As the 2019-20 ski season kicks off, it’s time to consider if a ski academy
Culture is hard to put a finger on, at least to crystallize what it is
Ever since Erik Schlopy’s kids clicked into skis when they were 2 years old, he’s
Who is an American Downhiller? Or better yet, what is American Downhiller? Over the years,
Author’s note: When I was seven, mom put the 1960 Olympics from Squaw Valley on
This is the second in a two-part series looking into the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges heading into an uncertain competitive season.
NASTAR management has changed hands numerous times over the years, particularly over the last few months, when U.S. Ski and Snowboard handed it back to SKI owner Active Interest Media. Shortly thereafter, AIM sold it along with its entire Outdoor Group to Pocket Outdoor Media.
Ski Racing Media is digging deeper into the ski racing development system in Canada with a look at the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges, particularly heading into an uncertain competitive season. This week, in our first of two stories, we spoke with the head coaches of the provincial teams of BC and Alberta. Next week we will check in with Ontario and Quebec in the east.
Editor's note: This second story in a two-part series focuses on what helped athletes make
Many factors go into each athlete’s development, especially in a sport like ski racing that has a mind-boggling array of uncontrollable elements. When they all come together it is a minor miracle.
The six-time world champion and former captain of the women’s national hockey team is bubbling over with excitement as she leads the reboot started by Erik Guay and the powerhouse board of directors.
Erik Guay, new board set direction for Alpine Canada as ‘shocked’ Ben Thomsen looks to prove coaches wrong
Erik Guay joins a movement along with a group of high-profile business leaders who replaced the Alpine Canada board of directors last fall. The former athlete is seeking to influence change and reshape the national ski racing landscape with the mission of becoming a top-three skiing nation by the 2026 Olympics.
Victor Wiacek tells the harrowing story of a routine ski crash and how it led to a life-threatening ski laceration. Victor almost lost his life, saved by coaches, ski patrol and medical staff who were trained and ready to respond. Now he's working on a solution to try to prevent future accidents. More photos included (strong stomach required).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
The purpose of this article is to present my view on how to become a better ski racer. My approach is not complicated: If athletes read more books they will become better ski racers.
As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis
A few White Claws. Some fishing. A little indoor bow practice. Bryce Bennett has this whole quarantine thing figured out.
This year’s graduating seniors are getting a raw deal: No senior spring, no graduation (or
Coming off the most successful season of his career, Ryan Cochran-Siegle has shifted his priorities and his definition of success. It seems to be paying off.