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Vonn, Cook 1-2 in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – A still ailing Lindsey Vonn stormed to a 1.73 second downhill victory in foggy Lake Louise as teammate Stacey Cook  was second to climb atop the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium of her career. The weather plagued race was held multiple times as fog drifted in and out. It was the 54th victory of Vonn's career...

Ganong Leads USA on Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - A record crowd packed the Audi Birds of Prey finish area Friday as Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win in the men's downhill. Travis Ganong led the U.S. Ski Team in 16th. It was the first downhill win for Innerhofer in four years as he upset favorite Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway who was second. Marco Sullivan,...

USSA Names Helly Hansen Official Baselayer

11/30/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Nov 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today named Helly Hansen as the official baselayer of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team’s 48 athletes will wear Helly Hansen’s baselayers during competitions beginning this week at the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup event at Beaver Creek, CO, through the end of the 2016...

Live from Audi Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek this weekend with live coverage across America from the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup. Sunday Olympic champion Ted Ligety takes on...

Stage Set for Thrilling Birds of Prey

11/29/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – Times are dropping and energy is building in Beaver Creek in anticipation of Friday's Audi Birds of Prey downhill featuring Lake Louise podium finisher Marco Sullivan and a recharged men's U.S. speed team. Athletes and coaches across the board have lauded the Birds of Prey organizing committee and the 200 plus...

Shiffrin Dazzles Crowd in Aspen Slalom

11/25/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 25) - U.S. Ski Team rising star Mikaela Shiffrin scored the seventh top 10 of her career with a strong second run in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, finshing seventh. Austria's Kathrin Zettel took the win. The finish boosted Shiffrin to fifth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and slalom standings. The race was...

Audi World Cup Live This Weekend

11/23/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 23) - U.S. ski racing fans have a weekend of live coverage as the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America. Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational women's slalom will air live on the NBC Sports Network with two hours of coverage from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST...

World Cup Rolls to Historic Aspen

11/20/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 21) – All eyes will be watching Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and potentially Lindsey Vonn when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational takes over the historic Colorado ski town Thanksgiving weekend with a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tech races. Vonn, who was walloped last week with a stomach illness, returned to gate...

Vonn Returns to Gate Training

11/18/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak. Vonn, who has been slowed by illness for over a week, made the decision to begin gate training after a brief freeskiing session on Nov. 17. Her training status is day-to-day...

2013 Alpine Team Announced in Vail

11/15/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 15) – Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome the team during a public celebration that opened the 50...

Nature Valley First Tracks Streaming Live

11/15/2012

VAIL, CO (NOV. 15) – The U.S. Ski Team will help kick off a historic 50th anniversary season at Vail tonight when the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks. The event begins at 5 p.m. MT and is streaming live on the new USSA Network on YouTube. Don't miss your favorite athletes, including Olympic champions...

Clark to Join Hall of Fame

11/13/2012

ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 13) - Freestyle skiing pioneer Wayne Wong and world champion freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Bloom lead an outstanding class of six inductees elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Joining them will be Alpine World Championship medalist Kirsten Clark, world champion and snowboarding pioneer Craig Kelly, acclaimed...

Vonn Hospitalized With Illness

11/12/2012

VAIL, CO (NOV. 12) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn was admitted to a hospital in Vail, CO Monday with an undisclosed illness. Vonn was in Colorado preparing for the Nov. 24-25 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, the annual women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup swing to the U.S. More information about Vonn's...

Ligety 13th in Foggy Levi Slalom

11/11/2012

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 11) – Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety, who was victorious in the opening World Cup race at Soelden, Austria two weeks ago, finished 13th Sunday in a foggy slalom held north of the Arctic Circle. Defending World Cup slalom champion Andre Myhrer of Sweden won my a narrow .06 margin over...

Stunning Slalom Podium for Shiffrin

11/10/2012

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 10) – Seventeen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin converted a trip to the Arctic Circle into the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of her career after finishing third in Levi. While she doesn't yet have a driver's license or a high school diploma – she graduates from Burke Mountain Academy next spring – the podium came...

Ligety Honored by USOC for Soelden Win

11/08/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 8) – Ted Ligety's historic 2.75 second margin of victory in the Oct. 28 giant slalom that opened the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season has earned him the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month award for October. Ligety's blistering of the World Cup field was even more impressive as it came during a raging...

Alpine World Cup Resumes in Finland

11/07/2012

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 7) – Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will carry the U.S. Ski Team torch to the Arctic Circle this weekend for a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races set for Nov. 10-11 in Levi. Ligety is fresh off a historic 2.75 second victory at the World Cup opener in Soelden and Shiffrin returns to the discipline that brought...

Vonn's Request Unsupported by FIS Council

11/03/2012

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Nov. 3) - The International Ski Federation's FIS Council Saturday voted to not support a request by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that would have opened the door for Lindsey Vonn to participate in a men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill. The USSA had supported the request by Vonn, a four-time overall World...

Win a U.S. Ski Team Dream Trip to Vail

11/01/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 1) – The U.S. Ski Team and Vail Mountain invite you to open your ski season with Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and the U.S. Ski Team by entering to win a dream trip to Vail for Nature Valley First Tracks, the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announcement. The grand prize includes a trip for four to Vail...

Copper Skiers Open Speed Center

10/31/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 31) – It wasn't a typical Halloween at Copper Mountain as over 200 skiers and riders spent the day carving turns on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center – the only full-length downhill training facility open anywhere in the world at this time of year. The Oct. 31 open was nearly two weeks earlier than the 2011 inaugural...

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