Alpine News

U16 Development Team Tackles Kitzbuehel


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2016) – Six athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) gained some World Cup course experience and got a taste of what it’s like to race in Europe, when they competed against nine other teams in the Hahnenkamm Juniors event Wednesday.

Hahnenkamm Juniors Team Announced


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19, 2016) – Before the U.S. Ski Team stars take to Kitzbuhel’s infamous Hahnenkamm downhill this weekend, up and coming athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) will compete in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on January 20. The event features tech events in the world-renowned...

Perseverance Pays Off


Every day like clockwork, there she was – riding the cardio bike and stretching her body to regain mobility, looking for a way to ease her pain.

It’s a lonely atmosphere mid-winter at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Most athletes are off globetrotting the world tour. Back home, the days were filled with sweat and...

Kelley Scores First WC Points in Wengen


WENGEN, Switzerland (January 17, 2016) – It took 31 World Cup races, but Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) finally scored his first World Cup points in front of his biggest fans.

“My parents flew over for this race, so it’s really special to finally be in the points,” Kelley said after finishing 12th in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Vonn Stymied in Flachau Giant Slalom


FLACHAU, Austria (January 17, 2016) – It was a tough day for Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

McJames failed to finish the first run, and Vonn, who finished 10th in the first run, lost time throughout the second run before splitting her skis and skiing out.

Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen


WENGEN, Switzerland (January 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 in the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.

Harjo Sets World Cup History


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15, 2016) – For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was a historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) was the top American finisher in 28th.

U.S. Ski Team coach Karin Harjo had the distinction of setting the first run course, becoming the...

Goldberg 12th In Wengen Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2016) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was the top placed American in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Alpine combined event, but like the rest of the team, he chalked this one up as another training run for Saturday’s main event – the Lauberhorn downhill.


Big Weekend On Tap at Wengen and Flachau


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan.14, 2016) – Though Mother Nature provided a challenge for the men here in Wengen – at last – they were able to complete a successful downhill training run in preparation for the 86th edition of the classic Lauberhorn downhill.

Thursday was the calm before another storm – soon enough, nearly 30,000 ski racing...

Radamus and Cashman Nominated to Winter Youth Olympic Games


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the alpine team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a...

Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World Cup Points


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 12, 2016) – Veteran Resi Stiegler led the U.S. team in a night of ‘firsts’ at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Tuesday night, taking 15th. But under the lights, it was a pair of young U.S. Ski Team members that shined, with Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) and Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) scoring their first career...

Ankeny Snags First World Cup Finish


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2016) – Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) skied to his first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup finish in the Adelboden slalom, taking 21st. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the only other American finisher in 20th.

Vonn Chalks Up World Cup Victory No. 73


ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) extended her super G win streak to four with a commanding victory over her top rival in the hunt for the overall World Cup title at Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup.

Despite some initial doubt, Vonn absolutely crushed the course for her 73rd overall World Cup victory....

Vonn Ties World Cup Downhill Record


ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) made history again, tying Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.

“I’m really happy to tie Annemarie’s record with 36 wins,” Vonn said after the two-run event, the first two-run...

Dense Fog Cancels Adelboden GS


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (January 9, 2016) – Dense fog and light rain led to the cancelation of today’s Audi FIS World Cup men’s giant slalom.

A steady drizzle arrived on Friday afternoon and continued through the night, which alone still wasn’t enough to dampen the chances of the giant slalom as the course was holding up well. But the...

Vonn Favorite in Zauchensee Speed Series


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan.8, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) led the final training run in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee Friday, after taking third in Thursday’s training. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will feature a rare two-run sprint downhill Saturday with super G Sunday. The men's tour stops in Adelboden for a giant slalom and slalom. TV...

The Making of a Champion: Vonn and Wiles


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,...

Mastering Your Craft


It was mid-afternoon at Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites. The sun was dropping behind the Sassolungo massif creating even more shadows along the Saslong downhill. In Santa Christina, bands were playing as Italy celebrated downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

It was well over two hours since the start. The finish crowd had...

Tough Day in Santa Caterina


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 6, 2016) – USA struggled in Wednesday’s rescheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Santa Caterina, Italy, with no American skiers making the flip. Austrian Marcel Hirscher took the win, catapulting himself into the World Cup overall lead.

There’s something about Austrians and new World Cup venues that just...

Remembering Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 5, 2016) – January 5, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH) and Bryce Astle (Sandy, UT), who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. In the year since their death, the ski racing community has learned more about the dangers of avalanches in order to...