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Letter: USST’s failure to American athletes

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The article “USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule” is nothing new to me, but the arrogance surrounding Tiger Shaw is appalling....

Letter: Collegiate skiing and the U.S. Ski Team

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Collegiate skiing has a long and storied history in the United States, from the Dartmouth Outing Club hosting the country’s first ski race on the slopes of Mt. Moosilauke in 1927 to Bob Beattie moving from CU to coach the National Team in 1961, and then starting the World Cup in 1967.

Letter: Why the U.S. Ski Team is not the dream team

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The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question my love for ski racing. My entire...

Letter: Why the pandemic could spur needed reform of the North American ski industry

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I think a lot of ‘ski’ people dream of replicating the atmosphere and winter culture of the Alps with the countless surface...

Letter: Ski Racing in America is expensive

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"My family lived in Switzerland for a year where my son skied on a regional U14 team. ... Since we are not Swiss it was explained to us that we would have to pay a rather expensive fee - the charge for the full year was $600."

Letter to the Editor: A Fresh Proposal for Parallel Paneled Slalom

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Richard Rokos thinks outside the box for growth and evolution in ski racing.

Letter: Developing talent

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I have seen a greater and greater emphasis on more and more gate training at the expense of free skiing. The end product is a racer who can ski. My observation over many years is that a skier who can race will always beat a racer who can ski.

Letter: NCAA skiing as a pipeline – a single experience

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Articles that have come out surrounding this issue all have one thing in common: they have some serious truths. However, I think...

Letter: Choices are always difficult

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I am writing to express my opinion on the recent articles about the development differences between the USST and NCAA. I am...

Letter to the Editor: Skicross Could be the Engagement Boost FIS and U.S. Skiing...

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Skicross combines head-to-head excitement with a myriad of skills also found in alpine racing. Should we be giving it a better look?

Letter: US Ski Team myopia

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Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the USST for its lack of cooperation with the collegiate system.

Letter to the Editor: Current Troubles with US Skiing Stem From Decades Old Issues

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"The lack of depth we are experiencing today...is an outcome of Marolt’s focus from about 2002-2015."

Letter: USST, NCAA: Don’t fix the problem, remove the problem.

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I imagine now is as good a time as any to elaborate further on several of the recent responses to the ongoing...

Letter: My perspective on USST, NCAA

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The United States Ski Team and their view on college skiing has been a very controversial topic for years. From my perspective...

Letter: Are ski domes the answer?

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Where are the Europeans training this summer? Check out the article on FIS Alpine about how the Germans, French, Petra, etc. are...

Letter: Chip is right

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In my opinion Chip (Knight) and Todd (Brickson) are on the right track when it comes to managing the number of starts for our developing athletes.

Letter to the Editor: Advocating for Accessibility in Ski Racing

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A long-time college coach chimes in on the development discussion.

Letter: Do we want to limit races or increase participation?

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Do we want to limit races or do we want to increase participation? I have no idea the magic bullet but I do think that somehow limiting the arms race of parental spending would be a start to increasing participation.

Letter: Memories of Eric Keck

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As an underclassman at GMVS when Keck was a senior, I have a couple short memories of him I’ll pass along here:

Letter: US Ski & Snowboard is responsible to all

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The outpouring of emotion and passion from the heart of young athletes is awesome. I encourage more young athletes to speak out about their experiences.

Letter: Protective gear has to change to protect athletes

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I was involved in a serious crash at Stoneham Quebec where I clipped a GS gate causing my right ski to launch with me spiraling into the air and landing with the ski close to my body(chest) and cutting the peak of my helmet along with my chin.

Letter: Talent isn’t everything

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In Mr. Leever’s essay, Exploring North American development — what are we missing?, he points out that North American junior racers are...

Letter to the Editor: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Plans For Future Success

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Leadership at the national governing body speaks out on U.S. development projects.

Letter: Being good at everything

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"It's Not About Tech VS Speed" got my attention and made me compare what I was reading to my own experience as...
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