Ted Ligety backed up his historic 2013 season with an Olympic gold medal and World Cup title in 2014, once again solidifying his place among the all-time greats. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
Last month, nearly 1000 racers sent in their view of ‘What Makes a Champion,” all for an opportunity to ski with Ted Ligety. Auden’s talked about his love for practice, the importance of sportsmanship and having fun. Ligety picked the winner himself.
Inspired by the official U.S. Ski Team mascot Champ, the Team kicked off a content series asking athletes and fans about the moment they truly felt like a champion.
U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety has been nominated for Best Male Olympic Athlete in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards.
Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were nominated for Team USA's Female and Male Athlete of the Month.
It’s been a decade now since a 21-year-old Ligety was a surprise Olympic champion in the combined at Torino. So what it is about his style of skiing that attracts fans from around the world?
In front of a packed crowd, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) reminded ski racing fans of his giant slalom skills at the opening Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race, taking his fourth win in Soelden, Austria.
The U.S. Ski Team and Copper Mountain have teamed up to give away a chance to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety by asking the ski community “What makes you a champion?”
Season-opening Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials will take place at Copper Mountain on Saturday, November 21 to coincide with opening day at Copper as well as the U.S. Ski Team’s annual Nature Valley First Tracks celebration.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took victories at the Coronet Peak Night Slalom, part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ on Friday night.
Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will headline the Winter Games NZ opening race on Friday night at Coronet Peak.
Ted Ligety took some time out of the gym on Thursday to drive to Ogden, UT—about an hour away from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence in Park City, UT—to visit the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation YMCA Community Family Center.
The 2015/16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin.
Ski Racing put together a video featuring Ted Ligety's ski technician for his HEAD skis - Alex Martin. Martin tells trade secrets about how many pairs of skis Ligety has, what a race day ski set up looks like and what it's really like to work with Ligety.
Six USSA athletes will be represented at the 2015 Governor’s State of Sport Awards.
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Skiing always comes first for 2006 and 2014 Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety. Whether it's dropping cliffs, taking the snowmobiles into the Utah backcountry or laying down some of the most incredible angles in all of ski racing, "Shred" is constantly pushing and evolving the sport.
Ligety had a lot to live up to following a historic 2013 season that solidified him as one of the legends of the sport. He again set the tone with season-opening wins in Soelden and Beaver Creek, and then rocketed into Sochi as the favorite to win the giant slalom gold medal. Being the favorite and then delivering on that expectation is the most challenging position to hold in all of sport. Ligety delivered and became the first American man to win a giant slalom gold medal, which also marked him as the only man in U.S. history to win two Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing.
After such a successful 2014 season, 2015 proved to be a challenge for Ligety. Defending his World Championships giant slalom title—his third straight—was his biggest goal. After injuring his wrist in training in Colorado prior to Lake Louise, Ted had a rough start to the season. But just two weeks after he suffered the injury, he won the giant slalom at Birds of Prey. With the World Championships on that same track, it was an arc-er's show starring Ted Ligety. He shredded the track, gaining speed and building his lead the entire way down, and he gave the massive crowd something to cheer for.
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