Alpine Programs

U.S. Alpine Ski Team

The top athletes in America are named each year to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. Nominations to the team come from objective selection criteria based generally on international rankings.

2015-16 Alpine U.S. Ski Team Nomination Criteria

 


2014-15 U.S. Ski Team Nominated Athletes

The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2014-15 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce the actual team roster this fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team and are planning to compete in the 2014-15 season. Team staff will work individually with nominated athletes to provide education on Team responsibilities and programs leading up to the formal Team announcement this fall.

Athletes nominated to the 2014-15 U.S. Alpine Ski Team are:

A TEAM
Men
David Chodounksy (Crested Butte, CO, Crested Butte Ski Team, 6/25/84)
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 7/14/88)
Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT, Team Flow, 6/15/91)
Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV; Park City Ski Team, 1/11/85)
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT, Park City Ski Team, 8/31/84)
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 10/12/77)
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation, 2/10/86)

Women
Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, 7/3/84) 
Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 3/9/84) 
Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO, Rowmark Academy, 8/19/89) 
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO, Burke Mountain Academy, 3/13/95) 
Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team, 11/28/87) 
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO, Buck Hill/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, 10/18/84) 

B TEAM
Men
Bryce Bennett (Olympic Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 7/14/92)
Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation, 1/30/89)
Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT, Cochran's, 3/27/92)
Nick Daniels (Tahoe City, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 4/5/91)
Mark Engel (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Academy, 10/1/91)
Tommy Ford (Bend, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, 3/20/89) 
Colby Granstrom (Lake Stevens, WA; Mission Ridge Ski Education, 10/21/90)
Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT, Burke Mountain Academy, 3/27/89) 
Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT, Park City Ski Team, 2/12/82) 
Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 4/27/80) 
Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT; Snowbird Ski Team, 5/8/91)

Women
Abigail Ghent (Edwards, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 2/25/92)
Anna Marno (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 11/23/92)
Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN; Buck Hill Ski Team, 5/7/94)
Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard, 1/3/93)
Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, 8/17/88) 
Jacqueline Wiles (Aurora, OR; White Pass Ski Club, 7/13/92) 

C TEAM
Men
Nicholas Krause (5/12/93; Northborough, MA; Stratton Mountain School)

Women
Katharine Irwin (Vail, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, 6/5/94)
Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV; Diamond Peak/Sugar Bowl, 12/3/94)

DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Men
Erik Avridsson (Woodside, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 9/3/96)
Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH, Burke Mountain Academy, 4/21/94)
AJ Ginnis (Waitsfield, VT/Kaprun, Austria, Green Mountain Valley School, 11/17/94)
Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 5/27/96)
Kipling Weisel (San Francisco, CA, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, 3/26/95)

Women
Stephanie Lebby (Big Bear Lake, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team, 2/19/97)
Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID, Rowmark Ski Academy, 1/19/96)

 

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2015 World Championships

After a very successful Olympic year, teams are turning their attention to the 2015 World Championship season, including the FIS Alpine World Champs in Colorado.