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Behind the Gold: Her Day to Win

Waterville Valley, NH – The young ski racer stood outside the start house at the top of the mountain, a mix of Stevie Wonder, Zeppelin and Beatles playing in her ears. The U.S. Ski Team’s 19-year-old rising star out of Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy was contemplating her first run lead in a World Cup giant slalom – … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Her Day to Win

Broken Bones Thin World Cup Field

Zillertal, Austria – The World Cup ski racing season came crashing down on Sunday for Fritz Dopher. The 29-year-old German, a World Championships silver medalist in slalom, and the man who holds the dubious distinction of having the most World Cup podium results (9) without a win, was training on Sunday in Zillertal when he … Continue reading Broken Bones Thin World Cup Field

Amer Sports Appoints Bill Kirchner to New Executive Role

Ogden, UT – Amer Sports, the parent company of ski and outdoor brands Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and others, has promoted Bill Kirchner to Vice President & General Manager- Americas. In his expanded role, Kirchner will be responsible for leading Amer Sports’ omni-channel execution in the Americas region. Kirchner previously served as Vice President Sales- Americas for Amer … Continue reading Amer Sports Appoints Bill Kirchner to New Executive Role

Austria’s Eva-Marie Brem Breaks Leg

Thurn Pass, Austria – Austria’s Eva-Marie Brem, the reigning World Cup giant slalom champion, is out for the season after breaking her leg during training on Friday. Brem, 28, was training on the Thurn Pass for the upcoming World Cup ski races in Levi, Finland when she straddled a gate, fracturing both bones in her … Continue reading Austria’s Eva-Marie Brem Breaks Leg

Vail Honors Long-time Local with Trail Renaming

Vail, CO – Vail Mountain in Colorado has recognized long-time local skier Rod Slifer for his commitment to the community for more than 50 years. Expresso, a blue run at Vail, has been renamed to Slifer Express in honor of Slifer. Slifer Express is located on the front side of Vail Mountain and can be accessed … Continue reading Vail Honors Long-time Local with Trail Renaming

Halfpipe Skier Justin Dorey Retires

Vancouver (BC), Canada – After a career that lasted more than a decade, Canadian halfpipe skier Justin Dorey, of Vernon, B.C., on Tuesday officially announced his retirement. Dorey steps away from the sport after not competing during the 2015-16 season to recover from a concussion suffered during a non-skiing activity in the previous off-season. The 28-year-old had a … Continue reading Halfpipe Skier Justin Dorey Retires

Ski and Snowboard Athletes Give Back at Utah’s Primary Children’s Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT – With their first competitions just weeks away, a few U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding, and U.S. Freeskiing athletes took a break from their pre-season preparations to spend a day with patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Kira Tanghe (aerials – U.S. Ski Team), Megan Nick (aerials – U.S. Ski Team), … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Athletes Give Back at Utah’s Primary Children’s Hospital