Fiercely loyal, fiercely friendly and a fierce fighter, east-coaster Smith has endured her fair share of joys and hardships in a 10-year career that features two World Cup podiums and a lot of lessons learned.
See how New England skiing helped Merryweather get her start, how her brother—a former captain of the Harvard ski team—influenced her career and her goals for the future in the Boston Globe piece, U.S. Ski Team’s Alice Merryweather Speeding Toward Promine
Last week, Vail Daily’s on-snow correspondent Ross Leonhart rode the chairlift with Shiffrin between training runs to talk on Beaver Creek’s Centennial Express lift.
And while Resi Stiegler has had many setbacks throughout her career, her energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
Former U.S. Ski Team coaches John “Johno” McBride and Chip White both return to the U.S. Alpine Ski Team's speed teams.
Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.
The USSA is proposing Killington Resort and Beaver Creek Resort as U.S. World Cup stops of the 2017-18 season.
Marco Sullivan, U.S. Ski Team alumnus and mastermind behind the American Downhiller concept, is on a mission to pay it forward to the next generation of American Downhillers.
The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season with more than 76,000 fans attending U.S. events with estimated global TV audiences of over 25 million tuning in.
In the final race of the U.S. Alpine Championships Tuesday in Sugarloaf, Maine, Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO) edged out seven-time National Champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) for the giant slalom national title.
Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) sustained a right knee injury during the giant slalom at U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf on Monday and is currently being evaluated. Her return to competition is undetermined.
Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Western Region) scores her first national title in Monday's giant slalom at Sugarloaf, ME.
AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece) grabs first title and Resi Stiegler's (Jackson, WY) back on top for the first time in 10 years.
Laurenne Ross (Bend, Oregon) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) claimed the top of the podium in Saturday's super G at U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine.
For the sixth time in the resort’s history, Sugarloaf will host the nation’s top men and women skiers at the U.S. Alpine Championships March 25-28.
U.S. Ski Team athletes Steven Nyman and Ashley Caldwell have been nominated for the Utah State of Sports Awards.
Three Utah ski resorts will play host to the world's best freestyle skiers, freeskiiers and snowboarders during the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home state crowd.
On a sunny day in Aspen, 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took home her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and clinched the coveted overall crystal globe at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.
Travis Ganong led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in a challenging super G at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on another sunny, warm, spring-like Colorado day.
Congratulations, Lindsey Vonn!
Huge congratulations to Lindsey Vonn from everyone at the U.S. Ski Team.
LIVE: Women's DH Training 3:30pm ET
Women's downhill training live from the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek.
VIDEO: Lindsey Vonn Winning Run
Lindsey Vonn skis to her record 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup win.
WATCH: Women Train on Raptor
The U.S. Ski Team ladies headed to the Raptor course to get ready for February's 2015 FIS World Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek.
VIDEO: Shiffrin Wins Slalom by 1.68
Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the Snow Queen Trophy with a 1.68 second slalom win in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Zagreb.
A Day with the Speed Unicorns
What's life like on the road with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour? Let's follow the Speed Unicorns for a day.
Lindsey Vonn Winning Val d'Isere DH
Lindsey Vonn skied to a 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup win with victory in the Val d'Isere downhill.
Steven Nyman Winning Run
Steven Nyman dominated the Saslong in Val Gardena, Italy, taking a third career victory on one of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup's toughest courses.
VIDEO: Ligety 2014 Beaver Creek GS
Ted Ligety comes from behind, moving up from fourth to take the win with a stunning second run in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom at Beaver Creek.
USSA Fall Alpine Coaches Symposium
The fifth annual Fall Alpine Coaches Symposium will be held at Copper Mountain, CO, from November 5-9, 2014.
VIDEO: Shiffrin Wins Lenzerheide SL
World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) came from behind to win her fourth slalom race of the season, sealing the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title of her young career.
VIDEO: Ligety Wins Lenzerheide GS
World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punctuated the best season of his career with a sixth giant slalom win at the World Cup Finals on Saturday. He joined Ingemar Stenmark as the only other man to win six or more World Cup giant slalom races a season
VIDEO: Ligety Locks Up GS Title
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) shredded the wet snow with authority, winning the Kranjska Gora giant slalom and securing the fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup GS title of his career.
VIDEO: Mancuso 3rd in Garmisch SG
Another super G, another podium finish for Julia Mancuso. World Championship bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was third Sunday in the final super G of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup "regular season."
VIDEO: Ross' First World Cup Podium
Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) finished a stunning second in the Garmisch downhill to become the sixth U.S. women's speed athlete to podium this season. It was the first top three of her career.
The Finals will be the first outside Europe since 1997 and the return of men’s World Cup in Aspen for first time since 2001.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup returns to California for the first time in 19 years.
The fastest women on skis return to Killington for the first time since 1978.
2017 U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, ME
The Audi Birds of Prey, one of the biggest downhill ski races on the planet.