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USA Double Win at NZ Slalom

08/21/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 21) - Slalom ace David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and rising star Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) combined for a U.S. Ski Team victory sweep of the Audi New...

Progress for Miller and Ligety in NZ

08/20/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick last week as Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed out their on snow camp at Coronet Peak in New Zealand.

El Colorado Women's Speed Recap

08/14/2013

Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the women's speed team following a mid summer camp in El Colorado, Chile. 

EL COLORADO, Chile (Aug. 13)  - On-snow preparations for the upcoming season officially commenced for the best-in-the-world U.S. women’s speed team — or at least half of it — with Leanne Smith, Laurenne Ross and Stacey...

Thousands Line Up to Meet Vonn in NY

08/12/2013

HENRIETTA, NY (Aug. 9) - An estimated 4,000 fans lined up Friday for a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) at an autograph signing outside of Rochester, NY. Vonn signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans for two hours at The Ski Company. The store closed...

Erik Schlopy Joins Men's Alpine Staff

08/09/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 9) – Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff. Schlopy was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 seasons before retiring in Dec. 2008. Schlopy shared the giant slalom podium with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH with bronze at...

Men's Alpine Logging Miles in NZ

08/07/2013

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 7) - Olympic and World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), five-time Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and the men's technical team have now logged about a week on snow in New Zealand to open the first part of the on-snow prep period. It is the first time MIller has run gates since late in the...

Women's Speed Opens Chile Camp

07/26/2013

EL COLORADO, Chile (July 26) - The Best in the World women's alpine speed team, featuring Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA), Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR),  started its on-snow Road to Sochi with a two-week camp in El Colorado. The training block is the first of two in Chile for coach Chip White's speed group, which...

Summer Rocks for Ross

07/25/2013

BEND, OR (July 25) — U.S. Speed Team member Laurenne Ross conquers mountains in both directions. Delivering her first World Cup podium at the end of last season, Ross clearly knows how to make a quick descent. She spends her summers, on the other hand, fighting gravity — rock climbing, mostly in her home state of Oregon.

Caught Up: Mikaela Shiffrin off to NZ

07/23/2013

After a blitz of summer conditioning, it's time for the women's technical team of Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) to get back on snow with their annual trek to New Zealand. Ski Racing Magazine caught up with the reigning slalom World Champion just before her flight to the Southern Hemisphere. 

Bill Johnson Elects to Leave Hospital

07/16/2013

GRESHAM, OR (July 16) - Bill Johnson, a U.S. Ski Team legend who boldly predicted his downhill gold medal victory at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, has elected to continue his fight against a life threatening infection amongst the comfort and support of family and friends. Johnson, who remains cheerful and aware, was hospitalized on...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage

07/11/2013

DENVER (July 11) – In advance of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ski and snowboard fans received a big boost this week when Universal Sports Network announced a new TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable - the second-largest U.S. cable system operator. Universal Sports Network, which is also available on Direct TV, will now be available...

Cook Tosses Padres First Pitch

07/02/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2) - The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team spiced up their "spring" training last week in San Diego, CA with a conditioning camp that was anything but traditional. From sessions at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in nearby Chula Vista to workouts racing in the Outrigger Iron Championships, here's a quick snapshot of the week:

2014 Women's Alpine Staff Announced

06/24/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 24) – The successful athletic leadership that helped guide one of the most successful seasons in women's alpine history will continue to direct the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team with the philosophy that idleness is not an option. Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser and speed Head Coach Chip White return for their 17th seasons with the U....

Chip White Honored by USOC

06/24/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 24) – U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed Head Coach Chip White was honored Friday by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a finalist for its 2012 National Coach of the Year Award. White, who led all six of his athletes to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium last winter, was the only coach of a winter sport to make the final...

McKennis Off Crutches and Ramping Up

06/17/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 14)  - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) knows what it takes to come back from a serious injury; she's done it before.

Less than two months after her first career World Cup win in St. Anton, the 23-year-old crashed in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, shattering her tibial plateau and fracturing her tibia. Although McKennis...

U.S. World Cup Tour Stops Announced

06/10/2013

CAVTAT, Croatia (June 10) – Olympic selection events and a preview of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships highlight a schedule of U.S. World Cup events announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and International Ski Federation at annual spring FIS meetings in Croatia. Each World Cup will be a part of the Olympic selection...

Shiffrin and Christianson Win Golden Ski

06/04/2013

Franconia, NH (June 4) - The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage) with the 2013 Don A....

Chasing Ligety at Mammoth Mountain

05/16/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 15) - The tech team of the men's U.S. Ski Team recently concluded a productive training camp at Mammoth. Coach Forest Carey, recently promoted by the team, ran the early portion of the camp and Ski Racing Magazine caught up with him between planes to a surfing excursion.

Women's Speed Camp Wraps at Mammoth

05/14/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 14) - The athletes still have their ski legs under them, not their beach legs, according to Women's Speed Coach Chip White, which makes the May training block at Mammoth unique compared to other off-season camps.

2014 Men's Alpine Staff Announced

05/10/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 10) – High performance, conditioning and teamwork will be the focus of the staff assembled by men's alpine Head Coach Sasha Rearick for the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup and Sochi Olympic Winter Games season. Notable additions include the addition of a World Cup Multi Team comprised of overall skiers Ted Ligety (Park City,...

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