A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) has always danced by the beat of a different drummer. Like a wild horse, she’s visually stunning, fierce and free. (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images)
More than 16,000 cheered Mikaela Shiffrin to victory at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom at Vermont’s Killington Mountain.
The athletes are en route to #beastworldcup, and the excitement has been steadily building to what will be one of the biggest events of the season – the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup to make its way east in 25 years.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) kicked off the slalom season with a commanding win, prevailing over Switzerland's Wendy Holdener by .67 seconds.
It’s a winter wonderland in Kittilä, Finland—home to Levi, the ski resort that plays host to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener.
A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, Resi Stiegler has always danced by the beat of a different drummer.
Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season with her second national title in giant slalom Sunday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.
Mikaela Shiffrin provided another dominating slalom victory – her fifth win of the season – Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.
Out of the 11 teams entered in the World Cup Finals team event, Switzerland put on a show in front of the home crowd for a win. Team USA made it through the first round, but did not move past the quarterfinals, tying for fifth place.
A healthy and strong Mikaela Shiffrin is ready for her first full tech weekend since returning from a knee injury sustained in Åre, Sweden.
Thirty-two of the best ski racers in the world competed head-to-head Tuesday night in downtown Stockholm, Sweden.
Mikaela Shiffrin returned from injury to dominate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Monday, taking her 18th World Cup victory.
Warm temperature, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch, but the forecast is calling for sunshine on the classic Kandahar downhill track for Saturday’s downhill.
For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was an historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday.
Eighteen U.S. athletes will be competing this weekend in downhill, combined, slalom and giant slalom in the Audi FIS World Cup events in Wengen and Flachau.
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Olympian and daughter to Olympic gold medalist Pepi Stiegler, Resi (RAY-zee) Stiegler was born and grew up in prime ski country (Jackson Hole, WY and Lienz, Austria). She's represented the United States at every level of alpine ski racing—Topolino, Whistler Cup, Junior Worlds, World Cup, World Championships and the Olympics. She’s won Junior Worlds medals and U.S. titles and has stood on the World Cup podium.
Stiegler may only be 30, but she has more experience than most people double her age. This U.S. Ski Team veteran entered the 2015 season as an independent, after not meeting criteria for the first time in her long career, but also with two consecutive injury-free seasons and full prep periods, which is something she had never experienced before. It paid off for Stiegler, who worked her way back to "A" team status for the 2016 season. Diving into a return-to-snow program with coach Bernd Brunner and teammates Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, New York), Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) and Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA), fittingly dubbed “#teamresitommyryanANDerik,” Stiegler found comfort in a new family, and inspiration to fight. She battled back to what ended up being the best comeback season of her career, grabbing seven top-15 finishes, two top-10 finishes and was ranked 13th in the world in slalom.
Next time you’re watching a World Cup race, keep a close eye on Stiegler in the finish. Whether in eighth or 25th, Stiegler comes through the finish and greets the crowd with a smile, throwing her arms up the air in celebration and laughing contagiously. The reaction? The crowd goes wild. This simple, pure act of joy is an example for all – whether it be her teammates or young competitors – to find joy in what you do for a living and share that joy with everyone around you.
In her first Juniors Worlds in '03, she won bronze medals in slalom and combined. Stiegler credits not only her parents, but also another Olympic champion and silver medalist, former Olympic and world champion Diann Roffe. Roffe coached Stiegler in a U.S. Development program for several winters, helping sculpt her into such a promising racer.
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