A trial run for head-to-head racing at the U.S. Nationals in Sun Valley next year is scheduled for this spring.
The best time to start considering plans for next season is right now.
In January, I had the chance to visit Schigymansium Stams, one of the leading ski academies in Austria.
Beyond the crockpots and face painting, Carnival races serve up high-level competition, with top-ranked juniors and former D-team skiers generating minimum point penalties.
U.S. junior coaches reflect on the January race at the hallowed Hahnenkamm.