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2014 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 18) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association today named a group of 16 elite athletes to compete at the 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships scheduled for Feb. 26 through March 6 at Jasna Resort in Slovakia. 

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Shiffrin Fifth in Rainy Olympic Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Heavy rain pelted the 18-year-old World Champion during her second run, but she reigned in a world-class performance to land in the top five behind...

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Silver and Bronze for Weibrecht and Miller


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khutor Sunday. After taking the lead out of the number 13 start, Miller watched in wonderment as teammate Weibrecht put down a...

Mancuso Eighth in Demanding Super G


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Another difficult course set plus temperatures in the 40s yielded DNFs in seven of the first eight...

Miller Sixth in Sochi Super Combined


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Five-time Olympian Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Wet snow and a challenging slalom course set bumped 10 out of 30 athletes out of the race, but Swiss skier Sandro Viletta was able to...

Mancuso 8th as Downhill Produces Historic Tie


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) - Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold. An Olympic medal tie has happened four times since 1948 in alpine skiing, but before today...

Three Olympics - Four Medals for Mancuso


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center. Mancuso skied into the lead in the downhill portion...

Ganong Fifth in Olympic Downhill Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance. Ganong skied into the lead but was then bumped by Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze behind gold winner...

Miller Claims Final Downhill Training


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished .66 seconds ahead of Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal to take the victory in the final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. Miller also won the opening training run and was sixth in the second, solidifying him as a favorite in Sunday's medal event. Joining...

Ross and Wiles Join Downhill Starters


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) earned a downhill start by finishing fifth in her third and final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. U.S. Ski Team Rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) finished fourth, and, despite missing a gate high on the run, she earned her career first Olympic start for the Feb....

Vail Introduces World Championship Mascots


VAIL, CO (Feb. 2) — When the world returns to the Vail Valley for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, athletes, media, spectators and families will be welcomed by two of Vail and Beaver Creek’s newest ambassadors of fun, Pete and Earl.

Ligety Wins in St. Moritz Giant Slalom


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 2) - Four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) blasted through thick fog to win the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics by a massive 1.51 second margin over Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Ligety masterfullly arced to a 1.28 second first run lead, then...

Shiffrin Seventh in Pre-Olympic SL


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Feb. 2) - Reigning World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was leading after the first run but struck a deep rut in her second run, slowing her to seventh in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Swede Frida Hansdotter, who has eight previous World Cup podiums to her...

One Year to Vail Beaver Creek Worlds


VAIL, CO (Feb. 1) As the world prepares for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ clock was also ticking for Vail and Beaver Creek Saturday, February 1, as the two resorts hosted “Countdown 2-15” festivities to celebrate the one-year mark until world’s best skiers return to the...

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cups


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 1) - Heavy snow over the past 36 hours mixed with fog during the day Saturday canceled both the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Moritz and the women's giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Nearly two feet of snow fell at both venues Friday forcing organizers to pull the final men's downhill...

Miller and Shiffrin Land Sports Illustrated Covers


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PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela...

Vonn Committed to 2018 Olympics


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 29) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail. CO) has committed to returning to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour in hopes of racing for gold at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO and says she'll compete through the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Chodounsky 22nd in Schladming Night Race


SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 28) - Sochi bound David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 22nd in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It was the fourth point scoring result of the season for Chodounsky, who posted a career best seventh earlier this winer in Val d'Isere, France. Norwegian teen Henrik...

Gold Medalists Highlight Olympic Alpine Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 26) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Sunday nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team that will compete in Sochi next month. The team is highlighted by Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (...