Category Archives: People

Behind the Gold: Establishing a Teenaged Legacy

Park City, UT – It was a poignant scene at the bottom of the Park City halfpipe last weekend at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. Standing there with a big smile on her face was Kelly Clark, who 14 years ago had hoisted her Burton snowboard in the air as an 18-year old Olympic champion. Today, … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Establishing a Teenaged Legacy

Shiffrin is Ready to Return to World Cup Ski Racing

Eagle, CO – Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin will be back racing on the World Cup skiing circuit again next week, starting her comeback at the rescheduled Maribor slalom in Crans Montana, Switzerland on Monday. After injuring her knee in a crash while warming up for a race in December, Shiffrin has been rehabbing in Colorado—starting in the gym and recently … Continue reading Shiffrin is Ready to Return to World Cup Ski Racing

Risks and Rewards: The Story of Snowboardcross

Aspen, CO – Snowboardcross is one of the most nail-biting of all Olympic sports. Six athletes line up side by side to vault themselves through a crazy course of bumps, banks, berms and massive jumps – all with their rivals just an elbow away. “I still get rattled every time I’m in the start,” says Lindsey … Continue reading Risks and Rewards: The Story of Snowboardcross

Shiffrin Gets Back on Skis

Georgetown, CO – The U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin was back on skis on Saturday at Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area, the first time in eight weeks since suffering a bone bruise, hairline fracture and partially torn ligament in her right knee in December. “Guess what I did today…..?” Shiffrin, 20, posted to Facebook. “Nope, not skydiving.. No … Continue reading Shiffrin Gets Back on Skis

Jared Goldberg: A Passion for the Mountains

Holladay, UT – If you’ve ever spoken to him, you’d think Jared Goldberg was born with skis attached to his feet. Having grown up in Utah, shredding pow at Snowbird, a strong passion for the mountains emanates from Goldberg’s pores. And lucky for Goldberg, he’s been able to make his love affair with the mountain his … Continue reading Jared Goldberg: A Passion for the Mountains

Behind the Gold: Bill Johnson

Gresham, OR – Set in the shadow of the towering Eiger, the Lauberhorn downhill vaults perilously through undulating Swiss cow pastures for over two miles. Its broad, sweeping turns through the upper snowfields belie the steep pitches to come. As you hit the Hanneggschuss – already nearly two minutes into the course – your legs are … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Bill Johnson

Injury Ends Ski Season for Ted Ligety

Oberjoch, Germany – The U.S. Ski Team’s Ted Ligety tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee in a crash while training giant slalom in Oberjoch, Germany on Wednesday. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety, of Park City, Utah,  will return home to USA for further evaluation. He is expected … Continue reading Injury Ends Ski Season for Ted Ligety