Known as the most successful female ski racer in American history, it's only a matter of time before she's the best female ski racer of all time…after that, it's onto shattering men's records. (Roger Witney/Alpine Canada)
The athletes still have their ski legs under them, not their beach legs, according to Women's Speed Coach Chip White, which makes the May training block at Mammoth unique compared to other off-season camps.
Chip White, Head Coach of the Best in the World women's alpine speed team, has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as finalist for National Coach of Year – the organizations most prestigious coaching honor.
Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the success of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Mikeala Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) on Friday, March 29, as the Vail Valley Foundation and V
Julia Mancuso skied into eighth place Sunday during the World Cup giant slalom final in Lenzerheide, finalizing her fourth place overall finish in the Audi FIS World Cup standings.
Julia Mancuso capped an incredible super G season with a second place finish in the women’s super G standings.
Lindsey Vonn has won a record 17th Audi FIS World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Wednesday.
Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and the U.S. Ski Team head into the Alpine World Cup Finals with serious momentum.
Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) became the sixth U.S. Ski Team women's speed athlete to finish in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three this season with a stunning second in the Garmisch downhill.
Optimistic outlook for Lindsey Vonn after successful surgery following crash earlier this week.
Lindsey Vonn remained optimistic about her return for the Olympic season after Tuesday's season ending injury.
Julia Mancuso took bronze in super G to open the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming for the fifth Worlds medal of her career.
Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso lead a strong U.S. Ski Team into opening day of World Championships Tuesday with women's super G.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished eighth in the Maribor slalom to retain her lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom points going into Tuesday's City Event in Moscow.
VIDEO: Vonn Wins Maribor GS
Lindsey Vonn wins the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Maribor, SLO.
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Known as the most successful female ski racer in American history - and quickly gaining on "all time" status - Lindsey Vonn is one of the few world-class, four-event ski racers. She is the only American woman to ever capture downhill gold at the Olympics and the only American woman with four World Cup overall titles. Six weeks after she turned 20, Vonn (then Kildow) produced her first World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta. She has since captured a U.S. record 59 World Cup wins. In addition to her 2010 Olympic downhill gold and super G bronze, she holds five World Championship medals, including double gold in 2009.
The 2013 season proved to be riddled with challenges for Vonn. After entering the winter in the best shape of her life, she was walloped by a post-Soelden stomach bug that landed her in the hospital. She bounced back just in time to sweep the Lake Louise speed series in early December, but was totally drained and opted to take an extended rest a few weeks later. It was the first break she'd taken from the World Cup tour since she began racing.
Ultimately it was a six-race hiatus, but she returned in time for the January speed series. She locked in one more downhill win in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which was just enough to score her sixth straight World Cup downhill title – a record for both men and women. Primed and ready to rock at the World Championships in February, Vonn crashed during the opening race, tearing her ACL/MCL and ending her season.
All things considered, she locked a women's record 17th World Cup crystal globe and ended up well within range of toppling Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup win record of 62. Plus, with the drive of someone like Vonn, recovering strong will not be an issue.
Basically what happened in Schladming was I came into that jump going a little bit faster, or I don't know if I just hit the jump wrong, but I feel like I flew a lot further than the other girls. When I landed, the snow was just different. The snow was soft. It was not slick, basically, and my right ski just stopped and my knee buckled.
It is always an honor to win a title, even if I wish I had done it by competing alongside my teammates over the past month. I hope they will bring home many more titles this season. This only fuels me to work even harder to get back out on the mountain as soon as I can.
OFF THE SNOW
Out of her ski boots, she swings a mean tennis racquet and golf club. After recording a hole-in-one during one of her first full 18 holes, Vonn is now a staple at charity tournaments. But if you ask her about her favorite thing to do beside ski, she'll tell you it's all about spending time with her family, especially her "schwesters."
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