Sochi 2014 Olympic Ski and Snowboarding News

Gold Medals Abundant at New York Gala


NEW YORK (Nov. 6) - Gold medals were the theme of the night at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation's 48th annual New York City Gala Thursday, Oct. 30. at the American Museum of Natural History. Olympic athletes of all disciplines were in attendance for an evening of fundraising to raise over $1 million to help support athletes of...

Olympic Medalists Headline Partner Summit


PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The Sochi Olympic Winter Games produced 17 medals, including a record eight gold, for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes. It was also a record year for USSA partners who activated marketing campaigns around the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Over 200 partners gathered for USSA...

Big Air-Team SBX Proposed for 2018


BARCELONA, Spain (June 3) – On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when...
Westminster Honors USSA Olympians


SALT LAKE CITY (May 9) – The connection between education and athletics is powerful. That was evident Friday as Salt Lake City’s Westminster College honored its 23 members of Team USA that brought home an unprecedented five of 17 medals won by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association athletes in Sochi. The USSA has developed a partnership with...
Shiffrin Gets a Vail 2015 Welcome Home Party


VAIL, CO (March 28) - A large crowd of residents and guests of the Vail Valley got the opportunity to welcome home their newest Olympic champion Friday evening, March 28, as the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail hosted the “Gold Rush” celebration for Mikaela Shiffrin. 

USSA Sweeps Individual Athlete of the Month Awards


PARK CITY, UT (March 6) - Inspiring gold medal performances at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games earned alpine skiers Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Athlete of the Month honors for the month of February. Fellow U.S.

Ganong Lands First World Cup Podium


KVITJELL, Norway (Feb. 28) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) knifed through rugged snow and limited visibility Friday to earn the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium finish of his career with third in the first of two Kvitfjell downhills. Fresh off what was a career-best fifth at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill in Sochi, Ganong wiped...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Vote for the 2014 Best of U.S. Olympic Awards


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games finalists for Best of U.S., a new awards program that recognizes outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as determined by fan vote.

For the Sochi Games, winners will be selected in each of the...

Hoffman Skis Impressive 50k Finale


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 23) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into 26th after an impressive performance Sunday at the warm and sunny 50k mass start freestyle cross country race, the final event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Hoffman stuck with the lead pack for much of the race, topping out in second before falling back in the...

Kasper 13th in Wild Sochi Slalom


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – The dramatic conclusion of alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday featured an impressive 13th by Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) to top the results for Team USA during an incredibly difficult slalom finale. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied into sixth place in his first run and put forth a heroic...

Heartbreak for Reiter in Sochi PSL Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – World Championships silver medalist Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) showed potential Saturday in the Olympic debut of snowboarding parallel slalom before he was disqualified in the seeding round, ending his chance for a medal at the 2014 Sochi Games. Reiter narrowly missed a gate in his first seeding run...

Stephen Leads USA in Sochi 30k


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 22) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) led Team USA Saturday when she skied to 24th in the 30k mass start freestyle race, the final women’s cross country event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Spring-like temperatures settled on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Norway earned a commanding sweep and...

Historic Slalom Gold for Shiffrin


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 21) – Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in women’s slalom history Friday with her victory under the lights at Rosa Khutor. The World Champion capped off the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games for the women’s U.S. Alpine Ski Team with two stunning performances,...

Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) became the first-ever women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Thursday, taking gold in the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Bowman boosted to the top spot with her first run, and then extended her lead in a second round that saw Marie Martinod of France earn...

Teller 28th in Sochi Skicross


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied strong in a competitive heat Thursday but crashed during a pass attempt, finishing 28th in the skicross event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Team USA’s sole skicross athlete was edged out of his heat by Jean Frederic Chapuis and Jonathan Midol of France, who went on...

USA Skis to Sixth in Team Combined


ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 20) – Team USA left it all out on the course Thursday, finishing sixth in the team Gundersen large hill 4x5k competition, the final nordic combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The four-man team, including six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), jumped into eighth place on the large hill...

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