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SR Summer Series: College Ski Racing

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing...

Thoughts from frantic college skiers

In response to Ski Racing Media's story on the NCAA, 12 women who are currently competing or have competed on the NCAA circuit gathered to respond.

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.

Fall Line: USST never gave college skiers a chance

In his Fall Line column, Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever addresses lack of coordination between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and collegiate programs as evidenced by dialog in the Alpine Collegiate Working Group. Leever takes a deep dive into the issue, discussing some of the history, challenges and ideas for how to make the system better.

Mangan: On or off the team, ideas for the future

Strengthening and supporting our college programs benefit the development of our national teams. Or so one would think.

More News

Alpine Canada’s new boss wants to win — and she’s done it before

The six-time world champion and former captain of the women’s national hockey team is bubbling over with excitement as she leads the reboot started by Erik Guay and the powerhouse board of directors.

World Cup News

FIS alpine World Cup to kick off one week early

In an official communication Wednesday, FIS announced that the alpine World Cup opening races in Soelden, Austria will take place one week earlier than originally scheduled.

Streif start house gets upgrade, new look coming in 2021

Sometimes referred to as the "gate to hell," the start house of the Hahnenkamm descent will get a significant makeover this summer with a more modern look set to debut in 2021, Kitzbühel Ski Club announced.

Ted Ligety breaks wrist in mountain biking crash

On Wednesday, July 15, Team USA's Ted Ligety took a hard fall while biking at Deer Valley Resort.

FIS considers several options for upcoming WC season

Among those race changes would be substituting a super G in Wengen for the slalom, which may be held in Schladming to keep speed and tech circuits separated.

Video: GBR slalom star Dave Ryding joins Chemmy Alcott in new Facebook show

The three-time Olympian chats with Alcott about his competitors on the World Cup, his relationship, and how he's been spending quarantine.

Finn Christian Jagge, 1992 Olympic slalom champion, dies at 54

The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news Wednesday that Finn Christian Jagge has died at the age of 54. 

Sports Ed

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

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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Letter: Protective gear has to change to protect athletes

I was involved in a serious crash at Stoneham Quebec where I clipped a GS gate causing my right ski to launch with me spiraling into the air and landing with the ski close to my body(chest) and cutting the peak of my helmet along with my chin.

Letter: USST, NCAA: Don’t fix the problem, remove the problem.

I imagine now is as good a time as any to elaborate further on several of the recent responses to the ongoing...

Letter: Memories of Eric Keck

As an underclassman at GMVS when Keck was a senior, I have a couple short memories of him I’ll pass along here:

Morgan: Nail the free stuff

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!”

Fall Line: What a discussion it has been!

Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever chimes in on the college ski racing discussion, officially concluding our series on this issue. As Dan says, we have been inspired by broad engagement from the community demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of visitors to, hundreds of comments and letters to the editor. Thank you to all who participated.

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