Alpine News

Ganong Claims Career First Win


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 27, 2014) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill. Austria's Matthias Mayer was the only one who got close to Ganong, finishing in second, nine-hundredths back....

Flight School Pays Off for Nyman


As a teen, Steven Nyman learned about terrain at the USSA's Western Region Flight School. How did that help him win Val Gardena a third time? USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look in this week's Behind the Gold.
Behind the Gold
Trackside With Tiger at Cross Country World Cup


DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 22, 2014) - The FIS Cross Country World Cup tour came to the Swiss Alps the last two week, with back-to-back weekends of cross country ski racing. USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw was trackside with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and shared his thoughts on his time with the team.
USA Blanked in Madonna Slalom


MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2014) - It was a tough day at the office for the U.S. Ski Team, with no finishes in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom in Madonna di Campiglio. After a string of near misses, Germany's Felix Neureuther finally pulled it together for two runs to take his first victory since last March - a .82 margin...

TAKE 5 With U.S. Ski Team’s Laurenne Ross


Elite athletes know how to deliver elite performances. And they know that the best way to fuel elite performances is to make great nutrition choices. But fueling elite performances shouldn’t be limited to our elite athletes. 

Ligety Hammers to Second Place in Alta Badia


ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 21, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a phenomenal second run of giant slalom, skiing from seventh place to second in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Alta Badia. Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took 12th.

Vonn Record Will Wait


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 21, 2014) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped the speed weekend in Val d'Isere finishing sixth in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Austria's Elisabeth Goergl took the win, while Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) saw her hopes of matching the all-time win record dashed when she crashed near the top of the course. Four...

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...