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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.

Ski Racing Media’s ‘American Downhiller’ to make fall debut

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Ski Racing Media, in association with POC and Jalbert Productions International, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of “American Downhiller,” Ski...

NorAm Cup faces uncertainty amid border restrictions

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard officials and the NorAm committee, which is made up of representatives from both the U.S. and Canada, missed a targeted announcement this week to confirm the NorAm schedule for the upcoming season.

Ski Racing’s Virtual Race Nights kick off tomorrow

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With the ski racing industry facing an unusual set of challenges this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, top brands have partnered with...

FIS proposes tweaked World Cup calendar; final approval expected Oct. 3

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On Wednesday, the FIS Alpine World Cup preparation meeting in advance of the Technical Committees at the end of the month took...

Letter: Keep the upbeat news coming!

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Thank you Ski Racing Media for sharing Todd Firestone’s letter: Why the Pandemic Could Spur Needed Reform for the North American Ski...

Taylor: What prevents mental training from being a key part of ski racing development

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Mental training, traditionally called sport psychology, can suffer from ‘guilt by association’ with the broader field of clinical psychology that still carries the stigma that only screwed-up people seek professional help. This perception, however inaccurate it is, can prevent athletes, coaches, and parents from seeing mental preparation for what it is.

Do you have what it takes to be a Dobermann?

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Do you have what it takes to be a Dobermann? Enter Nordica’s contest to win a free...

Holderness School, Franconia Ski Club break ground on Mittersill Performance Center

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Holderness School and Franconia Ski Club (FSC) broke ground last week on the Mittersill Performance Center, a lodge at the base of the Mittersill slopes of Cannon Mountain.

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...

Gundersen: Junior development (Part 2) — alpine skiing

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In Junior Development Part 1 – Lessons from Soccer, a look inside the Philadelphia Union and its Union Academy, I described...

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.

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...

Fall line: Learning from Stephen Curry and Tom Brady

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Curry and Brady are just two examples that any scientist would say are anecdotal examples, not scientific proof of nurture versus nature. But given that there is science behind this principle and many, many examples in ski racing, I propose it is irrefutable that ski racers can be made and are not necessarily born.

Ski Racing Media announces Virtual Race Nights

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As athletes and parents gear up for the season, Ski Racing Media has partnered with brands across the industry to present a...

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.

Costa: COVID-19 is the largest injury risk ever posed to skiers

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A combination of risk factors including high skiing speed, athlete strength, equipment, snow conditions, course/terrain changes, and the risk-consuming attitudes of a skier makes skiing one of the most dangerous sports.

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: 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...

Wendy Holdener sidelined with injury

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The two-time alpine combined world champion fell on Friday during a slalom training in Saas-Fee and suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.

So long, summer!

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Today, on the unofficial last day of summer, we bid farewell to days filled with skiing in the mud. For those still clinging to warmer activities, here's a little recap of the action from Sommer-Ski in Saalbach. Cooler days are ahead.

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...

Taylor: Mental preparation is a missing piece of the ski racing puzzle

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Consider the vital importance of the mind in ski racing. Motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, emotions, resilience, adaptability, patience, perseverance, coachability, attitude, collaboration, the list goes on. Yes, these mental “muscles” can develop on their own with individual athletes.

Dwyer: It’s not about tech vs speed

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In his second contribution to our ongoing development series, veteran coach Kirk Dwyer addresses the evolution of sport and the emphasis on tech and speed in alpine development.
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