

Depth: The Cross Country Season in Review


Athletic success is rarely linear. Press clippings and annual highlights love to portray a smooth curve of improvement and the inexorable march towards success, but there are very few careers that can be graphed on a smooth chart up and to the right. Illness, injury, age and circumstance conspire to make athletics unknowable and unpredictable—...

Meet Ligety's Ski Technician


Ski Racing put together a video featuring Ted Ligety's ski technician for his HEAD skis - Alex Martin. Martin tells trade secrets about how many pairs of skis Ligety has, what a race day ski set up looks like and what it's really...

Play Positive Poll: Behavior in the Stands


During a youth sports game, you have probably witnessed a parent being “that mom” or “that dad.”  You know the one who is shouting out directions, gets overly emotional by yelling and screaming, or tells the coach what to do. Perhaps you have been “that parent” at one time or another. However parents and fans play a critical role in setting the...

Lindsey Vonn Empowers Next Generation


Lindsey Vonn is the fastest female downhill and super G skier in the world. She is also the winningest female ski racer in history. She holds Olympic medals and World Championships medals. She has her own line of downhill suits and athletic wear.

A Tribute to Bill Johnson


On Monday, the U.S. Ski Team—spread far and wide—wished Bill Johnson a happy 55th birthday. Steven Nyman and Marco Sullivan put a video online, telling Johnson that he’s the man. Mikaela Shiffrin took a photograph holding a sign that said “Happy Birthday Bill.” On the U.S...

L.L.Bean and CRAFT Partner With Team


PARK CITY, UT (March 31, 2015)  -- L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel designer and merchant and CRAFT Sportswear North America, renowned for its cutting edge technology in world class competition and training wear, today announced a...

Athletes Host ID One USA Pro Mogul Camp


Park City, UT (March 31, 2015) – Moguls skiers at every level will have the opportunity to learn from Best in The World U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes this summer at ID One USA’s Pro Mogul camp. Hosted on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, the Pro Mogul camp is coached by eight national mogul team members who spend over two...

Earn $2500 for Your Team


Have you registered your youth sports team or organization for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge for your chance to earn $2,500? Now is the time to get started for the Pledge Spring Season.

Remember the Pledge is a competition and you need to recruit...

U.S. Titles for Rowley and Dziemian


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2015) – After taking second and third place in the moguls competition, Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled their U.S. teammates to take the title of dual moguls national champions at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships in Steamboat Springs, CO. World Cup winner K.C....

Chodounsky Wins Slalom and Combined Titles


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 29, 2015)—With a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO – U.S. Ski Team) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races. AJ Ginnis (Waitsfield, VT – U.S....

First U.S. Title for World Cup Champ


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 28, 2015) - One of the most remarkable aerials season in the history of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team came to a close Saturday on a hot spring day in Steamboat Springs with some electrifying jumping at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. World Cup champion Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) capped the season...

Shiffrin Dominates at U.S. Alpine Champs


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 28, 2015)—Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO – U.S. Ski Team) cleaned up on Saturday, winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs slalom by more than four seconds over Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN – U.S. Ski Team). Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was third.

Kearney and Murphy Take Mogul National Titles


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 27, 2015) – With the spring sun heating up, fans flocked to the Voodoo mogul run at Steamboat Resort to watch the best mogul skiers in the nation compete at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships. Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) added a fourth mogul national title to her impressive career, while Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME...

Jitloff Nails Third Straight National Title


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 27, 2015)—Giant slalom specialist Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) threw down on bumpy snow at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to take his third national title in a row ahead of first run leader Tommy Ford (Bend, OR – U.S. Ski Team). Former University of Utah racer and current Team Geronimo member Nick...

Gregg and Hoffman Claim National Distance Championships


KETCHUM, Idaho (March 26, 2015) – Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) closed out the 2015 season with a National Championship in the 30k event held at the Galena Lodge above Ketchum, Idaho. It was Gregg’s second U.S. 30k title in as many years, both won with convincing margins after fast starts. The course, a short softening loop in warm conditions...

Lindsey Vonn: Closure


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Lindsey Vonn's performance on the World Cup this season in this week's Behind the Globe. 

Lindsey Vonn pushed out of the starting gate and into the fog. The blue sky mornings she had enjoyed the last 10 days in Les Trois Vallées were replaced with low-hanging clouds dipping down to the...

NTG Racer Nina O’Brien Wins National GS Title


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 26, 2015) - Another day, another young, rising star at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs. In Thursday’s giant slalom, USSA National Training Group (NTG) skier Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – NTG; Burke Mountain Academy) threw down the...

McKennis and Duffy Take National Super G Titles


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 25, 2015)—On an uncharacteristically sunny, warm day at Sugarloaf, top athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) triumphed in the women’s field with Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) taking third. On the men’s side,...