RSS Ski Racing News

  • Regret is the Worst Emotion in Ski Racing March 22, 2018
    Over the last few decades, I have worked with many ski racers from juniors to World Cuppers. One thing I have noticed is that the most powerful work I do with racers isn’t your typical mental training where I teach them about positive thinking, mental imagery, routines, and how to stay intense and focused (though […]
    Jim Taylor
  • Jitloff Waves Goodbye to the World Cup March 21, 2018
    American World Cup veteran Tim Jitloff announced his retirement from ski racing in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “I have travelled the world, competed against the best, and challenged myself to reach and go beyond my limits,” he wrote. “The time has now come to say goodbye. It is not with sadness that I say […]
    SR Staff
  • Sasha Rearick Appointed as Head Alpine Men’s Development Coach March 21, 2018
    U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced today that Sasha Rearick has been appointed to the role of head men’s development coach for alpine ski racing for the national governing body of Olympic ski and snowboard sports in the USA. Rearick, a 16-year veteran of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, is one of the most respected and […]
    SR Staff
  • US Ski & Snowboard Designates New High Performance Center in Idaho March 20, 2018
    The Julia Argyros Training Center at Community School’s Ketchum Campus has been designated a U.S. Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center. This designation reflects a collaboration between the Sun Valley Ski Academy (a partnership between Community School and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation) and U.S. Ski & Snowboard to provide young snow sport athletes […]
    SR Staff
  • Brunner Suffers Knee Injury at Austrian National Championships March 20, 2018
    During the Austrian National Championships in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, World Cup skier Stephanie Brunner was seriously injured. Without falling, she suffered a tear of the ACL and meniscus in her left knee. “The situation was actually very unspectacular,” Brunner said. “I only got one hit, but it was clear to me that something in the knee did […]
    SR Staff
  • Svindal and Shiffrin Weigh in on Longines Future Ski Champions March 17, 2018
    Longines ambassadors Mikaela Shiffrin and Aksel Lund Svindal each had a piece of wisdom to offer the teenage athletes competing in the Longines Future Ski Champions race. Svindal’s advice: “have patience.” Shiffrin’s advice: “have fun.” In an effort to nurture the next generation of ski champions, Longines invited the best 15-year-old ski racers from 12 […]
    Shauna Farnell
  • Veteran Coach Rob Worrell Returns to SSCV March 16, 2018
    As part of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s (SSCV) ongoing commitment to youth alpine development, the organization is pleased to announce the return of a familiar face to its coaching ranks. Rob Worrell, the 2016 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Coach of the Year, is set to return to SSCV in the newly created role […]
    SR Staff
  • Kurka Goes Gold and Silver, Stephens Bronze at Paralympics March 13, 2018
    After a heartbreaking crash in a training run in Sochi in 2014, Alaska’s Andrew Kurka returned victoriously to win gold in the men’s sitting downhill on the first day of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team garnered two medals as Laurie Stephens also brought home bronze in the women’s […]
    SR Staff
  • Denver Wins 24th National Championship Title March 12, 2018
    It all came down to the final day of competition, but the University of Denver (DU) ski team secured its 24th NCAA National Championship title on Saturday. “It feels incredible,” said Head Alpine Coach Andy LeRoy. “I am so happy for all of our athletes, they’ve been training all week and all season and to do […]
    SR Staff
  • Values in Ski Racing: Part Two March 12, 2018
    In part one of my two-part series on values in ski racing, I explored the essential importance of values as the foundation of your children’s ski racing experiences. I also described what I consider to be healthy and unhealthy values. In part two of this series, I discuss how you can ensure that your young […]
    Jim Taylor