U.S. Ski Team http://aspenpublicradio.org en Road to Sochi: Knee Injury Takes Aspen Ski Racer Out of Olympic Trials http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-knee-injury-takes-aspen-ski-racer-out-olympic-trials <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:35:56 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12267 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Knee Injury Takes Aspen Ski Racer Out of Olympic Trials New Castle Ski Racer Alice McKennis Overcomes Severe Injury for a Chance at Olympic Games http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/new-castle-ski-racer-alice-mckennis-overcomes-severe-injury-chance-olympic-games <p>The 2014 Winter Olympics are less than two months away and local athletes are preparing. Ski racer Alice McKennis has a good shot at making Team USA if she can overcome a serious injury. Earlier this year the New Castle native crashed at a race in Germany. Late last month in Copper, she made some serious headway. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:54:29 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11168 at http://aspenpublicradio.org New Castle Ski Racer Alice McKennis Overcomes Severe Injury for a Chance at Olympic Games Road to Sochi: Nordic Ski Racer Noah Hoffman Preps for Olympic Games http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-nordic-ski-racer-noah-hoffman-preps-olympic-games <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the Winter Olympics less than three months away, local athletes are competing in races that will determine whether they make Team USA. Ski racer </span><a href="http://usskiteam.com/athletes/noah-hoffman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Noah Hoffman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the top distance Nordic skier in the country. And, he’s preparing for upcoming races in Norway and Finland. The 24-year-old says he’s ready, after hundreds of hours of training this summer. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:49:25 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10470 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Nordic Ski Racer Noah Hoffman Preps for Olympic Games Road to Sochi: Michael Ward Trains for Spot on Nordic Combined Olympic Team http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-michael-ward-trains-spot-nordic-combined-olympic-team <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we look at one of three Aspen-area athletes who competes in cross country skiing. Michael Ward is one of the youngest on the US Nordic team. He’s just 20-years-old. Still, he’s hoping to beat the older competition so he can land a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:57:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9492 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Michael Ward Trains for Spot on Nordic Combined Olympic Team Road to Sochi: Alice McKennis uses Lessons from Ranch Life on Ski Slopes http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-alice-mckennis-uses-lessons-ranch-life-ski-slopes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Road to </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a look at the ten athletes from the Aspen area who are training with the hopes of making it onto the 2014 Winter Olympic team.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:40:03 +0000 Marci Krivonen 7945 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Alice McKennis uses Lessons from Ranch Life on Ski Slopes