A talented artist as well as a ski racer, Laurenne Ross is a four-discipline threat both on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin, piano, guitar and vocals. (Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Out of the 11 teams entered in the World Cup Finals team event, Switzerland put on a show in front of the home crowd for a win. Team USA made it through the first round, but did not move past the quarterfinals, tying for fifth place.
Laurenne Ross finished fifth Thursday and wrapped up the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season with seven top-five results in downhill and super G.
Steven Nyman scored his fourth-straight downhill podium, finishing second at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals to wrap up the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin headlines the U.S. team in her quest for a 10th consecutive slalom victory as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off Wednesday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Laurenne Ross posted the fastest super G time and finished seventh overall in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined.
Laurenne Ross was the top U.S. finisher in 23rd in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Austria’s Cornelia Huetter.
The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians.
Laurenne Ross powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G Saturday.
Lindsey Vonn, Laurenne Ross and Mikaela Shiffrin are hunting for the podium this weekend in the tiny country of Andorra.
Lindsey Vonn finished third in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Italy.
Lindsey Vonn clinched her eighth overall World Cup downhill title following a second place finish Saturday.
Laurenne skied to another top-five downhill finish in La Thuile, Italy Friday.
Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was cancelled due to unsafe conditions after the Swiss resort received more than 50cm of new snow. So the U.S. women’s speed team went powder skiing!
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour continues this weekend with the women racing in Crans-Montana, Switzerland and the men in Yazawa Naeba.
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A talented artist as well as ski racer, Laurenne Ross is one of the most dynamic athletes on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin, piano, guitar, vocals and as a visual artist. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ross cut her teeth at a small local hill but headed to the Canadian Rockies on weekends, where she raced her Dad (a former alpine racer) to the lodge. A creative to the core who is a seasoned vet when it comes to creating both visual beauty in the classroom and beauty in the form of arcs on the snow, the only question now is just how much more beauty Ross can create as she finds her consistent home back on the podium.
Since her World Cup debut in 2010, it was evident the podium wasn't going to be too far behind. Ross proved that in 2013, but 2014 was a different animal. After a slower than normal start to the season, Ross picked things up in the run up to the Olympics and then posted a season-best 11th in the Sochi downhill. Ross started the 2015 season off strong, leading a solid effort by the women's speed squad that saw four athletes in the top nine. It was the strongest U.S. women's downhill team performance in two seasons. Ross went on to lay down a solid season with two 4th place finishes, six top 10 finishes and twelve top 15 finishes between World Cup races and World Championships.
After a solid, fast and consistent 2015 season, Ross nailed consistency in an even bigger way in 2016 with a steady and impressive climb to find her home on the podium once again. Ross amassed 14 top 15 finishes, nine top 10 finishes and five top 5 finishes—across three disciplines. Count 'em! Watch Ross tap into that momentum for the 2017 season as she works to find podium consistency.
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