Johannes Strolz on Youth Ski Racing: Balancing Professional Training and Fun

18 hours 26 minutes ago
Peter Lange

Johannes Strolz began his skiing journey with a lot of free play. He fondly recalls, "My early experiences with skiing were just playing around, hanging out with friends, doing a lot of free skiing, jumping and skiing beside the groomed slopes." His goal to become a professional athlete emerged much later, around 13. Until then, it was all about fun and enjoyment.

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Winter Sports School Capital Campaign Boosted by U.S. Ski & Snowboard Donation

1 day 8 hours ago
Press Release

PARK CITY, UT—The Winter Sports School (WSS) received a generous donation from U.S. Ski & Snowboard toward its $5 million Reaching New Peaks capital campaign. To date, the WSS has raised $2.8 million and is reaching out to the community and winter sports industry to raise the remaining $2.2 million necessary to begin the project this fall.

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Elevating Performance: The Podium Project’s Transforming Impact on the Program at Carrabassett Valley Academy

1 day 15 hours ago
Ellie Hartman

Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) is committed to giving all their athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential, with the intent to ski more with higher quality; the expanded race venue created through The Podium Project has leveraged that goal at CVA. 

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Federica Brignone: Summer Is for Summer Things

2 days 12 hours ago
Andrea Cappelletti

Italian Federica Brignone, who turned 34 on July 14th, is among the most successful and longest-serving active female skiers. Despite it being summer, many national teams are taking advantage of the good snow conditions on European glaciers. Ski Racing Media asked Brignone if she is also skiing this summer.

"For me, summer is for doing summer things, not winter things. I skied until mid-April. We had a great speed camp with the men's team in Santa Caterina. I also participated in Alpine Park, an exhibition slalom format hosted by Clément Noël; it was fun.

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Federica Brignone: Summer is For Summer Things

2 days 14 hours ago
Andrea Cappelletti

Italian Federica Brignone, who turned 34 on July 14th, is among the most successful and longest-serving active female skiers. Despite it being summer, many national teams are taking advantage of the good snow conditions on European glaciers. Ski Racing Media asked Brignone if she is also skiing this summer.

"For me, summer is for doing summer things, not winter things. I skied until mid-April. We had a great speed camp with the men's team in Santa Caterina. I also participated in Alpine Park, an exhibition slalom format hosted by Clément Noël; it was fun.

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Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

5 days 10 hours ago
Thomas Caruso

The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

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Daron Rahlves’ Road To Ski Racing Royalty: Skiing Is Believing Podcast Interviews the U.S. Legend (Part 1)

5 days 10 hours ago
Skiing is Believing

In the first part of the 22nd episode of the Skiing is Believing Podcast Summer Series, Matt Garcka and Alan Rigg spoke with the 12-time FIS World Cup winner and former Super-G World Champion Daron Rahlves.

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Otto Tschudi’s Endowment Elevates DU Ski Team to New Heights

6 days 13 hours ago
Peter Lange

Otto Tschudi, Managing Director at Stifel, a former DU Pioneer skier and successful business leader, has donated significantly to the University of Denver (DU). His generous gift will endow the Otto Tschudi Head Alpine Ski Coach position, supporting DU student-athletes and helping them succeed for many years. Tschudi, a DU alum (BSBA ’75), excelled in his ski competitions and professional career

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Balancing Professionalism and Play in Youth Ski Racing: Insights from Experts

1 week ago
Peter Lange

Cochrans Holiday Slalom: Photo Tucker Marshall Youth ski racing in the U.S. is at another crossroads. This article offers voices from legendary families and seasoned coaches calling for a shift. Roger Brown is a member of the esteemed Cochran family and Cochran's Ski Club. Aldo Radamus, the Alpine Director at Team Summit, and Olympic gold

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Unlock Your Potential: The ‘Magic Pill’ for Summer Ski Training

1 week 1 day ago
Ron Kipp

Imagine having a magic pill that could enhance your summer ski training and help you tackle high elevations, intense sun, and grueling multi-activity days with more energy and benefit. Summer ski training is no walk in the park, with its unpredictable temperatures and continuous training demands. If such a pill existed, would you take it? Let's explore the secrets to make this "magic pill" a reality for your training regimen.

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Unlock Your Potential: The ‘Magic Pill’ for Summer Ski Training

1 week 1 day ago
Ron Kipp

Imagine having a magic pill that could enhance your summer ski training and help you tackle high elevations, intense sun, and grueling multi-activity days with more energy and benefit. Summer ski training is no walk in the park, with its unpredictable temperatures and continuous training demands. If such a pill existed, would you take it? Let's explore the secrets to make this "magic pill" a reality for your training regimen.

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Stowe Mountain Resort and Mt. Mansfield Academy Unveil an Expansion of their Partnership to Boost Ski Racing Excellence

1 week 5 days ago
Press Release

Mt. Mansfield Academy (MMA), working in partnership with Stowe Mountain Resort (SMR), announces an upgrade to the snowmaking infrastructure that serves the MMA race venues at Spruce Peak.

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The Unforgettable Journey of Team Kostelić: A Family’s Triumph in Alpine Skiing

2 weeks ago
Peter Lange

Croatian Ivica Kostelić’s journey in skiing began at a very young age in an unlikely place: Macedonia. "I started skiing in Macedonia when I was three years old because my dad was a handball coach there," Ivica recalls. However, his ski racing career didn't begin until he joined Zagreb Ski Club, where his dad was a coach, at seven. "My dad took over my training when I was ten, and that’s when our family program started," he says.

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Ski Gossip: AJ Ginnis and Christina Födermayr’s Romance Heats Up

2 weeks ago
Peter Gerber Plech

June 30th, The ski world is celebrating a new couple: Greek skier AJ Ginnis (29) and Austrian ski crosser Christina Födermayr (23). AJ Ginnis, a former US Ski Team member, has found success since starting to ski for his native country of Greece. Last season, he won the men's slalom silver at the 2023 World Championship.

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