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USSA Names National Team Suppliers

11/23/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 23) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 60 different brands as suppliers to the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. The broad cross section of brands represent the leading companies in the skiing and snowboarding industry, who provide equipment and services to national team athletes and teams...

Cooper Files: NBC Olympics Expert on Aspen

11/22/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 22) – It's been a month since Olympic downhill – yes downhill – champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) arced the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom victory of her career. So, what do we have to look forward to when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational rolls into Aspen this weekend – NBC Olympics analyst and 1984 Olympic...

Randall Leads USA in Relay

11/20/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 20) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to second in her leg, recording one of the fastest times of the day, as the USA finished ninth in the 4x5k mixed technique relay in Sjusjoen. Randall, skiing the second classic leg, was 13.5 seconds back. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) was sixth fastest in her third...

Randall, Stephen Open With Career Bests

11/19/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored a career best non-sprint finish as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Sjusjoen. Randall, who was third in the season-long World Cup sprint standings last year, was eighth in the opening 10k freestyle technique race. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) matched her...

Beaver Creek Anticipates FIS Snow Approval

11/18/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 19) - Keeping an eye out today for possible snow control confirmation of the Dec. 1-3 Audi Birds of Prey World Cups at Beaver Creek. Checkout the amazing early season snow conditions as the pros and volunteers at Beaver Creek lay down one of the circuit's finest downhills.

Aspen Winternational Gets Go Ahead

11/17/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 17) – The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational was given the official green light Thursday as International Ski Fedration (FIS) Technical Events Race Director Markus Mayr consulted with Aspen officials on the snow flush World Cup race hill in Aspen.

Visa Grand Prix Gets World Cup Status

11/10/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 11) – The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA got a boost from the International Ski Federation this week. Halfpipe skiing competitions at both sites, as well as the slopestyle skiing competition at Mammoth Mountain, were added to the FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar as the events...

2012 Freestyle Roster Announced

11/08/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 8) Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT)  and World Cup winner Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) headline a strong group of athletes named to the 2012 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. The Team announced its 2012 roster at Deer Valley Resort with an autograph signing for...

2012 U.S. Alpine Team Named in Vail

11/05/2011

VAIL, CO (Nov. 5) – Mountain Plaza roared Saturday as the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team - including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - was introduced during a public celebration drawing a huge crowd to Vail Mountain.

Levi Slaloms Reset for Flachau, Austria

11/05/2011

 

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Nov. 5) - The International Ski Federatin (FIS) has rescheduled the canceled Nov. 12-13 Levi, Finland World Cup slalom races as night races on Dec. 20-21 in Flachau, Austria.

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Inaugural Slopestyle Team Named

11/04/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4) – Following on the heels of slopestyle skiing included in the 2014 Olympic program, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced another progressive addition to the Team with the formation of the inaugural U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Pro Team.

Levi World Cup Slalom's Canceled

11/03/2011

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 3) - International Ski Federation officials confirmed Thursday that the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races slated for Nov. 12-13 in Levi, Finland have been canceled due to lack of snow. The U.S. Ski Team will use the extra time to prepare for the upcoming North American World Cup swing by training at Vail's Golden Peak,...

Farrow Leads USA in Saas-Fee Pipe

11/03/2011

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland - U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT) led the USA, finishing fifth Thursday in a FIS World Cup halfpipe in Saas-Fee. Zack Black (Breckenridge, CO) was sixth. In the women's contest, Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) was tenth. Swiss Iouri Podladtchikov won the men's contest...

Training Opens at Vail's Golden Peak

11/02/2011

VAIL, CO (Nov. 2) – Olympic gold medalist and three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) grabbed first tracks on Vail's Golden Peak Wednesday with a group of young racers from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.

Injured Nyman to Miss World Cup Season

11/02/2011

 

"Steven was evaluated Tuesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail and diagnosed with a torn left achilles," said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Medical Director Kyle Wilkens. "He will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 World Cup season."

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ATHLETE Q&A: Jonathan Cheever

10/31/2011

A pro rider by day, plumber by night, Jonathan mixes his talent like plumbers putty by shredding park, pipe and the SBX course. While all of his major results have come from SBX, he's known for some of the biggest airs in the pipe and credits his SBX speed from knowing how to hit the hole shot and handle big...

Landon Gardner helps Killington Rebuild

10/31/2011

PARK CITY, UT—(Oct. 31) It was March 25, 2007, and—down to his last dual moguls run at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships hosted by Killington—freestyle moguls athlete Landon Gardner had all his teeth intact. Fast forward to August 28, 2011, when those in Killington and the surrounding area had all their homes, utilities and lives in tact...

First Tracks Contest Winners Announced

10/27/2011

VAIL, CO (Oct. 27) – Ian Connor of Bartlett, NH and his family have won a VIP trip to meet Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso Nov. 4-6 in Vail. Highlighting the weekend is First Tracks – the U.S. Ski Team Announcement presented by ...

Stacked 2012 Nordic Teams Named

10/24/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 24) - Decorated Olympic and World Championship medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight a roster of some of the world's top athletes for the just-named 2012 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team.

Further adding to the strength of the...

Ligety Wins, USA Doubles Soelden

10/23/2011

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Ted Ligety methodically started the defense of his 2011 World Cup GS crown with the first win...

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