Alpine News

Norwegians Dominate JWCs Men's GS


JASNA, Slovakia (March 4) - Team Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium led by Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen. Sandy Vietze (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) led the U.S. with 37th as the team was hampered by missing to giant...

Katie Ryan Fifth in JWCs Super G


JASNA, Slovakia (March 3) - Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) took an aggressive line Monday to open women's speed competition at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships with fifth in super G, just .24 from the podium. Joining Ryan, who has already locked the 2014 NorAm downhill title, was Katharine Irwin (Vail,...

Morse 2nd Among U18s at JWCs


JANSA, Slovakia (March 2) - Brian McLaughlin (Topsfield, MA; Green Mountain Valley School) and Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) finished 16-17 to lead the U.S. Ski Team in men's downhill Sunday at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. Morse, who also competed later that afternoon in the Nations Team...

Mancuso Leads U.S. in Crans Montana


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (March 2) - Olympic super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) lost a pole, but hung on to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th Sunday in the final downhill prior to the March 10-17 World Cup Finals. Only the top 25 athletes in each discipline qualify to start at World Cup Finals. Stacey Cook (Mammoth...

Weibrecht Earns World Cup Finals Start


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) needed a solid Audi FIS Alpine World Cup result Sunday and he got one, finishing a World Cup career-best seventh in the last super G before the World Cup Finals. The result locked a start in the discipline at the March 13 race in Lenzerheide,...

Fog Bumps Women's DH to Sunday


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (March 1) - Overnight snow and a particularly stagnant bank of fog forced race organizers to bump Saturday's FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill to Sunday, effectively canceling the orginally scheduled super combined. The weather pattern also caused havoc Friday, scrapping what would have been a second downhill...

Ganong .05 from Another World Cup Podium


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 1) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), who 24 hours earlier stamped the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three of his career, finished fourth Saturday, a mere .05 from a second downhill podium in Kvitfjell. The race was held from the super G start after consecutive days of fog, rain and wet snow made it impossible...

Moltzan Stays Solid with 4th in JWCs SL


JASNA, Slovakia (Feb. 28) - Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) continued her strong skiing Friday with fourth in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships slalom, just .49 from the podium. Joining Moltzan in the top 10 was teammate Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV; Sugar Bowl Academy/Diamond Peak) in...

Ganong Lands First World Cup Podium


KVITJELL, Norway (Feb. 28) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) knifed through rugged snow and limited visibility Friday to earn the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium finish of his career with third in the first of two Kvitfjell downhills. Fresh off what was a career-best fifth at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill in Sochi, Ganong wiped...

Moltzan Sixth in JWCs Giant Slalom


JASNA, Slovakia (Feb. 27) - Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) produced the best big race result of her young career Thursday with sixth in the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships giant slalom to open women's competition in Jasna. Moltzan, who has three Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom starts to...

Krause Tops USA in JWCs Opener


JASNA, Slovakia (Feb. 26) - The 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships officially opened Wednesday in Jasna, Slovakia with Nick Krause (Northboro, MA; Stratton Mountain School) leading the way for the U.S. Ski Team with 21st in the men's super G. Also landing in the super G top 30 was Sam Dupratt (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Education...

U.S. Narrowly Misses Team Podium


INNSBRUCK, Austria (Feb. 25) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup action returned to the main stage Tuesday with a Nations Team Event in Innsbruck, where Sweden edged Norway for the first post Olympic podium. The U.S. Ski Team comprised of David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY), Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Julia Ford (...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Kasper 13th in Wild Sochi Slalom


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – The dramatic conclusion of alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday featured an impressive 13th by Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) to top the results for Team USA during an incredibly difficult slalom finale. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied into sixth place in his first run and put forth a heroic...

Historic Slalom Gold for Shiffrin


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 21) – Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in women’s slalom history Friday with her victory under the lights at Rosa Khutor. The World Champion capped off the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games for the women’s U.S. Alpine Ski Team with two stunning performances,...

Sochi Studio: Julia Mancuso


First-Ever GS Gold For Ligety


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 19) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) laid down a truly Olympic performance Wednesday to earn the first-ever giant slalom gold medal for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Ligety led by 0.93-seconds after his first run at the sunny Rosa Khutor venue, where he was able to become the second American in history to...

Sochi Studio: Andrew Weibrecht


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...