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Ligety Expected Back After Injury

11/22/2014

VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist when he hooked his hand on a gate while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy...

Go Time for World Cup in Colorado

11/22/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 22) - It's time to go ski racing in Colorado! The International Ski Federation has given the final go-ahead to both Aspen and Beaver Creek for upcoming Audi FIS Ski World Cup races. Cold snowmaking temperatures mixed with natural snow have helped Colorado resorts prepare for the start of the season. The women open with a giant...

Laurenne Ross Wins Copper Mountain Super G

11/20/2014

Laurenne Ross took the second of two FIS super G races at Colorado’s Copper Mountain yesterday, racing against athletes like Tina Weirather, Viktoria Rebensburg and Ilka Stuhec.

Thrilled about the result, Ross said she was notably more aggressive in the second race. “I took a little bit of a deeper line. I was a little bit more level and...

Vail/Beaver Creek to Host 69+ Nations

11/19/2014

VAIL, Colorado (Nov.14) – The traditional alpine skiing powers are coming, but so are countries such as the Cayman Islands, India, the Netherlands and Timor-Leste as preliminary team entries for Vail and Beaver Creek’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships have yielded 69 confirmed national team entries to date.

Two additional nations are...

Surgery Sidelines Miller Until January

11/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 17) – 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. Miller has been training in Austria and at Copper Mountain the past month but elected to have the surgery to alleviate pain and...

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11/17/2014

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Slim Win for Norway's Kristoffersen

11/16/2014

The men’s World Cup slalom opener could serve as a harbinger for a rivalry to come this season, as the world’s two best slalom skiers, in a league of their own on Sunday, battled it to within twelve-hundredths of a second on the Levi Black course in Finland.
 
Ligety 18th in Levi Slalom

11/16/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out, Sunday in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour's first slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 26th, 4.32 seconds out. Small mistakes in the wrong spots cost Ligety and Chodounsky time. Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen laid down an...

Ski Racing: Maze Amazes

11/15/2014

The start of the 2014-15 slalom season began in Levi, Finland, with all eyes on defending overall slalom champ and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, but it was 2013 overall winner Tina Maze who surprised many – and stole the show.
 
Maze, who started with bib 13, skied a flawless first run to overtake then-leader...
Tough Slalom Start for Shiffrin

11/15/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 15) - Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was electrifying in her opening turns on the first run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. But an uncharacteristically conservative approach on the Levi Black steeps got the best of her, as she fell 1.71 seconds back on the...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised to Make Magic in Levi

11/13/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – Ask any U.S. Ski Team member about these Lapland slalom races north of the Arctic Circle, and you’ll hear that there’s something magical about Levi, Finland. The town is blanketed with snow and Christmas is already in the air. World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety are among 11 U.S. athletes heading to the...

TAKE 5 with Ryan Cochran-Siegle

11/10/2014

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Team Named at Copper Mountain

11/08/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain. The energy at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center, was palpable.
First Tracks Alpine Team Naming

11/07/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 7) – The 2015 U.S Alpine Ski Team will be announced this Saturday, Nov. 8th during Nature Valley First Tracks, a free public celebration in Copper Mountain’s Center Village. The team presentation is set for 4 p.m. This is one of the few times almost all of the U.S. Ski Team alpine athletes will be together this season...

U16 National Championships Move to Sugarloaf

11/05/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 5) – After three years in Park City, UT, the U16 National Championships is moving to Sugarloaf, ME. The Championships will take place Mar. 30-Apr. 4th, 2015 and will feature 96 athletes selected from regional and divisional championships. For the first time, the championship event will include a super G race as...

Play It Safe

11/03/2014

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World Championships Showcased in New York

11/01/2014

NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 29) – International Ski Federation Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. ski racing officials for a New York City press conference to kick off the World Championship ski season in America. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Vail/Beaver...
Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool

10/27/2014

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Shiffrin Opens with First Run Lead

10/25/2014

SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 25) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a masterful bottom section of the first run to vault into the lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden. Running number one to start the season, Shiffrin arced her way down the Rettenbach Glacier giant slalom, carrying good speed off the...

100 Days to Vail/Beaver Creek

10/24/2014

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Oct. 25) – As the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup was just hours away from kickoff, the official countdown clock dropped down to 100 days until the opening of the Feb. 2-15 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/...

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