Alpine News

Nyman’s Future on the World Cup


After a tough beginning of the 2015-16 season, Steven Nyman attacked the second half with force and power—snagging four podiums in the last four downhills. But while he’s a big guy with a killer skiing resume, he’s a grounded, personable character with a drive to take home a downhill globe next season.

Rahlves Triumphs at 2016 Arctic Man


For the last 11 years, the U.S. Ski Team has dominated Arctic Man. Names like Scott Macartney (Kirkland, WA) and Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) have snatched the title year after year, refusing to let the bragging rights and cash prize go to mere non-national team mortals. This year, after days of delays, four-time Olympian Daron Rahlves (...

Winter Continues in Norway


KVITFJELL, Norway (April 13, 2016) – Resorts are closing, racers are putting summer wax on their skis and bikes are emerging into the warming weather, but the U.S. Ski Team isn’t done with winter yet.

Sun Valley’s U.S. Alpine Championships weren’t the end of the season for the World Cup and Europa Cup guys, who have landed in Norway for...

Bill Johnson: Remembering a Hero


Standing at the top of Aztec, you see the town of Aspen below – an awe-inspiring sight. Close your eyes and you can visualize Olympic champion Bill Johnson charging off Ruthie’s at nearly 70 mph, laying down the edge of his right ski just feet from the safety fence – hands in front of his face in an aerodynamic tuck - arcing across the face of...

Top 15 Moments of the 2015-16 Season


With her second season in the books, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod takes some time to sit down and look back on the 2015-16 season.

Shiffrin Nominated for a Team USA Award


Mikaela Shiffrin’s March was one for the ages. After suffering a knee injury in December, Shiffrin came back to the World Cup tour with a vengeance, winning the Jasna World Cup slalom, the World Cup finals slalom in St. Moritz and two national titles—one in slalom and one in GS. And all of her wins were by a combined 11.85 seconds. Whoa.

What Makes a Champ: Resi Stiegler


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,...

Shiffrin Takes Second Career GS Title


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 27, 2016) – In the final day of action at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in front of a big crowd of ski racing fans, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO – U.S. Ski Team) wrapped up the season with her second national title in giant slalom Sunday...

Christianson Takes First GS Title


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 26, 2016) – Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage, AK - U.S. Ski Team) battled a crazy course set to come away with his first giant slalom national title Saturday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine...

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Win Slalom Titles


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 25, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) brought their "A" game to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom Friday, proving to the rest of the field that it’s hard to beat two of the best slalom skiers in...

Marno and Jitloff Grab First Super G Titles


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 24, 2016) – Anna Marno (Centennial, WY – U.S. Ski Team) took her first national title as five-time U.S. national giant slalom champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) scored his first in super G Thursday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Thursday’s super G was also Marco Sullivan’s (Squaw Valley, CA –...

Squaw Valley Proposed for 2017 World Cup


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 24, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. U.S. Ski Team officials are supporting the return of World Cup ski racing to the Olympic venue of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the first time since 1969. The...

Wardle Wins Alpine Combined National Title


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 23, 2016) – 17-year-old Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO – U.S. Ski Team) took home her first-ever national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in the event’s inaugural standalone women’s alpine combined.

Perfection Personified


Two weeks before the close of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season in St. Moritz, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin had a decision to make. Having just come back from a December knee injury, she had to decide whether or not to go to Lenzerheide, Switzerland for a super G and an alpine...

Rubie Wins First National Title in Combined


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 22, 2016) – Day one of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off with a bang, with Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT – U.S. Ski Team) taking the big win in alpine combined for his first national title.

Skiers Stoked for U.S. Alpine Champs


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 21, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kicks off Tuesday and the best skiers from around North America are arriving to the beautiful Sun Valley Resort. While Sun Valley is busy prepping the hill and selecting the best spots for you to watch the...

Shiffrin and Chodounsky Wrap Up World Cup


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 20, 2016) – The World Cup season wrapped up Sunday with another sunny and warm spring day in the Swiss Alps at the World Cup Finals with men’s slalom and women’s giant slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) just missed the top 20, while Mikaela...

Another Dominating Slalom Victory For Shiffrin


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 19, 2016) – She is simply in a class all her own. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) provided another dominating slalom victory – her fifth win of the season – Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.

Switzerland Rocks World Cup Finals Team Event


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 18, 2016) – 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.


Consistent Ross Fifth at World Cup Finals


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 17, 2016) – Consistency is the new name of the game for Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), who popped yet another top-five finish in Thursday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals super G Thursday.