Alpine News

Vail Coach to Join U.S. Ski Team


VAIL, CO (Jan. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced the addition of Brandon Dyksterhouse to its women’s technical team as part of a unique partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. Dyksterhouse, a former national level racer and longtime ski coach, will join the Team as interim women’s tech head coach through the remainder of the...
USA Second in Hahnenkamm Juniors


KITZBUHEL, Austria (Jan. 21. 2015)— The USA’s stars of the future were second recently at Hahnenkamm Juniors 2015. Members and nominees of the U.S. U16 National Training Group traveled to Tyrol to compete in the juniors race held in conjunction with the Hahnenkamm. The skiers raced one giant slalom run and one slalom run on the world-renowned...

Kitzbuehel Airing on NBCSN and Universal


KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2015) – Ski racers call it the Super Bowl of their sport. As an athlete, if there’s one race you want to win, it’s the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria. This weekend, American ski racing fans will have the broadest TV and streaming coverage ever as the U.S. Ski Team takes to the fabled Streif this Saturday, Jan...
Perfect 63 for Lindsey Vonn


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19, 2015) - Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women's World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed in the 22nd start position, Vonn took command from the...

Nyman Leads Men on Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18, 2015)—It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American finisher of the day, grabbing 14th place, while Hannes Reichelt from Austria took first. Competing on home turf, Beat Feuz...

62 for Lindsey Vonn


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18, 2015) - With a powerful run through sunshine and fog, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) etched her name into the ski racing history book, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Cortina downhill by .32 over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl. The win by Vonn matched the seemingly unbeatable record of 62 World Cup...

Rough Conditions in Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2015)—The men were back on the Wengen slalom hill again on Saturday, but this time for a traditional slalom Audi FIS Ski World Cup. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took 18th, while Ted Ligety (Park City, CO) finished 27th. Felix Neureuther of Germany claimed his second win of the season.

With Hirscher...

Weather Wins Again in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 17, 2015) - Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait, once again, for a try at the record of 62 World Cup wins. Organizers will try again Sunday with a downhill at...

Liz Stephen: Endurance is a Mental Game


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Liz Stephen's phenomenal result at the Tour de Ski in this week's Behind the Gold.

It’s fall in Park City. Liz Stephen pulls the laces tight on her running shoes at the USSA Center of Excellence, heading out onto the mountain trails for a 25-mile afternoon run. As she strides over rocks...

Ligety Fifth in Wengen Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 16, 2015)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled the alpine combined—a downhill followed by one run of slalom—to be the top American in Wengen, finishing in fifth place. Downhiller Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) skied to 15th, his first top 15 on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup this season. Carlo Janka of Switzerland won the...

Near Miss for Ross in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 16, 2015) - A shortened Cortina downhill became more of a sprint course on Friday, with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the USA. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tenth, having to wait again for record win number 62 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Host Italy had its day with...

Vonn & Mancuso go 1-2 in Cortina DH Training Run


CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15, 2015)—The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) also looks for the podium, finishing in sixth.

Bode: Season Opening Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2015) - Wengen’s fabled Lauberhorn downhill is in a class by itself: It's over two and a half minutes of leg-burning pain down a 2.78-mile course with speeds pushing 100 mph. Two-time downhill champion Bode Miller was back,...
Shiffrin Attacks to a Podium in Flachau


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 13, 2014)—The women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin


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Chodounsky Leads Americans in Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11, 2015)—Another warm and cloudy day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden had the men struggling for results in slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top-finishing U.S. athlete in 11th with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 22nd. Italian Stefano Gross took his first ever World Cup win.

High Winds Sweep Weekend Away


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 11, 2015) - For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc in Bad Kleinkirchheim, resulting in cancelation of the women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. This time organizers got it started - albeit 45 minutes late - but after 11 racers officials pulled the plug as winds contnued to sweep over the venue...

Ligety Seventh in Warm Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2015)—It was a warm day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden, following a night of heavy rain. And even with the race crew working around the clock, the conditions were rough for the giant slalom. Fighting against the bumpy, salted course, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took seventh and Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV)...

Winds Whip Through Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 10, 2015) - An early morning windstorm shredded the race hill and finish area at Bad Kleinkirchheim, forcing FIS officials to cancel Saturday's scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. Sunday's super G is still in the plans with ongoing discussion on whether the downhill can be replaced next weekend in...

Vonn Looks for Record in Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 9, 2014) - The women have landed in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria and with Lindsey Vonn's (Vail, CO) record hanging in wait, the excitement about the race is palpable. Although it has been an uphill battle, with lost baggage, sicknesses and flat light, the girls are battling their bad luck and looking for speed...