Alpine News

62 for Lindsey Vonn


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18, 2015) - With a powerful run through sunshine and fog, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) etched her name into the ski racing history book, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Cortina downhill by .32 over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl. The win by Vonn matched the seemingly unbeatable record of 62 World Cup...

Rough Conditions in Wengen Slalom


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2015)—The men were back on the Wengen slalom hill again on Saturday, but this time for a traditional slalom Audi FIS Ski World Cup. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took 18th, while Ted Ligety (Park City, CO) finished 27th. Felix Neureuther of Germany claimed his second win of the season.

With Hirscher...

Weather Wins Again in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 17, 2015) - Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait, once again, for a try at the record of 62 World Cup wins. Organizers will try again Sunday with a downhill at...

Liz Stephen: Endurance is a Mental Game


USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Liz Stephen's phenomenal result at the Tour de Ski in this week's Behind the Gold.

It’s fall in Park City. Liz Stephen pulls the laces tight on her running shoes at the USSA Center of Excellence, heading out onto the mountain trails for a 25-mile afternoon run. As she strides over rocks...

Ligety Fifth in Wengen Combined


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 16, 2015)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled the alpine combined—a downhill followed by one run of slalom—to be the top American in Wengen, finishing in fifth place. Downhiller Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) skied to 15th, his first top 15 on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup this season. Carlo Janka of Switzerland won the...

Near Miss for Ross in Cortina


CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 16, 2015) - A shortened Cortina downhill became more of a sprint course on Friday, with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the USA. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tenth, having to wait again for record win number 62 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Host Italy had its day with...

Vonn & Mancuso go 1-2 in Cortina DH Training Run


CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15, 2015)—The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) also looks for the podium, finishing in sixth.

Bode: Season Opening Lauberhorn


WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2015) - Wengen’s fabled Lauberhorn downhill is in a class by itself: It's over two and a half minutes of leg-burning pain down a 2.78-mile course with speeds pushing 100 mph. Two-time downhill champion Bode Miller was back,...
Shiffrin Attacks to a Podium in Flachau


FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 13, 2014)—The women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin


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Chodounsky Leads Americans in Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11, 2015)—Another warm and cloudy day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden had the men struggling for results in slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top-finishing U.S. athlete in 11th with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 22nd. Italian Stefano Gross took his first ever World Cup win.

High Winds Sweep Weekend Away


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 11, 2015) - For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc in Bad Kleinkirchheim, resulting in cancelation of the women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. This time organizers got it started - albeit 45 minutes late - but after 11 racers officials pulled the plug as winds contnued to sweep over the venue...

Ligety Seventh in Warm Adelboden


ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2015)—It was a warm day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden, following a night of heavy rain. And even with the race crew working around the clock, the conditions were rough for the giant slalom. Fighting against the bumpy, salted course, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took seventh and Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV)...

Winds Whip Through Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 10, 2015) - An early morning windstorm shredded the race hill and finish area at Bad Kleinkirchheim, forcing FIS officials to cancel Saturday's scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. Sunday's super G is still in the plans with ongoing discussion on whether the downhill can be replaced next weekend in...

Vonn Looks for Record in Bad Kleinkirchheim


BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 9, 2014) - The women have landed in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria and with Lindsey Vonn's (Vail, CO) record hanging in wait, the excitement about the race is palpable. Although it has been an uphill battle, with lost baggage, sicknesses and flat light, the girls are battling their bad luck and looking for speed...

INFOGRAPHIC: Lindsey Vonn's Climb to 63


Red Bull takes a look at Lindsey Vonn's unbelievable ski career, and her potential to beat the all-time winning record by Annemarie Moser-Proll at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria.


U.S. Ski Team Makes Coaching Change


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has made a change in its women’s coaching staff. Alpine Director Patrick Riml taking over interim management of the women’s slalom/giant slalom team, overseeing current staff including Assistant Coach Gary Miller as well as Strength and Conditioning Coach Luca de Marchi.

Ski in Peace: Ronnie and Bryce


Ski racers Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle were young men taken too soon in an avalanche accident in Soelden, Austria on January 5, 2014. USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at their lives in this week's Behind the Gold.

Americans DNF in Zagreb Slalom


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 6, 2015)—It was a tough evening in Zagreb, Croatia for the U.S. Ski Team men, who are still comprehending Monday’s devastating news from Soelden, Austria. No Americans finished the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom,...

Ski in Peace: Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle


SOELDEN, Austria (Jan. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the loss of two promising development-level ski racers killed Monday in an avalanche in Soelden. The two were among a group of six athletes freeskiing at the Austrian resort. The other four skied out of the slide.

Killed in the avalanche were Ronnie Berlack, 20 (Franconia,...