With ski season coming to an abrupt end, use mental imagery to continue to develop your skiing technically, tactically, and mentally away from the hill.
Consistency is particularly hard during the long and exhausting season. Travel, cold weather, intense training, a lot of races, and having to balance school, friends, and ski racing can just plain wear you down.
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.
Let me begin with a question: What does the COVID-19 crisis have in common with a ski race?
What should you do the day before a race? Should you rest completely? Take the day off? Ski a couple runs? Full length training? Hammer...
Although ski racing is a sport of heartbreak, you can learn some of life's greatest lessons through those disappointments.
How college skiers get their snow days, and how the skiing community helps.
How to prepare for success in the season ahead with a clear vision and a definite plan.
With its many pathways, decisions and outcomes, ski racing is a fertile ground for career development and the acquisition and honing of life skills.
As the season comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect, reset and get ready to approach the future with a fresh outlook.
Inspecting the Hahnenkamm downhill certainly puts things in perspective.
It’s a different animal but it can lead to similar or even better results for skiers in the long run.