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Radamus: The American development system

The most underutilized resources in the United States’ ski racing system are the colleges and universities.

Letter: The problem with speed events

I enjoyed the article written by Kirk (Dwyer) and he brings up many valid points as it relates to speed vs tech....

Rokos: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

University of Colorado coach Richard Rokos chimes in with some words of wisdom about the upcoming season. Things aren't as bad as they look on the surface, he says. We can make the best of this!

Radamus: Competition raises effort and pushes personal limits

The issue is not that there are not enough opportunities for athletes to receive comprehensive and professional training and coaching; the issue is there are too many.

Taylor: What prevents mental training from being a key part of ski racing development

Mental training, traditionally called sport psychology, can suffer from ‘guilt by association’ with the broader field of clinical psychology that still carries the stigma that only screwed-up people seek professional help. This perception, however inaccurate it is, can prevent athletes, coaches, and parents from seeing mental preparation for what it is.

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Norwegian Braathen opens season with career-first win

The Norwegian was fifth before posting the second fastest time in the decisive leg to finish ahead of Swiss duo Marco Odermatt and Gino Caviezel.

Bassino leads Brignone for Italian 1-2 in season-opening GS

Bassino held on to her first-run lead to beat her teammate and defending overall World Cup champion by 0.14 seconds.

In the nick of time, US Ski & Snowboard announces Soelden broadcast option

On Friday evening, just hours before the races were set to begin, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced a broadcast plan for the...

World Cup heads into season full of questions

VIENNA (AP) — The usual jitters before alpine skiing’s World Cup season opener won’t be limited to the racers this weekend.

Canadian Cowboy Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires from World Cup racing

CALGARY, Alta. — Three-time World Cup winner, Canadian Alpine Ski Team veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis announced his retirement from competitive racing today. Osborne-Paradis, who...

Shiffrin to skip Soelden opener, flying home

Mikaela Shiffrin postponed her return to World Cup skiing for at least another month on Friday, pulling out of next week's season-opening giant slalom in Austria with a back issue.

Development

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Taylor: Innovate or die — constant evolution is key to American ski racing success

In addition to my work in the sports world, I have also consulted extensively in the corporate setting over the years....

Pino’s Preview: There have never been more questions ahead of Soelden

Soelden has always represented something of a premature start to the Alpine World Cup season. This year, it’s a week earlier...

Radamus: The American development system

The most underutilized resources in the United States’ ski racing system are the colleges and universities.

Letter: The problem with speed events

I enjoyed the article written by Kirk (Dwyer) and he brings up many valid points as it relates to speed vs tech....

Navigating development: How to overcome the ultimate Canadian dilemma

In the mid 1970s, CBC journalist David Ritchie penned a book, “Ski the Canadian Way,” along with chapter contributions from notable athletes his brother, John, was coaching at the time: Ken Read, Steve Podborski, Dave Irwin and Dave Murray. You read that correctly — the Crazy Canucks.

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