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As fall approaches, clubs and academies begin to reimagine the season

Ski academies and clubs are doing everything they can to adapt to the pandemic — from weekly COVID tests to independent travel. But among it all is a silver lining: increased enrollment.

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Keep the bubble tight: How Shiffrin plans to make it through...

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After a turbulent year, American superstar begins the process of attacking next season, physically and emotionally

Remembering Norwegian slalom star Finn Christian Jagge

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Norway’s Finn Christian Jagge was a journeyman slalom skier whose career spanned eight World Championships and four Olympics. His passing this week at the age of 54 has brought back memories not just of a ski racer who rode the evolutionary wave of slalom technique in the 1990s, but of a friend who brought charisma and caring for others to the white circus.

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....

American Independents: Class of 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Keep the bubble tight: How Shiffrin plans to make it through the World Cup...

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After a turbulent year, American superstar begins the process of attacking next season, physically and emotionally

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

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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).

Watching video is great off-season mental training

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Watching videos of yourself and World Cup racers is a powerful tool for strengthening important mental muscles such as confidence, intensity, and focus.

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.

Remembering Norwegian slalom star Finn Christian Jagge

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Norway’s Finn Christian Jagge was a journeyman slalom skier whose career spanned eight World Championships and four Olympics. His passing this week at the age of 54 has brought back memories not just of a ski racer who rode the evolutionary wave of slalom technique in the 1990s, but of a friend who brought charisma and caring for others to the white circus.

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.

Money in the bank, baby: Start making confidence deposits this summer

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In one of my final post this past season, I exhorted you to buy into the notion that Next Season Starts…NOW! With the start of July having just arrived, the summer is...

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.

Thoughts from frantic college skiers

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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.

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. It's an activity he still enjoys — assuming he doesn't...

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

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