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Strong GS Finale for Vonn


MERIBEL, France (March 22, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) capped her comeback season finishing fifth in the final giant slalom to take third in the World Cup overall. The back-and-forth battle for the overall title came down to the very last run of the season as Anna Fenninger of Austria re-took the lead with a dramatic win over Tina Maze, who...

Ligety Sixth in Final GS


MERIBEL, France (March 21, 2015)—On the first day of tech events in Meribel, the crowd was alive—excited to cheer on hometown heroes and the big names alike. Marcel Hirscher came into the race with the giant slalom globe already secured, which left the rest of the men looking for the final World Cup win of the season. 20-year-old Henrik...

Third Globe in a Row for Mikaela


MERIBEL, France (March 21, 2015) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter brought the pressure but American Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was prepared, summoning up a strong second run to overtake her for the victory and a third straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom title at the finals in Meribel.

3rd Crystal Globe On The Line for Shiffrin


MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015) – Meribel is a magical place and the World Cup Finals results have been equally magical. Lindsey Vonn has been on fire: two globes and two wins in two days. And let’s hope that the number two continues to be lucky in Meribel, as Mikaela Shiffrin drew bib number two for Saturday’s slalom.

Will Julia Mancuso Retire?


Julia Mancuso did not have her best season. Known for Olympic medals and dominating the World Cup field, Julia was frustrated as she missed podium after podium. After a good start in December—sharing the Lake Louise downhill podium with teammates Lindsey Vonn and Stacey Cook—she could not take back her reign of the World Cup.

Weibrecht Top 15 in Meribel Super G


MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015)—The 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 (Lake Placid, NY) was the top American racer, taking 15th.

More Crystal for Lindsey Vonn


MERIBEL, France (March 19, 2015) - Standing in the start house, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) knew the scenario - Austria's Anna Fenninger was in the lead and it would take a win to claim the title. Even with that pressure on her shoulders, Vonn skied aggressively down the Roc de Fer and claimed her 67th World Cup victory and 19th Audi FIS Ski World...

Nyman Grabs Fourth in World Cup Finals


MERIBEL, UT (March 18, 2015)—In the first World Cup Finals race of the week, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American, taking fourth place in the downhill. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the race, and snagged the downhill crystal globe. 

Crystal Globe for Lindsey Vonn


MERIBEL, France (March 18, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) began the finale of her comeback season in high style Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory and claiming her 18th career crystal globe in winning the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill title. Vonn was flawless under the clear blue skies, skiing to a .24 second victory over Austria's...

Ford and Maple Win National Champs Downhill


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (Mar. 17, 2015)—While a group of World Cup skiers take on the World Cup Finals in Meribel, France, the first race of the 2015 U.S. Alpine National Championships kicked off on Tuesday at Sugarloaf Mountain. Julia Ford (Holderness, NH) was crowned the champion for the women, while Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO) won the men’s...

USSA Seeking Alpine Development Director


PARK CITY, UT (March 17, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has announced plans to hire an alpine development director, responsible for all aspects of domestic alpine development. The director will be responsible for all elite domestic programs below the U.S. Ski Team’s A, B and C Teams, reporting directly to USSA Alpine Director...

Eastern NorAms Important to Future


SUGARLOAF, ME (March 17, 2015) – Eastern U.S. ski resorts will play a pivotal role in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association ski racing scene the next weeks. Top alpine athletes from the USA and foreign countries will compete at Eastern resorts including Sugarloaf,...

Hall Of Fame Induction Set for Steamboat


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 17, 2015) – America’s Ski Town U.S.A, Steamboat Springs, will honor 10 new inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as the site of the annual induction ceremony capping off the April 6-12 Skiing History Week in the famous Colorado resort. The celebration of skiing history coincides with the centennial of...

Challenging Snow in Kranjska Gora


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Mar. 15, 2015)—Tough spring conditions got the best of the American athletes in Kranjska Gora in the last Audi FIS Ski 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. Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway put down a...

Shiffrin Wins Again in Are


ARE, Sweden (Mar. 14, 2015)—It felt like spring skiing in Are, Sweden. The sun was out and the snow soft, and the Swedish fans were loud in the last women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup before the World Cup Finals. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) slayed both of her runs, taking her third win in Are and a solid 90-point lead into World Cup Finals.

Ligety Passes Torch to Hirscher


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 14, 2015) - Ted Ligety's (Park City, UT) hopes of a sixth Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom title were dashed Saturday, as Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished second and clinched the season title. Ligety was fourth after a rock hit on his first run set him too far back to challenge for the win. France's Alexis...

Shiffrin Takes Fourth in Are GS


ARE, Sweden (Mar. 13, 2015)—Tension was palpable in Are, Sweden at the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom before the World Cup Finals. Crystal globes were in all of the women’s thoughts, making for an exciting race under the lights. Anna Fenninger of Austria took the win and the lead for the GS title. On her 20th birthday, Mikaela...

Stacey Cook's Mammoth Invitational


Everyone knows World Cup ski racers are incredible athletes, but did you know they’re also incredible people? Fans may be familiar with Stacey Cook from her podium in Lake Louise this season, or her rise through the ranks of the U.S. Ski Team or her aggression when it comes to charging down a downhill course, but it turns out that she’s more...

Ligety Named USOC Athlete of the Month


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (March 11, 2015) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) as the male Athlete of the Month for February 2015, recognizing “Mr. GS” for his outstanding performance at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek.

U18 Alpine National Champs Crowned at Copper


PARK CITY, UT (March 10, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s National Training Group (NTG) athletes put on a strong showing at the 2015 U18 National Alpine Championships at Copper Mountain, CO. Eight NTG athletes found the podium after eight days of tech and speed events. For the first time, the championship event included two...