Monday, April 19, 2021

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Course tactics

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Taylor: I have another ski racing hero

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Back in December, I wrote an article titled, Parker Biele is My Hero, in which I expressed my admiration for this young ski racer...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Airtime

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Going fast on the flats

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

ELITEAM Weekly Winter Workouts: episodes 1-3

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Get caught up on the first three episodes of Weekly Winter Workouts from ELITEAM coach and Olympian Doug Lewis. Episode 1: Coach Doug leads...

Taylor: An epidemic of injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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I’m sure I’m not the only follower of all things ski racing to observe what appears to be a spate of serious injuries among...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Finding time out of the start gate

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Open to public: Swix, Ski Racing Media partner for virtual tuning clinics

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Ski Racing Media and Swix are pleased to announce a series of virtual tuning clinics, kicking off Jan. 28.  As part of the four-part series,...

Taylor: Mental health should be a priority in ski racing

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A number of occurrences compelled me to write this article. First, a growing number of professional athletes are coming forward with their own mental-health...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Tuning and waxing

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

The 3 most overrated exercises for skiers

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Pistol squatsBanded Lateral WalksRussian Twists There you go. I gave you the take home message right away. If you wanted to stop reading this article...

Bryce & Ronnie Avalanche Safety Day is Tuesday

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Six years ago two aspiring young ski racers were killed in an avalanche during a training camp in Austria. To both preserve their memory...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: the mental game

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: pre-race warmup on snow

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Recovery

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, "Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves." In...

Taylor: Parker Biele is my hero

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You might be asking, “Who the heck is Parker Biele and why does she deserve hero status?” Or, you might be asking, “I know...

Taylor: The real fear in ‘fear of failure’ — Part III

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In the Part I in my series, Fear of Failure, I introduced you to the epidemic presence of fear of failure in ski racing....

Taylor: Fear of total failure – Part II

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In my last post, Fear of Failure: Part 1, I discussed the sad epidemic of fear of failure that I find to be rampant...

Taylor: Fear of failure – Part I

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After the abrupt end of the last race season, everyone in the ski racing community is “jonesing” to get back on the hill to...

The Achilles tendon: a skier’s most neglected point of weakness

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I love writing on topics that combine injury rehabilitation, skiing, and current events. With real-life Achilles himself, American Olympic alpine skier Steve Nyman, recently...

Taylor: Fall matters more than ever — make it count!

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It’s hard to believe the summer, what I consider Phase I of the ski racing prep period, is over. This summer was especially difficult...

Pritchard: Some of my favorite movements for the alpine athlete

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It's important to remember that athletics often require an array of strength, power, mobility and stability across multiple planes of motion. Often times we can get carried away with the weight on the bar or the speed at which we are training but neglect which direction we are going.

Costa: COVID-19 is the largest injury risk ever posed to skiers

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A combination of risk factors including high skiing speed, athlete strength, equipment, snow conditions, course/terrain changes, and the risk-consuming attitudes of a skier makes skiing one of the most dangerous sports.

Cutting Edge: How one ski racer survived a life-threatening ski laceration

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Victor Wiacek tells the harrowing story of a routine ski crash and how it led to a life-threatening ski laceration. Victor almost lost his life, saved by coaches, ski patrol and medical staff who were trained and ready to respond. Now he's working on a solution to try to prevent future accidents. More photos included (strong stomach required).

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