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Ross and Wiles Join Downhill Starters


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) earned a downhill start by finishing fifth in her third and final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. U.S. Ski Team Rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) finished fourth, and, despite missing a gate high on the run, she earned her career first Olympic start for the Feb....

Vail Introduces World Championship Mascots


VAIL, CO (Feb. 2) — When the world returns to the Vail Valley for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, athletes, media, spectators and families will be welcomed by two of Vail and Beaver Creek’s newest ambassadors of fun, Pete and Earl.

Ligety Wins in St. Moritz Giant Slalom


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 2) - Four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) blasted through thick fog to win the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics by a massive 1.51 second margin over Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Ligety masterfullly arced to a 1.28 second first run lead, then...

Shiffrin Seventh in Pre-Olympic SL


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Feb. 2) - Reigning World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was leading after the first run but struck a deep rut in her second run, slowing her to seventh in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Swede Frida Hansdotter, who has eight previous World Cup podiums to her...

One Year to Vail Beaver Creek Worlds


VAIL, CO (Feb. 1) As the world prepares for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ clock was also ticking for Vail and Beaver Creek Saturday, February 1, as the two resorts hosted “Countdown 2-15” festivities to celebrate the one-year mark until world’s best skiers return to the...

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cups


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 1) - Heavy snow over the past 36 hours mixed with fog during the day Saturday canceled both the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Moritz and the women's giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Nearly two feet of snow fell at both venues Friday forcing organizers to pull the final men's downhill...

Miller and Shiffrin Land Sports Illustrated Covers


Bode Miller
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela...

Vonn Committed to 2018 Olympics


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 29) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail. CO) has committed to returning to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour in hopes of racing for gold at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO and says she'll compete through the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Chodounsky 22nd in Schladming Night Race


SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 28) - Sochi bound David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 22nd in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It was the fourth point scoring result of the season for Chodounsky, who posted a career best seventh earlier this winer in Val d'Isere, France. Norwegian teen Henrik...

Gold Medalists Highlight Olympic Alpine Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 26) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Sunday nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team that will compete in Sochi next month. The team is highlighted by Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (...

Ligety Second in Kitzbuehel Super Combined


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 26) – Reigning super combined world champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied an inspired slalom run to take second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined in Kitzbuehel, the final race of the U.S. Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team will be announced...

Cook 13th in Final Olympic Qualifier


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 26) - Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with 13th in super G Sunday, the last of four races held over four days in Cortina to close the Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team will be announced at 2 p.m ET. Swiss Lara...

Hahnenkamm Downhill Win Eludes Miller


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 25) – Victory at the famed Hahnenkamm downhill eluded Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) yet again as the Olympic champion finished third in Kitzbuehel. Miller, who won the only training run, skied a tactically tight line for every ounce of speed but made a drastic mistake going into a flat section to drop .34 behind race...

Cook Fifth Again in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 25) - The U.S. Ski Team speed women continued to storm toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podum Saturday as Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished fifth and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) seventh in the second of two Cortina downhills. With less than two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the pair...

Ligety 15th in Slick Kitzbuehel Slalom


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24) – Defending Olympic Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) led the U.S. Ski Team Friday, finishing 15th at a slick and snowy Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Teammate Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) skied into 18th, and German slalom ace Felix Neureuther took the win. The race, originally scheduled...

Cook 5th in First Cortina Downhill


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 24) - With just two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) posted her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finish of the season with fifth in the first of two downhills slated for Cortina. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) also showed her speed with ninth and young...

Mancuso Gaining Speed For Sochi


CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 23) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) continued to gain momentum toward Sochi with seventh Thursday in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Cortina for her best race of the season. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) added to the U.S. momentum with ninth, her best super G finish since 2007. Austria’s Elisabeth...

Miller 26th in Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a statement toward defending his gold medal with 26th in the Wengen slalom for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in the discipline since 2011. Alexis Pinturault of France bested German Felix Neureuther for the win as first run leader Marcel...

Heavy Snow Nixes Cortina Weekend


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - A heavy snowstorm continued to blanket the 1956 Olympic Village Sunday canceling an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill for the second straight day. The storm, which began Friday morning, nixed the final downhill training day and continued through the night forcing the jury to bump Saturday's race to...

Miller Fifth in 84th Lauberhorn Downhill


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Olympic gold medalist Bode MIller (Franconia, NH) finished fifth, a mere .35 behind winner Patrick Kueng of Switzerland in a wind shortened running of the 84th Lauberhorn downhill. The race start was lowered as high winds ravaged the upper half of the fabled course, cutting over a full minute from the normal leg...