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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...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,...

Alpine Champs Return to Squaw in 2014


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (April 23) – Following an incredibly successful Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships that brought thousands of fans to Squaw Valley this spring, the annual event is returning to the 1960 Olympic Mountain to close the 2014 Olympic Winter Games season. The March 19-23 championships will feature Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley,...

Alpine Adds Two Key Positions


PARK CITY, UT (April 17) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has added Martin Guyer and Michelle Demschar to vital positions within its alpine development staff, announced Alpine Director Patrick Riml. Guyer, who spent the last 10 years with Green Mountain Valley School, has been named Eastern Regional Alpine Coach. Additionally Demschar...

U.S. Produces Historic Alpine Season


PARK CITY, UT (April  16) – As the U.S. Alpine Ski Team turns their focus to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  a look back on the historic 2013 season has the team poised for success in Sochi. The U.S. Ski Team, anchored by a golden hat trick from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), captured five World Championship medals to become the first non-European...

Under 16 Alpine Champs Hosted in Park City


PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – A parallel slalom race at Park City Mountain Resort on Friday wrapped up the first-ever Under 16 National Championships for young alpine athletes from across the country. Sky Kelsey of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club captured the boys’ title with Storm Klomhaus of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association...

Ligety and Shiffrin Dominate USOC Award


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 5) - World Championships gold medalists and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) have again been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee as Athletes of the Month, this time for March. It is the fourth time in the last six months that Ligety has been voted...