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Inside the Ski Racing Mind: Strive for Excellence, Not Perfection

Perfectionism is one of the most destructive diseases among American children today. Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword drives young racers to be perfect. These children push themselves to win races, qualify for the next level of competition, and set extremely high goals for themselves. The other edge of the sword […]

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Italian Ski Racing Legend Erwin Stricker dies at 60

Italy’s former champion Erwin Stricker, also nicknamed ‘Crazy Horse’ (‘Cavallo Pazzo’) by his numerous fans and business partners, died on Tuesday morning (Sept. 28) after undergoing brain surgery at Bolzano, in Alto Adige (South Tyrol). The 60-year-old father of two apparently endured a brain tumor that was only discovered recently during a doctor’s check-up. He […]

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Ski Racing Launches iPhone App

Ski Racing is pleased to announce the launch of the Ski Racing iPhone app. The free app, which features the latest full-length stories, results from around the sport, fresh videos and more, hit the Apple iTunes app store Sept. 26. Click here to read more and download the app from the iTunes store. Android, Blackberry […]

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The Vermont Ski Museum to present the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Ski Racing's Hank McKee

The Vermont Ski Museum will recognize long time ski writer Hank McKee with the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award on October 24, 2010 at its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. McKee grew up in Fredonia, NY. His mother taught first grade and college seniors and his father was an editor of the local paper. […]

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Keituri Takes Finnish National Jump Title

It was no real surprise that 26-year-old Kalle Keituri took the large hill ski jumping title for Finland over the weekend, on the hallowed jumps in Lahti. Keituri landed jumps good for 121 meters and 125 meters with total points of 258.7 to take the crown of national champion against the likes of famed Matti […]

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USA Ski Jumpers Enjoy Strong Weekend In Falun

Following a weekend of FIS Cup ski jumping in the well-know nordic village of Falun, Sweden, the USA jumping men turned in some strong results to keep the pre-season going upon even keel. In Saturday’s day one comp, the USA lead with a second-place finish from Peter Frenette, and a fourth from Anders Johnson, both […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: Snow in the Mountains, Body Protection and Fantasy Football

I’ve been trying to come up with a topic for this week. So, I figured I would just hit a few lines along a bunch of different topics and see where it takes me. SNOW! With snow on the Cascades this morning, it reminded me that winter is just around the corner. There has been […]

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Inside the Ski Racing Mind: Prime Ski Racing Attitude

Prime Ski Racing Attitude In a recent post, I introduced you to Prime Ski Racing which I defined as “skiing at a consistently high level under the most challenging conditions.” Before you can begin developing the essential mental skills that help you experience Prime Ski Racing, you need to establish the right attitude toward your […]

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Winter arrives early to Canadian Rockies

Over the last 24 hours, more than eight inches of snow has blanketed the Banff/Lake Louise area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and more is on the way. Skiers and ski racing fans are taking it as a good sign following the disappointing snow pack this year in South America, where many of the world’s […]

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Canadian bumper Marquis retires from national team

September 21, 2010 – Canadian Mogul skier Vincent Marquis has announced that he is retiring from the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team. After eight years on the team, a fourth-place finish at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships and 20 top-ten FIS World Cup finishes, Marquis said […]

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