Alpine News

Ritchie Second in Longines Future Champions Race


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 15, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) National Training Group (NTG) athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School) snagged second place at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.

World Cup Finals Live on NBCSN


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Mar. 15, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off on Wednesday, March 16 at the site of the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz. The sun is shining, the track is reminiscent of that Colorado buttery smooth snow and globes are up for grabs. Plus,...

15 Years of American Downhiller Memories


The Olympiabakken at Kvitfjell outside Lillehammer, Norway is a very special course for American Downhillers. It was here in 1994 that Golden Boy Tommy Moe struck Olympic gold on opening day. In the years to follow, U.S. Ski Team stars like Kyle Rasmussen, Daron Rahlves and Bode...

Maple and Johnson Take National Downhill Titles


ASPEN, CO (March 14, 2016) – The first event of the U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off Sunday in Aspen, CO where hometown favorite Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/ Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) defended his national title successfully, winning the downhill. Breezy Johnson (Victor, ID, U.S. Ski Team/Rowmark Ski Academy) took...

Ross Wins Super G to Finish Seventh in Combined


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) posted the fastest super G time and finished seventh overall as Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener won another weather-challenged race and the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined crystal globe Sunday.

Weibrecht Fifth in Kvitfjell Super G


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 13, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) just missed a podium spot to lead three Americans into the top 20 in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.

Ross 23rd in Lenzerheide Super G


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 23rd in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Austria’s Cornelia Huetter. 


Another Podium for Nyman


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 12, 2016) – After a short delay, the fog cleared in Norway to leave a bluebird sky and perfect track for Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) to take his third Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill podium in three races, finishing third. 

"I skied really well and I’m happy with how I’m feeling on my skis and my movement and the...

American Downhillers vs. Attacking Vikings


KVITFJELL, Norway (Mar. 11, 2016) – The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians. But can the American Downhillers sneak in there for the upset on race day?

Sun Valley Ready For U.S. Alpine Champs


SUN VALLEY, ID (March 10, 2016) – The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships are back in Intermountain and the U.S. athletes couldn’t be more stoked. From March 22-27, the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States – Sun Valley.  

What Makes A Champion: Steven Nyman


From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding...

Shiffrin Top 15 in Jasna GS


JASNA, Slovakia (March 7, 2016) – A day after winning the slalom by over two seconds, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took 14th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia.

Rescheduled from Saturday’s canceled GS, the...

Chodounsky Seventh in Kranjska Gora Slalom


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 6, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) posted his second-best Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result of the season, finishing seventh Sunday.

“Coming down into the lead is always good,” said Chodounsky, who shared the top spot with Sweden’s Mattias Hargin until France’s Alexis Pinturault relegated...

Shiffrin Crushes Competition in Slovakia


JASNA, Slovakia (March 6, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the competition Sunday, winning her 18th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom. Shiffrin’s winning time was 2.36 second ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener in second. Home crowd favorite Veronika Velez Zuzulova was third.


World Juniors Wraps Up with Slalom


SOCHI, Russia (March 5, 2016) – The FIS Junior World Ski Championships wrapped up today with men’s and women’s slalom, in which Alex Leever (Vail, CO, U.S. Ski Team, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Racing Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing 19th and 14th respectively.

Cochran-Siegle Puts Up a Fight in Slovenia


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March. 5, 2016) – Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) put up a tough fight to finish in the top 30 of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Saturday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won the race, ending the four-win streak of France’s Alexis Pinturault.

“I just tried to be as clean as possible, but the snow...

Wind Postpones GS in Slovakia


JASNA, Slovakia (March 5, 2016) – After pushing the start and attempting to wait out whipping wind, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia will be rescheduled for Monday, March 7.

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) will wait to kick off the Slovakian race...

A Full Tech Weekend in Jasna for Shiffrin


JASNA, Slovakia (March 4, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Jasna, Slovakia for the first time since 1984 for a giant slalom and slalom. A healthy and strong Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is ready for her first full tech weekend back on the World Cup circuit since returning from a knee injury sustained in Åre, Sweden.

Chodounsky Leads Americans in Slovenia


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 4, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out of the 58th start position to finish as the top American in 26th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Friday. Tommy Ford (Reno, NV) continued his string of top 30s, finishing 27th in the weekend opener, which replaced the cancelled event from Garmisch...

Big Weekend for Tech Men in Slovenia


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 3, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) will lead a big group of skiers into a pair of Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom races – one a make-up race from Garmisch – and one slalom race this weekend.



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