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2017-18 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarships Announced

10/11/2017

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Oct. 11, 2017) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team member and three-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) has announced scholarship recipients of the 2017-18 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) Competition Team. Recipients are chosen based on criteria such as passion and dedication to the sport, community involvement and...

Celebrating National Coming Out Day

10/10/2017

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community in honor of National Coming Out Day.

Olympic slopestyle skiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, Colo.), one of the organization’s most recognized athletes and one of the only openly gay action sports athletes, will engage...

Jumping and Nordic Combined Champions Crowned in Lake Placid

10/08/2017

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2017) – The nation’s best ski jumping and nordic combined athletes battled it out for the title of national champion at the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships on Sunday at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, New York. Local athlete Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, N.Y.) took home both the...

2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships Sites Announced

10/04/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 4, 2017) – The nation’s best freestyle skiers will compete for national titles this spring at the 2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships. Aerials competitions will take place at the Utah Olympic Park followed by moguls at New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort.

FIS to Consider Vonn Proposal Over Winter

10/03/2017

A U.S. Ski & Snowboard proposal to permit Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn to ski against the men was reviewed at the FIS Alpine Executive Board Tuesday night. Given that the proposal was for the 2018-19 season, the board opted to table the motion until it meets again next May.

U.S. officials were happy with the outcome as a first step...

Corralco Ski Resort: An Origin Story

10/03/2017

Imagine a land that stretches 2,670 miles north to south, but only 217 miles at its widest point from west to east—a magical land where you can reach both the vast mountains and epic surf within just a few hours. That’s Chile, where the Andes offer the goods for top-condition preseason training camps for U.S. Ski Team alpine athletes.

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Maguire Returns as Eastern Region Director

09/29/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (Sept. 29, 2018) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has hired Tim Maguire as Eastern region director for its alpine programs. He previously worked for the organization from 1993 - 2011, first as an Eastern region development coach before moving to Eastern region director. Maguire will once again lead the implementation and operation of...

Weisel and Hall Among Hall of Fame Selectees

09/22/2017

ISHPEMING, Michigan (Sept. 22, 2017) - Longtime U.S. Ski Team supporter Thom Weisel and legendary cross country ski coach Marty Hall were among eight noted athletes and sport builders announced this week as inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame's class of 2017. They will be formally inducted next April at Squaw Valley, site of...

Visa Announces Team Roster for Winter Olympics

09/22/2017

Visa announced its global Team Visa roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, including seven U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team members.

Deer Valley and Lake Placid Set To Host U.S. Freestyle Olympic Qualifiers

09/22/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (Sept. 22, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team moguls and aerials athletes will be looking to secure the final results needed to compete at 2018 Olympic Winter Games during this season’s FIS Freestyle World Cups at Deer Valley Resort, Utah and Lake Placid, New York. Deer Valley will host the Visa Freestyle International Jan. 10-12 and Lake...

2018 PyeongChang Olympic Medals Unveiled

09/21/2017

The International Olympic Committee unveiled the 2018 Winter Olympics medals.

Inspired by Korean culture and traditions, the medal designer Lee Suk-woo was inspired by the surface of tree trunks, because “tree” symbolizes the work the Koreans have done in planning the Olympic Games. One side features the Olympic rings, while the reverse...

Where in the World is Mikaela Shiffrin?

09/19/2017

As a World Cup ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team, Mikaela Shiffrin travels the world to chase World Cup wins and Olympic medals. The New York Times travel section published a Q&A with Shiffrin, exploring her favorite...

Olympic Snowboarder Justin Reiter Retiring

09/12/2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2017) – Olympic snowboarder Justin Reiter, a 10-time national champion and World Cup winner, is closing the chapter as one of America’s most successful parallel snowboarding athletes. Reiter is retiring as an athlete but plans to continue his passionate engagement with the sport as a coach.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Launches Regional Club Excellence Conferences

09/12/2017

PARK CITY, UTAH (Sept. 12, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard is bringing its premier club development seminar on the road this fall with the launch of regional Club Excellence Conferences. These events, modeled after the organization’s annual Club Excellence Conference, will give regional clubs and coaches the opportunity to learn, innovate and...

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Partners With Parents Empowered

09/08/2017

PARK CITY, Utah (Sept. 8, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard is partnering with Parents Empowered, a local media and education campaign, to help prevent and reduce underage drinking in the state of Utah. Both organizations recognize the important role parents and guardians play in educating their athletes and kids about the dangers of underage...

Podiums Abound in Winter Games NZ Cross Country Races

09/08/2017

WANAKA, New Zealand (Sept. 8, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team collected podium spot after podium spot through two solid days of cross country racing at New Zealand’s Snow Farm as a part of the Winter Games NZ.

Temperatures were cold on Thursday, with fresh snow dusting the 2.5k track. Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, VT) raced to the win in the men...

Podium Sweep at Winter Games NZ

09/08/2017

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Sept. 7, 2017) – Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) led a USA sweep at the Winter Games NZ halfpipe, with Kelly Clark (Mammoth Lakes, CA) second and Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) third.

Killington World Cup Tickets On Sale

09/06/2017

You don’t necessarily need tickets—there’s plenty of free general admission viewing areas around the base of the Superstar Trail—but if you want the best views of the fastest women alpine skiers in the world, head over to Killington’s website and grab up your...

Ferreira Wins Winter Games NZ Halfpipe

09/01/2017

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Sept. 1, 2017) – Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) walked away from the first halfpipe competition of the season with a win at Winter Games NZ on Friday.

After qualifiers were delayed Thursday due to low visibility, the scheduled was switched up on Friday with the men competing in qualifying heats and the women going...

Goepper and Voisin Fourth in Winter Games NZ

08/29/2017

CARDRONA, New Zealand (Aug. 28, 2017) – Over the weekend, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) and Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) walked away from the first FIS World Cup slopestyle of the season with solid fourth place finishes. James Woods of Great Britain took the win for the men and Kelly Sildaru of Estonia won for the women.

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