Alpine News

Keep an Eye on Alice Merryweather


Confidence, excitement and nerves fueled Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA) to take gold at the FIS World Junior Championships in Are, Sweden this season—a perfect highlight to an already impressive season.

WATCH: Chairlift Chat With Mikaela Shiffrin


Since the 2016-17 World Cup season wrapped, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been back in Colorado, skiing at her home resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the...

Why Resi Stiegler Is Always Stoked


Resi Stiegler has been an ever-present character on the World Cup circuit for the last 15 years—from racing her first World Cup at the age of 17 to nabbing multiple top 10s in the past two seasons. And while she’s had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious....

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Gets Speed Band Back Together


PARK CITY, UT (April 7, 2017) — Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White will both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the Olympic season. McBride will take over as head men’s speed coach and White will step in as head women’s speed coach, while present Men’s Head Speed Coach Alex Hoedlmoser returns to the women’s...

Shiffrin Wins Team USA’s Best of March Award


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.

USA Alpine World Cup Plan Announced


PARK CITY, UT (April 4, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is moving forward with hosting Audi FIS Ski World Cup stops at Killington Resort and Beaver Creek Resort during the 2017-18 season. Both resorts are part of a comprehensive USSA event calendar that will be presented to the International Ski Federation during its annual...

Marco Sullivan: What Makes a Champ


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,...

USA Wraps Up Record World Cup Season


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 29, 2017) - The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season recently with a spectacular week of racing at the World Cup Finals in Aspen. More than 30,000 fans packed the stadium with estimated global TV audiences of over 25 million tuning in, including more than two million U.S. viewers on NBC and NBCSN. It was...

Roberts Sends It for Murph and Grabs GS Title


SUGARLOAF, ME (Mar. 28, 2017) – In the final race of the U.S. Alpine Championships Tuesday in Sugarloaf, Maine, Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO) edged out seven-time national champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) for the giant slalom national title.

Ross Injured at Sugarloaf


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 28, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) sustained a right knee injury during the giant slalom at U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf on Monday and is currently being evaluated. Her return to competition is undetermined.

Ross, 2017 super G national champion, finished the 2017 season on a high note with three top-10...

McJames Scores First National Title


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 27, 2017) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Western Region) walked away from U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine with her career first national title in Monday’s giant slalom.

Ginnis and Stiegler Win Slalom Titles


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 26, 2017) – Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY – U.S. Ski Team) and AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece – U.S. Ski Team) were victorious under a sunny, bluebird spring day in Sunday’s slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine.  

Ross and Cochran-Siegle Claim SG Titles


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 25, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, Oregon – U.S. Ski Team) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT – U.S. Ski Team) claimed the top of the podium in Saturday's super G at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf.

After some fresh snowfall Friday night, the course crew at Sugarloaf had their work cut out for...

Nation’s Best Return to Sugarloaf


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 24, 2017) – For the sixth time in the resort’s history, Sugarloaf will host the nation’s top men and women skiers as they tackle the legendary Narrow Gauge track in super G, giant slalom and slalom events as the U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Saturday, and run through Tuesday.

The U.S. Alpine...

Shiffrin Wins Overall Crystal Globe


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 19, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home state crowd.

Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 18, 2017) - On a sunny day in Aspen, 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took home her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and clinched the coveted overall crystal globe at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.

While Shiffrin didn’t win Saturday’s slalom, she took second place behind Petra Vlhova of Slovakia...

Thousands Cheer at Aspen World Cup Finals


ASPEN, CO (Mar. 16, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in a challenging super G at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on another sunny, warm, spring-like Colorado day.

“It’s nice to be done with the season and also, it’s nice to be able push one last race and have a good result,” said Ganong, who...

Vonn Second In World Cup Finals Downhill


ASPEN, Colorado (March 15, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) wrapped up the World Cup downhill season with her fourth podium finish of the season at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on a warm, spring day in Aspen.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won the overall World Cup downhill title after winning her fourth downhill of the season as...

Shiffrin Goes for the Globe


ASPEN, Colorado (Mar. 14, 2017) – The upper echelon of ski racers from around the world have descended upon a little place called Aspen, Colorado this week for the final Audi FIS Ski World Cup event of the season – the grand finale – World Cup Finals.

Headlining the event will be Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who recently swept the...

Steffey 11th in Slalom at Junior World Champs


ÅRE, Sweden (March 14, 2017) – George Steffey (Lyme, NH; U.S. Ski Team D Team/Stratton Mountain School) rolled out of the 49th start position and just missed cracking the top 10 in slalom at the final event of the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships.