With temperatures warming towards spring and snowpack lower than average this year, the time will be tight to sneak in the SuperTour Finals and Spring Series events scheduled in Sun Valley, ID.
Liz Stephen led a best-ever U.S. women's long distance finish finishing ninth and leading three Americans into the top 19.
Brian Gregg (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. men in 35th place at the venerable 50K race at Oslo’s Holmenkollen venue.
Taylor Fletcher had the fourth fastest cross country time but it was only good enough or 21st in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo.
Sarah Hendrickson flew 128.5 meters to finish second on the large hill at Holmenkollen in Oslo during the season finale of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup.
Taylor Fletcher moved up 30 positions in cross country with the fastest time to finish 14th in the Trondheim World Cup.
Norway made short work of the final World Cup sprint of the season, a classic race in their home country, sweeping both the men’s and women’s podium and taking seven of the top ten places in both competitions.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. in the Lahti 10k classic race with a 14th place while her brother Erik Bjornsen led the U.S. men in 38th place.
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) returned to the World Cup podium with a third place finish in the Lahti Freestyle Sprint. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished just behind Kikkan in fourth.
After a long World Championships, the U.S. athletes head to Lahti — a final chance to find speed at the end of a long season, a few closing fireworks to light off.
Japan's Akito Watabe came from behind to take a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup win in Lahti, while the USA's Taylor Fletcher was 26th.
Now that the World Championships have wrapped in Falun, Sweden, we take a look at case studies in conviction from other countries and where the desire to win comes from.
USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Jesse Diggins and Caitlin Gregg winning World Championships medals in Falun in this week's Behind the Gold.
Deedee Corradin, a former Mayor of Salt Lake City and a driving force behind women's ski jumping has passed away from cancer.
Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied to a 31st place in a difficult 50k classic race, the close of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Marcel Hirscher posted a 3.28 second winning margin in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Ted Ligety was fourth.
France led wire-to-wire to take a repeat gold over Germany, with the USA in ninth.
Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) hung on for an 11th place result in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 30k classic mass start, a race defined by Norway’s Therese Johaug who broke away with a sharp pace early and held on for an impressive win.
The U.S. men’s team comprised of Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO), Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prarie, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) finished 11th in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x10k relay.
Sarah Hendrickson landed two podiums the week before the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, boosting her confidence for the events.