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Vonn to Start Lake Louise Speed Series

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5) -­ Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will start the three-race Audi FIS World Cup speed series beginning Friday in Lake Louise. After a successful opening training run Wednesday where she dialed in her race line, Vonn is opting to not start the final training run today in...

Vonn Solid in Official Downhill Training

12/04/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) successfully completed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup training run of the season in Lake Louise, where she has won a record 14 times. Vonn, who has been sidelined from World Cup action since the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, finished a conservative 22nd behind...

Snow Cancels 2nd Birds Training Run

12/04/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - Over a foot of overnight snow and a forecast for continuous snow throughout the day has canceled the second of three Audi Birds of Prey downhill training runs scheduled for Beaver Creek. The opening training run slated for Tuesday was also called due to complications in athlete travel out of Calgary, Alberta - also...

Vonn Preparing to Race in Lake Louise

12/03/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is expected to start in Wednesday's official downhill training run at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise. A decision on her participation in downhill competitions Friday and Saturday, along with super G on Sunday, will be made after the final official training session...

Birds of Prey Schedule Change

12/03/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted. The men's downhill is now Fri., Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m., with the men's super G on Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. There have been no changes for the giant slalom races, where reigning World Champion Ted...

Ganong 22nd in Lake Louise Super G

12/01/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 1) – Despite another day of flat light and a late start number, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) powered through light snow to finish 22nd at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G opener Sunday. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished right behind Ganong in 23rd, while Norway’s Aksel Lund...

Shiffrin Earns First GS Podium

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) earned her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom podium Sunday, taking second during the final event of the Nature Valley Raptor women’s World Cup week. After laying down an inspired first run for the roaring hometown crowd, Shiffrin produced a fluid...

Shiffrin Poised for First GS Podium

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sits in second place after laying down an inspired first run for her hometown crowd during the final event of the Nature Valley Raptor women’s World Cup week. The 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom champion landed a career-best sixth in the World Cup opening...

USSA to Manage U.S. World Championships Broadcasts

12/01/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is looking to elevate the reach of ski racing in America. EUROVISION, operated by the European Broadcast Union, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) have sealed an agreement giving USSA the media rights to the 2015 and 2017 FIS Alpine and Nordic Ski World...

Miller 16th in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its men's downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions. Two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) posted the top U.S. Ski Team result in 16th, while Italian Dominik Paris carved up the icy and bumpy course to take the victory...

Gut Sweeps Raptor Speed Series

11/30/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) – Swiss Lara Gut set the speed pace for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with victory in the both the Nature Valley Raptor downhill and super G. Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) earned the best result for the U.S. Ski Team with 23rd, which came as perfect weather blanketed the thousands on hand in Beaver Creek...

Believe In U.S.: Julia Mancuso

11/29/2013

“It’s why I ski race, to be in the Olympics and compete for my country and to be a part of such an amazing event.” – Olympic Champion Julia Mancuso. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Julia Mancuso ride on the wings of belief of family, friends and the...

Cook Leads U.S. in Raptor Debut

11/29/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women’s downhill successfully hosted its first World Cup Friday to open the Nature Valley Raptor World Cup week. Veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) earned the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 19th on a course that has been heralded by the entire Aud FIS...

Vonn Back on Snow at Vail

11/28/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 28) - Just nine days after crashing in a downhill training run at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was back on snow. The Olympic champion took a few free skiing runs on Vail Mountain early Thanksgiving morning. The session went fine and there were "no issues," according to U.S. Ski Team Head Women...

Stacey Cook-SVST Scholarships Announced

11/27/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 27) – Two-time Olympic downhiller Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and long-time U.S. Ski Team partner Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) announce the 2013 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarship Winners. Sinead Danager, Trisha Mangan, Rosie Hust, Ali Betsch, Paige Hourigan and Natalie Riffel – each members of top U.S. Ski and...

Cook Rockets to Fastest Training Run

11/27/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 27) - U.S. Ski Team veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) found the line down the challenging Raptor downhill to lead Wednesday's training run. Cook blazed down the challenging course in 1:42.03 - .07 ahead of Lichtenstein's Tina Weirather and a tenth in front of Tuesday's leader Lara Gut of Switzerland. 

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New Raptor Downhill Gets First Test

11/26/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team tested the brand new Raptor downhill course to open the Nature Valley Raptor women's race week at Beaver Creek. Tuesday marked the first of three training sessions before Friday's downhill, which will kick off the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup speed season. It also...

Live TV from Beaver Creek World Cups

11/25/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – American ski racing fans will be treated to LIVE U.S. TV coverage when the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek, CO later this week. The broadcast package with NBC and NBCSN features the most extensive live coverage ever in America. Racing begins on Friday, Nov. 29 when the Best in the World women’s speed...

Vonn To Sit Out Beaver Creek

11/22/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic gold medalist and 16-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup title winner Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced that she will not compete during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nature Valley Raptor women's World Cup in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn sustained injuries as a result of a downhill training fall Nov. 19 on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center...

Women to Test Full Raptor Downhill

11/21/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 21) - The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team and a top field of international alpine athletes will have a true 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships test next week thanks to early season snowfall and premium snowmaking temperatures at Beaver Creek. Taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions, Beaver Creek...

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