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.
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.
Articles that have come out surrounding this issue all have one thing in common: they
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.
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.
The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question
This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and
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.
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.
"I had new reasons to be excited," said Moltzan. "After five years of paying to be a member of the U.S. Ski Team, I had become a scholarship athlete, and in addition to having someone paying for my ski racing, they would pay for my education."
FIS Alpine takes a behind the scenes looks at Haugen's come-up on the World Cup circuit.
Strengthening and supporting our college programs benefit the development of our national teams. Or so one would think.
As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis
The United States Ski Team and their view on college skiing has been a very
I am writing to express my opinion on the recent articles about the development differences
Collegiate skiing has a long and storied history in the United States, from the Dartmouth Outing Club hosting the country’s first ski race on the slopes of Mt. Moosilauke in 1927 to Bob Beattie moving from CU to coach the National Team in 1961, and then starting the World Cup in 1967.
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.
This article first appeared in Ski Racing Magazine on May 7th, 1999.
Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the USST for its lack of cooperation
The article “USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule” is nothing new to me, but
How do college programs fit in to the U.S. Ski Team's new development vision?
World Cup athletes on what's right about college racing in the U.S.
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Erik Read of DU wins his fourth out of five contested NCAA races so far this season.