Thursday, September 24, 2020

As fall approaches, clubs and academies begin to reimagine the season

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Ski academies and clubs are doing everything they can to adapt to the pandemic — from weekly COVID tests to independent travel. But among it all is a silver lining: increased enrollment.

Ski Racing Media’s male Junior of the Year: Bridger Gile

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Bridger Gile jokes that he hit his high point when he was a kid. Indeed, his accomplishments on skis were jaw-droppingly bountiful for someone barely out of kindergarten.

Ski Racing Media’s female Junior of the Year: Keely Cashman

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Ski Racing Media's 2020 Junior of the Year (women's) Keely Cashman is ready to juggle college and World Cup racing. Hear what she had to saying about winning bronze at World Juniors and plans to race in college this coming season.

Where are they now: Lessons from ski racing serve downhiller Andy Mill

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At 67, Andy Mill still has that swashbuckling look that helped him stand out as an Olympic downhill ski racer, network sports commentator and star of his own television series. Time has been good to the top American downhiller of the mid 1970s to early ‘80s, who used the skills he learned as a ski racer to carve out a remarkable life.

Fresh off Copper camp, POWDR quickly becoming ski racing’s best friend

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Not only has the multi-resort corporation built what is widely considered the world’s top speed and tech training venues and shined as a World Cup host, but it goes the extra mile for racers whenever it can, surmounting melting snow and COVID-era obstacles to provide superb summer training.

American Downhiller Eric Keck, as remembered by friend, teammate Steve Porino

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In his 52 years, he lived twice the life of most, and the stories, the epic tales, are too many for any one person to catalogue. Please fill the ether and pages below with your tales and memories.

Otto Tschudi: Looking back and ideas for the future

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Having been involved in the World Cup, the NCAA, and the World Pro Ski Tour, the Norwegian star knows one thing is for certain, the current conflict between skiing institutions in North America will take the sport nowhere.

Former Ski Racing columnist, editor Bill McCollom dies unexpectedly

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Ski racing has lost another good one. In the hills of Vermont, long-time Ski Racing contributor Bill McCollom passed away unexpectedly on June 28 from a heart condition.

Charles Christianson: Finding success on and off the snow

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Charles Christianson's life experience is a story of persistence, adaptation, and improbable achievement. A four-time All American and retired World Cup athlete, he is currently chief of staff at Alterra Mountain Company and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation's Board of Trustees.

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.

Paula Moltzan: collegiate unique

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"I had new reasons to be excited," said Moltzan. "After five years of paying to be a member of the U.S. Ski Team, I had become a scholarship athlete, and in addition to having someone paying for my ski racing, they would pay for my education."

Summer ski testing updates

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In light of COVID-19 some brands will still provide summer testing options for the summer.

American Independents: Class of 2020

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The top names in U.S. skiing you won't see on the national team

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.

Summer ski camps pivot to accommodate COVID restrictions

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Camps training at Mt. Hood have adapt their programs so that kids can still get on snow in June and July.

Life in the Slow Lane: From quarantining to skiing again with Tommy Ford and...

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The Oregonian couple continues to follow strict COVID-19 protocols. But, recently, a sliver of hope emerged: skiing at Mt. Bachelor.

Volunteerism at its roots

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Dexter Paine recognized with Blegen Award - U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s highest honor.

Generations of athletes benefited from Howard Peterson’s leadership

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Howard Peterson has passed away at 69.

Should ski cross be an alpine discipline?

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Alpine program director and former Olympian Will Brandenburg has been working hard to encourage a transition.

Life in the Slow Lane: Transplanting cactuses and cleaning cabins with Alice McKennis

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When she arrived back in the States, everything seemed normal. Then things changed, fast.

Life in the Slow Lane: Jelly beans and mellow turns with Steven Nyman

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The American Downhiller has been spending most of his quarantine diving into dad mode.

Dig Deep 2020: ELITEAM’s new 12-week online summer program has arrived

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Kelley and Doug Lewis have developed a “complete athlete” program that brings all of the best elements of ELITEAM summer camps to your doorstep.

Life in the Slow Lane: Yeast-hunting and ski-touring with Alice Merryweather

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The soon to be 24-year-old has hunkered down in Salt Lake City.

Vail racer fights cancer while giving back

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The 18-year-old, who is currently in her third round of treatments for Stage IV CIC-DUX4, a rare form of cancer, has launched the SkiFastFoundation.com to help other youth who have been diagnosed with sarcoma-type cancer return to their extracurricular passions in sports, the arts, music, and science, both during and post-treatment.
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