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Where are they now: Lessons from ski racing serve downhiller Andy Mill

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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.

Fresh off Copper camp, POWDR quickly becoming ski racing’s best friend

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Not only has the multi-resort corporation built what is widely considered the world’s top speed and tech training venues and shined as a World Cup host, but it goes the extra mile for racers whenever it can, surmounting melting snow and COVID-era obstacles to provide superb summer training.

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

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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.

Otto Tschudi: Looking back and ideas for the future

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Having been involved in the World Cup, the NCAA, and the World Pro Ski Tour, the Norwegian star knows one thing is for certain, the current conflict between skiing institutions in North America will take the sport nowhere.

Former Ski Racing columnist, editor Bill McCollom dies unexpectedly

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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.

Charles Christianson: Finding success on and off the snow

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Charles Christianson's life experience is a story of persistence, adaptation, and improbable achievement. A four-time All American and retired World Cup athlete, he is currently chief of staff at Alterra Mountain Company and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Ski racing on Arrakis

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The purpose of this article is to present my view on how to become a better ski racer. My approach is not complicated: If athletes read more books they will become better ski racers.

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

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As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk....

Life in the Slow Lane: White Claws and fishing with Bryce Bennett

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A few White Claws. Some fishing. A little indoor bow practice. Bryce Bennett has this whole quarantine thing figured out.

Foreste turns a page

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This year’s graduating seniors are getting a raw deal: No senior spring, no graduation (or a much delayed one), no victory...

Ryan Cochran-Siegle redefines success

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Coming off the most successful season of his career, Ryan Cochran-Siegle has shifted his priorities and his definition of success. It seems to be paying off.

Whatever happened with NorAms?

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Strong performances at the NorAm Cup level can determine national-team criteria and provide a key gateway to the big show in Europe for many American and Canadian racers.

Health of Sport task force assembled to reduce ski racing cost

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

The parallel controversy: Where does it stand?

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FIS had intended on hosting a meeting to discuss grievances around the parallel format at World Finals in Cortina, Italy. Due to the coronavirus, that meeting has yet to be held. Here's what we know about where the controversy stands.

After travel ban, US scrambled to bring home 120 athletes, coaches

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After the travel ban, what did it take to bring home 120 U.S. athletes and staff earlier this month?

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

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

Stuck at home? Stay in shape with these race-specific workouts (videos included)

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The recent pandemic leaves most of us without access to a gym. Despite this inconvenience, one can choose to throw in the towel all together or attempt to make oneself better through daily in-home workouts.

NCAA champs were hotly contested, just no title

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While a title trophy wasn’t awarded last week, powerhouse programs from the University of Utah and Denver University came away feeling like champions.

Video: River Radamus Contends with Destiny

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Radamus exploded onto the scene in 2016 when he snagged three gold medals at the Youth Olympics. Now, the 22-year-old is fighting to make a name for himself and his team on the World Cup.

Looking for the perfect academy? Let’s take a look at the East

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The eastern region has multiple east coast and international academy options that offer full-time student status and winter term options.

World Pro Ski Tour attracts new generation of racers

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Every World Pro Ski Tour athlete is on a slightly different path, but the athletes all seem to be united in the common goal of making the tour a huge success — and having some fun along the way.

Back to the future at Burke Mountain Academy

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

A parental advantage?

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Parent coaches are an exception but those who fight their way onto the World Cup tour produced countless winners.

The steady rise of Tommy Ford

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After 10 years on the World Cup, Ford has learned a thing or two about what it means to persevere.

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