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2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Collegiate Impact Award Presented to University of Utah 

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
December, 1 2022
Keely Cashman
Stifel U.S. Alpine Team athlete Keely Cashman skis down the course in Copper Mountain, Colo., earlier this season. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Mike Dawsy)

Release courtesy of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today it is honoring the University of Utah as the winner of its 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Collegiate Impact Award, which honors the top-contributing school on the 2022 U.S. Olympic skiing and snowboarding teams in Beijing. As part of the recognition, Mark Harlan, director of athletics at Utah, will be honored during the Team USA Collegiate Recognition Awards that will run in conjunction with the National Football Foundation’s 64th Annual Awards celebration on Dec. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas.

At the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 16 U.S. Olympians on the alpine and cross country ski teams competed collegiately. Utah had six current student-athletes representing Team USA in Beijing – more than any other school on U.S. Ski & Snowboard – and the Utes are being recognized with the 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Collegiate Impact Award for this contribution. The athletes that competed for both U.S. Ski & Snowboard and University of Utah at the Games include Keely Cashman (alpine), Kevin Bolger (cross country), Luke Jager (cross country), Mo Lebel (alpine), Novie McCabe (cross country) and Sophia Laukli (cross country).

“Being a collegiate athlete is an incredible feat. Athletes learn how to balance academics and sport while competing for their team, which are crucial skills to both the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team and Team USA,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. “We are thrilled to present the University of Utah with the 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Collegiate Impact Award, and thank them for being such an important part of our sports. We look forward to seeing what our mutual athletes can accomplish next!”

U.S. Ski & Snowboard joins seven other National Governing Bodies that will participate in this year’s Team USA Collegiate Recognition Awards—a celebration that will honor sport-specific contributors (NGB Collegiate Impact Awards) and overall Team USA contributors (Team USA Collegiate Impact Awards) to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

More information about the Team USA Collegiate Recognition Awards and Team USA’s collegiate footprint in Beijing can be found online at TeamUSA.org/CollegiateImpact.

*NOTE: Student-athlete is defined by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee as any individual who is/was a member of a collegiate roster (varsity/club/other) and/or competed in outside competition for a university or college. Student-athletes impacted by transfer circumstances were included in the totals for each institution attended.

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First Kappa U.S. Ski & Snowboard Collection Reaches Stores

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 29 2022
Kappa
(U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

A partnership with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard became official last May: the Omini brand will kit all sports for the next 10 years. 

Release courtesy of Kappa.

Torino, 29 November 2022 – After the announcement on May 10th of a 10-year partnership between Italian brand Kappa® and U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the first winter collection produced by Kappa®’s R&D center is now available online at Kappa.com and inside the main retail stores.

The first Kappa® US SKI & SNOWBOARD offer – activewear version of the racing clothes worn by the athletes on the U.S. team – includes: ski jacket and pants, fleece sweater, ultra-light down jacket, heat-sealed windproof, waterproof down jacket, cotton T-shirt, tracksuit (hoodie + pants), visor hat and a wool hat in dark navy blue with U.S. Ski & Snowboard team logos. There will also be, for a few exclusive items, in white and red, designed to represent colors of the Stars and Stripes.

Six young athletes from U.S. Ski & Snowboard are protagonist of the advertising campaign shot in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA) last October, including alpine skier Bella Wright, freestyle moguls skier Kai Owens, freeskier Jay Riccomini, cross country skier Luke Jager and up-and-coming athletes Izzy Worthington and Bo Giddings.

It is the first time that a single outerwear and racing suit brand appears on the uniforms of all the winter sports teams of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard: alpine ski, snowboard, freestyle, freeski and cross country.

The new Kappa® 4CENTO 400 KOMBAT SL 2022 US uniforms immediately conquered the first two podiums in the FIS Ski World Cup 2022-23 season with a double victory by Mikaela Shiffrin in Levi, Finland, on 19 and 20 November.

ABOUT KAPPA®

Kappa® is one of the brands owned by BasicNet SpA, an Italian company that also owns Robe di Kappa®, Jesus Jeans®, K-Way®, Superga®, Sabelt®, Briko® and Sebago®, leading clothing, footwear and accessories brands for sport and leisure. BasicNet operates worldwide through a network of entrepreneurs who, under license, produce or distribute products with the Group’s trademarks. BasicNet provides these companies with research and development, product industrialization and global marketing services. All business processes take place solely via the internet, which makes BasicNet a “fully web integrated company”. BasicNet, based in Turin, has been listed on the Italian Stock.

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 2022, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to fully funding 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

Spurs Sports & Entertainment COO Brandon Gayle Joins U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 28 2022
Trees
(U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Mike Dawsy)

PARK CITY, Utah - U.S. Ski & Snowboard today announced Brandon Gayle as its newest Board Director. Gayle’s experience includes positions across several industries including Facebook, Instagram, Groupon and Bain & Company. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E), the parent company of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Gayle also has notable board experience, including serving as a board member for the customer experience giant Zendesk and as Vice Chair of the private-public nonprofit greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership. 

As COO of SS&E, Gayle currently leads the teams responsible for the organization’s operations across ticketing, premium seating, global partnerships, brand marketing, content and distribution, merchandising, as well as business communications. In addition to the NBA’s Spurs, the company’s portfolio includes the NBA G League Austin Spurs, the United Soccer League’s San Antonio FC, AT&T Center and Toyota Field. 

Prior to joining SS&E, Brandon spent more than six years in multiple roles with Facebook. As Director of Global Sports Partnerships & Solutions, his team was responsible for helping athletes and sports properties in North America create interactive content, including Instagram, Messenger and Oculus. Prior to this role, Brandon led global sports partnerships at Instagram, where his work ultimately led to Sports Business Journal naming him to their Forty Under 40 Class of 2018, as well as his selection to the Leaders Under 40 Awards Class of 2017 by Leaders and Aspire Academy. 

“We are very excited to have Brandon join our Board,” U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors Chair Kipp Nelson. “His experience across multiple companies will be invaluable. As we look to take our organization to the next stage, we will really benefit from his relevant knowledge in various areas.”

Gayle also served as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Groupon, as a consultant for Bain & Company and in a strategy and finance role with the New York Jets. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Harvard College.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the board and to be a part of a dynamic organization that is known for supporting their athletes and fans at the highest level,” said Gayle. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard has incredible commercial momentum and a strong brand identity. I can’t wait to get to work supporting the board, CEO Sophie Goldschmidt, her leadership team and the organization's talented athletes.” 

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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 2022, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to the fully-funded 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.

Speed Men Find Solid Results in Lake Louise

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 26 2022
Kyle Negomir
Kyle Negomir racing in Lake Louise, Canada. (Christophe Pallot - Agence Zoom)

In the men's FIS World Cup downhill at Lake Louise, Ryan Cochran-Siegle led the way in the men’s downhill race on Saturday, Nov., 26.

Cochran-Siegle posted the ninth fastest run on the hill, only 1.12 seconds back from the winner, Aleksander Kilde from Norway. 

"As a team we recognize today was a little bit of a letdown all said and done. I think we're definitely more capable than that," said Cochran-Siegle on the team's efforts. 

Other top American finishers included Travis Ganong in 13th place. 

“I'm feeling good about a solid 13th place today in the first downhill,” said Travis Ganong. “I just had fun with it today, I had really good sections and I felt really balanced and positive on my skis." 

The conditions were mostly solid with some soft snow in various places throughout the course. The race today (Nov., 26) was rescheduled from the canceled race the day previous when weather conditions were a challenge. Now, the men shift focus to the Super-G on Sunday, Nov., 27.

RESULTS

Men's Downhill

Super-G

In the first Super-G of the season, Marco Odermatt, from Switzerland, showed his dominance winning the race after a podium in the Downhill the day prior. 

The Stifel U.S. Alpine speed men took to the course with Kyle Negomir landing in 23rd. This is also Negomir's first World Cup points in his career. Jared Goldberg was the next top finisher on the U.S. side, ending up in 32nd place. 

"That was the first time I've been in a World Cup in almost three years," said Negomir. "Definitely means a lot to be racing again. And to be back and be part of the team and healthy again. There are a lot of things I took for granted before that I can really appreciate now from a different perspective."

Organizers say that despite a snowy night, the slope was still great for racing. The course workers helped to prepare a solid race hill for the day. 

The speed men will now turn their attentions to Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek starting Dec. 2.

RESULTS

Men's Super-G

 

 

Women’s Team Finishes Strong in Killington Giant Slalom

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 26 2022
Paula Moltzan
Paula Moltzan of the United States skis during the first run of the giant slalom at the HERoic Killington Cup presented by Stifel on November 26, 2022 in Killington, Vermont. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Dustin Satloff)

In the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel, the Stifel U.S. Alpine Team women’s tech team showed great depth, placing four in the top 30. Mikaela Shiffrin was the top finisher, finishing in 13th.

It was a sunny and windy day in Vermont, but that did not stop the women from giving it their all on the track. Katie Hensien scored her first World Cup GS points in her career, finishing 27th.

“It feels really good, especially here in Killington with a home crowd," said Hensien. "I gave it my all first run and pretty much shocked myself."

Paula Moltzan and Nina O’Brien also scored points, finishing 18th and 23rd, respectively. The crowds did not disappoint either with 21,000 in attendance on Saturday, making it one of the most attended races in the event's history.

AJ Hurt, Allie Resnick and Ava Sunshine also started the giant slalom, but did not qualify for a second run. 

The women will be back in action for a slalom race on Sunday to wrap up one of the best weekends on the World Cup circuit.

RESULTS
Women's Giant Slalom

HOW TO WATCH
 

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022

10:15 a.m. ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Slalom (Run 1) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside

1:15 p.m. ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Slalom (Run 2) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside // broadcast LIVE on NBC

Recap of U.S. Cross Country World Cup Debut in Ruka

By Leann Bentley
November, 26 2022
Ben Ogden
U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athlete Ben Ogden racing in the individual sprint heats in Ruka, FIN. (Modica/NordicFocus)

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is in Ruka, Finland for the first World Cup of the season, racing in three different races; classic sprint, 10k classic and 20k skate. Men and women all raced equal distance, which marks the first time equal distance has been implemented on the World Cup stage.

Classic Sprint

On Friday, Nov., 25, eleven athletes started the sprint race on the fast and quick course in Ruka. Julia Kern led the women's team with a personal record (PR) in a World Cup sprint, finishing in 11th place with teammate Jessie Diggins finishing top 30 in the stacked women's field. On the men's side, JC Schoonmaker had a stellar start to the season in 19th and Ben Ogden rounds out the top 30 finishing in 22nd. Norwegian star, Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo started off the season with a sprint podium for the men and Emma Ribom from Sweden was atop the sprint podium for the women. 

"It was really great to get the processes back in action," says Diggins. "I didn't have any big expectations in terms of results, I just had big expectations in terms of my process, technique focus and mental game. I was focused on dialing in all the things I could control and I was happy with how it's going so far!"

Results

Women's Sprint

Men's Sprint

10k Classic

On Saturday, Nov., 26, Rosie Brennan had a great day finishing in seventh, only 29 seconds back from the leader in the 10k classic. A two-time Olympian, Brennan is off to a great start in the first World Cup of the season. For the men, summer training is looking like it paid off, as Ben Ogden skied very well into a top-30 finish in 28th place with several teammates close behind, including Zak Ketterson who had his best classic World Cup start finishing the day in 31st. With one more race of the weekend to go, both men's and women's teams are looking strong, healthy and excited for more. 

"I am very happy with today's race. It felt really good to be able to turn around after a disappointing day yesterday," says Brennan. "I was able to find a good rhythm and strong skiing today and that is all I can ask for in my first race weekend of the year. I am pleased with some of the technical improvements I have made over the summer and am hopeful to have stronger classic races this season. I am really looking forward to tomorrow. It feels like a big opportunity with a new distance and I am excited to see what happens!"

For the podium on the men's side, Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo snags another first place and Ebba Andersson from Sweden is the winner for the women's 10k classic. 

Results 

Women's 10k Classic

Men's 10k Classic

 

20k Skate Pursuit 

What a weekend in Ruka! Today was the 20k skate pursuit on the hard, technical and hilly course in Finland. Both men and women raced the same distance and the Americans had solid races all around on the six-lap course. 

Leading the charge for the women was Rosie Brennan, followed closely by Jessie Diggins. Brennan and Diggins stuck with the chaser pack for the majority of the race chasing down Frida Karlsson and Ebba Anderson from Sweden. Brennan pushed it right at the end and had a photo finish, ultimately landing in sixth place. Diggins was right there in top ten and crossed the line in tenth, which rounds out her personal best results in Ruka. Novie McCabe scored her first World Cup points of the season after finishing in 25th place and a trio of her teammates, Alayna Sonnesyn, Sophia Laukli and Julia Kern finished together, immediately embracing in a hug the second after crossing the finish line. 

For the men, Scott Patterson was first on the team and in the mix the entire race, finishing in 14th place - his best result in Ruka to date. A great start to the World Cup for Patterson, who has shown what it takes to be in the top! The pack was fast, as were the skis. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) won again, but the American men held their own and worked together with the various chaser packs and had great races all around. Hunter Wonders had another fast day and skied to a 30th place in the 20k pursuit, with many of his teammates close behind, including Zak Ketterson, Gus Schumacher and Ben Ogden. 

Results

Women's 20k Skate Pursuit

Men's 20k Skate Pursuit

Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel Preview

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 24 2022
Killington
Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel

The tech women are ready for this year’s Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel.

The U.S. women had a strong showing in Levi with back-to-back wins by Mikaela Shiffrin, back-to-back point scoring from Ava Sunshine in 21st and 26th, and a great day for Katie Hensien placing 25th in Levi. Plus, Paula Moltzan had very fast intervals before she went out, proving she can be up there with the top slalom skiers in the world.  

For the full results from Levi look here: Levi Results

Turning to the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel, this weekend is not just slalom, but also a GS race. 

Top skiers to watch for GS include Tessa Worley (FRA), Frederica Brignone (ITA), Sara Hector (SWE), Petra Vhlová (CZE) and more. Worley won the giant slalom World Cup in Killington in 2016, she is also last season’s GS crystal globe winner. Hector claimed three World Cup giant slalom wins last season. She also won Olympic gold in this discipline in Beijing. Vlhová has won six giant slalom World Cups and claimed 14 podium finishes. Marta Bassino (ITA) is also one to watch after she won the Killington giant slalom in 2019.

The action starts on Saturday, Nov., 26. 

HOW TO WATCH the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel 

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022

10:00 a.m. ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside

1:00 p.m.  ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside // broadcast LIVE on NBC

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022

10:15 a.m. ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Slalom (Run 1) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside

1:15 p.m. ET, FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Women’s Slalom (Run 2) - Killington, Vermont, streaming on Outside // broadcast LIVE on NBC

Meet the Commentators from Outside Calling the 2022-23 Domestic World Cups

By Leann Bentley
November, 23 2022
Outside and U.S. Ski & Snowboard logo

The stacked domestic World Cup schedule begins this week with the infamous Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel in Killington, Vt., on Nov. 26-27, with the women returning to the start gate in front of a massive crowd over Thanksgiving weekend. Through a new partnership, Outside, a new broadcast partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard will be broadcasting live and on-demand every domestic event with new commentators calling the action straight from the venue to you at home. 

For the 2022-23 season, Outside welcomes familiar voices who have called U.S. Ski & Snowboard events for years. Jonathan “DC” Oetken, Chris “Uncle E” Ernst and Jimmy Coleman  are back behind the mic doing the play-by-play, along with new talent that includes veteran broadcasters, alumni athletes and Olympians, providing a fresh sound to World Cups across the country. 

Meet the Announcers 

Play-By-Play

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken: DC has been in the game for many years, calling Toyota U.S. Grand Prixs, Dew Tours, X Games, World Cups, Olympics and more across all U.S. Ski & Snowboard sports. He is widely considered a pioneer of skicross and is also a former ski aerialist. This year, his focus will be on play-by-play for the upcoming events. 
  • Jimmy Coleman: Jimmy, who will focus on play-by-play this season, is known for his tv personality when he’s hosting numerous action sports events. Jimmy has been with the X Games broadcasting team for over 18 years, specifically with the BMX events and has worked in the announcing industry for over 20 years. 
  • Chris “Uncle E” Ernst: A legend on the microphone and in the ski industry, Uncle E is an announcer that knows the ins and outs of all the athletes, competition and history. Often in the crowd commentating during event live shows, you will also find Uncle E behind the mic this season providing entertaining play-by-play from the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International at Deer Valley.

Color

  • Marco Sullivan: Marco Sullivan is not only a Stifel U.S. Alpine Team alum, but also a three-time Olympian and has four World Cup podiums and a World Cup victory. In the past, he has primarily done venue work but will shift his focus to being an analyst this season. 
  • Resi Stiegler: Three-time Olympian and Stifel U.S. Alpine Team alum Resi Steigler is diving into the broadcast announcing world and will start the season by calling the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel, an event she raced three times during her career.
  • Tricia Byrnes: With 15 World Cup halfpipe victories and a sixth place finish in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, U.S. Snowboard Team alum Tricia Byrnes comes with various announcing experience and will be an analyst in all of the domestic snowboarding events.
  • Pete Arneson: A pioneer of freeskiing and over a decade of experience judging various slopestyle events like the X Games, Dew Tour, World Cups and the Olympics, Pete Arneson comes to his announcing role with a unique perspective of our sports and its athletes. 

Breaking it Down - Who is Announcing Each Event?

Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel at Killington, Nov. 26-27, 2022

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • Resi Steigler – Color

Xfinity Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Dec. 2-4, 2022

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • Marco Sullivan – Color

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix & Visa Big Air presented by Toyota at Copper Mountain, Dec. 14-17, 2022  

  • Snowboard (Qualifiers & Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Tricia Byrnes – Color
  • Freeski (Qualifiers) 
    • Jimmy Coleman – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color
  • Freeski (Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Feb 1-4, 2023

  • Snowboard (Qualifiers & Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
    • Tricia Byrnes – Color
  • Freeski (Qualifiers) 
    • Jimmy Coleman – Play-by-Play
    • Pete Arneson – Color
  • Freeski (Finals)
    • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play

Pete Arneson – Color

Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Feb. 2-4

  • Chris Ernst “Uncle E”– Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Palisades Tahoe World Cup, Feb. 25-26, 2023

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Aspen World Cup, March 2-5, 2023

  • Jonathan “DC” Oetken – Play-by-Play
  • TBD – Color

Find the full schedule of events and how to watch them on Outside here. 

Heroic Panel and Heroic Coffee Hour at the 2022 Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel

By Leann Bentley
November, 22 2022
Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel


***MEDIA ADVISORY***

First-ever Heroic Panel and Heroic Coffee Hour at the 2022 Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel to celebrate U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s newly launched women’s initiative.

WHAT

U.S. Ski & Snowboard will host its first activation as part of its women’s initiative, titled Heroic, with a Heroic panel at the 2022 Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET. Listen to some of the most powerful women in the ski and snowboard industry discuss the newly launched initiative and its impact goals within the overall women’s movement, along with the challenges women face, improvements that have been made and general advice for those entering the ski and snowboard industry.

On Sunday, Nov. 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET, U.S. Ski & Snowboard invites the public to the inaugural Heroic Coffee Hour. Fans will have the opportunity to mingle with women in the ski and snowboard industry and learn more about the Heroic initiative before day two of the Heroic Killington Cup presented by Stifel.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Heroic Panel

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. ET at Killington Ski Club / Media Center 

  • Media credential required for admittance (ALL MEDIA MUST RSVP - Email Leann Bentley at leann.bentley@usskiandsnowboard.org)
  • Live-streamed via the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Facebook page
  • Heroic Panelists
    • Anouk Patty – Chief of Sport, U.S. Ski & Snowboard
    • Kelly Pawlak – President, National Ski Areas Association 
    • Julie Woodworth – Executive Director, Vermont Alpine Racing Association 
    • Diann Roffe – Junior Program Director, Burke Mountain Academy
    • Megan Fearnow - SVP, Marketing Services, POWDR 
  • Moderator
    • Sophie Goldschmidt – President & CEO, U.S. Ski & Snowboard 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Heroic Coffee Hour

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. ET at Killington’s K1 Lodge, third floor 

  • Open to public

Learn more about the Heroic Initiative here.

CONTACTS

Courtney Harkins - Director, Marketing and Communications, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, courtney.harkins@usskiandsnowboard.org

Leann Bentley -  Communications Coordinator, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Leann.Bentley@usskiandsnowboard.org

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Shiffrin Wins in Levi, Sunshine Makes Big Splash in Debut World Cup

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 20 2022
Women's Tech Team
Stifel U.S. Alpine Team athletes celebrate the successful weekend at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on November 20, 2022 in Levi, Finland. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Mikaela Shiffrin snagged her 75th and 76th World Cup victories in Levi, Finland over the debut World Cup weekend. On Saturday, not only did Shiffrin win, but she has now broken the record for the most podiums in a single discipline by any female skier. On Sunday, she steadily won the day and her teammates were close behind. 

Day One

Shiffrin was in third after the first run behind Lena Duerr (GER) and Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE). On the second run, Shiffrin skied clean and confident, enough to overtake the field and win by 0.26 ahead of Swenn Larsson. Also adding another reindeer to her pack. 

Another big result for the Stifel U.S. Alpine Team came from Ava Sunshine. Sunshine made her debut in the World Cup circuit at Levi, skiing into a solid 25th first run, and ending in 21st overall. Sunshine is a previous Junior World Champs speed medalist, making a very strong statement on the circuit with this result. 

“I am super excited about my first World Cup scoring points, it's so amazing and so incredible. Not as intense as I thought it would be. It is always a big deal down bottom but up top it's pretty chill, so it was good,” said Sunshine.

RESULTS
Women's Slalom

Day Two

Stifel U.S. Alpine Team athlete Katie Hensien skied well and is closing out the day in 26th place among the fast and strong women's tech field. Coming off a stellar weekend, Ava Sunshine had another amazing race on the technical slalom course. Sunshine ends her first World Cup weekend with two top-30 finishes and her first World Cup points. 

RESULTS
Women's Slalom