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Ligety Master in 2.75 Second Win

10/28/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 28) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) served notice on the field with an historic 2.75-second margin of victory in the World Cup opener in Soelden for his 12th career win. Ligety mastered the controversial new GS skis, soft snow conditions, variable light and a raging...

Veteran Tina Maze Takes Soelden Again

10/27/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 27) - Veteran Tina Maze of Slovenia charged to a strong Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season opening giant slalom win with a .42 margin over Austria's Kathrin Zettel on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden. It was Maze's third Soelden win but first since 2005. It was a tough day for the U.S. Ski Team as defending champion...

World Cup LIVE on Universal

10/27/2012

Ready to watch the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup? Universal Sports will bring you all the action again this year with free live web streaming and same day TV coverage to subscribers.

Watching Audi FIS World Cup on Universal Sports
The 2012-13 FIS Alpine World Cup Ski Season has officially arrived and Universal Sports...

October Open for Copper Speed Center

10/25/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain is on track to open on Oct. 31, nearly two weeks earlier than it did during its inaugural year of operation last season. The benefits of which are wide-reaching as U.S. Ski Team athletes will be able to utilize Audi FIS Alpine World Cup level snow conditions and...

2013 Alpine Team Named at Vail Nov. 15

10/23/2012

VAIL, CO (Oct. 23) – The U.S. Ski Team including Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and...

Copper Speed Center Close to Open

10/20/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 20) - The Copper Mountain Resort snow making team is working around the clock for the anticipated early November open of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center - the only full-length downhill training facility open anywhere in the world at this time of year. After firing up the HKD guns on Oct.

U.S. Ski Team Ready for Soelden

10/19/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team, including defending Soelden champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) spent Friday morning training on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race hill in Soelden, then met with journalists high on the Rettenbach glacier. The opportunity to train on the race hill is a direct result...

Alpine Women Train at Soelden

10/12/2012

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 12) – Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup veteran Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) are feeling strong as they prep...

Kelble Brings Experience to Regional Coaching

10/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 5) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made another bold stroke in bolstering the national alpine development system by hiring World Cup veteran Frank Kelble as the Rocky Central Regional Coach. Kelble, who has over 25 years of international experience, has coached at every level within the USSA including a long...

Ski with the U.S. Ski Team at Copper

10/02/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 2) – As snowmaking began Tuesday at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, the resort announced a contest to provide VIP access to the world-class venue with an exclusive opportunity to free ski with the U.S. Ski Team prior to the opening this fall. Copper Mountain season pass holders can enter on Facebook...

Private Portillo Training for Men's Alpine

09/26/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 26) – Hotel Portillo may be closed for the season, but its 9,500 foot slopes are still cranking as Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA),...

Vonn, Wallisch Up for Top USOC Honor

09/14/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has nominated reigning X Games slopestyle skiing champion Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh) and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Champion...

Alpine Women Up to Speed in Portillo

09/11/2012

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 11) – The speed training season is officially underway in South America as the women's U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and ...

Rogan Joins Alpine Development Staff

09/11/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 11) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has made another move designed to dramatically enhance athlete fundamental skills development across the nation. USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml announced the appointment of longtime Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Alpine Team leader Michael Rogan as...

Men's Speed Glides into Chile

08/22/2012

LA PARVA, Chile (Aug. 22) – The U.S.

U.S. Men Progress at Coronet Peak

08/16/2012

CORONET PEAK, New Zealand (Aug. 16) – Coaches report good progression following the first two weeks of the U.S. Ski Team men's technical camp in New Zealand, despite a constant battle with warm weather. The first of two major on snow summer sessions, the Coronet Peak...

Spyder Wins Innovative Licensing Award

07/28/2012

BOULDER, CO (July 27) – For over thirty years, Spyder Active Sports, Inc. and the U.S. Ski Team have shared an illustrious partnership to promote the athletes and accolades of winter sports. This season was no exception as Spyder ramped up its initiatives to expand the partnership. At the recent U...

Women's Alpine Utilizes Mt. Hutt

07/26/2012

MT. HUTT, New Zealand (July 26) – Challenging snow conditions have shifted the annual women's alpine summer training camp to Mt. Hutt near Christchurch. Originally slated for Coronet Peak, warm weather rerouted U.S. women, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn...

Women's Alpine Rolls to New Zealand

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), will begin their first on-snow...

Keller Hired as Regional Development Director

07/13/2012

PARK CITY, UT (July 13) – In a move to create a national approach to alpine development, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has shifted Lester Keller to Regional Alpine Development Director. Keller, who has a long history in USSA development programs, transitions into the role after spending over 20 years with the Western Region. The...

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