Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What’s The Deal With Fluoro Wax?

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Skiers have used fluorocarbon wax for that extra bit of speed on race day for years, can you still buy it in the United States?

Top 3 Lower-Body Strength Exercises for Skiers

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Make sure these three tried and true exercises are part of your gym training this summer.

Looking for the Right Academy? Here are Some Winter-Term Options

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If you or your athlete is looking for an academy with full-time and/or a winter term option, look no further.

After a Life-Threatening Injury, Leyton Sheppard’s Future is Looking Bright

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Young ski racer's story is is one of hope and how family and community are ever present in this sport.

Which Summer Camp is Right for You?

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Looking to ski some gates this summer or get in tip-top shape before next season rolls around? We've got you covered in our 2019 summer camp feature.

Looking for the perfect academy? Let’s take a look at the East

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The eastern region has multiple east coast and international academy options that offer full-time student status and winter term options.

Backshop: How to put your skis away for the summer

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Don't leave your skis out in the cold; use this easy seven-step guide to care for your skis between seasons.

From the Mouth of a Boot Service Man: Don’t Over Tinker

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Florian Watschinger, an experienced boot service man, shares his point of view about the current trend toward intensive equipment testing for young athletes and the potential trap that comes with it.

Thoughts from frantic college skiers

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In response to Ski Racing Media's story on the NCAA, 12 women who are currently competing or have competed on the NCAA circuit gathered to respond.

Mikaela Shiffrin Has A New Title

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The 24-year-old now reigns over Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful slalom skier in history.

How Do Ski Racers Stack Up?

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Ski racing is a notoriously expensive sport. For those fortunate enough to make it on the World Cup, exactly how much money are they making in comparison to other individual sports?

Health of Sport task force assembled to reduce ski racing cost

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The Alpine Sport Committee in 2019 established the Health of Sport task force, which is looking into ways of cutting cost.

There Must Be Something in the Water

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What’s behind Lake Tahoe’s embarrassment of ski racing riches?

Shiffrin Smokes the Field in Killington

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The American won out for the fourth time in a row in the slalom by 2.29 seconds despite challenging conditions.

A parental advantage?

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Parent coaches are an exception but those who fight their way onto the World Cup tour produced countless winners.

Future without fluoros: a complete guide

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We dug a bit deeper to break down the problem, at its root, to help our readers and those impacted by the ban better understand how all this all started, who is involved, how its affecting wax companies, teams, and athletes, and what ski families in North America need to know heading into the 2020-21 season.

Alice Robinson Conquers World Cup Opener

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The 17-year-old Kiwi is set to accomplish big things at the cusp of her career.

An Argument For USCSA

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The U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association is a more than viable option for any young athlete who wishes to keep ski racing a part of their lives during their college careers. Take it from an alumnus, like me.

Athlete Project’s ‘Deep Dive’ Shows Work to Be Done at Ski & Snowboard

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On Tuesday, U.S. Ski & Snowboard released a report that outlines points of contention athletes have with the organization, and now the NGB intends to fix them.

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...

USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule

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In an ongoing disagreement over the lack of coordination between NorAm and NCAA schedules, U.S. Ski & Snowboard says it's "hyper-focused on the pathways we have most control over," frustrating many collegiate representatives.

Then & Now: Penny Pitou’s Olympic silvers led to a lifetime of gold

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Author’s note: When I was seven, mom put the 1960 Olympics from Squaw Valley on television for me. I was hooked. I can still...

How to find a USCSA college to match academic, ski racing goals

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When it comes to collegiate alpine ski racing, NCAA Division I is not the only game in town. Find the right USCSA college to match your academic and ski racing goals.

Kelly Brush Foundation Wants to “Stop the Bleed”

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After two life-threatening accidents on the slopes, it's time to get real about on-hill first aid.
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