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Williams and Kenworthy Go 1-2 at World Champs

03/19/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (Mar. 19, 2017) — American skiers took the top two spots in the men’s slopestyle competition at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada on Sunday with McRae Williams (Park City, UT) winning gold and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) silver.

After a few bad weather days with high winds and...

USA Record for Bickner: 244.5 meters

03/19/2017

VIKERSUND, Norway (Mar. 19, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to new American ski jumping record Sunday on the HS225m ski flying hill in Vikersund, flying 244.5meters - nearly three football fields in length. He finished a career-best 15th in the World Cup competition. Poland's Kamil Stoch took the win.

Shiffrin Wins Overall Crystal Globe

03/19/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 19, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home state crowd.

Bjornsen Closes Out Strong Season

03/19/2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 19, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) closed out a strong season finishing 10th in the final 10k freestyle pursuit to cap a three-day mini tour in Quebec City. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved up to finish 16th.
 
Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the second straight day, coming from behind in...
Blunck Golden at World Championships Halfpipe

03/19/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 18, 2017) — Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) capped off a huge season with a halfpipe victory at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain on Saturday night. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) also earned a halfpipe medal, earning bronze for the ladies.

“I could not be more stoked,” Blunck...

Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe

03/18/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 18, 2017) - On a sunny day in Aspen, 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took home her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and clinched the coveted overall crystal globe at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.

While Shiffrin didn’t win Saturday’s slalom, she took second place behind Petra Vlhova of Slovakia...

Sadie Bjornsen Top USA in Stage Two

03/18/2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 18, 2017) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the way for the USA in day two of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a fast, sunbaked track in front of thousands of fans lining the Plains of Abraham course in downtown Quebec City. Bjornsen finished 15th in the 10k classic mass start to stand 10th going into Sunday's...

Corning Wins Big Air Silver

03/17/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 17, 2017) — Chris Corning (Silverthorne, CO) capped off a successful season with a big air silver medal at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships on Friday.

It was the second medal of the week for Corning, who earned bronze in slopestyle on March 11. “Two medals at my first World Champs, not...

Hamilton Fourth in Quebec Sprint

03/17/2017

QUEBEC CITY (March 17, 2017) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) just missed the podium in the first stage 1.5k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals on a cold, crisp, sunny day Friday.

Thousands Cheer at Aspen World Cup Finals

03/16/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 16, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in a challenging super G at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on another sunny, warm, spring-like Colorado day.

“It’s nice to be done with the season and also, it’s nice to be able push one last race and have a good result,” said Ganong, who...

World Comes to Quebec City

03/16/2017

QUEBEC CITY (Mar. 16, 2017) - The Plains of Abraham will be the epicenter of the cross country ski racing world for the second straight year as the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals come to Quebec City this weekend.

Originally scheduled in Tyumen, Russia, the International Ski Federation moved the event to Canada as a result of Russian...

Vonn Second In World Cup Finals Downhill

03/15/2017

ASPEN, Colorado (March 15, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) wrapped up the World Cup downhill season with her fourth podium finish of the season at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on a warm, spring day in Aspen.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won the overall World Cup downhill title after winning her fourth downhill of the season as...

Shiffrin Goes for the Globe

03/15/2017

ASPEN, Colorado (Mar. 14, 2017) – The upper echelon of ski racers from around the world have descended upon a little place called Aspen, Colorado this week for the final Audi FIS Ski World Cup event of the season – the grand finale – World Cup Finals.

Headlining the event will be Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who recently swept the...

Steffey 11th in Slalom at Junior World Champs

03/14/2017

ÅRE, Sweden (March 14, 2017) – George Steffey (Lyme, NH; U.S. Ski Team D Team/Stratton Mountain School) rolled out of the 49th start position and just missed cracking the top 10 in slalom at the final event of the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships.

Behind the Gold: I Got This

03/14/2017

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Ashley Caldwell's first World Championship gold medal in this week's Behind the Gold.

As her plane approached Malaga on the southern coast of Spain, Ashley Caldwell reflected on the World Cup season. It had been nearly three months since she opened defense of her World Cup aerials title...

Kearney and Baumgartner Win SBX Team Event

03/13/2017

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 13, 2017) — U.S. Snowboarding had a fantastic showing at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships snowboardcross team event on Monday. Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) claimed the gold-medal win, while teammates Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and Faye...

Arvidsson and O’Brien Lead the Tech Charge

03/13/2017

ÅRE, Sweden (March 13, 2017) – The men’s giant slalom and women’s slalom went off at the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Monday. Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team) led the charge in giant slalom landing in 10th. On the women’s side, Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO; U.S. Ski Team D Team/...

Shiffrin Inspires Young Ski Racers at Vail

03/13/2017

Just before leaving for the Squaw Valley World Cup series where she swept the wins at both the slalom and giant slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) spent a couple days spring skiing with the kids of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. Not only did she get great training in at an elite venue, she had the opportunity to inspire young athletes to...

Healey and Caye Win Rev Tour Titles

03/12/2017

SEVEN SPRINGS, PA (March 10, 2017) – The American slopestyle snowboarders swept both podiums at the final stop of the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour in Seven Springs on Friday. Nora Healey (Plymouth, NH) and Lucas Caye (Minneapolis, MN) also claimed the overall Rev Tour slopestyle titles for the year.

Randall Top US Finisher at Holmenkollen

03/12/2017

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 12, 2017) - Thousands packed the trails high above Oslo for long distance cross country ski racing this weekend at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. Norway’s Martin Sundby took the win for the men in Saturday’s 50k classic mass start with Marit Bjoergen of Norway taking Sunday’s 30k women’s title.

Kikkan Randall (...

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