Alpine News

What Makes a Ski Racing Comeback?


There’s nothing like a previously injured athlete beating the odds and scoring the winning goal, getting the highest score or finishing in first place. It's thrilling and fun for fans to watch their team or favorite athlete attack from the back. This season, there were comebacks all around the FIS World Cup circuit to keep the year interesting—...

Ligety Inspires Kids at the YMCA


PARK CITY, UT (June 10, 2015) – Ted Ligety took some time out of the gym on Thursday to drive to Ogden, UT—about an hour away from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence in Park City, UT—to visit the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation YMCA Community Family Center. There, he spent the afternoon signing autographs, taking...

Get to Know Libby Ludlow's ZGiRLS


Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alumna Libby Ludlow didn’t stop when she retired from the U.S. Ski Team. Instead, she attended Dartmouth, enrolled in law school at the University of Washington and even took a year off to teach yoga. But she found her real passion in her desire to help young women.

Vonn Nominated for ESPYS Awards


The 2015 ESPYS nominations were announced on Wednesday and Lindsey Vonn is a candidate for two awards: Best Comeback Athlete and...

Q&A: Will Bode Miller Retire?


After his crash at the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships that ended his comback season, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was still nominated to the U.S. Ski Team 2015-16 roster. He addresses the question everyone wants to know: Will he accept? He responds to the retirement speculation, talks about his best moments in his career, what races he...

FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops


VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and...

IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.

2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Report


At the FIS Council Meetings in Varna, Bulgaria, Ceil Folz—president of the Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 World Championships organizing committee—gave her final World Champs report. In response, she received praise from FIS Alpine Chairman and Olympic Champion Bernhard Russi, who said, "You did an amazing job for our sport."

To see the full...

BG Life Magazine Features Resi Stiegler


Recently nominated to the A team, Resi Stiegler talks to BG Life Magazine about her summer - including her work out plans, nutrition and how she revitalizes herself at the beach.

See the full article here....

NCAA Coaches Discuss National University Team


As athletes continue to arrive at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, a new batch of skiers will participate in summer training programs alongside elite skiers and snowboarders—the men from the National University Team (N-UNI)...

Skiing in May: On-Snow Training Camps


While most of us are busy thinking about mountain biking and hiking, the U.S. Ski Team has already kicked off the 2015/16 season with on-snow training camps in California and Colorado. Heading to places like Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, the Team looks forward to these low-pressure spring camps with no big races looming. So, what goes on...

Q&A: Chip Knight Rejoins the U.S. Ski Team


Chip Knight is a name many ski racing fans know. He competed in three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006), won national and World Junior Championships titles and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for over a dozen years. Impressive.

Cashman Joins U.S. Alpine Coaching Staff


PARK CITY, UT (May 27)The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman to its alpine staff as the U16 National Training Group (NTG) head coach. Former U16 NTG Head Coach Thomas Erhard will now fulfill the role of FIS women’s NTG head coach.

Riml Addresses National University Team Questions


As the National University Team announcement hit the ski racing world, a lot of questions popped up about the U.S. Ski Team's innovative new program. Former D1 collegiate skier Sean Higgins at Ski Racing talked to Alpine Director Patrick Riml about the N-UNI...

2015-16 Alpine Team Nominations


The U.S. Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Each athlete accepting the nomination to U.S. Ski Team receives a high level of world class program support, along with access to the USSA Center of...

Exploring New Territory: National University Team


PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is taking a deeper look at college ski racing as a viable component of the U.S. Ski Team pipeline with the introduction of a National University Team for alpine ski racing. The National University Team will aim to both provide support for athletes as well as a stronger...

U.S. Alpine Ski Team Names Women’s Head Coach


PARK CITY, UT (May 7, 2015)—The U.S. Ski Team has named former Alpine Canada Vice President of Sports Paul Kristofic to its staff as women’s head coach. Kristofic brings to the U.S. Ski Team extensive coaching experience, and will be overseeing women’s World Cup and Europa Cup speed and technical teams.  

Vonn Thumbs Up to 2018 Olympic Downhill


SEOUL, South Korea (May 6, 2015)—Olympic excitement was palpable this week, as Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) gave a thumbs-up to the new PyeongChang downhill in South Korea and was named as the first International Games Ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games to help promote the sport of skiing. She was with a U.S. Olympic...

Athletes and Staff Get Schooled by PSIA


PARK CITY, UT (April 28, 2015) – When Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) embarked on the first-ever U.S. Ski Team/Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) collaborative clinic last spring, he never imagined it would create a solid foundation for what would be his most successful season with the U.S. Ski Team to date. But it did. This year...

Duffy & O'Brien Win Golden Ski Award


PARK CITY, UT (April 20, 2015) – After impressive season-ending results at U.S. Alpine Championships, Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – National Training Group; Burke Mountain Academy) and Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School), an U.S. Ski Team invitee, have been selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association-East...



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