Thursday, November 26, 2020

Health of Sport task force assembled to reduce ski racing cost

The Alpine Sport Committee in 2019 established the Health of Sport task force, which is looking into ways of cutting cost.

How to Improve Your Slalom Skills

According to Sasha Rearick, re-calibration is what the U.S. needs to become more competitive in the discipline of slalom.

An Argument For USCSA

The U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association is a more than viable option for any young athlete who wishes to keep ski racing a part of their lives during their college careers. Take it from an alumnus, like me.

What’s the Right Ski for Masters Racing?

A peek at what top athletes across the age groups are using for lengths and sidecuts.

A 3-run FIS race? Buck Hill’s answer to COVID

Buck Hill announced in October that they are hosting the club's first-ever three-run FIS race. Considering the lack of vertical at Buck Hill, it is...

USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule

In an ongoing disagreement over the lack of coordination between NorAm and NCAA schedules, U.S. Ski & Snowboard says it's "hyper-focused on the pathways we have most control over," frustrating many collegiate representatives.

How to find a USCSA college to match academic, ski racing goals

When it comes to collegiate alpine ski racing, NCAA Division I is not the only game in town. Find the right USCSA college to match your academic and ski racing goals.

Welcome to the USCSA: college ski racing for everyone

Take a deep dive into the world of USCSA racing with an update on this season's competitions and options available to racers.

Then & Now: Lessons from ski racing serve downhiller Andy Mill

At 67, Andy Mill still has that swashbuckling look that helped him stand out as an Olympic downhill ski racer, network sports commentator and star of his own television series. Time has been good to the top American downhiller of the mid 1970s to early ‘80s, who used the skills he learned as a ski racer to carve out a remarkable life.

American Downhiller Eric Keck, as remembered by friend, teammate Steve Porino

In his 52 years, he lived twice the life of most, and the stories, the epic tales, are too many for any one person to catalogue. Please fill the ether and pages below with your tales and memories.

American Independents: Class of 2020

The top names in U.S. skiing you won't see on the national team
Lisa Densmore Ballard races to first overall in super-G at the 2016 U.S. Alpine Masters Championships on 33m-radius super G skis.

The Right Skis for Super-G

Should you use FIS-radius skis even if you don’t have to?

Former Ski Racing columnist, editor Bill McCollom dies unexpectedly

Ski racing has lost another good one. In the hills of Vermont, long-time Ski Racing contributor Bill McCollom passed away unexpectedly on June 28 from a heart condition.

No sticker, no start: U14 and older athletes need this FIS helmet sticker

If your helmet doesn’t have the FIS-approved label, your race may never start this season.

For The Love of The Sport

Female coaches in ski racing may be few and far in between, but the women on the mountain doing the work are making a big impact on the sport through hard work and dedication to their athletes.

High Fives to the Rescue

Eva Twardokens gets a boost from the safety net of the outdoor sports community.

When Should Kids Start Ski Racing?

A groundbreaking new study reveals whether early achievers or late bloomers find greater success.

From Missouri to the National Team, Ainsley Proffit Aims High

She got her start in Nastar at the age of six. Now, the 18-year-old U.S. development team member has her sights set on reaching the top of the sport.

Pepi Gramshammer: The Heartbeat of Vail 1932-2019

Gramshammer may have been born and raised in Austria, but Vail was home, and his legacy within the ski racing community extends well beyond Vail's city limits.

Looking for the perfect academy? Here’s the best of the West

The western region has multiple options that offer full-time student status and winter term options.

Ben Ritchie Is Gunning for World Cup Success

Vermont teenager and World Junior medalist looks to make his mark on ski racing's biggest stage.

Jersey Lights: NorAm ski racing arrives in the Garden State

As an effort to bring ski racing to a wider audience, Winter4Kids is bringing the NorAm cup to Jersey for the first time in history.

Back to the future at Burke Mountain Academy

Felix McGrath and Diann Roffe return to their Vermont Roots with a strong mission.

Despite COVID obstacles, Storm Klomhaus hopes to make a run at World Cup

Fully recovered and homework out of sight, Klomhaus is hoping to set the stage and ski her way into World Cup spots.

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