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Career Best Slalom for Chodounsky

12/15/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a courageous final run Sunday to post a career-best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom with seventh in Val d'Isere. The 2007 NCAA overall champion for alpine skiing was 14th after the opening run and produced the fourth-fastest final run time to jump seven more slots on...

Super G Strides Continue for Cook

12/14/2013

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continued to make strides in super G Saturday as she jumped from the 37th start position to finish 16th in St. Moritz. It’s the second straight weekend Cook has made a big move in super G after vaulting from 38th to 18th last Sunday in the Audi FIS Alpine...

Hirscher Wins Val d'Isere GS

12/14/2013

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 14) – For the first time since 2009, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) missed an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom final. The two-time giant slalom world champion and four-time World Cup title winner was the first racer out of the gate, but slid out on his left hip on the lower portion of the steep and icy Face de...

Vonn to Skip St. Moritz Series

12/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 11) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup is heading to Europe after two weekends in North America with the men racing giant slalom and slalom in Val d'Isere and women taking on a super G and giant slalom in St. Moritz. Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who had a successful return to racing this past weekend in...

Wiles and Bennett Snag U.S. DH Titles

12/10/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 10) – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) claimed the U.S Alpine Championships downhill titles during a chilly Tuesday at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. It was the second straight U.S. downhill gold for Wiles, who nearly scored Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points last weekend in both Lake Louise...

Believe in U.S.: Bode Miller

12/09/2013

“When you go into the Steilhang in Kitzbuhel and you land, if you don’t drop into the turn with 100-percent confidence, you crash every time. That’s why the ski racers we’ve all seen at the top are rock solid. They’re unflappable in terms of their belief and confidence.” – Olympic Champion Bode Miller. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of...

Vonn Cracks Top 5 in Lake Louise

12/08/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 8) – Four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied confidently into the top five in the Lake Louise super G Sunday, showing her strength and ability to mount a podium challenge for the first time since her return to the World Cup circuit Friday. Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) finished just behind Vonn in...

Ligety and Miller One-Two in Birds GS

12/08/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) produced a riveting one-two giant slalom finish for the U.S. Ski Team Sunday to close the Audi Birds of Prey race week in Beaver Creek. It was the first time two Americans shared the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom podium since Miller and Daron Rahlves...

Better Day for Vonn and U.S. Team

12/07/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 7) – The U.S. Ski Team women showed a bit of improvement Saturday with Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finishing 11th in her second downhill race since her season-ending injury this past February at World Championships. The U.S. speed team women posted three top-20 results in the second of two downhill runs...

Ligety Just Off Birds SG Podium

12/07/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 7) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) found his speed in the Audi Birds of Prey super G on Saturday finishing fifth, just one tenth of a second from the podium, in front of a roaring Beaver Creek crowd. Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a stunning recovery to finish 14th behind...

Vonn Returns to World Cup Tour

12/06/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) shed a little light on a tough day for the U.S. women’s speed team, as she finished a career-best 21st in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Lake Louise. Friday also marked the return of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who finished a...

Another Positive Stride for Miller

12/06/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) – Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rallied into 13th-place despite continuous snow and sub-zero temperatures in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup opening. Miller, who is back on the World Cup tour after taking a year off to heal his knee, moved up in the results again this week to show continual...

Young Guns Charge Lake Louise Training

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) – U.S. Ski Team athletes fine-tuned their lines on the legendary Lake Louise women’s downhill in preparation for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill double-header this weekend. U.S. Ski Team rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) charged from the back of the pack to lead for the USA, tying for...

Ganong Strong in Birds of Prey Training

12/05/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) – Despite sub-zero temperatures, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) cranked an impressive seventh in the only Audi Birds of Prey downhill training run able to be run prior to tomorrow’s World Cup race. Both the two previously scheduled training runs were canceled due to complications with a winter storm that has...

Vonn to Start Lake Louise Speed Series

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5) -­ Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will start the three-race Audi FIS World Cup speed series beginning Friday in Lake Louise. After a successful opening training run Wednesday where she dialed in her race line, Vonn is opting to not start the final training run today in...

Vonn Solid in Official Downhill Training

12/04/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) successfully completed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup training run of the season in Lake Louise, where she has won a record 14 times. Vonn, who has been sidelined from World Cup action since the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, finished a conservative 22nd behind...

Snow Cancels 2nd Birds Training Run

12/04/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - Over a foot of overnight snow and a forecast for continuous snow throughout the day has canceled the second of three Audi Birds of Prey downhill training runs scheduled for Beaver Creek. The opening training run slated for Tuesday was also called due to complications in athlete travel out of Calgary, Alberta - also...

Vonn Preparing to Race in Lake Louise

12/03/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is expected to start in Wednesday's official downhill training run at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise. A decision on her participation in downhill competitions Friday and Saturday, along with super G on Sunday, will be made after the final official training session...

Birds of Prey Schedule Change

12/03/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted. The men's downhill is now Fri., Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m., with the men's super G on Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. There have been no changes for the giant slalom races, where reigning World Champion Ted...

Ganong 22nd in Lake Louise Super G

12/01/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 1) – Despite another day of flat light and a late start number, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) powered through light snow to finish 22nd at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G opener Sunday. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished right behind Ganong in 23rd, while Norway’s Aksel Lund...

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