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2017: The Year of the American Downhiller?

09/07/2016

The U.S. men’s alpine team has accomplished almost every major feat on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup—Olympic gold, World Championship gold, slalom and giant slalom titles, Hahnenkamm gold—that is, except for winning the coveted downhill title. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and the American Downhillers hope to change that in 2017. Nyman knows it’s a...

How much do you know about Laurenne Ross?

08/26/2016

You may know Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) for her consistent top 10s in speed events at the end of last season, or maybe you know of her because of her beautiful photos on Instagram or her flowing words on her blog. But...

Chris Knight: What Makes a Champ

07/26/2016

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,...

How to Fuel a Speed Unicorn

07/20/2016

During the summer months when the snow’s not flying, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes are still hard at work at the Center of Excellence and beyond. Athletes use the summer to focus on building a solid strength and endurance foundation to prepare them for on-snow camps in the summer and fall. So, what does it take to fuel an elite-level female...

What the Killington World Cup Will Look Like

07/19/2016

At the end of June, officials from the USSA, FIS and Killington headed out to the official site of the Killington World Cup to map out the event in which the best female racers in the world will race in Vermont for the first time since 1978.

The crew included Tao Smith—the president Vermont Alpine Racing Association and headmaster of...

Day Returns to Coach U.S. Ski Team

07/17/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 18, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced that Mike Day, current head men’s coach at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), will make a return to the U.S. Ski Team to serve as women’s head coach, working specifically with Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin. 

A coach in various capacities for more than 15 years, Day...

2016-17 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Nominations

07/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 12, 2016) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the...

David Chodounsky: What Makes a Champ

07/08/2016

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,...

Women’s Alpine Coach Brandon Dyksterhouse Resigns

07/08/2016

PARK CITY, UT (July 8, 2016) – After two years as the head coach for the women’s alpine technical team, Brandon Dyksterhouse has resigned from his coaching role. Dyksterhouse joined the program as interim women’s head tech coach prior to the 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, and assumed the role of head coach during the...

Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest

06/29/2016

8.8 miles. 3,000 vertical feet.

Welcome back to Sufferfest.

This year, U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle was the fastest in the annual climb, surprising many and taking back the title for alpine skiers, with retired freestyler skier Heather McPhie taking the title for women.

Read about the annual Sufferfest in Ski...

Why We Went To Mexico

06/21/2016

Earlier this month, 20 athletes representing the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding headed Tijuana, Mexico to build a home for a family in need.

This was the second year athletes have made the pilgrimage south, led by Hope Sports—a nonprofit founded by professional cyclist Guy East that helps promote personal growth and...

Where the Men Are Training This Summer

06/17/2016

After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow. Ski Racing talked with Head Coach Sasha Rearick and Ryan Cochran-Siegle about what this time off is for and what kind of training will take place in...

Aspen World Cup Finals Highlight 16 USA Races

06/11/2016

CANCUN, Mexico (June 11, 2016) – American ski racing fans are in for another exciting season with the global alpine ski racing tour making four stops in the U.S. in 2016-17, culminating with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals at Colorado’s Aspen Snowmass resort. The final schedule was confirmed at the annual International Ski Federation (FIS)...

Enter to Win Steven Nyman's Spyder Gear

06/10/2016

Olympian Steven Nyman has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of his favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Nyman's Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five...

PK Kristofic’s Summer Training Plan

06/09/2016

When the season finally wraps after U.S. Alpine Championships, you’d expect the U.S. Ski Team athletes to take off to exotic, warm and snow-free locations. However, the month of April has turned into the time to carry the momentum of the season into high-quality training days. The men took off for Norway, while the women headed to California....

What Makes a Champ: Alice McKennis

06/08/2016

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,...

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

06/07/2016

In the debut episode of ESPN's Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, soccer player Wambach addressed athlete retirement in conversations with Kobe Bryant and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). In her interview, Vonn stated that before she retires, she would like to race...

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

06/06/2016

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrence, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is...

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

06/01/2016

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016. Girls, their parents and mentors are invited to attend to an inspirational talk by renowned speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman. 

Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

05/26/2016

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,...

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