Mikaela Shiffrin Named Athlete Of The Year

World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in Denver. …

Maddie Bowman Bound For Sochi 2014

Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) clinched a nomination to the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Sunday with a win in the halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face at Breckenridge. Adverse weather at the venue forced FIS officials to reschedule the finals twice, and snow fell on …

Caitlin Gregg Claims The Gold By Almost Four Minutes

Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis; Loppet Nordic Racing) scored a dominating victory Wednesday, winning the 20k mass start by nearly four minutes at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow. It was the fourth career national title for Gregg. Sylvan Ellefson (Vail, CO; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) won his first …

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Bormio Slalom – Sixth Slalom Victory

Teen Mikaela Shiffrin won Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sochi 2014. She has now captured 13 World Cup Podiums …

Olympian Taylor Fletcher Fastest Again In Chaikovski

Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive race Sunday, earning the fastest time of the day for the second day in a row and finishing sixth in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaikovski. Fletcher started the 10k cross country portion 2:15 back and took the fastest time by a 26-second margin, while Austria’s …

Simi Hamilton First American Win In 30 Years At Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide

Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led qualifying and powered his way through the heats for an historic win, taking a World Cup stage victory in the Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide. It was the first win ever by an American man in the grueling Tour. Hamilton’s victory was the first for U.S. men on the World …

Jessica Jerome Makes Historic 2014 Olympic Team For Ski Jumping

Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) wrote her name in the history books Sunday becoming the first nominee to debut women’s ski jumping Olympic Team with her victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park. Sunday’s historic event was broadcast live on NBC while 5,000 fans cheered in the finish …

Mikaela Shiffrin Is Back On The GS Podium

World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz, Austria. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the …

Nordic Combined Olympic Trials Begin Saturday

Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and other U.S. nordic combined athletes finished up their final training Friday on the cross country track in preparation of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Top U.S. athletes will compete Saturday for a single spot on the 2014 Nordic Combined …

USSA Weekly Highlights

It was a big week for U.S Skiing and Snowboarding! Here are the weekly highlights: Snow Globe Highlights-  The Olympic Team is starting to take shape! This week on Snow Globe, Nick Goepper and Kelly Clark claim their Sochi spots with incredible Sprint U.S. Grand Prix performances at Copper Mountain, Lindsey Jacobellis returns to the podium and …

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