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Shiffrin Returns to Dominate Crans-Montana

02/15/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 15, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned from injury to dominate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Monday, taking her 18th World Cup victory.

“That was a pretty incredible race,” said Shiffrin, who suffered a knee injury warming up for a race in December. “I’m glad it’s over, but I enjoyed...

YOG: Radamus Grabs Another Gold

02/14/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 14, 2016) - River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) doubled-up Sunday at the Olympic Youth Winter Games, grabbing his second gold medal of the Games in the alpine combined.

“The first (gold) came definitely as a shock,” Radamus said. “To win two in two days, is pretty awesome.”

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Face Shots Replace Cancelled Downhill

02/14/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 14, 2016) – The old saying has always been: “If you want a powder day, hold a downhill race!”

After more than 50cm of snow over the past two days, Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, which was already rescheduled from Saturday, was cancelled due to unsafe snow conditions.

“The new snow just...

Tough Day For U.S. Tech Team in Japan

02/14/2016

YUZAWA NAEBA, Japan (Feb. 14, 2016) – Things didn’t go according to plan for the U.S. men’s tech team on another warm and wet day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Sunday.

“Not the plan (today),” said David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) of his first run mistake, which eliminate any hope of a second run. “I was skiing well up top, and...

YOG: Radamus Wins Super G Gold

02/13/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) - River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) took the biggest victory of his young career, winning the men’s super G at the Youth Olympic Winter Games Saturday.

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Crans-Montana Downhill Postponed

02/13/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 13, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait another 24 hours to go for World Cup win No. 77 as Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was postponed after the Swiss resort received 40cm of new snow.

“Too much snow, race cancelled/postponed until tomorrow. Going to go POWDER skiing!!! Will try...

Chodounsky Top U.S. Finisher in Yuzawa Naeba GS

02/13/2016

YUZAWA NAEBA, Japan (Feb. 13, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the lone U.S. finisher in 26th on another warm, springlike day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Saturday.

“Whew, tough GS race today in extremely warm conditions,” Chodounsky wrote on his...

Speed Women Poised to Stack Top 10

02/12/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 12, 2016) – Though all eyes seem to be on Fenway Park in Boston for the Polartec Big Air competition, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour continues on, with the White Circus paying visit to Crans-Montana, Switzerland and Yazawa Naeba, Japan this weekend. 
 
Laurenne Ross’ Quiet Victories

02/11/2016

You’ve read about Lindsey Vonn’s domination on the North American and European slopes this winter—win after win, podium after podium, breaking records with each victory. But what you might not have read about are Laurenne Ross’ sneaky successes.

Wilkinson and Hurt Podium at 7 Nations Cup

02/08/2016

COURCHEVEL, France (Feb. 8, 2016) – A wide-eyed, talented group of US. Ski and Snowboard Association U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes traveled to Courchevel, France to compete in the 7 Nations Cup last week, grabbing an experience of a lifetime and solid results – including a pair of podiums by Alix Wilkinson (Park City, UT) and AJ...

Shiffrin to Race Again in Crans Montana

02/08/2016

One week from today, Mikaela Shiffrin will be racing on the World Cup again – commencing her comeback at the rescheduled Maribor slalom in Crans Montana, Switzerland on Monday, Feb. 15.

Vonn Third In Garmisch Super G

02/07/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 7, 2016) – The battle for the overall World Cup title heated up again on a warm, springlike day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup as Switzerland’s Lara Gut got the best of Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) in Sunday’s Kandahar super G.

Biesemeyer Leads USA in Jeongseon Super G

02/06/2016

JEONGSEON, South Korea (Feb. 7, 2016) – In a rough day for top athletes and Americans, Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) had the top USA finish in the Jeongseon super G, finishing 21st.

Vonn Crushes Kandahar Downhill

02/06/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 6, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the Kandahar downhill course in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup to take her record 76th World Cup victory.

Vonn’s winning time of 1:40.80 was 1.51 seconds faster than Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter in second. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was...

Nyman Podiums at Jeongseon Downhill

02/05/2016

JEONGSEON, South Korea (Feb. 5, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon.

Vonn Leads Garmisch Training Run

02/05/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 5, 2016) – It’s a little bit like Groundhog Day here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. First, it was a fresh snowfall, featuring wet, heavy snow into the wee hours of the morning on Thursday. Then, spring-like temperatures of nearly 40 degrees Fahrenheit, with fog and precipitation hit Garmisch once again. Wait a...

First Impressions Bode Well for PyeongChang 2018

02/04/2016

JEONGSEON, Korea (Feb. 4, 2016) – You never get a second chance to make a first impression and it looks like PyeongChang 2018 is off to a great start with the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events kicking off at the Jeongseon Alpine Center this week with plenty of athlete praise. This event will serve as the first official Olympic test for all...

THROWBACK: Victory at the 2015 World Champs

02/03/2016

One year ago today, the U.S. Ski Team was anxiously anticipating the start of the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in the United States. They were waiting for a chance to impress the enormous crowd of screaming, hometown fans. Waiting for an opportunity to take home a coveted World Championships medal and prove their talent. Waiting to make...

U16s to Compete at 7 Nations Cup

02/01/2016

SAINT-BON-TARENTAISE, France (Feb. 1, 2016) – A talented group of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes will compete this week at the 7 Nations Cup, one of Europe’s premiere U16 events. Sixteen athletes will represent the U.S. in giant slalom and slalom races at France’s Courchevel ski resort.

Women’s Slalom and Men’s GS Cancelled

01/31/2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) – Warm, wet weather and soft, unfavorable course conditions cancelled both the men and women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Sunday.

At the women’s slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, start times were move back as crews worked on fine-tuning the course. However, after 24 racers completed the first...

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