Victor Wiacek tells the harrowing story of a routine ski crash and how it led to a life-threatening ski laceration. Victor almost lost his life, saved by coaches, ski patrol and medical staff who were trained and ready to respond. Now he's working on a solution to try to prevent future accidents. More photos included (strong stomach required).
Skiers have used fluorocarbon wax for that extra bit of speed on race day for years, can you still buy it in the United States?
In Shiffrin’s rise to the top of skiing there are lessons we can all learn from.
When it comes to your core, simple exercises done perfectly are a real challenge.
Florian Watschinger, an experienced boot service man, shares his point of view about the current trend toward intensive equipment testing for young athletes and the potential trap that comes with it.
Parent coaches are an exception but those who fight their way onto the World Cup tour produced countless winners.
Are we fully taking advantage of high school ski racing?
Committed ski racers do the things most others don't.
In his second contribution to our ongoing development series, longtime coach Aldo Radamus takes on the elephant in the room: cost.
When it comes to collegiate alpine ski racing, NCAA Division I is not the only game in town. Find the right USCSA college to match your academic and ski racing goals.
Although ski racing is a costly sport, there are ways to be creative and use the systems and resources available to keep costs down and construct a quality program for your junior ski racer.
The recent pandemic leaves most of us without access to a gym. Despite this inconvenience, one can choose to throw in the towel all together or attempt to make oneself better through daily in-home workouts.
College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.
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All of the greats have one thing in common: a lot of time on snow during the golden age of skill development, which is roughly from age eight to puberty for girls and nine to puberty for boys.
I enjoyed the article written by Kirk (Dwyer) and he brings up many valid points as it relates to speed vs tech....
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.
Embracing failure is critical for all athletes, but especially for ski racers. Everything about ski racing is tough.
Sometimes, success can't be measured in dollars and cents.
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.
There is no question that the United States should have a welcoming, affordable, fulfilling and growing sport system and expect to consistently field one of the most competitive and deepest national teams in the world. Why, then, is this not always the case?
How Sprongo's new SIVA intelligent video analysis platform looks to change sport analysis forever.
There's been a lot of talk about team culture this past year, what can we learn from the team that does it best?
Contributing writer Monica Huebner chronicles the path to becoming a coach in Germany.