Ted Ligety Wins 2013 Alpine Rockfest And Takes Home 75,000 EUR!

And the winner of Alpine Rockfest 2013 is…. the one and only, USA’s own, Ted Ligety! Photo: Teyssot / Alpine Rock Fest 2013 Trentino Andalo The world’s top ski racers descended on Paganella Ski in Andalo, Trentino, Italy, yesterday for the fourth Alpine Rockfest 2013. This invite-only event allows the best of the best to …

Goepper Secures Olympic Spot At Copper Mtn.

Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) became the first skier to secure a spot on the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic team Saturday with his second-place finish in the slopestyle final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. Goepper was the top American finisher behind Norway’s Andreas Haatveit, who took home the FIS …

Taylor Gold Leads U.S Podium Sweep At Copper Mtn.

U.S. Snowboarding men are dismissing the competition completely with a full-podium win! Rookie rider Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) led a U.S. sweep with  Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) in the halfpipe final at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Gold put down his winning score during the very first run …

Kelly Clark Leads Copper Mtn. American Sweep

The American snowboarding girls are sweeping the competition! Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) mathematically clinched her spot on the 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Saturday with her win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper. Clark led a U.S. sweep of the halfpipe finals with Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Gretchen …

Solid 8th for Shiffrin in Val d’Isere GS

Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished a solid eighth Sunday in Val d’Isere to close the first half of the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won and posted her sixth World Cup podium of the Olympic winter, adding 100 points to her current overall lead …

USA Women Take 5th in Asiago Team Sprint

USA Women 1 Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) teamed up to finish fifth in a FIS World Cup classic technique team sprint Sunday in Asiago. USA 2 with Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) were eighth. The finish matches the USA best in a classic team sprint set in …

Shaun White Lands Strategic Third at Copper Mountain

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) made a big leap towards Sochi Sunday with his third-place finish at the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. White’s top-four result fulfilled the objective criteria for Olympic qualification as well as gave him the highest U.S. result so far in the five-event qualification …

Walker Tops U.S. Women at Copper Grand Prix

Sixteen-year-old Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) landed the top spot for the USA with her fourth-place finish in the Paul Mitchell Slopestyle at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The international field put down runs with confidence at Sunday’s FIS World Cup with Czech rider Sarka Pancochova taking the victory and Isabel Derungs and Elena Koenz of …

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Coming to Breckenridge

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is coming to Breckenridge, CO in January 2014! The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan. 8-12. The second stop on the Grand Prix tour will be among five events being used to qualify the 2014 Olympic Team for freeskiing and snowboarding. The …

Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, CO

Top snowboarding athletes from the USA continue their push for spots on the Olympic team at the second of five Olympic qualification events, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe Series and the Paul Mitchell Snowboard Slopestyle series at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 21-22. The athletes will compete in the …

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