Dec. 29, 2014, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Each week, TeamUSA.org recaps the performances of U.S. athletes through photos, showing where in the world Team USA athletes competed and how they performed. With many sports taking a break for the holiday season during the Dec. 22-28 week, all eyes were on the alpine skiing world cups taking place in Italy (men) and Austria (women), where Travis Ganong and Mikaela Shiffrin led the way for Team USA.

1) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Travis Ganong competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

2) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

3) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Travis Ganong competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

4) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup


Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

5) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

Travis Ganong finishes first during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

6) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

7) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

Matthias Mayer of Austria (second), Travis Ganong (first) and Dominik Paris of Italy (third) celebrate on the podium during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

8) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

9) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Travis Ganong celebrates his first-place finish during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

10) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

11) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup


Travis Ganong celebrates his first-place finish during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

12) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her finish during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

13) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Travis Ganong takes first place, Matthias Mayer of Austria takes second place and Dominik Paris of Italy takes third during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

14) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Sara Hector of Sweden takes first place, Anna Fenninger of Austria takes second and Mikaela Shiffrin takes third during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.

15) Travis Ganong @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

Travis Ganong celebrates his first-place finish during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill on Dec. 28, 2014 in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy.

16) Mikaela Shiffrin @ FIS Alpine Ski World Cup


Anna Fenninger, Sara Hector and Mikaela Shiffrin celebrate on the podium during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom on Dec. 28, 2014 in Kuehtai in Tirol, Austria.