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U.S. Women Find Speed in Portillo


Ski Racing Magazine caught up with women's alpine speed Head Coach Chip White and athlete Laurenne Ross  following a recent training camp in Portillo, Chile. 

2015 World Champs Broadcast to 750 Million


VAIL, CO (Sept. 25) - An estimated 750 million will view the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships set for Feb. 2-15 with events in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. The television images will be provided by EUROVISION, an internationally recognized leader in sports production and newly named official Host Broadcaster of the 2015 World Championships...

First Snow Flies at Beaver Creek


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 23) - Beaver Creek Resort received its first natural snow of the season Sunday night, just over two months in advance of the mens' and women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races. The back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup weekends will serve at test events for the Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with...

FIS Announces Alpine Leadership Changes


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Sept. 18) - Markus Waldner, Hannes Trinkl, Emmanuel Couder and Jean-Philippe Vulliet have been namd to key Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leadership positions beginning in the spring of 2014, the FIS announced Wednesday. Waldner will take over for Guenther Hujara, who will retire after 23 years with the...

Volunteer for 2015 World Championships


VAIL, CO (Sept. 10) - As a teen, Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) volunteered as a member of the slip crew for the 1999 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held in her hometown of Vail. Needless to say, she was inspired. The world will again converge on the Vail Valley Feb. 2-15, 2015 when the fabled alpine championships...

2015 Women's Speed Track Named


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Sept. 6) -  The alpine legacy of the Vail Valley gained power and grace Friday as the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee introduced "Raptor" as the name of the newly constructed women's speed track at Beaver Creek Resort. The home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World...

Fitness Key to Men's Speed Camp


Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in...

Vonn Successfully Returns to Snow


PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – A smiling and pain free Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion, clicked into her skis for the first time in almost seven months on Saturday (Aug. 31) as she rejoined the...

Vonn to Join Speed Team in Chile


VAIL, CO (Aug. 28) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will join the Best in the World women's speed team for their annual on-snow camp in Portillo, Chile next month. Vonn, who demonstrated the strength of her surgically repaired right knee for journalists Wednesday at Ski...

Women's Tech Strong after NZ Camp


Ski Racing Magazine recently caught up with women's technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer following a recent on snow camp at New Zealand's Coronet Peak.

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 27) - Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New...

USA Double Win at NZ Slalom


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...