After battling back from a 2013 injury, Alice conquered demons in Garmisch finishing 13th and snagged her first U.S. Championship title in super G at Sugarloaf, ME. (Sarah Brunson/USSA)
April 2015 marked the second year of a collaborative project between the U.S. Ski Team and the PSIA-AASI, when coaches and athletes learned side-by-side over at Snowbird resort in Utah.
On a sunny day at Sugarloaf, top athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. Alice McKennis triumphed in the women’s field, while Drew Duffy took a shocking win on the men's side.
Lindsey Vonn charged to victory at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Meribel, collecting her 18th crystal globe, winning the downhill title over Austria's Anna Fenninger.
Lindsey Vonn was seventh Saturday in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, bringing her lead over Anna Fenninger down to just 35 points with one race remaining.
It's an action-packed weekend coming up in Europe, with Alice McKennis taking 16th in the Garmisch downhill training run and Lindsey Vonn seventh. Steven Nyman won his second training run in Kvitfjell and looks for another World Cup win on Saturday.
The weather finally lifted in Bansko, after a weekend of delays and cancelations due to heavy fog. In a sun-drenched, technically set super G, Lindsey Vonn grabbed third place. Podium regulars Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia went 1-2.
Three U.S. women will contend for two remaining start positions for Friday's women's downhill. Training opens Monday on Raptor.
Laurenne Ross led the USA in 12th at the final Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill before the World Championships.
Lindsey Vonn etched her name into the history books of her sport, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup in the Cortina downhill.
Battling some bad luck this week, the ladies are ready to attack Bad Kleinkirchheim, with Lindsey Vonn hungry for her 62nd win to tie the all-time World Cup win record.
A Day with the Speed Unicorns
What's life like on the road with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour? Let's follow the Speed Unicorns for a day.
Lindsey Vonn won her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday in the Val d'Isere downhill, placing her just one win away from matching the all-time record of 62.
Lindsey Vonn won the Lake Louise downhill on Saturday, with Stacey Cook in second and Julia Mancuso in third, for the first ever all-American podium in ski racing history.
A strong U.S. Ski Team women's speed squad is ready for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season opener Friday, making the return of Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn
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Formerly coached by four-time Olympian Casey Puckett, Alice McKennis knows a thing or two about speed events. Her resume speaks for itself with a World Cup downhill win, multiple World Cup super G top 10's, and a 20th in the World Cup DH standings as well as a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team during her rookie World Cup season.
After a March 2013 crash in Garmisch-Partenkirchen that shattered her right tibial plateau into about 30 pieces, McKennis came back strong in 2015 with eight finishes in the top 30 and three in the top 15. McKennis cemented her strong comeback from injury, finishing 13th on the same Kandahar piece she sustained injury in 2013, and capped the season with a strong 12th place finish at World Cup Finals in Meribel and her first U.S. Championship title, in super G at Sugarloaf, ME. Keep an eye on this one—she'll be gunning for top 10 in 2016.
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