Norway and America Team Up for Training Thu, 19 May 2016 20:27:59 +0000
The 2015-16 season has wrapped—the World Cup has finished, national titles were given, but that didn't mean the athletes were done skiing. Right after U.S. Alpine Champs, the men’s speed and tech teams took off to Norway for a month-long ski camp with the Norwegian Ski Team. That meant the Americans got to ski alongside some of the best athletes in the world, including Kjetil Jansrud, Henrik Kristoffersen and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
Why Spyder's Speed Suits are Fast Thu, 05 May 2016 17:20:26 +0000
Sure, speed suits are tight and colorful, but there is a lot that goes into the engineering processing to make them fast.Ski Racing takes a look at the ubiquitous Spyder speed suit and what goes in to the design process.
Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award Tue, 03 May 2016 19:52:57 +0000
The North American Snowsports Journalists Association – East Region (NASJA-East) has announced their winners of the 2016 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award. This year, the award goes to Cecily Decker (Saranac Lake, NY, Eastern Regional Team /New York Ski Education Foundation) and Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School).
Ben Ritchie (left) finished second at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.
Since 1969, the Golden Ski Award has been presented to the top junior male and female skiers in the east. Previous winners have included athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Nolan Kasper. 2015’s winners were U.S. national champions and U.S. Ski Team members Drew Duffy and Nina O’Brien.
Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award
Cody Marshall: What Makes a Champ Mon, 02 May 2016 21:21:29 +0000
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 and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.