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Mancuso 14th Under the Lights in Are


ARE, Sweden (Dec. 19) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied a brilliant bottom section to finish 14th in Wednesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom held under the lights in Are. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had also made the final with the 17th fastest opening run, but hooked a gate with her right shoulder and was bounced off...

Athlete Spotlight: Mikaela Shiffrin


Mikaela Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished top 15 of her first two NorAm Cup races. And ski fans (and coaches) went cross eyed when she landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season – at age 16. During her official World Cup "rookie" year, she took a slalom podium with third just after Christmas, giant slalom...

Ligety Ninth in Madonna Night Slalom


MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (Dec. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a tricky first set and produced a solid final run to finish ninth in the Italian night race for his first slalom top 10 of the season. Austrian Marcel Hirscher landed a Ligety-esque victory with a 1....

Mancuso, Shiffrin Top 10 in France


COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 16) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) combined for top ten finishes in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel. Mancuso was sixth and Shiffrin ninth as Tina Maze of Slovenia continued her dominance, winning her fourth straight GS. The World Cup now heads for Are,...

Ligety Dominates Alta Badia


ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 16) - A dominating first run from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) set him up for a repeat win in an Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom in Alta Badia by 2.04 seconds over Austrian Marcel Hirscher. It was Ligety's 14th career GS victory, tying him for the number four all time spot with Austrians Benni Raich and Hermann Maier. The...

We Believe! Nyman Wins Again


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 15) - Do you believe in Steven? The Utah downhiller put a mark on his comeback returning to the site of his 2006 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win to do it again. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) came out of the 39th start position to steal a victory...

Heavy Snow Nixes Val d'Isere Super G


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - Heavy overnight snow and a forecast of continued snow throughout the day has canceled the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G scheduled for Saturday in Val d'Isere. A downhill was successfully ran Friday with Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) capturing the first World Cup podium of her career with second. The...

Ganong Leads Back of Pack Attack


VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 14) - Travis Ganong led a back of the pack charge by the U.S. Ski Team in the Val Gardena super G, starting 58th and finishing 24th to lead five U.S. Ski Team athletes into the points. Ted Ligety was 25th to retain second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall standings behind race winner Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway...

Career First Podium for Smith


VAL d'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 14) - Leanne Smith parlayed an early start number into a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, finishing second in the Val d'Isere downhill behind Swiss winner Lara Gut. Smith, who started third, led four Americans into the top 10 on a shortened...

Maze Wins Third Straight Giant Slalom


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 9) - Slovenia's Tina Maze made a bold statement in her quest to win the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and giant slalom title by capturing her third straight race in the discipline. Defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn was fifth after the opening run and up nearly a full second in the final when she saved a...

Ligety 3rd as Win Streak Ends


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 9) – World Champion Ted Ligety battled soft snow and a shortened course to finish third in the Val d'Isere giant slalom behind race winner and reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and GS champ Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The podium kept Ligety in the World Cup GS driver's seat and eased him closer to overall...

Ligety 12th in Val d'Isere Slalom


VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety knifed through incredibly soft snow in Val d'Isere to finish 12th and gain critical points toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall, where he's currently second to Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. David Chodounsky produced the third fastest final run to finish a career best 15th after missing most of...

Vonn Brilliant in Super G Victory


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 8) – Lindsey Vonn skied a tactically perfect weather shortened super G to capture her 57th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory and fourth this season. Julia Mancuso continued the U.S. Ski Team's speed dominance with third, the fourth straight World Cup speed race where two U.S. athletes have been in the top 3....

Goldberg, Wiles Win U.S. Downhill Titles


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 7) - Jared Goldberg and Jacqueline Wiles conqured the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Friday to capture U.S. Championship downhill titles. Traditionally held in February, the premier speed titles were shifted to December in order to take advantage of the world class facility at Copper, which is operated...

Maze Wins St. Moritz Combined


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 7) - Slovenia's Tina Maze mastered incredibly flat light to stretch her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 187 points over reigning champion Lindsey Vonn with a super combined victory Friday in St. Moritz, her third win of the season. Vonn, who stood fourth after the opening leg of super G, skied out in the...

Ted Shreds to Impressive Win


American Women Sweep Lake Louise


Vonn Matches Schneider with 55th Win


LAKE LOUISE, CO (Dec. 1) - Superstar Lindsey Vonn came back from the brink of disaster to win her 55th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, matching the great Swiss Vreni Schneider for second in the all time wins list. Vonn, who was already .24 behind, went wide on a sweeping turn before the midway point of the course losing valuable time. But she...

Ligety Survives Wild Ride for Fourth


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) - Ted Ligety survived a rock and roll ride down a challenging super G course at the Audi Birds of Prey to take fourth, matching his result from Lake Louise a week ago. Italian Matteo Marsaglia was a surprise winner for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup...

Vonn, Cook 1-2 in Lake Louise Downhill


LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – A still ailing Lindsey Vonn stormed to a 1.73 second downhill victory in foggy Lake Louise as teammate Stacey Cook  was second to climb atop the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium of her career. The weather plagued race was held multiple times as fog drifted in and out. It was the 54th victory of Vonn's career...