July 4, 2017

3 Cheers For The Red, White, And Blue

by SR Staff

Happy birthday, America! For our international readers, today is Independence Day in the United States, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Fourth of July is a day for Americans to celebrate their country. Members of the U.S. Ski Team represent the red, white, and blue on the global stage all winter. In honor of the day, let's look back on some of Team USA's greatest moments in alpine skiing.

January 2015
At Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lindsey Vonn became the most victorious female World Cup skier of all time, garnering 63 wins. The speed star now has 77 victories to her name. Image Credit: GEPA

January 2003
Daron Rahlves became the second American to ever win the Hahnenkamm downhill. Buddy Werner was the first in 1959 at the age of 22 – about seven years before the World Cup was created. Image Credit: GEPA

February 2014
Mikaela Shiffrin skied her heart out in Sochi, Russia, to become the youngest female Olympic slalom gold medalist in history. Image Credit: GEPA

February 2015
Is there anything more exciting than an athlete winning on home soil? That's what Ted Ligety managed to do in giant slalom at the 2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships. Image Credit: GEPA

March 1991
More than two decades ago, Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire hosted the World Cup Finals. Julie Parisien found her flow and won the giant slalom on home turf. Image Credit: U.S. Ski Team/Lori Adamski Peek

March 2008
Legendary American Bode Miller wins his second World Cup overall globe alongside teammate Lindsey Vonn. Image Credit: GEPA

February 2006
U.S. Ski Team veteran Julia Mancuso charged to Olympic gold in Torino, Italy, earning her first of four career medals. Image Credit: GEPA
 

What are your favorite moments in American ski racing history? Tell us in the comments section below.

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