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McKennis Turns Focus to 2015

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO), winner of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Anton just a year ago, has strategically decided to forgo a shot at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 2010 Olympian fractured her right tibial plateau in March of 2013 and hoped to be strong enough to compete for a medal in...

Vonn to Miss Sochi Olympics

01/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced Tuesday that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Vonn, who had staged a comeback in December with an impressive fifth place finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World...

Chodounsky 15th in Bormio Slalom

01/06/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 6) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) tied for 15th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held Monday evening in Bormio. The race, originally scheduled for Zagreb, Croatia, was hosted with a night final on the lower portion of the famed Stelvio downhill. German Felix Neureuther captured the 51,...

Shiffrin Wins Career Sixth Slalom

01/05/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 5) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sliced through sloppy snow and rain to win the Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia....

Shiffrin Earns 12th World Cup Top 3

12/29/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium to earn the 12th top-three finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom. Leading after the first run despite light rain, Shiffrin couldn't hold her lead in the foggy and rutted final as...

Ganong 10th in Snowy Bormio Downhill

12/29/2013

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) closed the 2013 calendar with another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Starting second, Ganong powered though snow at the top of the notroious Stelvio and then through rattling bumps in the...

Shiffrin Back on GS Podium with 3rd

12/28/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the...

Ligety Banks 75000 Euro at Rockfest

12/23/2013

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 23) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) put a little something in his own Christmas stocking Monday after banking a 75,000 Euro victory in the winner-take-all Alpine Rockfest exibition held at Paganella Ski Area in Italy. Now in it's fourth winter, Ligety also won Alpine...

Solid 8th for Shiffrin in Val d'Isere GS

12/22/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 22) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished a solid eighth Sunday in Val d'Isere to close the first half of the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won and posted her sixth World Cup podium of the Olympic winter, adding 100 points to her...

Ligety 3rd in Alta Badia Giant Slalom

12/22/2013

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 22) - Four-time World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was held to third Sunday in the Alta Badia giant slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher captured his second straight giant slalom win. Midway through the eight-event Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season, Ligety and Hirscher have each won a pair of races,...

Miller .15 from Saslong Podium

12/21/2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 21) - Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) continued to build speed on the Road to Sochi with fifth Saturday in the 46th Saslong Classic downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. After falling behind in the upper gliding portion of the course, Miller found the gas pedal through the turny, rolling lower half to...

Smith 14th in Bumpy Val d'Isere Downhill

12/21/2013

VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 21) - Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) survived a bumpy Val d'Isere downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 14th on a track that bounced eight racers, including four Americans, off course. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), in her first race in two weeks, was among the non finishers. Vonn was rattled in the midsection of...

Believe in U.S.: Ted Ligety

12/20/2013

“Ski racing is a huge confidence sport, so having belief in yourself is really important because you’re always on the fine line of going down and falling.” – Olympic Champion Ted Ligety. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Ted Ligety ride on the wings of belief...

Miller 8th in Foggy Val Gardena Super G

12/20/2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 20) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) charged through difficult visibility on the upper half of the Saslong super G and made an incredibly athletic move at the final gate to lead the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Val Gardena. Uncharacteristically warm temperatures in the Italian valley caused the fog to blanket the upper...

Shiffrin 12th in Courchevel Slalom

12/17/2013

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 17) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to an uncharacteristic 12th in Tuesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom as Austrian Marlies Schild earned the 34th slalom victory of her storied career. The victory ties Schild with Swiss great Vreni Schneider for the most slalom wins in women's World Cup...

Mancuso 12th in St. Moritz Giant Slalom

12/15/2013

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 15) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) made another leap toward her champion-level form Sunday with an encouraging 12th in the St. Moritz giant slalom to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Reigning NorAm overall champion Megan McJames (Park City, UT) landed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points of the...

Career Best Slalom for Chodounsky

12/15/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a courageous final run Sunday to post a career-best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom with seventh in Val d'Isere. The 2007 NCAA overall champion for alpine skiing was 14th after the opening run and produced the fourth-fastest final run time to jump seven more slots on...

Super G Strides Continue for Cook

12/14/2013

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continued to make strides in super G Saturday as she jumped from the 37th start position to finish 16th in St. Moritz. It’s the second straight weekend Cook has made a big move in super G after vaulting from 38th to 18th last Sunday in the Audi FIS Alpine...

Hirscher Wins Val d'Isere GS

12/14/2013

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 14) – For the first time since 2009, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) missed an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom final. The two-time giant slalom world champion and four-time World Cup title winner was the first racer out of the gate, but slid out on his left hip on the lower portion of the steep and icy Face de...

Vonn to Skip St. Moritz Series

12/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 11) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup is heading to Europe after two weekends in North America with the men racing giant slalom and slalom in Val d'Isere and women taking on a super G and giant slalom in St. Moritz. Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who had a successful return to racing this past weekend in...

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