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Squaw Valley Hopes to Motivate Future Generation

03/09/2017

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (Mar. 9, 2017) - Millions of fans worldwide will be watching the racing action on Red Dog as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup comes to the Olympic village of Squaw Valley Friday and Saturday. But resort officials and local Olympic champion Julia Mancuso have a forward looking view, hoping that the races inspire the next generation of...

Morse Top 5 in Barnburner Super G

03/09/2017

ÅRE, Sweden (Mar. 9, 2017) – For the second day in a row, Sam Morse (Sugarloaf, ME; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Carrabassett Valley Academy) led the charge for the U.S., finishing just .08 seconds off the top of the podium at the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships Thursday. On the women’s side, Maureen Lebel (Truckee, CA; Mammoth Mountain Ski...

USA Sweeps Downhill at Junior Worlds

03/08/2017

ÅRE, Sweden (March 8, 2017) – Sam Morse (Sugarloaf, ME; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Stratton Mountain School) led a U.S. downhill gold-medal sweep at the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships Wednesday. This was the second-straight U.S. downhill gold medal for...

Americans Struggle as Hirscher Wins Slalom Title

03/05/2017

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 5, 2017) – A day after wrapping up his sixth-straight overall World Cup title, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher added another crystal globe to his trophy case - the World Cup slalom title.

Austria’s Michael Matt won Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom race under light rain and sloppy course conditions. Italy’s...

Vonn Second Again In Olympic Test Event

03/04/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (March 4, 2017) – For the second-straight day, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished second at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

It was déjà vu all over again as Italy’s Sofia Goggia won for the second-straight day, followed by Vonn in second and Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec in...

Hirscher Clinches Overall World Cup Title

03/04/2017

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Mar. 4, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top U.S. finisher at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora taking 21st place. Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the race, clinching his sixth consecutive overall World Cup crystal globe.

Vonn Leads Four Americans Into Top 11

03/03/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (March 4, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished second to lead four American women into the top 11 in Saturday’s downhill at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Italy’s Sofia Goggia finally won her first World Cup event of the season after finishing on the podium nine times...

Big Olympic Test Event Weekend in Jeongseon

03/03/2017

PYEONGCHANG, Korea (Mar. 3, 2017) – The women’s speed team will look to put a rough Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana, Switzerland behind them as they take on the Olympic test event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and super G on Sunday. Meanwhile, the men head to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for...

It’s Just About Today

02/28/2017

The 19-year-old German ski racer gave a tug on the laces of her leather boots, clicking them into the cables on her long wooden skis. Behind her was the towering Piz Nair, the iconic peak on Corviglia at St. Moritz, high in the Swiss Alps.

A day earlier she had won silver in the downhill on Piz Nair - five minutes, 38 seconds down the...

Biesemeyer 19th in Kvitfjell Super G

02/26/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 26, 2017) - Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) was the top-placed American in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Italy’s Peter Fill.

It was a career-first super G victory for Fill, as Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was second, and Canada’s Erik Guay finished third. Biesemeyer was 19th.  Brennan Rubie...

First Career Alpine Combined Victory for Shiffrin

02/26/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined event Sunday, and increased her overall World Cup lead heading into final races of the season.

Racing once again under brilliant blue skies and on a soft track, Shiffrin laid down a solid first run of...

Ski Racing Publisher Gary Black Passes

02/26/2017

SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 26, 2017) - For more than three decades, Ski Racing and its publisher Gary Black, Jr., have been an impactful voice for alpine ski racing worldwide. The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the passing of Black, 75, who died peacefully Saturday (Feb. 25) at his home in Sun Valley.

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‘Crazy Fast’ Turn Dings Ganong in Downhill

02/25/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 25, 2017) – One “crazy fast” turn got Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) off on the wrong foot in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill won by Norway’s home-crowd favorite Kjetil Jansrud.

Running the full-length 1994 Olympic downhill course, Jansrud edged out Italy’s Peter Fill by just 0.08 seconds. Switzerland...

Stuhec Wins Again as Shiffrin 13th in Super G

02/25/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored valuable points toward the overall World Cup title Saturday, finishing 13th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won Saturday’s race by 0.50 seconds over Italy’s Elena...

Stuhec Narrows Gap ... Slightly

02/24/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup resumed after the World Championships break with challenging conditions in Crans-Montana which saw the top U.S. racers withdrawing from the start. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) maintained her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead despite not starting Friday’s alpine...

Optimistic Ganong Eighth in Downhill

02/24/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 24, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) felt all the good sensations of solid run in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a make-up race from the canceled December event at Lake Louise, Canada, leading the U.S. in eighth place.

Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline took his first career World Cup victory Friday,...

US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

02/24/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes slated to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s alpine combined Friday in Crans-Montana have withdrawn from the race over course safety concerns.

“Due to conditions, we weren't comfortable with the amount of risk our athletes had to take to push to be competitive...

World Cup Returns With Speed Events

02/23/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 23, 2017) – With the St. Moritz World Championships in the books, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumes this weekend at Crans-Montana, Switzerland for the women and Kvitfjell, Norway for the men.   

All eyes will be on the young Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who is fresh off a pair of World...

Austria Reigns as Chodounsky Takes Top 15

02/19/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 19, 2017) – David Chodounsky was the leading American skier in the final day of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, finishing 12th in the slalom. But it was the Austrians' day, who went 1-2 with Marcel Hirscher taking an easy win.

Journalists Honor Ski Racing's Gary Black

02/19/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 19, 2017) – Longtime Ski Racing publisher Gary Black was honored during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz by the Association of International Ski Journalists (AIJS) for his lifetime work on behalf of ski racing. AIJS President Gernot Mussner acknowledged Black for his passionate support of ski...

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