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Ganong Fifth in Olympic Downhill Debut

02/09/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance. Ganong skied into the lead but was then bumped by Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze behind gold winner...

Miller Claims Final Downhill Training

02/08/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished .66 seconds ahead of Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal to take the victory in the final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. Miller also won the opening training run and was sixth in the second, solidifying him as a favorite in Sunday's medal event. Joining...

Ross and Wiles Join Downhill Starters

02/08/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) earned a downhill start by finishing fifth in her third and final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. U.S. Ski Team Rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) finished fourth, and, despite missing a gate high on the run, she earned her career first Olympic start for the Feb....

Vail Introduces World Championship Mascots

02/02/2014

VAIL, CO (Feb. 2) — When the world returns to the Vail Valley for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, athletes, media, spectators and families will be welcomed by two of Vail and Beaver Creek’s newest ambassadors of fun, Pete and Earl.

Ligety Wins in St. Moritz Giant Slalom

02/02/2014

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 2) - Four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) blasted through thick fog to win the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics by a massive 1.51 second margin over Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Ligety masterfullly arced to a 1.28 second first run lead, then...

Shiffrin Seventh in Pre-Olympic SL

02/02/2014

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Feb. 2) - Reigning World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was leading after the first run but struck a deep rut in her second run, slowing her to seventh in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Swede Frida Hansdotter, who has eight previous World Cup podiums to her...

One Year to Vail Beaver Creek Worlds

02/01/2014

VAIL, CO (Feb. 1) As the world prepares for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ clock was also ticking for Vail and Beaver Creek Saturday, February 1, as the two resorts hosted “Countdown 2-15” festivities to celebrate the one-year mark until world’s best skiers return to the...

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cups

02/01/2014

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 1) - Heavy snow over the past 36 hours mixed with fog during the day Saturday canceled both the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Moritz and the women's giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Nearly two feet of snow fell at both venues Friday forcing organizers to pull the final men's downhill...

Miller and Shiffrin Land Sports Illustrated Covers

01/30/2014

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PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela...

Vonn Committed to 2018 Olympics

01/29/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 29) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail. CO) has committed to returning to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour in hopes of racing for gold at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO and says she'll compete through the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Chodounsky 22nd in Schladming Night Race

01/28/2014

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 28) - Sochi bound David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 22nd in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It was the fourth point scoring result of the season for Chodounsky, who posted a career best seventh earlier this winer in Val d'Isere, France. Norwegian teen Henrik...

Gold Medalists Highlight Olympic Alpine Team

01/26/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 26) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Sunday nominated 20 athletes to the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team that will compete in Sochi next month. The team is highlighted by Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (...

Ligety Second in Kitzbuehel Super Combined

01/26/2014

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 26) – Reigning super combined world champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied an inspired slalom run to take second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined in Kitzbuehel, the final race of the U.S. Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team will be announced...

Cook 13th in Final Olympic Qualifier

01/26/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 26) - Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with 13th in super G Sunday, the last of four races held over four days in Cortina to close the Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team will be announced at 2 p.m ET. Swiss Lara...

Hahnenkamm Downhill Win Eludes Miller

01/25/2014

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 25) – Victory at the famed Hahnenkamm downhill eluded Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) yet again as the Olympic champion finished third in Kitzbuehel. Miller, who won the only training run, skied a tactically tight line for every ounce of speed but made a drastic mistake going into a flat section to drop .34 behind race...

Cook Fifth Again in Cortina

01/25/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 25) - The U.S. Ski Team speed women continued to storm toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podum Saturday as Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished fifth and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) seventh in the second of two Cortina downhills. With less than two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the pair...

Ligety 15th in Slick Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/24/2014

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24) – Defending Olympic Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) led the U.S. Ski Team Friday, finishing 15th at a slick and snowy Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Teammate Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) skied into 18th, and German slalom ace Felix Neureuther took the win. The race, originally scheduled...

Cook 5th in First Cortina Downhill

01/24/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 24) - With just two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) posted her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finish of the season with fifth in the first of two downhills slated for Cortina. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) also showed her speed with ninth and young...

Mancuso Gaining Speed For Sochi

01/23/2014

CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 23) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) continued to gain momentum toward Sochi with seventh Thursday in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Cortina for her best race of the season. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) added to the U.S. momentum with ninth, her best super G finish since 2007. Austria’s Elisabeth...

Miller 26th in Wengen Slalom

01/19/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a statement toward defending his gold medal with 26th in the Wengen slalom for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in the discipline since 2011. Alexis Pinturault of France bested German Felix Neureuther for the win as first run leader Marcel...

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