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Slalom World Cup Kicks Off in Levi

11/11/2016

KITTILÄ, Finland (Nov. 12, 2016) – It’s a winter wonderland in Kittilä, Finland—home to Levi, the ski resort that plays host to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Santa Claus country. Though the word on the streets of Soelden was not optimistic for the slalom opener, it seems that Ullr, the Nordic God of...

2016-17 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarships Announced

11/08/2016

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Nov. 8, 2016) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team member and three-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continues her longstanding commitment to giving back to the ski racing community as she announces recipients of the 2016-17 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) Competition Team. Recipients are chosen based on...

U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Open for Training

11/04/2016

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 5, 2016) – Despite the fact that Mother Nature has been quite moody this fall, Copper Mountain Resort snowmaking team has been working around the clock preparing for the highly anticipated opening of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. When fully operational, it is the only full-length downhill training facility open...

Vonn Listed Among PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World

11/04/2016

Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is not only winningest woman ski racer in history, she is also working to empower and inspire young girls through the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Now she's been recognized by PEOPLE, which has included her in...

2016-17 NorAm Schedule Announced

11/04/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced the alpine NorAm schedule for the 2016-17 season. This year’s series features eight stops at ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada.

The NorAm tour is the premiere level of ski racing in North America and the elite development pathway to European...

Eastern Region Event Honors Ronnie Berlack

11/01/2016

STOWE, VT (Nov. 1, 2016) – The top U16 alpine racers in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Eastern region will compete for regional titles this season at the Ronnie Berlack U16 Eastern Region Championships Grand Prix, named in honor of the late U.S. Ski Team athlete. The event, sponsored by Nordica, will take place March 9-14, 2017...

Nyman’s History Through Speed Suits

10/27/2016

Having been on the U.S. Ski Team for over 14 years, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) has become a bit of a hoarder of ski gear throughout the year. He took Ski Racing to his garage to sort through his racing history through World Cup bibs, Spyder suits, old skis and of course, Olympic gear.

U.S. Alpine and U19/21 Champs Coming to Sugarloaf

10/24/2016

SUGARLOAF, ME (Oct. 24, 2016) – The best ski racers in the country will hit the slopes at Sugarloaf this season for the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships March 25 - 28, 2017. It will be the resort’s sixth time hosting the Championships. Sugarloaf will also play host to the newly instated U19 and U21 Junior National Championships, taking place...

Ligety Fifth in World Cup Return

10/23/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23, 2016) – Four-time Soelden winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) returned from injury to take fifth place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener giant slalom.

Alexis Pinturault of France was unstoppable, never giving up his lead to win by .70 seconds. Austrian Marcel Hirscher threw down a spectacular second run and...

Shiffrin Podiums in World Cup Opener

10/22/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (October 22, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) kicked off the season with a bang, nailing the podium at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, taking second place. Lara Gut of Switzerland dominated the race, winning by 1.44 seconds.

Ligety + Shiffrin Seek Podiums in Soelden

10/19/2016

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 19, 2016) – The fog has been swirling around the Rettenbach Glacier, creating an atmosphere of magic like something out of a fairytale. The spirit of ski racing is swirling around Soelden, too, as the crew preps the stage for one of the biggest shows in ski racing: the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener kicking off the 50th...

Tim Jitloff: What Makes a Champ

10/18/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning...

Remembering Lawrence’s Double Gold in 1952

10/13/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

Sam Morse: What Makes a Champ

10/10/2016

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Vonn Releases "Strong Is the New Beautiful"

10/04/2016

NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 4, 2016) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn released her new book, "Strong Is the New Beautiful" on Tuesday. With her writing revolving around strength, fitness and training, Vonn tells her story about how she has bounced back from injury to become the best female skier in...

2016-17 Alpine Staff Named

10/03/2016

PARK CITY, UT (October 4, 2016) – The U.S. Ski Team announces its alpine coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, which kicks off in Soelden, Austria on October 22-23 and also features four domestic Audi FIS Ski World Cup events, highlighted by World Cup Finals in Aspen.  

Tommy Moe: The Golden Boy

09/30/2016

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the New York Ski Ball has become more than just a fundraiser, establishing itself as a pivotal cultural event in the Olympic sport. Over the years, hundreds of Olympic skiers and snowboarders have graced the stage of some of New York’s most notable venues from the Plaza, Pierre and Waldorf hotels, to the...

The Magic of Ohau

09/19/2016

The U.S. Alpine Ski Team travels the globe, far and wide, to a myriad of majestic mountains, but one of the most magical of these mountains is without a doubt Ohau Snowfields in New Zealand. Recognized as one of the “9 Most Stunning Places to Ski on...

Racing a World Cup Downhill…in the Gym

09/16/2016

Even after spending all day in the gym, the Europa Cup boys on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team returned to the USSA Center of Excellence on a Thursday night in September. It was a festive atmosphere with pizza and loud music, but the guys weren’t quite dressed for a party. Instead, they all showed up in their downhill suits.

2017: The Year of the American Downhiller?

09/07/2016

The U.S. men’s alpine team has accomplished almost every major feat on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup—Olympic gold, World Championship gold, slalom and giant slalom titles, Hahnenkamm gold—that is, except for winning the coveted downhill title. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and the American Downhillers hope to change that in 2017. Nyman knows it’s a...

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