Read to lead Own The podium

According to reports in the Canadian Press, Canada’s living ski racing icon, Ken Read, has been put in charge of Canada’s winter Olympic sport funding program “Own the Podium.” Read, an original member of the Crazy Canucks while an athlete with the Canadian national team in the 1970′s and ’80′s and ran Alpine Canada Alpin’ […]


Kelleher, Zamansky announce retirement

Two U.S. Ski Team athlete retirements came on the heels of the USSA Congress when Keely Kelleher and Jake Zamansky announced they would pursue other interests. Following seven seasons with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, recently crowned U.S. super G champion Kelleher (Big Sky, Mont.T) announced retirement in order to focus on being a full-time […]


USSA ratifies Strategic Planning Committee business model

The Olympic governing body for skiing and snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), this past weekend approved a plan to develop a long-term sustainable business model for future sport management. A report from an independent Strategic Planning Committee was ratified by the USSA Board of Directors at its 2010 annual meeting in Park […]


The World Cup According to Grande: Equipment Changes and Random Notes

EQUIPMENT CHANGES Ligety signs with Head, too. As does Chelsea Marshall and it sounds as though Megan McJames might end up there as well?  And what about Julia signing with Voelkl?  And there will be more to come. Marco Sullivan will end up on something new for him and so will others lower down the […]


USSA refocuses on development

As the U.S. Ski Association convened for its annual Congress at Park City, Utah, May 12 – 16 the organization celebrated the most successful season in national team history by refocusing on development and taking a long look ahead. The change of thinking was radical enough to rattle some cages. With more than 50 meetings […]


Vonn ready to return to gym after TV appearance

Olympic gold medal winning ski racer Lindsey Vonn took a break from her intense schedule of red carpet appearances today (May 13)  to take part in a special teleconference to talk about her up-coming role in NBC’s hit crime drama Law and Order’s season finale. Vonn’s star has been on the rise since pulling in […]


USSA anounces 2010 awards

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s annual awards recognize the accomplishments of USSA athletes and the clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers who support them. The awards recognize not only specific accomplishments but the spirit of Olympism that drives the organization towards its best in the world vision. Following is an outline of 2010 Diamond, Gold […]


Fish Joins U.S. Cross Country Coaching Staff

PARK CITY, UT (May 13) – The coaching staff of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has a new addition as Bryan Fish joins the ranks to take the role of Continental Cup coach, Nordic Program Director John Farra announced Thursday. “Being offered the U.S. Ski Team Cross Country Continental Cup coaching position is a […]


Alpine Canada names McBride, Kelble head speed coaches

Alpine Canada announced today (May 12) that John McBride and Frank Kelble have been named head coaches of Canada’s men’s and women’s alpine speed teams, respectively. McBride, better known around the White Circus a “Johno,” was part of the coaching staff last season that led the Canadian Cowboys to four World Cup victories, the most ever […]


Karam joins USSA Foundation Board of Trustees

Longtime U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team supporter Tom Karam has become part of the organization’s foundation Board of Trustees in order to work more closely with the national governing body of the sport. “Over the past few years our athletes have benefited greatly from the support of Tom Karam,” said USSA CEO Bill Marolt. “Tom […]


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