Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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...

Vail racer leads hundreds in CureFest walk

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Photos courtesy of Nick Junker / Capture the Action Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) athlete and coach Campbell Sullivan led more than 200 people...

Could fast-charging Canuck speed team be a World Cup dark horse?

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With the torch now passed from the likes of Erik Guay and Jan Hudec to a hard-charging group of talented and resilient mid-20s young men, the speed team is poised to make a splash on the World Cup tour, as early as this season.

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...

Canada’s eastern coaches dig deep to develop next wave

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This is the second in a two-part series looking into the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges heading into an uncertain competitive season.

Don’t worry, NASTAR is still happening

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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.

Western Canada development coaches anticipating a ‘wild season’

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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.

Development through the ages: What Went Right? (Part 2)

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Editor's note: This second story in a two-part series focuses on what helped athletes make their leap into the big leagues. See Part 1...

Development in the US … not a new discussion

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Following the 1950 FIS World Championships in Aspen, journalist and Alta Ski Area founder James Laughlin took to the papers to write a compelling...

Development through the ages: What went right? (Part 1)

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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.

Thomas Stauffer is the giant slayer

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An in-depth interview with the man who dethroned the Austrians and brought home the Nations Cup for Switzerland. Want to know how he did it? This article, brought to us by veteran coach Peter Lange, takes a deep dive into the Swiss system.

Canadian Osborne-Paradis not surprised by cancellations, looks forward to European ‘bubble’

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The four-time Olympian was set to make a return to downhill ski racing at Lake Louise, the course that was the site of his dramatic training run crash in 2018 edition. He hasn’t seen racing action since.

Disadvantaged Canadian alpine teams embark on ‘catch up’ tour

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A look inside the trials and tribulations faced by Canadian alpine teams this summer amid travel restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic, plus additional thoughts from Phil McNichol, Alpine Canada’s high performance alpine director.

Federica Brignone has made history. Now what?

After becoming the first Italian woman to win a World Cup overall title, Federica Brignone has been thrown a COVID-19 curveball, but she's making the best of it.

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.

Down but not out: Nyman plans his comeback

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After sustaining a season-threatening Achilles tendon injury while training at Mount Hood earlier this week, Steven Nyman is looking ahead and mapping out another comeback.

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.

Alpine Canada’s new boss wants to win — and she’s done it before

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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.

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.

Erik Guay, new board set direction for Alpine Canada as ‘shocked’ Ben Thomsen looks...

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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.
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