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Shiffrin and Vonn Crash at Aspen GS


ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27, 2015)—It was a crushing day at the Aspen Winternational, as both Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) both crashed and did not finish.

World Cup Kickoff in Aspen and Lake Louise


ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26, 2015)—The snowflakes are lightly descending upon Aspen as the sun works its way through the clouds. It’s Thanksgiving Day in Aspen and it’s no surprise it feels magical here. This year, when the Audi FIS Ski World Cup swings through America, Aspen will feature one women’s giant slalom and two slaloms—one rescheduled from...

Remembering Ronnie and Bryce at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) - The naming of the 2015-16 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain was a time of celebration, with 58 athletes having their names read and proudly marching on stage. Some of the biggest applause came for two athletes who were not there to make that walk onto the stage – ...

Role Models Make Champions


Ski racer Auden Pankonin clicked into his Head skis, pulling his goggles down over his Shred helmet. He nervously moved towards the starting wand, placing his Leki pole tips into the snow. His young mind was racing, thinking about the advice Olympic champion Ted Ligety had just given him. 

2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) – There’s no question that winter has arrived at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.

U.S. Ski Team to Honor Ronnie and Bryce


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18, 2015) – When the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is formally named Saturday, Nov. 21 at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, two members will be missed but not forgotten. The U.S. Ski Team has announced that it will name ski racers Bryce Astle (Sandy, UT/Snowbird Sports Education Foundation) and Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH...

USSA Announces Colorado World Cup TV Schedule


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and NBC Sports are once again partnering to showcase alpine ski racing in America with live coverage of the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational and Audi Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek. In addition to full HD live stream coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC...

USSA Mourns Loss of Longtime Official


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is mourning the loss of one of its veteran officials and leaders. Bob Dart, 64, passed away from a reported heart attack on Nov. 17 while working on the mountain at Winter Park Resort where he served as director of mountain maintenance. UPDATE: A...

Canceled Levi Slalom Moved to Aspen


The cancelled womens' Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom from Levi, Finland will be rescheduled in Aspen.

Aspen was already scheduled to host women’s slalom and giant slalom races as part of the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational and will now host two slaloms and the GS to accommodate the canceled race from Levi. Aspen will host races Friday...

U.S. Ski Team Renews Spyder as Exclusive Apparel Partner


BOULDER, CO (November 12, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that is has renewed its long-standing partnership with Sypder, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s apparel partner, for an additional four years through 2020. As part of the agreement, Spyder will continue to serve as the team’s exclusive apparel partner...

Ski Team Stars To Set NASTAR Regional Pace


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 12, 2015) – The upcoming Putnam Investments NASTAR National Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain, CO on Saturday, Nov. 21 will be the first stop in a series of events that will bring past U.S. Ski Team stars to resorts around the nation. The popular NASTAR recreational ski racing program allows skiers of all ages at any...

Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Honored


LAS VEGAS (Nov. 11, 2015) – The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek, which attracted record spectators and broadcast ratings for alpine ski racing in America, received top honors Tuesday with presentation of the Best Pro Multi-sport/Multi-discipline Award from SportsTravel magazine at its annual TEAMS conference in Las...

Mancuso Out for Season: Sights Set on PyeongChang


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 10, 2015) – Olympic champion Julia Mancuso will undergo hip surgery Wednesday at The Steadman Clinic in Vail CO, which will keep her out of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup during the 2015-16 season.

The recovery timeline is uncertain at this point though she hopes to be back on snow in late March, Mancuso will take a...

FIS Gives Final Approval to 2016-17 Schedule


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (Nov. 10, 2015) – The International Ski Federation’s governing FIS Council this weekend confirmed the 2016-17 Audi FIS Ski World Cup calendar. The approval paves the way for Killington to be added as an opening women’s event in November, followed by the men’s Birds of Prey World Cup at Beaver Creek and the World Cup...

Announcing #WhatMakesAChamp Contest Winners


Inspired by the official U.S. Ski Team mascot Champ, the Team kicked off a content series asking athletes and fans about the moment they truly felt like a champion. Hundreds responded using the hashtag #WhatMakesAChamp to try and win a trip to the NASTAR Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain to race Olympic champion Ted Ligety.


Ligety Nominated for Team USA's Best of the Year


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 5, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been nominated for Best Male Olympic Athlete in Team USA’s Best of the Year awards. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced a total of 26 male, female and team finalists for this year’s awards. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes...

Drew Duffy: Ski Racing’s Big Surprise


At the end of the 2014-15 season, the U.S. Alpine Championships took place on an uncharacteristically warm day at Sugarloaf in Maine. World Cup winner and longtime U.S. Ski Team member Steven Nyman sat in first at the super G after 29 racers. The crowd at Sugarloaf, the TV audience and those watching live timing all assumed Nyman had taken yet...

VOTE for Ligety + Shiffrin as Team USA's Athletes of the Month


After stellar showings at Soelden last weekend, Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were nominated for Team USA's Female and Male Athlete of the Month. Think both Ligety's first place and...

Behind the Gold: Ted Ligety


The Audi FIS Ski World Cup opening weekend in Soelden, Austria is a celebration of the sport. Thousands descend on the tiny Oetztal valley to cheer on their favorites. High atop the stands in the Glacier Stadium, a hard core group of fans waved the American flag proudly, holding Ted Ligety banners for all to see. There’s nothing unusual about...

Ligety Takes Win at Soelden GS


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25, 2015)—In front of a packed crowd, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) reminded ski racing fans of his giant slalom skills at the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup race, taking his fourth win in Soelden, Austria. It was a stacked podium, with Thomas Fanara of France and Marcel Hirscher of Austria finishing under two-tenths behind...