Vonn Leads Garmisch Training Run Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:58:34 +0000
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 5, 2016) – It’s a little bit like Groundhog Day here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. First, it was a fresh snowfall, featuring wet, heavy snow into the wee hours of the morning on Thursday. Then, spring-like temperatures of nearly 40 degrees Fahrenheit, with fog and precipitation hit Garmisch once again. Wait a second…weren’t we just here one week ago? Well, it doesn’t look like Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, as early spring is in the forecast. Although, we’re unsure if winter ever arrived in Europe in the first place.
Though a fresh snowfall and spring-like temperatures forced delays in Thursday’s training run, athletes were able to relax before and after the run in the U.S. Ski Team mobile kitchen and lounge, by Giovanni Rana, the Team’s official pasta and sauces sponsor. The mobile kitchen serves as a home away from home for U.S. Ski Team athletes, accompanying the team on numerous European Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour stops.
Vonn Leads Garmisch Training Run
First Impressions Bode Well for PyeongChang 2018 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:08:05 +0000
JEONGSEON, Korea (Feb. 4, 2016) – You never get a second chance to make a first impression and it looks like PyeongChang 2018 is off to a great start with the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events kicking off at the Jeongseon Alpine Center this week with plenty of athlete praise. This event will serve as the first official Olympic test for all sports in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games program.
First Impressions Bode Well for PyeongChang 2018
THROWBACK: Victory at the 2015 World Champs Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:15:06 +0000
One year ago today, the U.S. Ski Team was anxiously anticipating the start of the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in the United States. They were waiting for a chance to impress the enormous crowd of screaming, hometown fans. Waiting for an opportunity to take home a coveted World Championships medal and prove their talent. Waiting to make waves in front of the mass of media snapping photos in the finish corral, looking to create new heroes.
“Today, I had a lot of great memories of the 1999 World Championships [in Vail, CO] being a course-slipper,” said Vonn after the first day of downhill training. “I saw all the kids out there and I remember being in the exact same position. Everything has come full circle. I am back here, in my hometown, racing in the World Championships. That’s something most athletes never get a chance to do, and I am just very grateful and looking forward to trying my best.”
THROWBACK: Victory at the 2015 World Champs
U16s to Compete at 7 Nations Cup Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:18:23 +0000
SAINT-BON-TARENTAISE, France (Feb. 1, 2016) – A talented group of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes will compete this week at the 7 Nations Cup, one of Europe’s premiere U16 events. Sixteen athletes will represent the U.S. in giant slalom and slalom races at France’s Courchevel ski resort.
Now in its fourth season, the 7 Nations Cup is hosted by a different nation in Europe each year. It is a good international test for the U.S. U16 racers, with deep competition from the strong central European nations. The U.S. U16s have posted three top-five finishes since the event’s inception.
U16s to Compete at 7 Nations Cup
Women’s Slalom and Men’s GS Cancelled Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:27:05 +0000
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2016) – Warm, wet weather and soft, unfavorable course conditions cancelled both the men and women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races Sunday.
At the women’s slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, start times were move back as crews worked on fine-tuning the course. However, after 24 racers completed the first run, including Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) finishing 13th, the race was cancelled due to unfavorable course conditions.
The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup giant slalom was cancelled due to weather conditions Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Getty/Agence Zoom-Alexis Boichard)