Alpine News

Big Weekend On Tap at Wengen and Flachau


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan.14, 2016) – Though Mother Nature provided a challenge for the men here in Wengen – at last – they were able to complete a successful downhill training run in preparation for the 86th edition of the classic Lauberhorn downhill.

Thursday was the calm before another storm – soon enough, nearly 30,000 ski racing...

Radamus and Cashman Nominated to Winter Youth Olympic Games


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the alpine team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a...

Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World Cup Points


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 12, 2016) – Veteran Resi Stiegler led the U.S. team in a night of ‘firsts’ at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Tuesday night, taking 15th. But under the lights, it was a pair of young U.S. Ski Team members that shined, with Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) and Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) scoring their first career...

Ankeny Snags First World Cup Finish


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2016) – Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) skied to his first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup finish in the Adelboden slalom, taking 21st. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the only other American finisher in 20th.

Vonn Chalks Up World Cup Victory No. 73


ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) extended her super G win streak to four with a commanding victory over her top rival in the hunt for the overall World Cup title at Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup.

Despite some initial doubt, Vonn absolutely crushed the course for her 73rd overall World Cup victory....

Vonn Ties World Cup Downhill Record


ALTENMARKT, Austria (Jan. 9, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) made history again, tying Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.

“I’m really happy to tie Annemarie’s record with 36 wins,” Vonn said after the two-run event, the first two-run...

Dense Fog Cancels Adelboden GS


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (January 9, 2016) – Dense fog and light rain led to the cancelation of today’s Audi FIS World Cup men’s giant slalom.

A steady drizzle arrived on Friday afternoon and continued through the night, which alone still wasn’t enough to dampen the chances of the giant slalom as the course was holding up well. But the...

Vonn Favorite in Zauchensee Speed Series


ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan.8, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) led the final training run in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee Friday, after taking third in Thursday’s training. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will feature a rare two-run sprint downhill Saturday with super G Sunday. The men's tour stops in Adelboden for a giant slalom and slalom. TV...

The Making of a Champion: Vonn and Wiles


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,...

Mastering Your Craft


It was mid-afternoon at Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites. The sun was dropping behind the Sassolungo massif creating even more shadows along the Saslong downhill. In Santa Christina, bands were playing as Italy celebrated downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

It was well over two hours since the start. The finish crowd had...

Tough Day in Santa Caterina


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 6, 2016) – USA struggled in Wednesday’s rescheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Santa Caterina, Italy, with no American skiers making the flip. Austrian Marcel Hirscher took the win, catapulting himself into the World Cup overall lead.

There’s something about Austrians and new World Cup venues that just...

Remembering Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 5, 2016) – January 5, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH) and Bryce Astle (Sandy, UT), who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. In the year since their death, the ski racing community has learned more about the dangers of avalanches in order to...

Consistent Stiegler Top 15 Again


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 5, 2016) – Resi Stiegler continued her consistent comeback after her knee injury, taking 14th in the Santa Caterina slalom—her fourth top 15 this season.

Chodounsky + Stiegler Eye Top 10 in Santa Caterina


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 4, 2016) – The men’s and women’s tech teams will each take on an Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom race, relocated from Zagreb, Croatia to Santa Caterina, Italy due to a combination of a lack of snow and unusually warm temperatures—a harsh reality much of Europe has faced so far this winter. But Santa Caterina is a lot...

U.S. Ski Team: Top Moments of 2015


As 2015 comes to a close, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod takes some time to reflect on the year from one of the U.S. Ski Team’s headquarters, in the sleepy little mountain village of Patsch, Austria with the top 10 moments of the 2015/2016 season so far.

Stein: A Champion with Style


He took his legendary flip on skis resort to resort, hop scotching from Boyne to Heavenly, Sugarbush to Aspen and on to Park City. He found a home at Deer Valley, arriving on a handshake and a look in the eye from his friend Edgar Stern. He exuded grace and elegance while carving picture perfect turns down Bald Mountain or entertaining guests...

Stiegler Right at Home in Lienz


LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29, 2015) – A taste of home is just what Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) needed during a lonely ride on the World Cup Circuit, finishing 15th in her father's hometown of Lienz.

“It’s awesome to be racing in Lienz,” said Stiegler, who was the lone American competing in Tuesday’s Audi FIS World...

Ganong Leads U.S. in Post-Christmas Downhill


SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 29, 2015) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.

McJames 25th in Lienz GS


LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28, 2016) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT) led the U.S. in giant slalom, finishing 25th Monday. Meanwhile, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) DNFed first run and losing more ground on the overall World Cup to Switzerland's Lara Gut.

Chodounsky Scores Again in Night Slalom


MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2015) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), fresh off a career-best slalom result in Val d’Isere last weekend, kept the momentum flowing and once again popped into the top 10 in Tuesday’s evening slalom.