You must be strong in both body and mind to have success on the slopes.
When Alpine Canada stated its intention to become a top-three skiing nation by the 2026 Olympics, they must have known the daunting challenge ahead. It's a challenge that is fully understood by Phil McNichol, Alpine Canada’s high performance director and former U.S. ski team head coach.
The pain of suffering in the gym this summer is nothing compared to disappointment on the hill next winter.
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.
Doug Lewis takes a look back at the journals he kept as a young racer, and reflects on how they helped shape his ski racing career.
Like most ski teams, Alta Badia Ladinia Ski Team was experiencing a dramatic dropout rate starting at U16. While this is a shared problem in most sports, in the peculiar mountain environment, it can have disruptive socio-economic consequences.
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.
Dr. Jim Taylor is back with more tips for ski racing parents.
It’s a different animal but it can lead to similar or even better results for skiers in the long run.
Being an involved parent is important, but how far should you go with your child?
Kelley and Doug Lewis have developed a “complete athlete” program that brings all of the best elements of ELITEAM summer camps to your doorstep.
Sometimes, success can't be measured in dollars and cents.
Today's fastest skiers are also some of the strongest the sport has ever known.
Ski racers can learn a lot from Olympic lifters.
How college skiers get their snow days, and how the skiing community helps.
Can changing your eating habits, and working on eating quality food every day help boost performance on the race hill? You bet!
While returning to snow remains a mystery for some, it has already arrived for others.
In order to succeed in ski racing, sometimes you have to go against your instincts.
Racing season is upon us, have you done all you can to be successful?
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.
I think a lot of ‘ski’ people dream of replicating the atmosphere and winter culture of the Alps with the countless surface...
As summer turns to fall, now is the time to ramp up your training for the coming season.
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.
Are we fully taking advantage of high school ski racing?