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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

2022 Masters Regional and National Championship Event Programs Now Available

By Lauren Beckos
November, 20 2021
2022 Masters Events
Regional and Nationals Events for 2022

We are excited to announce the dates, locations, and information for several of the major events for the 2022 season! Be sure to book your lodging as soon as possible - after last season theres a lot of people booking early to make up for lost trips last year. See the Masters Events and Schedules Page of click on the event programs for full details for each event! We'll post information for the Eastern Regional Championships as soon as it becomes available!

We're excited to check out a new venue for the FIS Masters Cup. The Rocky Division has been racing there for many years and can't wait to share this awesome venue and race crew with you! Nationals will be back at Sun Valley - a favorite venue who last hosted the National Championships in 2015. Then we'll be off to Ski Cooper for the National Downhill - a master friendly course great for all abilities but a tricky one to master with bumps and rollers throughout.

2022 Nationals at Sun Valley March 21-26

Event Program  Registration (opens 12/1) 

  Mar. 21     GS/SL training
  Mar. 22     GS/SL training
  Mar. 23     Super G A/B Groups, Alpine Combined*  C/D Groups
  Mar. 24     Super G C/D Groups, Alpine Combined* A/B Groups
  Mar. 25     A/B Slalom, C/D Giant Slalom
  Mar. 26     A/B Giant Slalom, C/D Slalom

*Alpine Combined is 1-run SG followed by 1-run SL.

 

2022 National DH

Event Program  Registration 

  Mar. 31  DH Camp
  Apr. 1     2DH Training Runs
  Apr. 2     2DH Training Runs
  Apr. 3     2DH Races (both count for National Speed Series)
                      DH1 National Championship DH
                      DH2 Rocky Division DH

2022 FMC/WR at Beaver Creek Feb 4-6

Beaver Creek, CO is excited to host the 2022 Phillips 66 FIS Masters Cup/Western Regional Championships! The racing and the free-skiing are fantastic! 

Event Program  Registration (opens 12/1) 

  Feb. 3     SG training tentative (9am-12pm)/venue open to public in afternoon
                 Check-in 4-6PM at the Avon Comfort Inn (also on race morning 7-8AM)
  Feb. 4     2SG
  Feb. 5     2 one-run GS
  Feb. 6     SL

Hunter Henderson is Top American Finisher at Stubai Zoo

By Annie Fast
November, 20 2021
Hunter Henderson jumps during Slopestyle competition.
Hunter Henderson earned a fourth place finish at the season-opening slopestyle World Cup at Stubai Zoo. (FIS Freeski )

U.S. Freeski Rookie Team member Hunter Henderson came into Saturday’s finals with the top qualifying score at the season-opening 2021/22 FIS Freeski slopestyle World Cup at Stubai Zoo. He put down two solid runs in the finals, but with the rest of the field firing on all cylinders, he was unable to break into the top three, earning a fourth-place finish. 

The sun was out, spirits were high and course conditions were all-time as Henderson earned his highest score of 83.74 on his first run. He led with a switch left side double cork 1620 tailgrab into a right double 1440 reverse tailgrab on the second jump. He put together a combination of technical tricks on the lower rail features including a high-scoring wallride 450 to pretzel 270 out. 

"All the U.S. athletes in finals were one small mistake away from being on the podium,” said U.S. Freeski Team Head Coach Skogen Sprang. “Everyone skied great and we’re proud of the runs they were going for. This was one of the most technical rail sections we’ve ever seen in a World Cup and look forward to continuing to work hard and push the level of the sport in the next event.”

Defending FIS Big Air Crystal Globe Winner Birk Ruud from Norway earned the top spot in the end, with a score of 87.60, followed by Max Moffatt of Canada in second place with a 86.26, and Ferdinand Dahl of Norway in third with a 86.06. 

U.S. Freeski Pro Team member and seven-time X Games medalist Maggie Voisin earned a fifth-place finish with a score of 63.03, with Kelly Sildaru of Estonia earning first with a 88.68, Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland in second with a 80.30, and Johanne Killi of Norway finished third with a score of 78.32. 

Elite level freeski competition will continue Dec.  2–4 , 2021 at the VISA Big Air presented by Toyota in Steamboat, Colo. 

RESULTS
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle
Women’s Freeski Slopestyle

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Shiffrin Second in Levi World Cup Slalom Opener

By Megan Harrod
November, 20 2021
Shiffrin Second in Levi
Under the lights in Finnish Lapland, two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin added another podium to her collection of 108, with a second-place finish. (Agence Zoom/Getty Images - Millo Moravski)

Under the lights in Finnish Lapland, two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin added another podium to her collection of 108, with a second-place finish. Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova was first, and Germany’s Lena Duerr grabbed her inaugural World Cup slalom podium, in third. 

Shiffrin came into the weekend with some nerves and uncertainty, after dealing with back pain that kept her from training for two weeks after her career-70th victory in Soelden, Austria—which is challenging for Shiffrin, who thrives on preparation. Even so, Shiffrin put down two solid runs and grabbed her 108th career podium, in 194 World Cup starts. In her last 53 World Cup slalom starts, Shiffrin has finished on the podium 49 times (36 wins), boasting an otherworldly ability to consistently ski at the highest level of the sport. 

Vlhova, who came into the weekend with valuable training the last three weeks in Levi and on the race slope, showed confidence and smoothness in her skiing both runs and stepped on the gas at the bottom of the second run to make up for time lost—winning by .31 seconds. Duerr earned her first-ever World Cup slalom podium, .84 seconds off the pace. In her career, Duerr has had six World Cup parallel podium finishes, but never a slalom podium. With the podium, Durr claimed Germany's first World Cup podium in a women's slalom since December 29, 2013, when Maria Hoefl-Riesch finished third in Lienz, Austria. 

A host of challengers were on their heels, already proving that this Olympic season will be an exciting one for the athletes and fans. Slovenia’s Andreja Slokar, who won last weekend’s parallel event in Lech, Austria, continued to show her consistency and strength, landing in fourth, with Swede Anna Swenn Larsson was fifth and 2021 slalom world champion and World Cup slalom discipline globe winner Austrian Katharina Liensberger in sixth. 

With a victory in giant slalom in Soelden, followed by a second place in the slalom opener, Shiffrin noted it was a great start to the season, despite recent frustrations with her back. “It’s a nearly perfect start, and especially after the last couple of weeks,” she said. “It’s easy to start getting greedy, and I feel like in order to win races you really have to earn it. I earned a second place today, but I didn’t quite earn the win, so I’ll try to do a little bit cleaner and stronger skiing tomorrow, but there are a lot of really solid pieces, and that’s it...that’s today. I got the podium and that’s awesome.”

Having trained at Official Training Site Copper Mountain, Colo. coming into Levi, Shiffrin had great conditions, but what was missing was the confidence of skiing on a pitch like that of the Levi Black slope. She lost some time on the pitch, struggling to find her timing on the first part of the pitch, saying, “...it was like the first five or six turns...I don’t know...it was like I was skiing backwards. It was just a little bit wrong timing, and it doesn’t take much to lose a lot of speed, especially with this snow because it’s so responsive.” Shiffrin was happy with the adjustments she made in the second run on the top flat section and will look to bring the positives from today’s race to tomorrow.  

Paula Moltzan had a solid first run, finishing in 18th, and was bringing more heat and energy into the second run before she straddled on the pitch and DNFed. AJ Hurt, Nina O’Brien, and Lila Lapanja also started for the Americans but did not qualify for a second run.

The battle will continue tomorrow with another slalom on the Levi Black slope and another chance for Shiffrin to add a reindeer to her herd of four, including Rudolph (2013), Sven (2016), Mr. Gru (2018), and Ingemar (2019). As Shiffrin said, “Tomorrow is a new race day, and we really have no idea what’s going to happen, but we’re going to fight!” 

RESULTS 
Women’s slalom

STARTERS
AJ Hurt
Lila Lapanja
Paula Moltzan
Nina O'Brien
Mikaela Shiffrin

HOW TO WATCH
All times EST

Sunday, Nov. 21
4:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 1 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live
7:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 2 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live

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Shiffrin Second in Levi SL

Women’s Alpine Tech Crew Heads to Finnish Lapland with Depth

By Megan Harrod
November, 18 2021
Levi Finland
FIS Ski World Cup action continues with a double slalom in Finnish Lapland at Levi, Finland. Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin will lead a strong crew that includes Paula Moltzan, Nina O'Brien, AJ Hurt, and Lila Lapanja. (Ryan Mooney - U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

After a prep period at Official Training Site Copper Mountain, Colo., two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin will lead a crew of five Americans into a pair of FIS World Cup slalom races this weekend. Athletes Paula Moltzan, Nina O’Brien, AJ Hurt, and Lila Lapanja, will join Shiffrin at the Finnish Lapland venue of Levi, Finland.

Last year, Shiffrin returned to World Cup competition after 300 days, following her father’s passing in February of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and back pain that kept her out of competition at Soelden, Austria. Shiffrin was second and fifth, respectively...but more importantly, she found joy in ski racing again. Heading into the weekend, Shiffrin has a career 45 slalom World Cup victories. Ingemar Stenmark owns the record for single discipline wins, with 46 victories, which Shiffrin can meet or exceed this weekend. 

Despite a shortened prep period at Copper Mountain due to a back spasm, Shiffrin has some good training in her arsenal and will tap into historical success on this track heading into the weekend. Shiffrin comes into the weekend with seven podiums and four victories on the classic Levi Black slope. Winner takes home a prize reindeer—well, not literally home...as they live in Lapland—and Shiffrin has a small herd of reindeer, including Rudolph (2013), Sven (2016), Mr. Gru (2018), and Ingemar (2019). 

Shiffrin will have Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova to fend off, as well as Austrian Katharina Liensberger, two athletes with excellent track records at the venue. Moltzan, who ended the 2020-21 season ranked 11th in slalom, will also look to make some big moves. O’Brien has posted solid World Cup top-10 results in both giant slalom and slalom and started the season off with a bang at the season opener in Soelden, Austria, in ninth place. 

Moltzan, O’Brien, and Hurt have been in Europe for the long haul, training together and hanging together as a little traveling World Cup family. The group environment is electric as they head into the highly anticipated opening slalom series in Levi. Keep an eye on Lapanja—who scored World Cup points at the venue last year—and Hurt as well. 

STARTERS
AJ Hurt
Lila Lapanja

Paula Moltzan
Nina O'Brien
Mikaela Shiffrin

HOW TO WATCH 
All times EST

Saturday, Nov. 20
4:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 1 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live 
7:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 2 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live

Sunday, Nov. 21
4:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 1 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live
7:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 2 - LIVE, Levi, FIN, Streaming Peacock, Ski and Snowboard Live

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Watch Every FIS World Cup Event Live, On Demand This Season

By Tom Horrocks
November, 18 2021
How to Watch

The winter competition season for U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes kick into high gear this weekend, and U.S. Ski & Snowboard is excited to announce multiple opportunities for U.S. fans to watch every FIS World Cup event this season live, or on-demand, leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

In addition to broadcasting the 2022 Olympic Winter Games Feb. 4-20, the networks of NBCUniversal will provide live and same-day World Cup coverage of alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, and snowboard events on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Peacock.  

Plus, fans in the United States can now access live streams from numerous World Cup alpine, snowboard, freestyle, freeski, and cross country events, all of them with English commentary on the new Ski and Snowboard Live platform. The platform will stream 160 live events during the 2021-22 season, starting with this weekend’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland. Live streaming will be available on an all-inclusive season subscription and pay-per-view package basis. In addition to live events, Ski and Snowboard Live will include on-demand content, highlights, interviews, event replays, and other behind-the-scenes footage.

“We are very excited to offer U.S. fans many opportunities to watch our athletes compete all around the world this season as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. 

NBC Sports will present nearly 70 hours of broadcast and streaming coverage of U.S.-based events this season, starting the weekend of Nov. 27-28 with women’s slalom and giant slalom at the HomeLight Killington Cup, on NBC, NBCSN, and Peacock. Peacock will also live stream every minute of 2021-22 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup coverage, including events held in Austria. All coverage on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also be available to stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

In addition, Peacock will offer live streaming of FIS World Cup events this season, including some with English commentary. Select events will also be broadcasted on the Olympic Channel, NBCSN, and CNBC this season. 

New this season, all Austrian World Cup events will be available for U.S. fans on the Ski World Cup Live app. This weekend’s FIS World Cup freeski slopestyle will stream live on both Peacock, and World Cup Live from Stubai, Austria.

Current television broadcast and streaming schedules for all sports are available here. Sport-specific broadcast and streaming schedules are available below:

Broadcast and streaming schedules for the Networks of NBCUniversal, Ski and Snowboard Live, and World Cup Live will be updated weekly on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard website throughout the season.

 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Partners with Staples Promotional Products to Launch New Line of Branded Merchandise

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 17 2021
Staples

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Staples Promotional Products (SPP), a division of Staples, Inc., as the official licensee managing its new line of branded merchandise, e-commerce website and its partners’ and affiliates’ promotional merchandise programs.

“We couldn’t be happier to partner with SPP to bring U.S. Ski & Snowboard consumer merchandise to the next level,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Revenue Officer Michael O’Conor. “The company’s industry-leading promotional products are creative and exciting, and this is the next step in branded merchandising and e-commerce for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. We’re also excited to offer an enhanced consumer shopping experience that will inspire fans to support the team with branded gear throughout the Olympic season and beyond.”

SPP has worked with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee for nearly 30 years on sponsorship merchandise programs. Its experienced Olympic merchandising team will continue to work closely with U.S. Ski & Snowboard to expand their curated seasonal retail collections enabling fans to proudly show their support for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team as the athletes go for gold at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

“Staples is thrilled to be part of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard family,” said Donna Armstrong, Director of Olympic Partnerships at SPP. “As we lead up to the Beijing Olympic Games, SPP looks forward to supporting the fans with exciting U.S. Ski & Snowboard merchandise. I have been a part of the Olympic and Paralympic movement since 1999 and I couldn’t be more delighted to partner with one of the premier U.S. National Governing Bodies.”

Hosted on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s website, the e-commerce microsite will include branded retail collections of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, and a branded accessory line.

To see the new offering from the cooperative, please visit shop.usskiandsnowboard.org.

About Staples Promo
Staples Promotional Products designs custom merchandise experiences that help businesses project their brands into minds and marketplaces around the world. Their online platforms improve business, brand, and engagement outcomes for small and large businesses alike; including over 300 Fortune-ranked enterprises. Clients depend on them to protect and enhance their powerful brands while lowering the total cost of branded merchandise and increasing supply chain compliance and transparency. Staples Promotional Products is a wholly-owned division of Staples Inc.

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the U.S.A, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; Alpine, Cross-Country, Freeski, Freestyle, Snowboard, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the U.S.A, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Courtney Harkins, Elevate Communications/U.S. Ski & Snowboard – charkins@elevatecom.com, 978-314-1019

​​U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces 2021-22 HomeLight Foundation Series for Alpine, Freestyle, Snowboard, Freeski

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 16 2021
HomeLight USSS

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today HomeLight, the real estate technology platform transforming the home buying and selling process for top real estate agents and their clients, as the title sponsor of the HomeLight Foundation Series, a series of grassroots competitions in four of the Olympic national governing body’s winter sport disciplines. The HomeLight Foundation Series events include the U.S. leg of the FIS NorAm for both alpine and freestyle skiing and the HomeLight U.S. Revolution Tour for freeski and snowboard halfpipe, slopestyle and big air.

The HomeLight Foundation Series is the most prestigious North American series for all four sports and serves as the catalyst to kickstart the careers of the nation’s top up-and-coming athletes. Each event operates as part of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s athletic pipeline, providing athletes a pathway toward elite level competitions, such as Junior Worlds, Europa Cups and FIS World Cups for alpine and freestyle, and Junior Worlds, FIS World Cups and the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix for freeski and snowboard. HomeLight’s support of the critical grassroots event series demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing the sports at the developmental level.

As the leading real estate technology company powering the businesses of top real estate agents and their teams nationwide, HomeLight is dedicated to building the foundation of world-class teams—and the tight-knit communities across the country that they call home. 

“As a significant partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard for three years, HomeLight’s sponsorship expansion truly highlights its commitment to furthering our competitions, teams and athletes that help our communities thrive,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Chief Commercial Officer Michael O’Conor. “Every year we see fresh faces make their mark through the NorAm circuit and the Rev Tour, and we’re thankful to have HomeLight deepen their investment in the ski and snowboard community as these athletes make their way to becoming Best in the World.”

The HomeLight Foundation Series for alpine is scheduled to take place at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort in November before swinging through Burke Mountain, Vermont; Whiteface Mountain, New York; and Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine. The HomeLight Foundation Series for freestyle begins in Winter Park, Colorado with Selections and moves on to competitions at Deer Valley Resort, Utah; Killington Resort, Vermont; and the Utah Olympic Park. The Rev Tour season will kick off at Mammoth Mountain, California in January before heading to Colorado’s Aspen/Buttermilk and Copper Mountain.

“HomeLight is thrilled to continue to partner with U.S. Ski & Snowboard to help build the foundation of an elite team,” said HomeLight’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, John Van Slyke, III. “Everything we do at HomeLight is laser-focused on the singular goal of building and supporting world-class teams—in real estate and beyond.” 

For more information on the HomeLight Foundation Series, click here. For more information on the HomeLight Rev Tour, including criteria and prequalified athletes, click here.

SCHEDULE

HOMELIGHT FOUNDATION SERIES – ALPINE

  • Nov. 18-23, 2021 – Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Feb. 14-17, 2022 – Burke Mountain, Vermont
  • Feb. 14-17, 2022 – Whiteface Mountain, New York
  • March 20-April 1, 2022 – Sugarloaf, Maine

HOMELIGHT FOUNDATION SERIES – FREESTYLE

  • January 18-21, 2022 – Deer Valley Resort, Utah (moguls, dual moguls)
  • February 10-11, 2022 – Killington Resort, Vermont (moguls, dual moguls)
  • February 20-26, 2022 – Utah Olympic Park, Utah (aerials)

HOMELIGHT U.S. REVOLUTION TOUR

  • January 24-29, 2022 – Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort (slopestyle, halfpipe)
  • February 12-17, 2022 – Aspen/Buttermilk (slopestyle, halfpipe, big air)
  • February 26-March 3, 2022 – Copper Mountain (halfpipe)

About HomeLight
HomeLight is building the future of real estate — today. Our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying for all.  The best real estate agents rely on HomeLight’s platform to deliver better outcomes to homebuyers and sellers during every step of the real estate journey, whether that's enabling an all-cash offer, unlocking liquidity of their existing home to buy a new one, or creating certainty through a modern closing process. Each year, HomeLight facilitates billions of dollars of residential real estate business on its platform for thousands of agents.  Founded in 2012, HomeLight is a privately held company with offices in Scottsdale, San Francisco, New York, Tampa, and Seattle, with backing from prominent investors including Zeev Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Group 11, Crosslink Capital, Bullpen Capital, Montage Ventures, STCAP, Citi Ventures, Google Ventures, and others.  For additional information and images: homelight.com/press

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org

 

Scott Graham Named as New Eastern Region Youth Development Coach

By Paige Roberts
November, 12 2021
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Eastern Region Logo

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Eastern Region is pleased to welcome Scott Graham as the newest member of the team as the Youth Development Coach. Scott succeeds Kathy Okoniewski in this role, as she has moved into a new position within the organization with Sport Education as the Alpine Education Coordinator. 

Scott grew up in Waitsfield, VT as an Eastern ski racer with GMVS before moving West to Colorado to attend the University of Denver. For the past six years, he has worked and coached for the Loveland Ski Club, most recently serving as their Alpine Program Director. Scott just wrapped up assisting with the Men’s NDG project in Copper, CO and will be heading back East before the end of the year. In the meantime, he is available in Colorado to connect with programs, and will be on-hill for the Copper Super G projects after Thanksgiving. On becoming the new Eastern Region Youth Development Coach, Scott states: “I’m incredibly excited to be returning to the Eastern Region after growing up and racing there. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with, as well as getting to know, the coaches, athletes, and programs within the East. Youth Development is incredibly important, and I am excited to help strengthen the Eastern Region!”

The excitement to welcome Scott to the Eastern Region squad is shared amongst the staff as well. Eastern Region Director Sam Damon emphasized his enthusiasm to have Scott join the team: “I am super excited to have Scott back in the East. He has a great connection to the culture of local clubs here, which is so important to our grassroots here in the East, but he also has a really diverse history as an athlete, coach, and program director. The experience he's accumulated here and in Rocky/Central will be invaluable as we continue to improve youth ski racing here in the Eastern Region.”

Scott Graham, Eastern Region Youth Development Coach

Catch Scott back East at Sugarbush, VT for the U16 RPS on Dec 17-19, or drop him a line in the meantime at scott.graham@usskiandsnowboard.org.

2021-22 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announced

By Megan Harrod
November, 10 2021
Women's Tech Team Soelden
The women's tech team celebrates four women in the top 25 at the FIS Ski World Cup opener at Soelden, Austria on Oct. 23.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the 44 athletes of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for the 2021-22 Olympic season. The FIS Ski World Cup kicked off with a weekend of giant slalom in Soelden, Austria Oct. 23-24. The season continues with a parallel for both men and women in Lech, Austria, this weekend, Nov. 13-14. 

Two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin and Bormio, Italy super-G victor Ryan Cochran-Siegle highlight the deep list of alpine athletes who will represent the U.S. Alpine Ski Team this season. This season will feature the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, from February 4-20, 2022. Due to COVID-19, the Olympic test events in 2020 and 2021 were canceled, so both the men and the women will head into the Olympics without having skied the tracks.  

It was an exciting start to the Olympic season in Soelden, as Shiffrin led four athletes into the top-25, with teammate Nina O’Brien in ninth, AJ Hurt in 20th, and Paula Moltzan in 23rd. On the men’s side, River Radamus kicked the season off with a bang as well, grabbing a career-best sixth place with Bode Miller-esque recoveries that kept fans on the edge of their seats. 

A solid prep period in the offseason coupled with teammates that have been pushing the pace was a recipe for success for the women’s tech team. “My teammates are pushing the pace really high, so I’m pushing too, so it’s been a really good build-up and a great way to start the season,” Shiffrin reflected. “It’s so cool. Like I said, the last two weeks we’ve all been pushing each other, and I see them skiing and think, ‘I have to keep raising my level too, because you’re here and you’re hungry...and everybody’s hungry, and I feel that motivation. It’s so amazing to have the pace coming from the United States. That’s...special. I’ve never experienced that, in this way, in my career so far...so it’s really cool.”

The 44 athletes nominated will be supported by a strong coaching staff, committed to “winning at every level,” which is Alpine Director Jesse Hunt’s mantra. “We are inspired by this group of nominated athletes that not only endured, but excelled in one of the most difficult seasons in memory. They persevered through a pandemic and remained determined to achieve greatness in spite of the daily challenges. It is a truly extraordinary group and we are proud to announce their nomination to the team in an Olympic year.”

Each athlete named to the U.S. Ski Team receives world-class program support, along with access to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine, and high-performance staff, and education opportunities. Additionally, A, B, and C team athletes are fully travel-funded once again this season, and the organization has also made significant headway in our efforts to decrease travel costs at the development team level, where members will be responsible for no more than $10,000 in travel and training costs with their team.

The nation and the world will be watching as athletes vie for a chance to represent their country at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games Feb. 4-20. Keep an eye on this crew...it’s bound to be an exciting year. 

2021-22 FIS Alpine World Cup Schedule
2021-22 Alpine Olympic Schedule

2021-22 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
(Hometown; Club; Birthdate)

A TEAM

Women

  • Breezy Johnson (Victor, Idaho; Rowmark Ski Academy; 1/19/1996)
  • Paula Moltzan (Prior Lake, Minn.; Buck Hill Ski Team/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and University of Vermont; 4/7/1994)
  • Nina O’Brien (Edwards, Colo.; Burke Mountain Academy/Team Palisades Tahoe; 11/29/1997)
  • Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.; Burke Mountain Academy/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 3/13/1995)

Men

  • Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, Calif.; Team Palisades Tahoe; 7/14/1992)
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vt.; Cochran’s/Mount Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club; 3/27/1992)
  • Tommy Ford (Bend, OR; Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation; 3/20/1989)
  • Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, Calif.; Team Palisades Tahoe; 7/14/1988)
  • Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah; Park City Ski and Snowboard/Sundance Ski Team; 2/12/1982)                     

B TEAM

Women

  • Keely Cashman (Strawberry, Calif.; Team Palisades Tahoe; 4/4/1999)
  • AJ Hurt (Carnelian Bay, Calif.; Team Palisades Tahoe; 12/5/2000)
  • Alice Merryweather (Hingham, Mass.; Attitash Race Team/Stratton Mountain School; 10/5/1996)
  • Jacqueline Wiles (Aurora, Ore.; White Pass Ski Club; 7/13/1992)
  • Isabella Wright (Salt Lake City, UT; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 2/10/1997)

Men

  • Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA; Team Palisades Tahoe and Middlebury College; 9/3/1996)
  • Sam DuPratt (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Education Foundation; 11/28/1993)  
  • Bridger Gile (Aspen, Colo., Aspen Valley Ski Club/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 10/15/1999)
  • Jared Goldberg (Holladay, Utah; Snowbird Sports Education Foundation; 6/15/1991)
  • Jimmy Krupka (Waitsfield, Vt.; Green Mountain Valley School and Dartmouth College (7/15/1998)
  • Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, Maine; Carrabassett Valley Academy; 5/27/1996)
  • Kyle Negomir (Littleton, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 10/3/1998)
  • River Radamus (Edwards, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 2/12/1998)
  • Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School; 9/5/2000)
  • Jett Seymour (Steamboat, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and University of Denver Ski Team; 11/5/1998)
  • Luke Winters (Gresham, Ore.; Sugar Bowl Academy; 4/2/1997)

C TEAM

Women

  • Katie Hensien (Redmond, Wash.; Rowmark Ski Academy; 12/1/1999)
  • Nicola Rountree-Williams (Edwards, Colo.; Loveland Ski Area; 7/7/2002)
  • Zoe Zimmermann (Gilford, N.H.; Burke Mountain Academy; 5/16/2002)

Men

  • Isaiah Nelson (Wayzata, MN.; Buck Hill Ski Racing Club; 4/3/2001)

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Women

  • Mary Bocock (Salt Lake City, UT; Rowmark Ski Academy; 10/3/2003)*
  • Ava Sunshine Jemison (Edwards, Colo.; Burke Mountain Academy; 6/20/2002)*
  • Storm Klomhaus (Boulder, Colo.; Team X Alpine and University of Denver Ski Team; 7/17/1998)*
  • Lauren Macuga (Park City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 7/4/2002)
  • Allie Resnick (Vail, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 9/1/2001)
  • Emma Resnick (Vail, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 7/23/2003)
  • Dasha Romanov (Thornton, Colo.; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 5/3/2003)*
  • Alix Wilkinson (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; Team Palisades Tahoe; 8/2/2000)

Men

  • Justin Bigatel (Park City, UT; Burke Mountain Academy; 4/29/2003)*
  • Camden Palmquist (Eagan, Minn.; Team Summit Colorado; 4/15/2003)*
  • Trent Pennington (Shalimar, Fla.; Ski and Snowboard Club Vail; 5/8/2002)
  • Jay Poulter (Bondville, Vt.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club/Stratton Mountain School; 7/1/2003)*
  • Cooper Puckett (Steamboat, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 3/31/2003)*
  • Ryder Sarchett (Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 7/28/2003)*
  • Jack Smith (Sun Valley, Idaho; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; 4/24/2001)

*Newly named to the U.S. Ski Team

2021-22 ALPINE STAFF

Alpine Director: Jesse Hunt
Alpine Development Director: Chip Knight
Alpine Communications Manager: Megan Harrod
Director of High Performance: Gillian Bower
Director of Alpine Sport Science: Per Lundstam  

MEN
Head Coach: Forest Carey
Team Manager: Gwynn Watkins 

Men’s World Cup Speed
Head Coach: Randy Pelkey
Assistant Coach: Urban Planinsek
Assistant Coaches: Scott Veenis/Canaan Pollock
Assistant Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ben Black
Physiotherapist: Caitlin Ciccone 

Men’s World Cup Technical
Head Coach: Ian Garner
Assistant Coach: Max Lamb
Assistant Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach: Will Courtney
Slalom Coach: Ryan Wilson

Men’s Europa Cup
Head Coach: Matt Underhill
Assist Coach: Michael Bansmer
Physiotherapist: Tim Andrews
Ski Service: Tristan McInnis

Men’s Development
Head Coach: Graham Flinn
Assistant Coach: Nate Bryant

WOMEN
Head Coach: Paul Kristofic
Team Manager: Colleen Jamieson
Athletic Development Coordinator: Bob Poehling

Women’s World Cup Speed
World Cup Speed Head Coach: Alex Hoedlmoser
Assistant Coach: Karin Harjo
Assistant Coach: Daniel Dejori
Physiotherapist: Torey Anderson

Women’s World Cup Technical/Speed
Mikaela Shiffrin
Head Coach: Mike Day
Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jeff Lackie
Physiotherapist: Nick Franssen

Women’s World Cup Technical
Head Coach: Magnus Andersson
Assistant Coach: Kip Spangler 

Women’s Europa Cup Technical
Head Coach: Casey Puckett
Assistant Coach: Hugh Coley Oliver

Women’s Development
Head Coach: Marjan Cernigoj
Assistant Coach: Ali Spencer

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2021-22 U.S. Snowboard Team Announced

By Annie Fast
November, 9 2021
A snowboarder airs out of the halfpipe in Saas Fee.
2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim airs out of the halfpipe during the U.S. Snowboard Team training camps in Saas Fee, Switzerland. (Photo: Mike Dawsy/U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the 35 pro-level and 15 rookie and development level riders making up the 2021-22 U.S. Snowboard Team. These riders will be competing in halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross disciplines for the upcoming season. 

This season will have no shortage of excitement as the U.S. Snowboard Team’s Olympic gold medalists get ready to drop in. Chloe Kim and Red Gerard continue their dominant marches toward the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and veteran Jamie Anderson looks to continue to display her undeniable dominance of the sport. Shaun White will once again represent the U.S. Snowboard Halfpipe Team in pursuit of his fourth Olympic gold medal. 

“The teams have been working super hard and having tons of fun preparing for the big season ahead,” says U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Head Coach Mike Jankowski. “The anticipation has everyone excited and ready to get this 2021-22 action going!”

 

 

Hailey Langland’s season is looking promising following a second place finish at the 2021 Aspen World Cup, while Maddie Mastro has focused on training during the off season with her sights set on the podium. The men’s slopestyle team runs deep with Brock Crouch, who kicked off the season with a great showing at the season opening Big Air Chur, alongside Judd Henkes and rising star Dusty Henricksen. In halfpipe, White will be joined by Chase Josey, Chase Blackwell and veteran Taylor Gold, who’s looking for redemption from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The U.S. Snowboardcross Team also has new talent hitting the course including Tyler Hamel and Connor Schlegel. Veterans Faye Gulini, Lindsey Jacobellis, Hagen Kearney, Mick Dierdorff, and Jake Vedder will look to carry momentum from this past season into the heart of the Olympic qualification process. 

“We’re in a good place—we won the Nation’s Cup last season, which speaks to our depth and we’ve had great training camps in Saas Fee and at Copper Mountain ahead of this season,” says U.S. Snowboardcross Head Coach Peter Foley. “Our riders are really progressing and are on their game. I’m excited about our chances going into the China Test event and the season.” 

Each U.S. Snowboard Team athlete receives world-class program support, along with access to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard USANA Center of Excellence, as well as athletic benefits including expert coaching, sport science, sports medicine, and high-performance staff, and education opportunities. The teams have had great success in training camps at official training sites of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Ore., The Stomping Grounds Park in Saas Fee, Switzerland; and Prime Park at Stubai Glacier, Austria. 

 

 

The U.S. Snowboard Team is looking ahead to a packed competition season of tryout events heading into the 2022 Beijing Olympics Winter Games, with the Snowboardcross team traveling to five World Cup events beginning at Secret Garden in China Nov. 26-28. The halfpipe, big air and slopestyle teams will kick off with the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota FIS World Cup at Steamboat, Colo. from Dec. 2-4. From there, both the slopestyle and halfpipe teams plan to make their way to Copper Mountain, Colo. for training and the halfpipe tryouts at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix FIS World Cup Dec. 8-10, followed by slopestyle and halfpipe tryouts at the Winter Dew Tour Dec. 16-18.  Following the holiday break, it’s on to the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Jan. 6-9, at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Calif. for slopestyle and halfpipe competitions marking the final U.S. Snowboard Olympic tryout event ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games scheduled for Feb. 4-20 in Beijing. 

 

2021-22 Snowboard World Cup Schedule

2021-22 Snowboard Olympic Schedule

 

U.S. Snowboard Team

2021-22 Team 

(Hometown; Club; USASA Series; Birthdate)

HALFPIPE

PRO TEAM

Men

  • Chase Josey (Hailey, Idaho; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series; 3/31/95)
  • Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 11/17/93)
  • Chase Blackwell (Longmont, Colo.; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 2/27/99)
  • Joey Okesson (Southbury, Conn.; Okemo Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/23/2002)
  • Toby Miller (Truckee, Calif; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; North Tahoe Series; 2/14/00)
  • Lucas Foster (Telluride, Colo.; Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/17/99)
  • Shaun White (Carlsbad, Calif.; Southern California Series; 3/9/1986)

Women

  • Chloe Kim (Torrance, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 4/23/00)
  • Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 2/22/00)
  • Sonora Alba (San Pedro, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 7/16/2006)

 

ROOKIE TEAM

Men

  • Jack Coyne (Edwards, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 1/17/2002)
  • Jason Wolle (Winter Park, Colo.; Jim Smith Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 11/30/99)
  • Fynn Bullock-Womble (Mebane, N.C.; BK Pro (One Team Dream); Rocky Mountain Series; 2/3/05)

Women

  • Tessa Maud (Carlsbad, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 10/10/03)
  • Alexandria Simsovits (Calabasas, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 9/30/04)
  • Bea Kim (Palos Verdes, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 1/25/2007)

 

SLOPESTYLE / BIG AIR

PRO TEAM

Men

  • Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.; Rocky Mountain Series; 6/29/00)
  • Chris Corning (Silverthorne, Colo.; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 9/7/99)
  • Dusty Henricksen (Mammoth Lakes, Calif; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 2/2/03)
  • Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, Mich.; Great Lakes Snow Series; 9/6/97)
  • Judd Henkes (La Jolla, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 4/3/01)
  • Brock Crouch (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; Unbound Series; 8/22/99)
  • Luke Winkelmann (Blowing Rock, N.C.; Kirk’s Camp; Rocky Mountain Series: 12/18/00)
  • Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii; Rocky Mountain Series; 11/22/98)
  • Sean FitzSimons (Hood River, Ore.; Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; Central Oregon Series; 9/22/00)

Women

  • Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, Calif.; South Tahoe Series; 9/13/90)
  • Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.; Southern Vermont Series; 9/11/97)
  • Hailey Langland (San Clemente, Calif.; Tahoe Select Snowboard Team; Tahoe Series; 8/2/00)
  • Ty Schnorrbusch (Monroe Township, N.J.; Tru Snowboarding, Rocky Mountain Series 5/15/02)

 

ROOKIE TEAM

Men

  • Jake Canter (Evergreen, Colo.; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen Snowmass Series; 7/19/03)
  • Fynn Bullock-Womble (Mebane, N.C.; One Team Dream; Rocky Mountain Series; 2/3/05)
  • Liam Johnson (Savage, Minn.; G Team; Upper Midwest Snow Series; 11/26/2004)

Women

  • Courtney Rummel (West Bend, Wisc.; Midwest Best Series; 11/12/03)
  • Jade Thurgood (Salt Lake City, Utah; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Big Mountain West Series; 1/27/02)
  • Addie Gardner (Riegelsville, Penn.; Auburn Ski Club; Maine Mountain Series; 2/19/2002)
  • Isabella Gomez (Issaquah, Wash.; Auburn Ski Club; Inland Northwest Series; 9/11/01)

 

SNOWBOARDCROSS

Men

  • Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/30/91)
  • Jake Vedder (Pinckney, Mich.; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/16/98)
  • Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Mich.; Superior Series; 12/17/81)
  • Alex Deibold (Manchester, Vt.; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 5/8/86)
  • Hagen Kearney (Norwood, Colo.; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 11/6/91)
  • Senna Leith (Vail, Colo.; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/8/97)  
  • Connor Schlegel (Edwards, Colo.; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 3/13/2002)
  • Cody Winters (Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; Rocky Mountain Series; 4/20/2000)
  • Mikey LaCroix (Shrewsbury, Mass.; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Maine Mountain Series; 7/12/98)

Women

  • Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vt.; Stratton Mountain School; Southern Vermont Series; 8/19/85)
  • Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, Utah; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series; 3/24/92)
  • Stacy Gaskill (Golden, Colo.; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 5/21/00)  

 

DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Women

  • Livia Molodyh (Hubbard, Ore.; Park City Ski & Snowboard; Mt. Hood Series; 6/30/99)
  • Anna Miller (Orem, Utah; International Snowboard Training Center; Rocky Mountain Series; 7/16/1996)

Men

  • Tyler Hamel (Bethel, Maine; Gould Academy; Maine Mountain Series; 7/12/2004)

 

 2021-22 Snowboard & Freeski Staff

  • Snowboard & Freeski Director: Jeremy Forster
  • Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air Head Coach: Mike Jankowski
  • Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air Team Manager: Elise Saarela 
  • Snowboardcross Team Manager: Alexis Williams
  • Snowboard & Freeski Team Press Officer: Annie Fast
  • Snowboard & Freeski Sports Development Director: Ashley Deibold 
  • Snowboard & Freeski Sports Development Coordinator: Erin McNeely 

 

High Performance Staff

  • High Performance Director: Gillian Bower
  • Senior Sports Psychologist, USOC: Alex Cohen
  • Sports Medicine Director, Dr Jaron Santelli 
  • Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air Athletic Trainer: Ben Quigley
  • Snowboard Halfpipe Team Physical Therapist: Emilie Whittemore
  • Director of Sport Science: Action & Endurance and Snowboardcross Athletic Development Coach: Tschana Schiller
  • Snowboard and Freeski Athletic Development Coach: Matthew Voss

 

Snowboard

  • Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Big Air Head Coach: Mike Jankowski
  • Slopestyle/Big Air Pro Team Head Coach: Mike Ramirez 
  • Slopestyle/Big Air Pro Team Head Coach: Dave Reynolds 
  • Slopestyle/Big Air Rookie Team Coach: Eric Beauchemin
  • Slopestyle Wax Tech: Bryan Taylor
  • Halfpipe Pro Team Head Coach: Rick Shimpeno
  • Halfpipe Team Coach: JJ Thomas 
  • Halfpipe Team Coach: Rick Bower
  • Halfpipe Wax Tech: Parker Rockwood
  • Snowboardcross Head Coach: Peter Foley
  • Snowboardcross Coach: Rob Fagan

 

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