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Weibrecht Top 20 in Val Gardena Super G


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 20, 2014)—On a snow-hungry super G course in Val Gardena resembling a luge track, the U.S. men could not rival the women’s Val d’Isere results. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was the top U.S. athlete in 19th place, while both Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Friday’s downhill winner Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) DNFed....

Vonn: On Doorstep of Record


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 20, 2014) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) positioned herself on the doorstep to history Saturday, winning her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup with a .19 second victory in the Val d'Isere downhill. It left her just one win away from matching the all-time win record held by the legendary Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell....

Ladies Speed Team Gets Ready for Val d'Isere


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2014) – So far this season, the ladies’ speed team has been in the business of making history, with a podium sweep in Lake Louise. And the entire team is riding that wave of excitement going into this weekend’s race in Val d’Isere.

Without a...

NTG Athlete Cashman to Race Longines Future Ski Champions


You’ve heard about ski racing stars like Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. You’ve probably heard about the rising D Team stars like Alex Ginnis and Breezy Johnson. But have you heard of Keely Cashman? If not...

Hat Trick for Nyman in Val Gardena


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2014) - There are some downhill courses that suit certain athletes. And the fabled Saslong in Val Gardena is that downhill course with the U.S. Ski Team's Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT). On Friday, Nyman etched his name once again into the annals of skiing history as he won his third career downhill in one of his sport...

Lindsey Vonn's Pet Cow


VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2014) - We often see athletes on the podium, holding skis over their heads with medals around their necks. Other times, we see the funny prizes the athletes win—such as a large bird of prey in Beaver Creek or a reindeer at Levi or Ruka, high above the Arctic Cirle in Finnish Lapland. However, these prizes are...
What to Know About Val Gardena


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17, 2014)—The men’s speed team is in the Dolomites this weekend and is looking fast, with Steven Nyman taking the win at the first and only downhill training run.

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Ligety Slalom Hope Dashed by Straddle


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 14, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a beautiful first run in Sunday's Audi FIS World Cup slalom, but straddled a gate in the second and skied out. NCAA slalom champion David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took the only American World Cup points of the day, finishing 22nd in Are.

Almost: .02 Short for Shiffrin


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 13, 2014) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a strong second run in the slalom, but fell two-hundredths short of the podium as Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner brought the home country crowd to its feet with a stunning win over Tina Maze in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Are. Sweden's Frida Hansdotter rounded out the...

Another GS Podium for Ligety in Are


Are, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) slayed his way to second place in Are, Sweden, behind Marcel Hirscher from Austria - who collected his 25th career World Cup win - and ahead of Stefan Luitz of Germany. Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) grabbed more giant slalom World Cup points, finishing in 22nd. The win moved Hirscher back atop the...

Tech Teams Take on Sweden


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2014) – Lack of snow across mainland Europe has forced the relocation of men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom races at Val d’Isere and Courchevel, respectively, to Are, Sweden. After a successful North American series for both the men and women, the team morale is high and they’re ready to carry the momentum to Are....

Shiffrin Top-10 in Sweden


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12) - Tina Maze continued her quest for the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup title with her third win in three different disciplines this season, taking the giant slalom in Are. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to tenth in the opening race of the weekend, originally scheduled for snow-starved Courchevel, France. Rising...

Regaining the Golden Touch


Behind the Gold
After a disappointing 2013-14 World Cup season for the women, the...

Ligety: Five Years Straight!



Vonn on Lake Louise Podium Again


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Feb. 7) - Just a day after leading a first-ever American podium sweep, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was back on the winner's stand, finishing second in the season-opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was sixth, while Lara Gut of Switzerland took the win and Tina Maze of Slovenia...

Top-10 Super G for Weibrecht at Birds of Prey


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) - While the ladies were busy with a historic podium sweep for the U.S. up in Lake Louise, Andrew Weibrecht led the charge as four U.S. men finished in the top 25 Saturday at the Audi Birds of Prey super G at Beaver Creek. Hannes Reichelt of Austria snagged the victory today, while Norway's seemingly unstoppable...
Vonn Leads USA Podium Sweep


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) reclaimed her title as Queen of the Downhill at Lake Louise on Saturday, winning her 60th Audi FIS Ski World Cup and capping a first-ever U.S. Ski Team podium sweep. At the World Cup dubbed Lake Lindsey, she regained her crown as she pulled out the win by almost a half second. Early-running...

Nyman Podiums at Birds of Prey


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) - It was a huge day for the Americans in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with Steven Nyman pulling off a third place podium finish and Travis Ganong grabbing fifth place. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who won both the super G and downhill in Lake Louise last week, took another win and Beat Feuz of Switzerland finished second....

Strong Opener for Women's Speed


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) led a solid effort by the U.S. Ski Team's women's speed squad that saw four athletes in the top nine, including Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). It was the strongest U.S. women's downhill team performance in two seasons. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win with Ross fourth, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley...