Monday, March 8, 2021

Placing bets on women’s slalom? Follow the numbers

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There should be only one lead for the women’s slalom preview: The numbers don’t lie. In the last five years of women’s World Cup slalom,...

Is Shiffrin’s best yet to come?

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Is Mikaela Shiffrin entering the world championship giant slalom on a rising tide? That’s what I’ve been asking myself following her performances that led...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Course tactics

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Lindsey Vonn: I wanted to end my career at Cortina worlds

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In an ideal world, I would be competing in a ski race for the final time this weekend - in the downhill at the...

Men’s SG: A journey into the unknown

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It’s exceedingly rare that a world championship speed event takes place on entirely unfamiliar territory. But that will be precisely the scenario the men...

With deep field, women’s super G set to lead off world champs in Cortina

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The good news for the Cortina 2021 world championships is, as of yet, there has been no fire nor brimstone. But here’s a checklist...

Taylor: I have another ski racing hero

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Back in December, I wrote an article titled, Parker Biele is My Hero, in which I expressed my admiration for this young ski racer...

Under scheduling pressure, Garmisch speed events face sloppy conditions

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So far this season, the men’s World Cup downhill tour has spanned 10.22 miles and dropped 14,455 feet over five races. The best have...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Airtime

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Tour of ‘fairytale meadows’ continues for men’s slalom circuit

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It’s been one of the most unconventional and unpredictable slalom seasons I can ever recall — or maybe the word is sullied? Three out of...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Going fast on the flats

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

ELITEAM Weekly Winter Workouts: episodes 1-3

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Get caught up on the first three episodes of Weekly Winter Workouts from ELITEAM coach and Olympian Doug Lewis. Episode 1: Coach Doug leads...

Taylor: An epidemic of injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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I’m sure I’m not the only follower of all things ski racing to observe what appears to be a spate of serious injuries among...

Women’s overall battle heats up ahead of Crans Montana

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The biggest news for the coming weekend of women’s races in Crans Montana, Switzerland, is that the greatest speed skier of all time will...

Revealing the final resting place of the Kitzbuehel ‘Rookie Rock’ (plus a race preview)

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Alan Lauba with the Rookie Rock. Photo: Doug Lewis There is bygone tradition among the U.S. downhill team that underscores the reverence downhillers have...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Finding time out of the start gate

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Tough test for Shiffrin in Kranjska Gora GS

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While the elements conspired to replace two of the most difficult men’s World Cup slaloms with more user-friendly editions in Flachau, Austria, the degree...

Flachau men’s slaloms are another opportunity for newcomers

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The White Circus has never quite lived up to its name like it has in the last week, breaking down tents as fast as...

Shiffrin well rested, well prepared ahead of Flachau

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I will always remember Flachau, Austria for the time I beat Bode Miller in 2004. It was night race, and I got quick start....

Past winner McKennis Duran talks us through St. Anton

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The women's World Cup in Saint Anton, Austria can be summed up in three words: "Eisfall into Fang." In English, it’s the “ice fall,”...

Adelboden hosts rare doubleheader prior to 6-week GS hiatus

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I saw this quote in a friend’s kitchen the other day and thought immediately of this weekend in Adelboden, Switzerland and the hallowed track...

Taylor: Mental health should be a priority in ski racing

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A number of occurrences compelled me to write this article. First, a growing number of professional athletes are coming forward with their own mental-health...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Tuning and waxing

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

The 3 most overrated exercises for skiers

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Pistol squatsBanded Lateral WalksRussian Twists There you go. I gave you the take home message right away. If you wanted to stop reading this article...

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