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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Unveils New Brand

06/18/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (June 19, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association today unveiled its official rebrand as U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Along with the name change, a new brand mark will unite athletes, members and fans as one team with a vision to be Best in the World in Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

How to Train Like Andy Newell

06/15/2017

Andy Newell (Starksboro, VT) is one of seven U.S. Ski Team cross country athletes that spend the summer training with the Stratton Mountain School Elite Team in Vermont. He recaps his first training segment of the summer and talks about his favorite workouts, including the double-pole test and...

Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach

06/12/2017

PARK CITY, UT (June 12, 2017) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of western region development coach.

Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final...

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles

06/09/2017

Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) has an impressive resume. In the 2016-17 season alone, she nailed the top 10 in two FIS World Cups, including standing on the podium in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Now, the Olympian is hosting her first ski camp, the Jackie Wiles White Pass Summer Race Camp—three days of skills and drills and three days of gate...

Olympian and Coach John Bower Passes

06/08/2017

PARK CITY, UT (June 8, 2017) – Olympic skier John Bower, the first American to win the prestigious nordic combined King's Cup, as well as a formative coach and leader of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, passed away June 6 in Park City. Bower, who was 76, played a pivotal role in the development of the Utah Olympic Park and establishment of its Olympic...

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June

06/06/2017

We may still have 172 days until the World Cup returns to Killington, and it may be a women’s World Cup, but Redneck Racing’s Robby Kelley and Tucker Marshall—both born and raised in Vermont—wanted to train on the esteemed track. On June 4, Kelley...

Hailey Langland Nominated for Kids’ Choice Award

06/02/2017

Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) won gold in the 2017 X Games big air, impressing the judges by becoming the first woman to land a double cork in competition history. To top it off, the 16 year old has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for the Don’t Try This at Home award...

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete

06/02/2017

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a ridiculous year—six slalom victories, three giant slalom wins and one alpine combined victory on the World Cup, her third straight World Championship slalom title, a silver in the World Champs giant slalom, her fourth career World Cup slalom title and her first-ever overall World Cup title. Wow.

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Olympic Champ Joss Christensen Injured

06/01/2017

Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen injured himself three weeks ago while training at Mammoth Mountain--tearing his ACL and meniscus and spraining his MCL--and assumed his fight to defend his Olympic title was over. But after a successful knee surgery, he has the 2018 Olympic Games firmly in his sight.

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host 2018 NASTAR National Championships

05/31/2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today that Squaw Valley will host the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships. It is the first time since 1981 the event will be held west of the Rocky Mountains. The Championships are scheduled for March 21-25.

Joss Throws Down in Mammoth

05/31/2017

Earlier this season, gold medalist Joss Christensen put it down in Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark event at Mammoth Mountain’s park.

FIS Confirms U.S. World Cup Stops for 2017-18

05/31/2017

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (May 31, 2017) - The International Ski Federation has confirmed 10 alpine and freestyle World Cup events in the USA for the 2017-18 season. Final calendars were approved after the conclusion of the FIS Calendar Conference last week. The FIS Alpine World Cup stops in Killington, Vermont and Beaver Creek, Colorado, and FIS...

Global Marketer Named To U.S. Ski & Snowboard CCO Post

05/26/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (May 29, 2017) –  U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic governing body for skiing and snowboarding, has named Dan Barnett as its Chief Commercial Officer. Barnett is an innovative and strategic-focused sports business leader with a wide range of global marketing and commercial experience.

Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

05/26/2017

Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves...

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

05/26/2017

Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

05/25/2017

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection...

Aerial Skiers Chris and Jon Lillis are #BrotherGoals

05/24/2017

Jon and Chris Lillis have made aerial skiing a family affair. In honor of National Brother's Day, Team USA talks with the brothers about their similarities and differences and how they're pushing each other towards the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation Staff Updates

05/24/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (May 24, 2017) – The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation has announced the promotion of Major Gift Officer Amanda Black to director of development, major giving. In her new role, Black will lead the team of Foundation major gift officers and continue to help grow the program nationwide.

Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

05/22/2017

Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

Ted Ligety's Side Projects

05/19/2017

You know two-time Olympic champion and five-time World Champs gold medalist Ted Ligety. But did you know he also helped start two successful brands while racing on the U.S. Ski Team?

Learn about how Ligety got involved with Shred/Slytech alongside MIT graduate Carlo Salmini, their favorite places to mountain bike and what’s next...

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