Alpine News

Okoniewski Joins U.S. Ski & Snowboard Eastern Region


PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 1, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has hired Kathy Okoniewski as its Eastern Region Youth Development Coach. Okoniewski previously worked at the divisional level as the Youth Coordinator for New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA). As a former U.S. Ski Team member and longtime coach, she brings a wealth of...

Disappointment as Men's GS Canceled


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 29, 2017) - A fruitful two weeks of solid training on the Rettenbach Glacier ended in disappointment Sunday, as wind and snow swept through Soelden forcing International Ski Federation officials to cancel the men's giant slalom. The cancelation delayed Olympic champion Ted Ligety's return to action.

Shiffrin Fifth in Soelden World Cup Opener


SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 28, 2017) – Kicking off the Olympic season and 2017-18 FIS World Cup, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) took fifth place at the annual giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.

Steep and relentless, the GS track was set tight and turny on the Rettenbach Glacier. Shiffrin sat in second place after first run and put it...

How to Watch the Soelden World Cup


The 2017-18 FIS World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Soelden, Austria with men’s and women’s giant slalom. See which U.S. athletes are racing and how to watch.

Mikaela Shiffrin – bib 2
Lindsey Vonn – bib 32
Megan McJames – bib 35
Foreste Peterson – bib 40*


Mikaela Shiffrin’s Favorite Pasta Recipe


In honor of #NationalPastaDay, we're sharing Mikaela Shiffrin's favorite pasta dish: spring pork peppers and salsa pasta.

“It’s easy to make and really nutritious,” says Shiffrin in her Facebook tutorial. “I hope you like it!”

Watch below to see how you can eat as well as this Olympic champion.

2017-18 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarships Announced


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Oct. 11, 2017) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team member and three-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) has announced scholarship recipients of the 2017-18 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) Competition Team. Recipients are chosen based on criteria such as passion and dedication to the sport, community involvement and...

FIS to Consider Vonn Proposal Over Winter


A U.S. Ski & Snowboard proposal to permit Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn to ski against the men was reviewed at the FIS Alpine Executive Board Tuesday night. Given that the proposal was for the 2018-19 season, the board opted to table the motion until it meets again next May.

U.S. officials were happy with the outcome as a first step...

Corralco Ski Resort: An Origin Story


Imagine a land that stretches 2,670 miles north to south, but only 217 miles at its widest point from west to east—a magical land where you can reach both the vast mountains and epic surf within just a few hours. That’s Chile, where the Andes offer the goods for top-condition preseason training camps for U.S. Ski Team alpine athletes.


Where in the World is Mikaela Shiffrin?


As a World Cup ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team, Mikaela Shiffrin travels the world to chase World Cup wins and Olympic medals. The New York Times travel section published a Q&A with Shiffrin, exploring her favorite...

Killington World Cup Tickets On Sale


You don’t necessarily need tickets—there’s plenty of free general admission viewing areas around the base of the Superstar Trail—but if you want the best views of the fastest women alpine skiers in the world, head over to Killington’s website and grab up your passes...

Olympian and Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passes


WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (June 29, 2017) - Olympian Tom Corcoran, an early U.S. Ski Team pioneer and founder of the New Hampshire's Waterville Valley ski resort, passed away Tuesday (June 27) at his home in Seabrook Island, S.C. at the age of 85. Corcoran was one of the most decorated skiers of his era, moving on to become a pioneer in the ski...

Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach


PARK CITY, UT (June 12, 2017) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of western region development coach.

Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final lap...

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles


Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) has an impressive resume. In the 2016-17 season alone, she nailed the top 10 in two FIS World Cups, including standing on the podium in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Now, the Olympian is hosting her first ski camp, the Jackie Wiles White Pass Summer Race Camp—three days of skills and drills and three days of gate...

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June


We may still have 172 days until the World Cup returns to Killington, and it may be a women’s World Cup, but Redneck Racing’s Robby Kelley and Tucker Marshall—both born and raised in Vermont—wanted to train on the esteemed track. On June 4, Kelley and...

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete


Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a ridiculous year—six slalom victories, three giant slalom wins and one alpine combined victory on the World Cup, her third straight World Championship slalom title, a silver in the World Champs giant slalom, her fourth career World Cup slalom title and her first-ever overall World Cup title. Wow.


Travis Ganong Recaps His Season


Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves...

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury


Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations


PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria...

Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest


Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

Ted Ligety's Side Projects


You know two-time Olympic champion and five-time World Champs gold medalist Ted Ligety. But did you know he also helped start two successful brands while racing on the U.S. Ski Team?

Learn about how Ligety got involved with Shred/Slytech alongside MIT graduate Carlo Salmini, their favorite places to mountain bike and what’s next...



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