As an abled bodied skier, to learn how to ski race you just need to find nearly any mountain and sign up, but when you are disabled it is different. This is a guest blog post by Arctica Ambassador, and blind ski racer, Abby Duffy.
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4 Reasons Team Uniforms are Important for Success
The concept of uniforms for sports started in the mid-19th century when a certain, now very famous, New York baseball team wore a uniform. Not only did the players of the team wear a uniform, but the coaches and support staff also wore the same attire. Since then, any sports fan knows the value attached […]
A Message from Arctica Ambassador Korbinian Rampp
Amidst the current coronavirus pandemic, here’s an encouraging message for young ski racers everywhere from Arctica Ambassador Korbinian Rampp.
Starting the Ski Racing Season Off With A Bang!
A big shout out to our friend and Arctica Ambassador, Anastasia Seator-Braun of Mammoth Lakes, California. Although this ski racing season has barely begun, she has already received three very special accolades that are directly related to her dedication to ski racing and a testament to her personality and work ethic. Anastasia spends her winters […]
Always Be Faster Than the Boys
Just as US Olympian Heidi Voelker inspired a young Mikaela Shiffrin to ski faster than her competition with the mantra Always Be Faster Than The Boys (A.B.F.T.T.B.), Mikaela is now inspiring a new generation of young ski racers with the mantra as well. We’d like you to meet two young girls we know who live by this mantra every day.
Okemo Mountain School: A Pathway to Success
Okemo Mountain School (OMS) is a winter term ski and snowboard academy in Ludlow, Vermont. Their mission is to challenge and support motivated student-athletes to grow into successful individuals. They deliver a rigorous academic curriculum while providing an intense on-snow training schedule that is not possible in a traditional school setting. OMS is an independent school approved […]
Experience a Little Buddy Werner Magic
The Buddy Werner League (BWL) pays tribute to this ski racing legend by providing a recreational race program that strengthens young skiers both mentally and physically.
Ski Racer Spotlight: Sarah Coombs
For first year U19 New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) ski racer Sarah Coombs, it’s all about balance. Sarah has managed to find balance between school, ski racing and friends and family that enables her to enjoy all of these things and thrive.
Ski Racer Spotlight: Ethan Seigwart
This month we are featuring Ethan Seigwart from Petoskey Michigan. In addition to high school ski racing, he is also a U19 with the Boyne Flyers Team Elite.
Here’s to You, Ski Racing Dad
There are so many dads out there that have had a profound impact on ski racing. Whether you are a coach or a parent on the side of the hill, we know it takes a lot of work to foster this sport we all love. Thanks for doing what you do, ski racing dad. Happy Father’s Day!
New USSA ski length regulations for 2017-18
This past May at the USSA Congress, the Alpine Sport Committee revised last years ski length regulations affecting U19 and older ski racers. For 2017, they adopted new USSA equipment rules that will be more inclusive to all.
Ski Racer Spotlight: Anastasia Seator-Braun
Fifteen year old, Anastasia Seator-Braun has dedicated her life to training and ski racing. She aspires to race on the World Cup circuit and go to the Olympics someday. Originally from New Zealand, but living in the US, Anastasia has the unique opportunity to train and race in both countries.