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Lindsey Vonn Makes Ski Racing Return

12/02/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus super G on Saturday. But it was Tuesday’s downhill training that had the sports world abuzz, with a strong American showing and Lindsey Vonn’s long awaited return to ski racing.

10 Ways To Help Avoid Injuries

12/01/2014

Youth sports don’t involve the same combination of size, speed, power and aggression that can make professional sports so dangerous, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a...

Shiffrin Just Misses Aspen Podium

11/30/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov 30) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a fast morning at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, winning the first run. But she overskied the second run and dropped to fifth. Nicole Hosp of Austria took the win, improving from seventh place after the first run. Shiffrin remained second in the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup...

Weibrecht Leads USA in Lake Louise

11/30/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 20th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise, Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the Oympic super G champion, made it a clean sweep winning both opening speed races. The tour now heads to Beaver Creek, CO for the Audi Birds of Prey...

Sullivan Strong in Lake Louise Downhill

11/29/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 29) – Marco Sullivan was the American to watch in Saturday’s downhill, holding the top step of the podium for 13 racers, before finally finishing in fifth place. Wednesday’s training run-winner Kjetil Jansrud of Norway squeaked a first place by Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Guillermo Fayed, who tied for second. It was...

Gutsy Sixth for Shiffrin in Aspen

11/29/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 29) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a remarkable sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. A first-run mistake nearly earned Shiffrin an early exit, but she powered through to stay in contention. Despite being 2.23 seconds out, Shiffrin skied fifth fastest in the second...

Ski Racing: Austrians Awe

11/29/2014

ASPEN, Colo. – Eva-Maria Brem stunned the crowd – and herself – with a virtually flawless first run and then was able to hold on and overcome a second run charge from teammate Kathrin Zettel, the queen of Aspen with the most podiums here of all time, to take her first ever World Cup win.

Ski Racing: Jansrud Breezes to Win

11/29/2014

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — The sky parted and the thermometer dropped for the World Cup downhill opener in Lake Louise, Canada, on Saturday. After three days of non-stop snow, the men got a chance to race under blue skies, but the course continued to show signs of the recent snowfall.

The Men's Speed Team Heads to Lake Louise

11/28/2014

While the ladies take on Aspen this weekend, the men head to Lake Louise to tackle their first speed series of the season. They’ll kick it off with the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill on Saturday, November 29 followed by the super G on Sunday, November 30.

Ladies Tech Team Ready for Aspen Winternational

11/26/2014

The women will take over historic Aspen, Colorado for the first time in two years on Thanksgiving weekend for the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. They’ll kick off the only Audi FIS World Cup stop in the U.S. with a pair of tech races—giant slalom on Saturday, November 29 and slalom on Sunday, November 30.

How To Stay Motivated

11/24/2014

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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...

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