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Career First Podium for Smith

12/14/2012

VAL d'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 14) - Leanne Smith parlayed an early start number into a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, finishing second in the Val d'Isere downhill behind Swiss winner Lara Gut. Smith, who started third, led four Americans into the top 10 on a shortened...

Maze Wins Third Straight Giant Slalom

12/09/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 9) - Slovenia's Tina Maze made a bold statement in her quest to win the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and giant slalom title by capturing her third straight race in the discipline. Defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn was fifth after the opening run and up nearly a full second in the final when she saved a...

Ligety 3rd as Win Streak Ends

12/09/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 9) – World Champion Ted Ligety battled soft snow and a shortened course to finish third in the Val d'Isere giant slalom behind race winner and reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and GS champ Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The podium kept Ligety in the World Cup GS driver's seat and eased him closer to overall...

Ligety 12th in Val d'Isere Slalom

12/08/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety knifed through incredibly soft snow in Val d'Isere to finish 12th and gain critical points toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall, where he's currently second to Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. David Chodounsky produced the third fastest final run to finish a career best 15th after missing most of...

Vonn Brilliant in Super G Victory

12/08/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 8) – Lindsey Vonn skied a tactically perfect weather shortened super G to capture her 57th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory and fourth this season. Julia Mancuso continued the U.S. Ski Team's speed dominance with third, the fourth straight World Cup speed race where two U.S. athletes have been in the top 3....

Goldberg, Wiles Win U.S. Downhill Titles

12/07/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 7) - Jared Goldberg and Jacqueline Wiles conqured the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Friday to capture U.S. Championship downhill titles. Traditionally held in February, the premier speed titles were shifted to December in order to take advantage of the world class facility at Copper, which is operated...

Maze Wins St. Moritz Combined

12/07/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 7) - Slovenia's Tina Maze mastered incredibly flat light to stretch her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 187 points over reigning champion Lindsey Vonn with a super combined victory Friday in St. Moritz, her third win of the season. Vonn, who stood fourth after the opening leg of super G, skied out in the...

Ted Shreds to Impressive Win

12/02/2012

American Women Sweep Lake Louise

12/02/2012

Vonn Matches Schneider with 55th Win

12/01/2012

LAKE LOUISE, CO (Dec. 1) - Superstar Lindsey Vonn came back from the brink of disaster to win her 55th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, matching the great Swiss Vreni Schneider for second in the all time wins list. Vonn, who was already .24 behind, went wide on a sweeping turn before the midway point of the course losing valuable time. But she...

Ligety Survives Wild Ride for Fourth

12/01/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) - Ted Ligety survived a rock and roll ride down a challenging super G course at the Audi Birds of Prey to take fourth, matching his result from Lake Louise a week ago. Italian Matteo Marsaglia was a surprise winner for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup...

Vonn, Cook 1-2 in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – A still ailing Lindsey Vonn stormed to a 1.73 second downhill victory in foggy Lake Louise as teammate Stacey Cook  was second to climb atop the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium of her career. The weather plagued race was held multiple times as fog drifted in and out. It was the 54th victory of Vonn's career...

Ganong Leads USA on Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - A record crowd packed the Audi Birds of Prey finish area Friday as Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win in the men's downhill. Travis Ganong led the U.S. Ski Team in 16th. It was the first downhill win for Innerhofer in four years as he upset favorite Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway who was second. Marco Sullivan,...

USSA Names Helly Hansen Official Baselayer

11/30/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Nov 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today named Helly Hansen as the official baselayer of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team’s 48 athletes will wear Helly Hansen’s baselayers during competitions beginning this week at the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup event at Beaver Creek, CO, through the end of the 2016...

Live from Audi Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek this weekend with live coverage across America from the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup. Sunday Olympic champion Ted Ligety takes on...

Stage Set for Thrilling Birds of Prey

11/29/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – Times are dropping and energy is building in Beaver Creek in anticipation of Friday's Audi Birds of Prey downhill featuring Lake Louise podium finisher Marco Sullivan and a recharged men's U.S. speed team. Athletes and coaches across the board have lauded the Birds of Prey organizing committee and the 200 plus...

Shiffrin Dazzles Crowd in Aspen Slalom

11/25/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 25) - U.S. Ski Team rising star Mikaela Shiffrin scored the seventh top 10 of her career with a strong second run in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, finshing seventh. Austria's Kathrin Zettel took the win. The finish boosted Shiffrin to fifth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and slalom standings. The race was...

World Cup Rolls to Historic Aspen

11/20/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 21) – All eyes will be watching Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and potentially Lindsey Vonn when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational takes over the historic Colorado ski town Thanksgiving weekend with a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tech races. Vonn, who was walloped last week with a stomach illness, returned to gate...

Vonn Returns to Gate Training

11/18/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak. Vonn, who has been slowed by illness for over a week, made the decision to begin gate training after a brief freeskiing session on Nov. 17. Her training status is day-to-day...

2013 Alpine Team Announced in Vail

11/15/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 15) – Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome the team during a public celebration that opened the 50...

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