In our second summer series, Ski Racing Media will create a community discussion around the subject of development. We will access experts and thought-leaders...
I have seen a greater and greater emphasis on more and more gate training at the expense of free skiing. The end product is a racer who can ski. My observation over many years is that a skier who can race will always beat a racer who can ski.
Reading through the recent round of articles, letters and comments related to the friction between USSS and NCAA skiing, the phrase that keeps coming to mind is “Same team! Same team!”
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.
The Health of Sport Task Force was created during the 2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Congress, and charged with looking into the related issues...
Let me begin with a question: What does the COVID-19 crisis have in common with a ski race?
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.
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...
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.
In Shiffrin’s rise to the top of skiing there are lessons we can all learn from.
How college skiers get their snow days, and how the skiing community helps.
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.
Although ski racing is a sport of heartbreak, you can learn some of life's greatest lessons through those disappointments.
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.
With its many pathways, decisions and outcomes, ski racing is a fertile ground for career development and the acquisition and honing of life skills.
How to prepare for success in the season ahead with a clear vision and a definite plan.
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.
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