Thursday, November 26, 2020

With strong results at nationals, Middlebury’s Erik Arvidsson prepares for speed comeback

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Middlebury skier Erik Arvidsson is ready to shift gears from college racing and get back into speed. Finishing fourth and sixth in the super...

After long break, Shiffrin grateful to be racing again

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Set for a return to ski racing after 300 days away, Mikaela Shiffrin is looking for the answer to a question she has been...

National GS title catapults Radamus into season

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On Tuesday, River Radamus executed his plan and added a new title to his resume: U.S. national champion in giant slalom.  Knowing Ryan Cochran-Siegle was...

Canadian women’s slalom team readies for Levi, navigates uncertain season

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When race organizers in Levi received the green light by FIS for this weekend’s World Cup women's slalom opener, the slalom-focussed Canadian women’s team...

Mentors matter

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In life, we often get our breaks by being in the right place at the right time. We also get them by being with...

Ledecka poised for downhill title chase

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Over 54 seasons of FIS World Cup skiing, no Czech ski racer has ever hoisted a discipline title globe, a feat that Ester Ledecka...

Alice Merryweather embraces mentorship on U.S. Ski Team

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It’s been an unusual prep period for all athletes this year. Alice Merryweather would normally spend her spring and summer attending Dartmouth College, but...

Cutting edge innovation

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A slalom race at Whiteface, N.Y. has forever changed U16 Jonathan Davis’ perspective on ski racing. In late March of 2018, the Green Mountain...

Despite COVID obstacles, Storm Klomhaus hopes to make a run at World Cup

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Fully recovered and homework out of sight, Klomhaus is hoping to set the stage and ski her way into World Cup spots.

Racers focus on ‘the skiing part’ as international travel gets complicated

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Everyone in the international ski race community is aware that several scenarios could derail their season. But at the moment, such thoughts lie at...

Laurenne Ross returning strong from injury, ready for 20-21

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It’s been a long road to recovery after Laurenne Ross crashed in 2019 sustaining a broken tibial plateau. Her prescription was to rest and...

Canadian-turned-Norwegian coach tells clubs: Dare to be creative

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When Tim Gfeller took the reins as the head coach of the Norwegian women’s World Cup team in 2014 he inherited a small team...

Finding the right academy in the East (and abroad)

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As the 2019-20 ski season kicks off, it’s time to consider if a ski academy could be the next step for athletes next season....

A 3-run FIS race? Buck Hill’s answer to COVID

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Buck Hill announced in October that they are hosting the club's first-ever three-run FIS race. Considering the lack of vertical at Buck Hill, it is...

Finding the right academy Out West

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As the 2019-20 ski season kicks off, it’s time to consider if a ski academy could be the next step for athletes next season....

Jared Goldberg embraces the history of downhill to find speed

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An American Downhiller and true downhill enthusiast, Goldberg has been preparing this summer with his sights set on the World Championships later in February.

Svindal interview sheds light on the Attacking Viking’s ‘secret sauce’

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Culture is hard to put a finger on, at least to crystallize what it is and how it can be replicated. The cultural differences...

Erik Schlopy’s approach to parenting

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Ever since Erik Schlopy’s kids clicked into skis when they were 2 years old, he’s only had one goal for them … that they...

Crazy like a fox: Manny Osborne-Paradis’ retirement ends the era of the Canadian Cowboys

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The 36-year-old, who now calls Invermere, B.C., home wrapped up a 13-year career full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

After summer injury, Tommy Ford talks strategy for Soelden

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Ford, who finished a career-best fourth in Soelden last year — just weeks prior to his first career win in Beaver Creek — knows what to expect when approaching the course this year.

Paula Moltzan confident ahead of career-first Soelden start

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The women's World Cup season opener kicks off tomorrow, and American Paula Moltzan has been hard at work preparing for the event, building confidence...

Nina O’Brien looks to build on Soelden success

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Nina O’Brien is going into her sixth year on the U.S. Ski Team. The former Burke Mountain Academy athlete has progressed from the D...

Ted Ligety has a lot to juggle

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Approaching his 17th year on the World Cup, the decorated veteran has to throw his turns around the pandemic, the GS calendar, the World Pro Ski Tour — and twin babies .

Making of ‘American Downhiller’: the story behind the film

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Who is an American Downhiller? Or better yet, what is American Downhiller? Over the years, the band of brothers that have made up the...
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