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First Impressions Bode Well for PyeongChang 2018

02/04/2016

JEONGSEON, Korea (Feb. 4, 2016) – You never get a second chance to make a first impression and it looks like PyeongChang 2018 is off to a great start with the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events kicking off at the Jeongseon Alpine Center this week with plenty of athlete praise. This event will serve as the first official Olympic test for all...

THROWBACK: Victory at the 2015 World Champs

02/03/2016

One year ago today, the U.S. Ski Team was anxiously anticipating the start of the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in the United States. They were waiting for a chance to impress the enormous crowd of screaming, hometown fans. Waiting for an opportunity to take home a coveted World Championships medal and prove their talent. Waiting to make...

Hamilton Leads USA in Drammen

02/03/2016

DRAMMEN, Norway (Feb. 3, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. team finishing 11th in Wednesday’s FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprints in Drammen. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) all finished in the top 20.

“I'm pretty happy with today,” said Hamilton. “Drammen is one of the...

Nordic Junior Worlds Team Named

02/03/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2016) – The U.S. Ski...

Visa Freestyle International Kicks Off at Deer Valley

02/02/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team returns home this week to Deer Valley Resort for the 2016 Visa Freestyle International Feb. 4-6. The biggest stop on the World Cup tour, the Visa Freestyle International draws thousands of fans to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games venues, the White Owl aerial hill and the Champion mogul...

U16s to Compete at 7 Nations Cup

02/01/2016

SAINT-BON-TARENTAISE, France (Feb. 1, 2016) – A talented group of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes will compete this week at the 7 Nations Cup, one of Europe’s premiere U16 events. Sixteen athletes will represent the U.S. in giant slalom and slalom races at France’s Courchevel ski resort.

Patterson and Norris Win Super Tour Classic

01/31/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (January 31, 2016) – Competition continued Sunday in Lake Placid with a 10k classic individual start, which concluded Period II of the USSA Super Tour. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project), defending 2016 National Champion in the 10k classic and David Norris (APU Nordic Ski Center) dominated the races.

Top 10s for Nita Englund

01/31/2016

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) flew to a pair of top 10 finishes FIS Ski Jumping World Cups this weekend in Oberstdorf. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to dominate, winning both competitions to pad her World Cup lead.

Saturday Englund soared 93.5 meters on her first jump to stand fifth. In the...

Strong Seefeld Triple Finish for Fletcher

01/31/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 31, 2016) - Heavy, sticky snow fell on Seefeld Sunday but that didn't stop Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) from leading the cross country race to finish a career best seventh in the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel came from a 56-second deficit to win his third straight Triple, a three-day Nordic combined...

Women’s Slalom and Men’s GS Cancelled

01/31/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) – Warm, wet weather and soft, unfavorable course conditions cancelled both the men and women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Sunday.

At the women’s slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, start times were move back as crews worked on fine-tuning the course. However, after 24 racers completed the first...

Phinney and Norris Win SuperTour Sprint

01/30/2016

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2016) – Period II of the USSA SuperTour continued Saturday at the Jump Site in Lake Placid, following a three week break after the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships in Houghton, MI January 3-9. Competition kicked off with a 1.4k freestyle sprint, in which Kelsey Phinney (Middlebury College) and David Norris (APU...

Top 10 for Matthews in Calgary

01/30/2016

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 30, 2016) – Six U.S. athletes posted top-20 finishes at the FIS Freestyle Skiing moguls World Cup at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) lead the charge for the women, finishing 8th, while Jeremy Cota (Carabassett Valley, ME) was the top men’s finisher in 12th.

Atomic Honored with Doc DesRoches Award

01/30/2016

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2016) – Atomic, a longtime U.S. Ski Team supplier has been recognized by the Team and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its support of the Team and the sport of ski racing. Atomic was presented with the Doc DesRoches Award, presented annual at the SIA Snow Show to a U.S. Ski Team supplier for its work in promotion of the...

Top 10 for Bryan Fletcher

01/30/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 30, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) parlayed a 16th in jumping with a sixth in cross country to finish ninth in the second of three stages of the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel continued to dominate with a second straight win over Japan's Akito Watabe. Frenzel won by a huge 24 second margin.

Vonn Maintains Overall World Cup Lead

01/30/2016

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 30, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) hoped to extend her World Cup win streak to 76 and her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead in Saturday’s giant slalom Saturday morning. But a soft, sugary course got the best of both her and her top competitor in the hunt for the overall title.

Gritty Ganong Sixth in Garmisch Downhill

01/30/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 30, 2016) – A bruised and banged up Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led five Americans into the top 30, with a sixth-place finish, in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday on the Kandahar downhill track.

“I wasn’t really sure I was going to be able to ski this week with my knee - I had a bone bruise...

Seefeld Triple Opens in Austria

01/29/2016

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 29, 2016) - The three-stage Seefeld Triple opened in Austria Friday, with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) leading the way for the USA in 20th. Germany’s Eric Frenzel picked up the win over Japan’s Akito Watabe, with World Cup leader Fabian Riessle third.
 
Fletcher came from behind, jumping...
Downhillers vs. Mother Nature in Garmisch

01/29/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 29, 2016) – Spring-like temperatures, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch this week as the American Downhillers were only able to complete one day of training on the classic Kandahar downhill track. However, the word on the hill is the sun will come out tomorrow.

Jared Goldberg: A Passion for the Mountains

01/28/2016

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,...

Eight Weeks of Glory

01/28/2016

Set in the shadow of the towering Eiger, the Laubernorn downhill vaults perilously through undulating Swiss cow pastures for over two miles. Its broad, sweeping turns through the upper snowfields belie the steep pitches to come. As you hit the Hanneggschuss – already nearly two minutes into the course – your legs are burning with fire and pain...

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