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Stöckli Skis Honored For U.S. Ski Team Support

01/26/2017

DENVER (Jan. 26, 2017) – One of the U.S. Ski Team's most progressive new equipment suppliers, Swiss ski manufacturer Stöckli, has been honored by the Team and SnowSports Industries America (SIA). Stöckli was presented with the Doc DesRoches Award at the SIA Snow Show Thursday (Jan. 26) for its promotion of the U.S. Ski Team and its athletes....

Hard-Earned Tears

01/24/2017

Over the past decade, Lindsey Vonn has established herself as one of the world's most notable athletes. People on the street know Lindsey Vonn. They recognize her as an accomplished ski racer and cultural hero of her time - a glamorous woman whose image has graced every level of global media.

What they don't see is the Lindsey Vonn who...

Kelley Excites Schladming Crowd

01/24/2017

Jan. 24, 2017 (SCHLADMING, Austria) – Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was the top American finisher at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom—delighting the crowd by hiking to finish 27th, over 50 seconds off first place.

Shiffrin Fifth at Kronplatz Giant Slalom

01/24/2017

KRONPLATZ, Italy (Jan. 24, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) rebounded from a disappointing first run to lay down a solid second run to finish fifth in Tuesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

In front of the home-country crowd, Italy went 1-3 with Federica Brignone taking the victory and Marta Bassino in third. Tessa...

Vonn Leads Five Americans Into Top 30

01/22/2017

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 22, 2017) – In her first Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G race in almost a year, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) took a step in the right direction to regaining her super G race form with a top-10 finish Sunday.

Great Britain Steals Show at Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/22/2017

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2017) – In a tough day in Kitzbuehel, with no U.S. men finishing the battle at the Hahnenkamm Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom, a British man stepped onto a surprise podium.

Top 10 for Nyman at Hahnenkamm

01/21/2017

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21, 2017) – On the world’s toughest downhill course, one small mistake is the difference between finishing on the podium and 10th place. Just ask Steve Nyman (Sundance, UT), who finished 10th in Saturday’s Hahnenkamm Audi FIS Ski...

Vonn Grabs 77th World Cup Win

01/21/2017

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 21, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is back on top!

In only her second race since returning from a pair of injuries that sidelined her for almost a year, Vonn won Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill on the Kandahar course for the...

Ganong 11th in Kitzbuehel Super G

01/20/2017

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2017) – Austria’s Matthias Mayer kicked off ski racing’s Super Bowl weekend and whipped the home-country crowd into a celebratory frenzy with a victory in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) paced three Americans...

The American Downhillers vs. The Streif

01/19/2017

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 19, 2017) – The excitement in Tirol is so palpable, it’s like Christmas Eve. The famous “Flying Bulls” whiz by overhead in their beautiful bombers, black and white wispy smoke circles swirling in the air, leaving magic in their dust for all Kitzbuehel guests to marvel at with their mouths open. Even more jaw-dropping...

Ligety to Have Back Surgery

01/16/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16, 2017) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) announced today that he will have surgery on his back, which will cause him to miss the rest of the 2016-17 season. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will focus on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, intending to come back strong as a medal contender.  

Wiles First Career Podium In Altenmarkt Downhill

01/15/2017

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (JAN. 15, 2017) – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) skied to her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup podium, finishing third, in Sunday’s much anticipated downhill.

Kelley Scores in Wengen

01/15/2017

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2017) – Battling a tough weekend of weather, Robby Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was the top American in the classic Wengen slalom and scored his first slalom points, finishing 25th.

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was victorious in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup race over Marcel Hirscher of Austria in second. Felix...

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cup Events

01/14/2017

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2017) – Snow and wind wrecked havoc on Saturday’s scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, canceling both the men and women’s downhill races in Wengen, Switzerland and Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Bennett 10th In Surprise Wengen Alpine Combined

01/13/2017

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13, 2017) – Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined produced a surprise podium, and another top 10 World Cup result for Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA).

With upwards of six inches of new snow overnight, officials swapped the downhill and...

On Tap This Weekend: Comebacks and Classics

01/12/2017

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12, 2017) – This weekend, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria and Wengen, Switzerland welcome the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup speed series of the New Year for the women and the men. The biggest struggle will be with Mother Nature, with snow in the forecast in both locations.

The women will race a downhill and alpine...

Hedda: What Makes a Champ

01/12/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Vonn Returns to World Cup This Weekend

01/11/2017

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) plans to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit this weekend, racing in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Vonn has been recovering from a fracture in her upper right arm, which she suffered after a training crash at Copper Mountain, CO in November. She has been out...

Shiffrin Ties For Third in Flachau

01/10/2017

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 10, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) rebounded from a disappointing first run to land on the podium in a tie for third Tuesday night under the lights at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom.

Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, the defending World Cup slalom champion, won her first slalom of the season by 0.58 over...

Chodounsky Consistent Through Adelboden Fog

01/08/2017

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 8, 2017) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the best U.S. racer of the day, taking 12th place through tough conditions at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Adelboden. Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) and Mark Engel (Truckee, CA) grabbed top-30 spots to score points.

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