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Skiing in May: On-Snow Training Camps

05/26/2015

While most of us are busy thinking about mountain biking and hiking, the U.S. Ski Team has already kicked off the 2015/16 season with on-snow training camps in California and Colorado. Heading to places like Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, the Team looks forward to these low-pressure spring camps with no big races looming. So, what goes on...

Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team

05/25/2015

Chip Knight is a name many ski racing fans know. He competed in three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006), won national and World Junior Championships titles and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for over a dozen years. Impressive.

Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff

05/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 27)The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group (NTG) head coach. Former U16 NTG Head Coach Thomas Erhard will now fulfill the role of FIS women’s NTG head coach.

Riml Addresses National University Team Questions

05/18/2015

As the National University Team announcement hit the ski racing world, a lot of questions popped up about the U.S. Ski Team's innovative new program. Former D1 collegiate skier Sean Higgins at Ski Racing talked to Alpine Director Patrick Riml about the N-UNI...

2015-16 Alpine Team Nominations

05/14/2015

The U.S. Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Ski Team receives a high level of world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of...

Exploring New Territory: National University Team

05/12/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is taking a deeper look at college ski racing as a viable component of the U.S. Ski Team pipeline with the introduction of a National University Team for alpine ski racing. The National University Team will aim to both provide support for athletes as well as a stronger...

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Names Women’s Head Coach

05/07/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 7, 2015)—The U.S. Ski Team has named former Alpine Canada Vice President of Sports Paul Kristofic to its staff as women’s head coach. Kristofic brings to the U.S. Ski Team extensive coaching experience, and will be overseeing women’s World Cup and Europa Cup speed and technical teams.  

Vonn Thumbs Up to 2018 Olympic Downhill

05/06/2015

SEOUL, South Korea (May 6, 2015)—Olympic excitement was palpable this week, as Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) gave a thumbs-up to the new PyeongChang downhill in South Korea and was named as the first International Games Ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games to help promote the sport of skiing. She was with a U.S. Olympic...

Athletes and Staff Get Schooled by PSIA

04/28/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 28, 2015) – When Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) embarked on the first-ever U.S. Ski Team/Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) collaborative clinic last spring, he never imagined it would create a solid foundation for what would be his most successful season with the U.S. Ski Team to date. But it did. This year...

Duffy & O'Brien Win Golden Ski Award

04/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 20, 2015) – After impressive season-ending results at U.S. Alpine Championships, Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – National Training Group; Burke Mountain Academy) and Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School), an U.S. Ski Team invitee, have been selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association-East...

USSA Names Alpine Development Director

04/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 20, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will welcome three-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alum Chip Knight to its staff as its new U.S. Ski Team alpine development director. Knight, who skied on the team for 13 years, will manage the alpine development team, national training groups, regional programs and youth...

Women’s Alpine Staff Adds New Energy

04/16/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 14, 2015) – Former Italian Men’s Speed Coach Alberto Senigagliesi has joined the U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team staff as head coach, while interim coach Brandon Dyksterhouse will head up the women’s alpine tech team.

Schlopy Joins Legends in Hall of Fame

04/10/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 10, 2015) – Throughout his 18-year career, Erik Schlopy often traveled down the unbeaten path. Schlopy was a three-time Olympian and seven time national champion who had one of the longest and most successful careers in U.S. ski racing history. He was a World Pro super G champion and a bronze medal winner in the...

Powers to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

04/10/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 10, 2015) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct 10 athletes and sport builders, including Olympic snowboarding legend Ross Powers.

Hall of Fame to Honor Kristina Koznick

04/09/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 9, 2015) – A story of humble beginnings, Kristina “Koz” Koznick grew up skiing ropetow laps on the modest 310-vertical-foot Buck Hill piste—what would seem like a far cry from a career on the U.S. Ski Team. Except for that it wasn’t a far cry at all. When she was a mere 15 years old, Koznick landed herself a spot on...

Top 15 Moments of the 2014/2015 Season

04/09/2015

Now that the season has wrapped, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod reminisces on the 2014/15 season with the top 15 moments of her first season on the World Cup circuit.

Spring Series Wraps in Sun Valley

04/08/2015

The Western Region FIS Elite Spring Series wrapped on Monday after a six-day race series at Sun Valley Mountain Resort—a successful event foretelling next season’s U.S. Alpine Champs.

Development Pioneer McMurtry to be Honored

04/08/2015

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

04/08/2015

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.

Meet Ligety's Ski Technician

04/06/2015

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...

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