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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On COVID and Racing: Views from a USST Member
As we start the 2020-21 ski and snowboard racing season, US Ski and Snowboard Team snowboard racer, and Arctica Ambassador, Myles Silverman reflects on COVID and racing over the past 9 months and looks forward to the 2020-21 season. This blog post was written by Myles.
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.
Dealing With Injury: A 17 Year Old Ski Racers Perspective
“It’s all a part of the sport” I keep telling myself as I injure myself for the second time this season. In ski racing, we train our butt’s off 24/7 to be as successful as possible in upcoming races. We put in so much dedication but we still have to take massive chances in order […]
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 […]
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!
An Ode to Ski Racing Moms
Happy Mother’s Day to all the ski racing moms out there. Thanks for being a driving force in the sport of ski racing. We couldn’t do it without you.