Thursday, October 1, 2020

Money in the bank, baby: Start making confidence deposits this summer

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In one of my final post this past season, I exhorted you to buy into the notion that Next Season Starts…NOW! With...

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."

Make your mind stronger every time you do conditioning

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If you’re at all committed as a ski racer, with the past winter well behind us, you have begun a rigorous physical conditioning program the goal of which is to have you in the best shape of your life when the new season starts later this year.

Ski racing on Arrakis

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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.

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

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As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk....

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.

Barbara Ann Cochran: The Dos and Don’ts of being a supportive parent

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When it come to parenting, the 1972 Olympic slalom champion's famed pedigree has given her a unique perspective

Mental imagery is your most powerful prep-period mental training

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Mental imagery is the key to success year-round, and something that can easily be practiced at home.

Managing return to snow after long layoff

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While returning to snow remains a mystery for some, it has already arrived for others.

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.

With off-season training, you pay now or pay later

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The off-season is now underway and you are probably hitting the gym and, hopefully, hitting the slopes soon as well some...

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.

Life in the Slow Lane: Into (and out of?) quarantine with Alice Robinson

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The fast World Cup rookie might be skiing on home turf again sooner than she thought.

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.

Next season starts … NOW!

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Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of a previously published article that never gets old. The race season...

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.
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