RSS Ski Racing News

  • Remembering Eastern Coaching Legend Marty Heib November 14, 2018
    Editor’s note: A versrion of this story was submitted to Ski Racing Media by Bill Farrell, Director of Communications at Berkshire East Ski Resort, and has been reprinted with his permission.  It was early in September of 1986 and University of Vermont freshman, Jim Schaefer, was tearful and rejected. At Deerfield Academy, he was a […]
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  • Olympian Helping Kids Fall in Love with Skiing with New Children’s Book November 13, 2018
    U.S. Olympian and former U.S. Alpine Team member Libby Ludlow says that the greatest gift her parents gave her was her lifelong love for skiing, “I was able to endure the rigors of being a professional athlete simply because I adored my sport,” she said. With her passion for skiing still strong ten years after retiring […]
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  • Lake Louise Passes Snow Control After Delay November 13, 2018
    After the postponement of the official snow control day, the speed events in Lake Louise, Canada were confirmed on Monday. An Audi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill will be held on 24th November, followed by a super-G on 25th November. FIS  Men’s Race Director Hannes Trinkl came straight from his inspection of the 2022 […]
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  • Marcel Hirscher and Anna Gasser Named Austrian Athletes of the Year November 12, 2018
    Just like last year, Austria’s Athletes of the Year are alpine skier Marcel Hirscher and snowboarder Anna Gasser. For the fourth time in a row, Hirscher won the trophy at the Lotteries Sporthilfe Gala as the best Austrian athlete. Gasser won the women’s category for the second time. Hirscher easily prevailed in front of tennis star Dominic […]
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  • Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Appoints Darcy Norman as Director of Athletic Performance November 10, 2018
    Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA), a youth development ski team and college preparatory high school for competitive skiers, announced the appointment of Darcy Norman to the new position of Director of Athletic Performance. Norman, who is also Director of Performance Science for Kitman Labs in the U.S., has worked for over 20 years […]
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  • Levi World Cup Passes Snow Control November 10, 2018
    Despite the very warm months leading into autumn, Levi, Finland, is ready for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2018-19. Less than ten days to go for the Levi World Cup. Although the race hill has had the white cover of snow already for weeks now, the race needed official approval from the FIS. Today, FIS […]
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  • Breezy Johnon’s Patient Notes: Ferocity and Frustration November 10, 2018
    10/30/18: 57 days post-injury, 40 days post-op, 6 days post-second op Ferocity and Frustration When I announced my injury, I stated that the coming months would be excruciating—excruciating in the mental sense. Thinking back now, I didn’t know all of the ways that this would test me. I still can’t say if I will be better […]
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  • Switzerland’s Gian Luca Barandun Killed in Paragliding Accident November 10, 2018
    The 24-year-old Swiss A-Team athlete Gian Luca Barandun was killed in a paragliding accident on Sunday morning. Swiss-Ski is deeply shocked and saddened by the accidental death. “The Swiss-Ski family is thinking of the bereaved family at this difficult time,” says Markus Wolf, Managing Director of Swiss-Ski. “We extend our sincere condolences to them.” The entire […]
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  • Parents Should Do Their Job So Their Young Racers Can Do Theirs November 4, 2018
    My last column about over-invested ski racing parents caught fire with quite a few views. With the race season just around the corner, I get the feeling that parents are hungry for helpful tips on how best to support their young ski racers this winter. So, to keep that momentum going, this week’s post will […]
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  • World Pro Ski Tour Podcast Episode 006 November 2, 2018
    In episode 006 of the World Pro Ski Tour Official Podcast, host Craig Marshall interviews the the only Pro Tour racer to ever make $1 million in his career, Bernhard Knauss. Bernhard discusses how he made it over to the U.S. initially to compete on the U.S. Pro Ski Tour after competing for the Austrian national […]
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