Friday, January 15, 2021

Porino: There’s a financial crisis in junior ski racing

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles Ski Racing Media will publish on the rising cost of alpine ski racing and the lack of fundamental skill development in the U.S.

Your Straight/Forward Guide To Boot Cuff Alignment

The what, why, and how of achieving the important angles you might be missing to maximize performance.

Alpine Ski Racing is One Brutal Sport

When it comes to tough sports, ski racing takes the cake.

Tough day for Norwegians takes out Braathen, McGrath

The season is over for Norway's Lucas Braathen, who crashed through the finish in Adelboden on Friday. Braathen lost his balance when his skis appeared...

Tommy Ford airlifted from course after crash

ADELBODEN, Switzerland - American skier Tommy Ford was airlifted to the hospital after crashing in a World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Ford crashed three...

What’s The Deal With Fluoro Wax?

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?

Cutting Edge: How one ski racer survived a life-threatening ski laceration

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).

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing in this...

FIS to Ban All Fluorinated Wax For 2020-21 Season

FIS Council votes to ban wax additive starting next season.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins emotional GS in Courchevel

An emotional Mikaela Shiffrin won her first World Cup ski race since the death of her father nearly a year ago. Shiffrin protected her first-run...

Fall Line: The Mikaela Method

In Shiffrin’s rise to the top of skiing there are lessons we can all learn from.

Marcel Hirscher training gates, comeback rumored

Marcel Hirscher, the eight-time overall champ who retired in 2019, caused a stir this week when he was seen training gates in Reiteralm. While...

Shock win for Martin Cater, bib 41, at downhill opener in Val d’Isere

Long after most broadcasters had switched to other programs, unheralded No. 41 starter Martin Cater won the first downhill of the World Cup season...

FIS issues update for Val d’Isere World Cup

On Friday, FIS issued an update for the Val d'Isere races, which are scheduled to host both men's and women's events in December. "At...

NBC Sports will commence World Cup broadcast in Levi; Soelden not on calendar

The opening Alpine World Cup races in Soelden, Austria this weekend are not expected to be broadcast on NBC Sports or any of its...

The Top Four Core Exercises for Ski Racers

When it comes to your core, simple exercises done perfectly are a real challenge.

Looking for the Right Academy? Here are Some Winter-Term Options

If you or your athlete is looking for an academy with full-time and/or a winter term option, look no further.

US skiers step out of Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results

For the first time since Lindsey Vonn’s retirement, the U.S. women’s ski team is no longer solely dependent on Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup...

In Flachau, Shiffrin captures 1st slalom win of season

FLACHAU, Austria - Not known for exuberant victory celebrations, Mikaela Shiffrin let out a loud scream this time after crossing the finish line. Shiffrin's victory...

Mikaela Shiffrin lowers expectations, says overall title ‘not my thing’

With her professional and personal life still unsettled, Mikaela Shiffrin is realistic about her chances of winning a fourth overall World Cup title. The American...

Looking for the perfect academy? Let’s take a look at the East

The eastern region has multiple east coast and international academy options that offer full-time student status and winter term options.

Future without fluoros: a complete guide

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.

From the Mouth of a Boot Service Man: Don’t Over Tinker

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.

Vail Resorts, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail announce opening of Golden Peak Expansion

New expansion adds T-bar and space for full-length speed.

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