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American Downhillers vs. Attacking Vikings

03/11/2016

KVITFJELL, Norway (Mar. 11, 2016) – 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. But can the American Downhillers sneak in there for the upset on race day?

Sun Valley Ready For U.S. Alpine Champs

03/10/2016

SUN VALLEY, ID (March 10, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are back in Intermountain and the U.S. athletes couldn’t be more stoked. From March 22-27, the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States – Sun Valley.  

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What Makes A Champion: Steven Nyman

03/09/2016

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...

Shiffrin Top 15 in Jasna GS

03/07/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 7, 2016) – A day after winning the slalom by over two seconds, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took 14th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia.

Rescheduled from Saturday’s canceled GS, the...

Chodounsky Seventh in Kranjska Gora Slalom

03/06/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 6, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) posted his second-best Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result of the season, finishing seventh Sunday.

“Coming down into the lead is always good,” said Chodounsky, who shared the top spot with Sweden’s Mattias Hargin until France’s Alexis Pinturault relegated...

Shiffrin Crushes Competition in Slovakia

03/06/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 6, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the competition Sunday, winning her 18th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom. Shiffrin’s winning time was 2.36 second ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener in second. Home crowd favorite Veronika Velez Zuzulova was third.

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World Juniors Wraps Up with Slalom

03/05/2016

SOCHI, Russia (March 5, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up today with men’s and women’s slalom, in which Alex Leever (Vail, CO, U.S. Ski Team, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Racing Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing 19th and 14th respectively.

Cochran-Siegle Puts Up a Fight in Slovenia

03/05/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 5, 2016) – Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) put up a tough fight to finish in the top 30 of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Saturday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won the race, ending the four-win streak of France’s Alexis Pinturault.

“I just tried to be as clean as possible, but the snow...

Wind Postpones GS in Slovakia

03/05/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 5, 2016) – After pushing the start and attempting to wait out whipping wind, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia will be rescheduled for Monday, March 7.

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) will wait to kick off the Slovakian race...

A Full Tech Weekend in Jasna for Shiffrin

03/04/2016

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Jasna, Slovakia for the first time since 1984 for a giant slalom and slalom. A healthy and strong Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is ready for her first full tech weekend back on the World Cup circuit since returning from a knee injury sustained in Åre, Sweden.

Chodounsky Leads Americans in Slovenia

03/04/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 4, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out of the 58th start position to finish as the top American in 26th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Friday. Tommy Ford (Reno, NV) continued his string of top 30s, finishing 27th in the weekend opener, which replaced the cancelled event from Garmisch...

Big Weekend for Tech Men in Slovenia

03/03/2016

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 3, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) will lead a big group of skiers into a pair of Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom races – one a make-up race from Garmisch – and one slalom race this weekend.

Arvidsson Grabs Third Top 15 at World Juniors

03/03/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 3, 2016) – In yet another tough day at the Rosa Khutor alpine center, FIS Junior World Ski Championships Downhill Champion Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) was the lone American to finish in Thursday’s giant slalom, landing in 14th.

Three Americans in Top 30 at Junior Worlds

03/02/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 2, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships rolled on Wednesday with the women’s giant slalom, where Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) once again led the Americans, with a 22nd place finish in yet another challenging race with soft snow and diffcult course sets on a demanding track.

The Power of a Team

03/02/2016

The sign above the door read “Ski Like a Champion.” Erik Arvidsson had taped it there the night before the opening event of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Sochi. A few weeks earlier, Arvidsson and his teammates had visited the Lake Placid locker room that sent the 1980 Team USA hockey team into history. Being in Russia, it was...

Injury Forces Vonn To Suspend Season

03/02/2016

PARK CITY, UT (March 2, 2016) - Audi FIS Ski World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) today announced that she is suspending competition for the remainder of the season. Vonn was injured during a super G race in Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra, Saturday. With three weekends of racing remaining in the season, Vonn is currently leading the World Cup...

Wardle and Mangan Top 10 at Sochi

03/01/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 1, 2016) – Today’s alpine combined featured warm, spring like conditions with soft snow and challenging course sets, but Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing sixth with teammate Patricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Race Team) in seventh....

Ritchie to Race in Longines Future Ski Champions

03/01/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 1, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that National Training Group (NTG) U16 athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) has been selected to represent the United States in this year’s Longines Future Ski Champions.

Duffy Leads USA in Junior Worlds Super G

02/29/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 29, 2016) – The 2015 National super G Champion Drew Duffy (Warren, VT, U.S. Ski Team/Green Mountain Valley School) grabbed his second straight top-11 finish today to lead the way for the Americans, with teammate Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) finishing 15th in the super G at...

Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash

02/28/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 28, 2016) – A day after going down in a sled following a super G crash, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came back to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined morning super G, and finish 13th overall, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.

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