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U.S. Alpine and U19/21 Champs Coming to Sugarloaf

10/24/2016

SUGARLOAF, ME (Oct. 24, 2016) – The best ski racers in the country will hit the slopes at Sugarloaf this season for the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships March 25 - 28, 2017. It will be the resort’s sixth time hosting the Championships. Sugarloaf will also play host to the newly instated U19 and U21 Junior National Championships, taking place...

Ligety Fifth in World Cup Return

10/23/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23, 2016) – Four-time Soelden winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) returned from injury to take fifth place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener giant slalom.

Alexis Pinturault of France was unstoppable, never giving up his lead to win by .70 seconds. Austrian Marcel Hirscher threw down a spectacular second run and...

Shiffrin Podiums in World Cup Opener

10/22/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (October 22, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) kicked off the season with a bang, nailing the podium at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, taking second place. Lara Gut of Switzerland dominated the race, winning by 1.44 seconds.

Ligety + Shiffrin Seek Podiums in Soelden

10/19/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19, 2016) – The fog has been swirling around the Rettenbach Glacier, creating an atmosphere of magic like something out of a fairytale. The spirit of ski racing is swirling around Soelden, too, as the crew preps the stage for one of the biggest shows in ski racing: the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener kicking off the 50th...

Tim Jitloff: What Makes a Champ

10/18/2016

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...

Remembering Lawrence’s Double Gold in 1952

10/13/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

Sam Morse: What Makes a Champ

10/10/2016

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 Releases "Strong Is the New Beautiful"

10/04/2016

NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 4, 2016) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn released her new book, "Strong Is the New Beautiful" on Tuesday. With her writing revolving around strength, fitness and training, Vonn tells her story about how she has bounced back from injury to become the best female skier in...

2016-17 Alpine Staff Named

10/03/2016

PARK CITY, UT (October 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team announces its alpine coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, which kicks off in Soelden, Austria on October 22-23 and also features four domestic Audi FIS Ski World Cup events, highlighted by World Cup Finals in Aspen.  

Tommy Moe: The Golden Boy

09/30/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

The Magic of Ohau

09/19/2016

The U.S. Alpine Ski Team travels the globe, far and wide, to a myriad of majestic mountains, but one of the most magical of these mountains is without a doubt Ohau Snowfields in New Zealand. Recognized as one of the “9 Most Stunning Places to Ski on...

Racing a World Cup Downhill…in the Gym

09/16/2016

Even after spending all day in the gym, the Europa Cup boys on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team returned to the USSA Center of Excellence on a Thursday night in September. It was a festive atmosphere with pizza and loud music, but the guys weren’t quite dressed for a party. Instead, they all showed up in their downhill suits.

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,...

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