Sunday, July 5, 2020

Paula Moltzan: collegiate unique

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"I had new reasons to be excited," said Moltzan. "After five years of paying to be a member of the U.S. Ski Team, I had become a scholarship athlete, and in addition to having someone paying for my ski racing, they would pay for my education."

Make your mind stronger every time you do conditioning

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If you’re at all committed as a ski racer, with the past winter well behind us, you have begun a rigorous physical conditioning program the goal of which is to have you in the best shape of your life when the new season starts later this year.

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....

Summer ski testing updates

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In light of COVID-19 some brands will still provide summer testing options for the summer.

American Independents: Class of 2020

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The top names in U.S. skiing you won't see on the national team

USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule

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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.

Barbara Ann Cochran: The Dos and Don’ts of being a supportive parent

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When it come to parenting, the 1972 Olympic slalom champion's famed pedigree has given her a unique perspective

Mental imagery is your most powerful prep-period mental training

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Mental imagery is the key to success year-round, and something that can easily be practiced at home.

Managing return to snow after long layoff

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While returning to snow remains a mystery for some, it has already arrived for others.

Summer ski camps pivot to accommodate COVID restrictions

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Camps training at Mt. Hood have adapt their programs so that kids can still get on snow in June and July.

With off-season training, you pay now or pay later

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The off-season is now underway and you are probably hitting the gym and, hopefully, hitting the slopes soon as well some...

Life in the Slow Lane: From quarantining to skiing again with Tommy Ford and...

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The Oregonian couple continues to follow strict COVID-19 protocols. But, recently, a sliver of hope emerged: skiing at Mt. Bachelor.

Life in the Slow Lane: Into (and out of?) quarantine with Alice Robinson

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The fast World Cup rookie might be skiing on home turf again sooner than she thought.

Volunteerism at its roots

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Dexter Paine recognized with Blegen Award - U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s highest honor.

Generations of athletes benefited from Howard Peterson’s leadership

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Howard Peterson has passed away at 69.

Should ski cross be an alpine discipline?

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Alpine program director and former Olympian Will Brandenburg has been working hard to encourage a transition.

Life in the Slow Lane: Transplanting cactuses and cleaning cabins with Alice McKennis

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When she arrived back in the States, everything seemed normal. Then things changed, fast.

Next season starts … NOW!

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Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of a previously published article that never gets old. The race season...

Life in the Slow Lane: Jelly beans and mellow turns with Steven Nyman

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The American Downhiller has been spending most of his quarantine diving into dad mode.

Dig Deep 2020: ELITEAM’s new 12-week online summer program has arrived

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Kelley and Doug Lewis have developed a “complete athlete” program that brings all of the best elements of ELITEAM summer camps to your doorstep.

Coach’s Corner: Strength is the Key to Speed

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Today's fastest skiers are also some of the strongest the sport has ever known.

Podcast: The ski racers of WWII with Chris Anthony

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We visit ski racing history once again with rich tales of the first ski race post-WWII from Chris Anthony, former ski racer and Warren Miller extreme skier.

Life in the Slow Lane: Yeast-hunting and ski-touring with Alice Merryweather

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The soon to be 24-year-old has hunkered down in Salt Lake City.

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