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Wind Postpones GS in Slovakia

03/05/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 5, 2016) – After pushing the start and attempting to wait out whipping wind, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia will be rescheduled for Monday, March 7.

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) will wait to kick off the Slovakian race...

A Full Tech Weekend in Jasna for Shiffrin

03/04/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Jasna, Slovakia for the first time since 1984 for a giant slalom and slalom. A healthy and strong Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is ready for her first full tech weekend back on the World Cup circuit since returning from a knee injury sustained in Åre, Sweden.

Chodounsky Leads Americans in Slovenia

03/04/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 4, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out of the 58th start position to finish as the top American in 26th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Friday. Tommy Ford (Reno, NV) continued his string of top 30s, finishing 27th in the weekend opener, which replaced the cancelled event from Garmisch...

Big Weekend for Tech Men in Slovenia

03/03/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 3, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) will lead a big group of skiers into a pair of Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom races – one a make-up race from Garmisch – and one slalom race this weekend.

Arvidsson Grabs Third Top 15 at World Juniors

03/03/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 3, 2016) – In yet another tough day at the Rosa Khutor alpine center, FIS Junior World Ski Championships Downhill Champion Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) was the lone American to finish in Thursday’s giant slalom, landing in 14th.

Three Americans in Top 30 at Junior Worlds

03/02/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 2, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships rolled on Wednesday with the women’s giant slalom, where Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) once again led the Americans, with a 22nd place finish in yet another challenging race with soft snow and diffcult course sets on a demanding track.

The Power of a Team

03/02/2016

The sign above the door read “Ski Like a Champion.” Erik Arvidsson had taped it there the night before the opening event of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Sochi. A few weeks earlier, Arvidsson and his teammates had visited the Lake Placid locker room that sent the 1980 Team USA hockey team into history. Being in Russia, it was...

Injury Forces Vonn To Suspend Season

03/02/2016

PARK CITY, UT (March 2, 2016) - Audi FIS Ski World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) today announced that she is suspending competition for the remainder of the season. Vonn was injured during a super G race in Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra, Saturday. With three weekends of racing remaining in the season, Vonn is currently leading the World Cup...

Wardle and Mangan Top 10 at Sochi

03/01/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 1, 2016) – Today’s alpine combined featured warm, spring like conditions with soft snow and challenging course sets, but Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing sixth with teammate Patricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Race Team) in seventh....

Ritchie to Race in Longines Future Ski Champions

03/01/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 1, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that National Training Group (NTG) U16 athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) has been selected to represent the United States in this year’s Longines Future Ski Champions.

Duffy Leads USA in Junior Worlds Super G

02/29/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 29, 2016) – The 2015 National super G Champion Drew Duffy (Warren, VT, U.S. Ski Team/Green Mountain Valley School) grabbed his second straight top-11 finish today to lead the way for the Americans, with teammate Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) finishing 15th in the super G at...

Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash

02/28/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 28, 2016) – A day after going down in a sled following a super G crash, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came back to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined morning super G, and finish 13th overall, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.

Jitloff Dials In Top American Finish

02/28/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 28, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) is getting closer to dialing in the equipment issues he’s been struggling with the past few weeks. In Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom, he almost found the right combination, finished as the top American in 23rd.

“Today, I knew I wanted to come out and put...

Ross Second in Soldeu Super G

02/27/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 27, 2016) – On a day full of delays, crashes and tough conditions, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup, her first podium spot since Garmisch in 2013.

Arvidsson Wins World Juniors Downhill

02/27/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 27, 2016) – The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday, with American Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) snagging a huge win in the downhill.

Nyman Leads U.S. Trio Into Top 30

02/27/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 27, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) and Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) all scored World Cup points in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, just not as many as they were shooting to score.

Speed Team Heads to Andorra

02/26/2016

SOLDEU, Andorra (Feb. 26, 2016) – The ladies speed team was able to catch some sunshine and a little taste of the ocean in Barcelona, Spain en route to Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra this weekend. For the Americans, it’s a long season away from home and the sunshine may have been just what the doctor ordered to recharge the ladies for the remainder...

Ford Top U.S. Finisher at Hinterstoder

02/26/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 26, 2016) – The World Cup returned to Hinterstoder for the first time in five years as France’s Alexis Pinturault won his second Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race of the season. Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 29th.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished second and extended his overall...

Hinterstoder: Warhorse’s Weekend?

02/25/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 25, 2016) – For the first time since 2011, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will make Hinterstoder their center stage this weekend. On the challenging track that features a little bit of everything, Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was the last man to prevail here in 2011 in super G. Can new father Andrew “Warhorse” Weibrecht (...

Skiers Put on a Show in Stockholm

02/23/2016

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Feb. 23, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was looking to distance herself from Switzerland’s Lara Gut in the battle for the overall World Cup title, and put on a show for the 7,000 screaming fans at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup city event in downtown Stockholm Tuesday night.

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