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Diggins Leads Strong Day For USA

02/18/2017

OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 18, 2017) - The USA put seven skiers into the heats Saturday in a freestyle sprint World Cup in Otepaa, with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) coming away with fifth to lead the day. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. men in eighth.

“The final results were solid, but what we really take away from today as we head into...

Shiffrin Dominates to Third Consecutive Slalom Title

02/18/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 18, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the first female skier in 78 years to win three consecutive World Championship slalom titles at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Saturday.

In explosive fashion under a bright blue sky and skiing on a rock-hard course, Shiffrin matched Germany’s...

Wilson Top American in Tazawako Moguls

02/18/2017

SENBOKU CITY, Japan (Feb. 18, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) led the charge for the U.S. moguls team on the first day of competition at Tazawako Ski Resort, landing just off the podium in fourth place.

After a rainy day of training on Friday, the Tazawako event crew worked hard to keep the course in tip-top shape, leading to a great...

Live Coverage of Nordic World Champs on NBC

02/17/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 15, 2017) - NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. Every event will be streamed live with commentary on NBCsports.com and for the...

Kinsella Dominates at 7 Nations Cup

02/17/2017

SAALFELDEN, Austria (Feb. 16, 2017) – America’s fastest U16 alpine racers headed overseas to compete at the esteemed 7 Nations Cup this week at Saalfelden Hinterreit. Kellen Kinsella (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) took two podiums—a win in giant slalom and second in slalom.

A different country in Europe hosts the 7 Nations...

Chodounsky Shows Strength at World Champs GS

02/17/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 17, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American in Friday’s giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, taking 11th.

Muss Places Seventh in PGS Olympic Test Event

02/16/2017

BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2017) – Parallel giant slalom riders competed in a successful test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games last week at Bokwang Phoenix Park Resort in PyeongChang. U.S. athlete Aaron “AJ” Muss (Rumson, NJ; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) posted his career-...

Strong Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/16/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 15, 2017) – A strong and deep team of 15 rising stars – seven women and eight men – have been named to the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Team. The team is led by defending Junior Worlds downhill champion Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA), who led the charge of...

Kim and Josey Favorites at PyeongChang Pipe

02/16/2017

BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2017) – The FIS halfpipe World Cup tour culminates this week with the official test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

The halfpipe riders are the final athletes to visit the Bokwang Phoenix Park in South Korea, and the buzz going around amongst riders is that the Olympic halfpipe is...

7 Americans Qualify to Olympic Test Event Finals

02/16/2017

BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea (Feb. 18, 2017) – The FIS halfpipe World Cup Tour culminates this week with the official test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The qualification round was held on Thursday, with U.S. Freeskiing advancing seven athletes to the final.

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Mogul Skiers Gear Up for Two Events in Japan

02/16/2017

SENBOKU CITY, Japan (Feb. 16, 2017) – After a successful Olympic test event in PyeongChang, South Korea last week, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is moving on to the second-to-last stop of the season at Tazawako Ski Resort in Japan. Athletes will compete in both moguls and dual moguls Feb. 18-19.

Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal

02/16/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 16, 2017) – With the fastest second run of the day, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed her first career World Championships giant slalom medal Thursday, finishing second on a sun-soaked course at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Tessa Worley of France took the victory, her second World...

Englund Strong in Olympic Test Event

02/16/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 16, 2017) - Nita Englund put down her two best competitions of the season with a pair of top 10 finishes in the Olympic test event World Cup on the HS109m hill at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Englund soared to seventh and eighth in the two test events. Sara Takahashi and Yuki Ito split the wins for Japan.

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As Good As Gold

02/15/2017

Lindsey Vonn stood at the top of Engiadina looking out at the expanse of Swiss alpine peaks in every direction. It was a scenario she had been a part of many times before - her seventh World Championships. Now 32 years old, the then Lindsey Kildow was just 17 when she pushed into the same start for her very first European World Cup downhill at...

France Wins World Championships Team Event

02/14/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 14, 2017) – It was a gorgeous day for the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships—a thrilling head-to-head race pitting one country against another. This year, France was victorious, taking home the gold medal for their country.

Behind France, Slovakia was second and Sweden third in the event...

Miller and Valentine Top Rev Tour Halfpipe

02/13/2017

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 13, 2017) – Toby Miller (Carlsbad, CA) and Anna Valentine (Ludlow, VT) topped the halfpipe field at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour on Saturday, while Hailee Mattingley (Sandy, UT) won slopestyle for the ladies on Sunday.

After a week of adverse weather conditions that rescheduled and postponed multiple events...

Swiss Surprise as Bennett 11th in Alpine Combined

02/13/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 13, 2017) – Standing six-foot-seven-inches tall, Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) is built more like a power forward than a power slalom skier. But competing in his first World Championships, Bennett hammered through a challenging slalom course to an 11th-place finish in Monday’s alpine combined to lead...

Marino and Anderson 1-2 at Stoneham World Cup

02/12/2017

STONEHAM, Canada (Feb. 12, 2017) – Julia Marino (Westport, CT) continued her dazzling season with a win at the 2017 Jamboree by Videotron Mobile World Cup slopestyle event on Sunday. Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) finished just behind her in second.

Marino also hit the podium in Saturday night’s big air event, with a second-place...

Promising Athletes Compete at Upcoming Events

02/12/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (Feb. 12, 2017) – As the best in the world compete at the Audi FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, America's rising alpine talent will also be competing – both in St. Moritz for the Longines Future Ski Champions Race and next...

Jacobellis Scores 46th Career World Cup Podium

02/12/2017

FELDBERG, Germany (Feb. 12, 2017) — Four-time world champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) battled for a second-place podium finish at the second World Cup snowboardcross race of the weekend at Feldberg on Sunday.

In her 46th career World Cup podium appearance, Jacobellis was barely edged by 2014 Olympic gold...

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