Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thoughts from frantic college skiers

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In response to Ski Racing Media's story on the NCAA, 12 women who are currently competing or have competed on the NCAA circuit gathered to respond.

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. As a...

USSA launches National University Team to support alpine development

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With the introduction of a National University Team, the USST hopes to provide continuity of elite-level programs.

NCAA names 148 championship participants

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74 men and 74 women head to Lake Placid for the 2015 NCAA Skiing Championships.

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.

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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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.

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

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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...

Winning just makes Shiffrin want to win more

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"I never want people to feel like I am unreachable, because then the inspiration dies," Mikaela Shiffrin remarked in a recent interview.

The State of Alpine Ski Racing – Performance and Participation

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While podium performances by the United States' top athletes on the World Cup and Olympic levels is extraordinary, one doesn’t need to look far to see problems lurking.

Dartmouth names John Dwyer as women’s alpine coach

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Former Burke Mountain Academy coach finds new home with the Big Green.

Fall Line: What a discussion it has been!

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Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever chimes in on the college ski racing discussion, officially concluding our series on this issue. As Dan says, we have been inspired by broad engagement from the community demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of visitors to SkiRacing.com, hundreds of comments and letters to the editor. Thank you to all who participated.

Choose the Right College for Racing

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Do you go across the country? Do you stay local? Is NCAA the right choice, or is USCSA more your speed?

Rethinking the College Option

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How do college programs fit in to the U.S. Ski Team's new development vision?

Charles Christianson: Finding success on and off the snow

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Charles Christianson's life experience is a story of persistence, adaptation, and improbable achievement. A four-time All American and retired World Cup athlete, he is currently chief of staff at Alterra Mountain Company and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation's Board of Trustees.

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 a three-time...

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

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As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk. It's an activity...

Otto Tschudi: Looking back and ideas for the future

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Having been involved in the World Cup, the NCAA, and the World Pro Ski Tour, the Norwegian star knows one thing is for certain, the current conflict between skiing institutions in North America will take the sport nowhere.

Ski Racing Media seeks interns for 2017-18 season

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Are you a college student or recent graduate? Join Ski Racing Media's staff as an intern this winter!

Fall Line: USST never gave college skiers a chance

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In his Fall Line column, Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever addresses lack of coordination between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and collegiate programs as evidenced by dialog in the Alpine Collegiate Working Group. Leever takes a deep dive into the issue, discussing some of the history, challenges and ideas for how to make the system better.

RMISA schedule released for 2015 NCAA racing

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Trips to New Mexico, Alaska and Lake Placid will challenge student-athletes to perform on the road.

Pre-proposal to reform US domestic race calendar receives mixed reviews

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Some believe changes are required to keep USSA racing relevant while others question the outcome of proposed mandates.

Video: Behind the scenes featuring Leif Nestvold-Haugen

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FIS Alpine takes a behind the scenes looks at Haugen's come-up on the World Cup circuit.

New Hampshire ski pioneer Robert Skinner dies at 96

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Skinner played a number of significant roles in the development of U.S. skiing.

Ski racers receive Jeff Wattenmaker Far West Masters Scholarships

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Three Far West ski racers each receive $7,000 towards their college educations.
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