Former Olympian Erik Schlopy Joins U.S. Ski Team Alpine Staff

Erik Schlopy USST

Erik Schlopy has been named an assistant coach on the U.S. Ski Team’s alpine technical staff. He has joined the team for training in New Zealand.

 

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U.S. Alpine Championships Will Return To Squaw Valley In 2014

Mikaela Shiffrin US Alpine Champs

The success of this spring’s Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley resort in California that brought thousands of spectators to the slopes has led to a return engagement March 19-23, 2014.

 

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America’s Teen Queen Is World Champion; Shiffrin Wins Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin WC Gold

She’s 17 years old and the youngest woman in 28 years to win a gold medal in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., came from behind after her first run to win the gold medal. 

 

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Putin Slams Olympic Delays, Cans Deputy; U.S. Ready To Rock

Vladimir Putin

Though more than 80 percent of the overall infrastructure for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is done, Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed cost over-runs and delays – particularly at ski jumping facilities during an inspection this week. 

 

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Olympic Champ Ted Ligety Debuts ‘36 Hours’ On NBC Jan. 13

Ted Ligety

Ever wondered about the countdown done by elite skiers leading up to big races? Wonder no more. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety takes you on a 36-hour ride to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Giant Slalom Sunday Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

 

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‘Just Trying To Fly’ – American Teen Michaela Shiffrin Lights Up Night With First World Cup Win

Mikaela Shiffrin, Are, Sweden

America’s rising star Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, really took off in Are, Sweden under the lights with a historic win in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom. The teen came back from a .15 deficit to ski a flawless second run to beat Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter.

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Snow Sports Athletes Benefit From T2 Foundation Grants

Robby Kelley (Selko Photo)

Young winter sports competitors continue to benefit from support coming from the nonprofit T2 Foundation. Some 30 athletes on the U.S. alpine, freestyle, and Nordic teams are current beneficiaries.

 

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Slovenian Tina Maze Wins Aspen World Cup GS; Shiffrin Solid, Vonn Returns

Slovenian Tina Maze

Slovenia’s Tina Maze won her second consecutive giant slalom of the season as the Winternationals at Aspen, Colo. jumped off Saturday. American Lindsey Vonn returned to the race course after a 3-day hospitalization last week and finished 21st.

 

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U.S. Racer Michaela Shifrin On Podium In Arctic Circle World Cup

Michaela Shifrin

She doesn’t yet have a driver’s license or her high school diploma from Vermont's Burke Academy, but top American prospect Michaela Shiftrin finished the slalom third in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Levi, Finland Saturday. 

 

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Copper Mountain Speed Center Opens Wednesday For U.S. Ski Team

Copper MOuntain Speed Center

Early-season snowfall and cold temperature just may lead to World Cup Gold for a number of U.S. Ski Team members this season.

 

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Olympic ‘Rings’ Back At Lake Placid: Weibrecht-Rand Marriage Sept. 2

Weibrecht-Rand wedding

The Olympics are never far from the surface at Lake Placid, N.Y. That will be especially evident Sept. 2 as 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht weds Denja Rand on the Whiteface Club and Resort golf course. 

 

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XC Ski Team Stars Tell Y Campers About Fitness, Team Spirit

XC Ski Team at YMCA

Just as the summer Olympics are getting underway in London, a group of 140 day campers from the Brooklyn YMCA learned first-hand about what it takes to be world-class athletes, the importance of fitness, and the meaning of team spirit.

 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Taking Norway By Storm

Kikkan Randall

Downhill has the Hahnenkamm, snowboarding and freeskiing have the X Games – prestigious events where victories become career landmarks. 

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U.S. Ski Team Update: Freeskiing Wins Bring Smiles To Wise, Sigourney, Wallisch

Brita Sigourney

There were big smiles across the faces of U.S. Freeskiing athletes David Wise, Brita Sigourney and Tom Wallisch last weekend at Mammoth Mountain. The trio brought home big wins in the finale of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix.

 

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