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The World Cup According to Grande: Dane Spencer and the 2006 Olympics

Our 2006 season began with the greatest level of hope we had ever had, especially in GS.  Our GS team was one of the strongest in the world. Daron had come into the tech group, trained hard with focus and had become a GS force after his bronze in Bormio in 2005. Schlopy was a […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: The Summer Season Turns South

Mt. Hood, the summer home of most American ski racers, is feeling a little empty. The snow is great and we are skiing directly onto the lift all morning long. Allowing us to plow through our sessions with ease and head off the hill prior to Noon. The snow has been holding up well and […]

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Sepp Koblar, Mr. Southern Skiing, dies.

Sepp Kober Sr. passed away August 3, 2010. A member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2009, he was known as the “Father of Southern Skiing.” After immigrating to the United States and instructing at Stowe he was the first ski instructor at the first southern ski area to open a rope tow, Weiss […]

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Canadians control Cornet Peak GS

Canadians owned the podium at the Southern Lakes Cup GS at Cornet Peak, NZ., Wednesday (Aug. 4) as the southern hemisphere racing season kicked into gear. With the first run held in localized snow squalls and the second under clear skies, Robbie Dixon showed great form in winning the Cup with a combined time of […]

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Spillane Out Following Injury

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 2) — One of America’s great nordic combined skiers, Johnny Spillane, has had surgery following a recent accident in Lake Placid, NY. He is expected to be in rehab mode for several months, according to U.S. Nordic Combined head coach Dave Jarrett. Spillane, a World Champion and double Olympic silver medalist, […]

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Camerota grabs first career national title

Olympic silver medalist nordic combined skier Brett Camerota out lasted his U.S. teammates, and fellow Olympians Bill Demong and Todd Lodwick today (Aug. 1) for his first career national title at the 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Nordic Combined Championships held in Park City, Utah. Lodwick and Demong joined Camerota on the podium in second and third, […]

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Frenette, Van take Large Hill National Titles

The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping Championships wrapped up Sunday (Aug. 1) morning with the large hill competition. Both Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) won their second U.S. Championships title of the weekend. This marks Van’s 15th U.S. Championship title and Frenette’s second. The men’s competition was eventful, with […]

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Ferguson, Cook Take Summer Splash Aerials Event

PARK CITY, UT (July 31) – The 2010 FIS Summer Splash lit up the blue sky Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park with U.S. Olympians Ryan St. Onge and Emily Cook joining the open  FIS event. The athletes competing participated in two events, the 2010 FIS Summer Splash and a head-to-head competition. USA’s Dylan Ferguson […]

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USA Ski Jumping hosts Nationals Press Conference

With a backdrop of the famed Utah Olympic Park (UOP) and amid the excitement of the U.S. National Ski Jumping&Nordic Combined Championships, the exciting new program, USA Ski Jumping was officially introduced to the world today (Friday, July 30) at a press Conference and open meeting. USASJ top team athletes taking part at the event […]

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Frenette, Van Crowned U.S. Normal Hill Champs

The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships got underway Friday morning (July 30) with athletes jumping on the Olympic K90. Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) were crowned 2011 Normal Hill U.S. Champions. The men’s competition was tight with Olympic silver medalist Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) […]

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