One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. (Getty Images/Quinn Rooney)
Now that the stands are empty, the cowbells have quieted and the dust has settled on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, all that is left is the memories.
The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with a strong closing weekend, finishing with five medals.
A month before the start of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, one of the sport’s most celebrated stars held court with media at the Westin in Avon. After two days of training, the jury was still out on whether Bode Miller would race.
Bode Miller left his future options open in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Dan Hicks that aired during coverage of the men’s downhill Saturday from Beaver Creek. Miller’s teammate Travis Ganong won the silver medal with three Americans in the top nine.
What does the future hold in store for Bode Miller? The ski racing star talks exclusively to NBC's Dan Hicks at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday.
With bluebird skies overhead, the men raced the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships super G in Beaver Creek, CO. Ted Ligety was the top finishing American in ninth place, while Bode Miller made his return to ski racing with a huge crash.
Kitzbuehel's Hahnenkamm is regarded as the most demanding track on the circuit and the “Super Bowl” of ski racing. It’s so notable Red Bull created a film about it, “Streif – One Hell of a Ride.” It’s fast, dangerous and thrilling. Get ready.
American ski racing fans will have the broadest TV and streaming coverage ever as the U.S. Ski Team takes to the fabled Streif this Saturday for the 75th running of the Hahnenkamm. Universal Sports Network and NBCSN will provide coverage.
Bode Miller picked quite the downhill to begin his season - Wengen's fabled Lauberhorn.
Olympic champion Bode Miller will undergo outpatient back surgery today but is planning to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in January based on the outcome of the surgery.
Huge crowds turned out for the formal announcement of the 2014-15 U.S. Alpine Ski Team at the Nature Valley First Tracks festivities at Copper Mountain
First Tracks Unveiling of this years U.S. Alpine team!
As the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup gets underway this weekend in Soelden, the clock ticked down to 100 days until the Feb. 2-15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek.
Heavy snow fell overnight and into Thursday morning with up to a meter on the Rettenbach Glacier. Clear skies are expected for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup this weekend.
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One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. Raised in an electricity free home, the two-time World Cup overall champion, four-time World Champion and six-time Olympic medalist has risen to become one of the most prolific international athletes.
Miller made a strategic decision to skip the entire 2013 competition season in order to recover completely from knee surgery. That decision paid off in spades during the 2014 season. Case in point: just a few races into the season, he finished second in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom. It was his first podium in the discipline since 2007. From there he continued to roll, adding downhill and super G podiums in Kitzbuehel before notching a historic sixth Olympic medal with super G bronze in Sochi.
To cap it all off, Miller completed his first full World Cup season (his first since winning the overall in 2008) with a season-ending podium in the Lenzerheide super G.
I’ve never been stuck on counting medals; I’ve put in a lot of work. This was a really hard year with a lot of effort coming back to get fit and get ready and just battle through everything life throws at you. To come out and ski hard at the Olympics–this is almost therapeutic for me to be in these situations where I really get to test myself. Some days medals don’t matter, and Sochi was one of the ones where it does matter.
Even though I’m old, I’m not broken down. Mentally I think I’m just as tough as any of these kids. I know I’m capable of top skiing and my body is holding up great. We’ll see how I feel in the fall, but right now I have no intention of ending my career.
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