A talented musician as well as a ski racer, Laurenne Ross is a four-discipline threat both on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin, piano, guitar and vocals. (Mitchell Gunn/ESPA)
Lindsey Vonn skied an aggressive run and, despite mistakes, came home in second in the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise
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
It was a strong day for the USA in the opening training run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, headlined by strong runs from Lindsey Vonn and Alice McKennis, both returning from multiple knee injuries.
Laurenne Ross took the second of two FIS super G races at Colorado’s Copper Mountain yesterday, while Mikaela Shriffrin made her 2014 super G debut.
A talented musician as well as a ski racer, Laurenne Ross is a four-discipline threat both on and off the snow.
Having the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in your backyard has its benefits. Just ask Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin.
The U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team closed a week-long camp today at Mammoth Mountain, marking their first on-snow time with newly appointed speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp.
The U.S. Ski Team women took advantage of another chance to train on Raptor, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships race hill, earlier this week with two solid days of super G training before snow moved in to cancel Thursday's session.
After a successful 18 years of coaching with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, women’s speed Head Coach Chip White will step aside following the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals this week.
Overnight snow and a particularly stagnant bank of fog forced race organizers to bump Saturday's FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill to Sunday, effectively canceling the orginally schedule super combined.
Julia Mancuso posted the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G Saturday, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold.
Julia Mancuso produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in the super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center.
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A talented musician as well as a ski racer, Laurenne Ross is a four-discipline threat both on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin, piano, guitar and vocals. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ross cut her teeth at a small local hill but headed to the Canadian Rockies on weekends, where she raced her Dad (a former alpine racer) to the lodge. Now with a World Cup podium under her belt and Olympic experience, the only question is how many more podiums can she add?
Since her World Cup debut in 2010, it was evident the podium wasn't going to be too far behind. Ross proved that in 2013, but 2014 was a different animal. After a slower than normal start to the season, Ross picked things up in the run up to the Olympics and then posted a season-best 11th in the Sochi downhill.
Her spring and summer plans include getting more time on her new equipment after making the switch to Volkl/Marker in 2013. Motivation is not a concern, as the terminally optimistic Ross dove full on into the off-season by training on the 2015 World Championship venue of Beaver Creek to close out March.
I am attending the spring semester at the University of Oregon in Eugene. I missed half of my classes in the first week but with good reason...I was in Washington, D.C., immersing myself back in the Olympic scene and meeting the President. I got to tour around the White House and explore the government scene–something seemingly very distant from what I do. But it was interesting to make some connections that I hadn't previously realized existed between my self, my sport and my governing body.
As for school...I am so happy to be back in that environment! It's so wonderful to just turn a page and be able to lead a completely different life from what I lead the rest of the year. At the same time, it's quite a shock to my brain and can be a bit overwhelming. It is certainly teaching me time-management and how to open up and think critically again. I love it.
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