Ted Ligety backed up his historic 2013 season with an Olympic gold medal and World Cup title in 2014, once again solidifying his place among the all-time greats. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
The 2015/16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin.
Ski Racing put together a video featuring Ted Ligety's ski technician for his HEAD skis - Alex Martin. Martin tells trade secrets about how many pairs of skis Ligety has, what a race day ski set up looks like and what it's really like to work with Ligety.
Six USSA athletes will be represented at the 2015 Governor’s State of Sport Awards.
The indomitable Marcel Hirscher of Austria took the win, grabbing the slalom World Cup crystal globe from Felix Neureuther and clinching the overall title.
Marcel Hirscher came into the race with the GS globe already secured, which left the men looking for the final World Cup win of the season. 20-year-old Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway took his second World Cup win in a row, while Ted Ligety was sixth.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety get ready to attack the tech events this weekend during the last races at the World Cup Finals.
he World Cup Finals super G kicked off on another beautiful, bluebird day. Dustin Cook of Canada, who has been dancing around the top spot all season, took his first World Cup win. Andrew Weibrecht was the top American racer, taking 15th.
Tough spring conditions got the best of the American athletes in Kranjska Gora in the last World Cup race before the World Cup Finals. But it didn’t hold back the top guys, who were in the hunt for World Cup points to pad their crystal globe missions.
Ted Ligety was fourth in Saturday's Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Kranjska Gora as Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed the World Cup GS title.
The USOC has named Ted Ligety as the male Athlete of the Month for February 2015.
Marcel Hirscher posted a 3.28 second winning margin in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Ted Ligety was fourth.
In a turny, technical super G set by American coach Forest Carey that did not excuse any mistakes, the Austrian Matthias Mayer once again emerged victorious. Travis Ganong was the top American finisher, toughing out a ninth place finish.
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.
Ted Ligety stepped into the gate for the second run of the men’s giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek as the defending two-time World Champion. No one in history had ever won three straight.
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Skiing always comes first for 2006 and 2014 Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety. Whether it's dropping cliffs, taking the snowmobiles into the Utah backcountry or laying down some of the most incredible angles in all of ski racing, "Shred" is constantly pushing and evolving the sport.
Ligety had a lot to live up to following a historic 2013 season that solidified him as one of the legends of the sport. He again set the tone with season-opening wins in Soelden and Beaver Creek, and then rocketed into Sochi as the favorite to win the giant slalom gold medal. Being the favorite and then delivering on that expectation is the most challenging position to hold in all of sport. Ligety delivered and became the first American man to win a giant slalom gold medal, which also marked him as the only man in U.S. history to win two Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing.
After such a successful 2014 season, 2015 proved to be a challenge for Ligety. Defending his World Championships giant slalom title—his third straight—was his biggest goal. After injuring his wrist in training in Colorado prior to Lake Louise, Ted had a rough start to the season. But just two weeks after he suffered the injury, he won the giant slalom at Birds of Prey. With the World Championships on that same track, it was an arc-er's show starring Ted Ligety. He shredded the track, gaining speed and building his lead the entire way down, and he gave the massive crowd something to cheer for.
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