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2021 U.S. Alpine Championships

2021 U.S. Alpine Championships at Aspen

Welcome to the 2021 U.S. Alpine Championships at Aspen Highlands, Colo. virtual media center. Links to photos, videos, quotes, results, and event recaps will be updated throughout the course of the competition. 

Due to COVID-19 event operating restrictions, coverage of the 2021 U.S. Alpine Championships at Aspen Highlands, Colo. April 5-16 will be conducted remotely. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Please reach out with any questions, we want to ensure you have what you need to cover the event. Without valuable media partners such as yourself, we would not be able to tell the stories of the athletes as successfully.

Looking back to one year ago when 2020 U.S. Alpine Tech Championships were slated to take place at Aspen, it's a miracle the event is able to happen at all this season. Despite the fact that there are no spectators and limited media at the event, there is a sense of gratitude for the ability to race at all. Fans can follow the action via InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

Alpine FIS Event Page - Includes event program, start lists, results, and live timing (during the event).


2021 U.S. Alpine Championships at Aspen - Event Schedule
Monday, April 5, Slalom National Championships, Men
Tuesday, April 6, Giant Slalom National Championships, Men
Wednesday, April 7, Super-G/Alpine Combined National Championships, Men
Friday, April 9, Downhill Training, Men/Women
Saturday, April 10, (Two-Run) Downhill National Championships, Men/Women
Tuesday, April 13, Super-G/Alpine Combined National Championships, Women
Wednesday, April 14, Alpine Combined National Championships (Slalom), Women
Thursday, April 15, Giant Slalom National Championships, Women
Friday, April 16, Slalom National Championships, Women

Photography (for editorial use only):*

*NOTE: Please give photo credit to the listed photographer + U.S. Ski & Snowboard (or @usskiteam if used on social)

Podium/Leader Interviews:

Preview -
2021 U.S. Alpine Championships Kicks Off in Aspen on Monday (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

April 5 -
Ritchie Earns Inaugural National Title at U.S. Alpine Championships (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
The U.S. Alpine Championships and the pandemic season, through the lens of two competitors (Aspen Daily)
Vermont racer’s dream season culminates with slalom title (Aspen Daily) 
Vermont’s Ben Ritchie tames tricky course to win the men’s slalom at U.S. nationals (Aspen Times)

April 6 - 
Gile Top American at U.S. Alpine Championships Giant Slalom (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Aspen local Bridger Gile top American, takes third in GS at U.S. ski nationals (Aspen Times)
Bridger Gile, in third, top U.S. skier in men’s giant slalom (Aspen Daily)

April 7 - 
Radamus Victorious in Super-G, Winters Wins Alpine Combined (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Glenwood’s Cornelius fourth in combined at nationals, Radamus wins super-G (Aspen Times)
Radamus wins nationals super-G in Aspen (Vail Daily) 

April 9 - 
McKennis Duran and Ross Hang Up Speed Skis, Move On To Next Adventure (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

April 10 - 
Ross Wins Final Downhill, Goldberg and Biesemeyer Tie for Roch Cup (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Ross, McKennis Duran Celebrate Retirement At Saturday’s Downhill (Aspen Times)

April 13 - 
O’Brien Takes Home Eighth National Title With Super-G Victory, Ross Takes Final Lap (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
O’Brien wins super-G at U.S. nationals, Ross says her goodbyes as ski racing resume (Aspen Times)

April 14 - 
Lapanja Earns Maiden National Title with Alpine Combined Victory (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Lapanja wins combined national title as O’Brien does not finish on warm course (Aspen Times)
Lapanja wins combined; Schleper takes 18th (Vail Daily)

April 15 - 
Lapanja Seizes Opportunity, Snags Giant Slalom National Title (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Tahoe’s Lapanja wins giant slalom for her second national championship in two days (Aspen Times)
End of an era: McKennis Duran calls it a skiing career after two Olympics (Aspen Times)
Resi Stiegler: Wyoming kid brings love of sport to ski racing (Ski Racing Media) 

April 16 - 
Stiegler Caps Off 19-Year Career with National Title and Big Smile (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)
Retiring McKennis Duran reflects on the meaning of accomplishment (Ski Racing Media)
Stiegler wraps championships, career with win (Vail Daily)
Stiegler wins women’s slalom national title at Aspen Highlands in career’s final race (Aspen Times)

Media Contacts: 

Aspen Snowmass
Tucker Vest Burton, (970) 300-7020, 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Megan Harrod, (435) 714-9393,