“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 […]
Last week the International Airline Ski Federation (IASF) held their 59th Annual World Airline Ski Championships (WASC) in Kitzbuhel, Austria. For this time-honored event, the IASF Officials wore Arctica team apparel.
Ski racing offers so much more than competition. Working hard and mastering the skills involved with ski racing is so satisfying for all ski racers. These confident athletes feel good and look great in their ski race suits. Here are 13 inspiring photos of young ski racers in action.
Each year at the FIS Congress in June, the FIS officials and their stakeholders thoroughly discuss the FIS ski racing rule changes and make advised decisions that will best present alpine skiing both at the event and to the global audience and television. Here is a summary of the major changes to the international ski […]
Every sport has its superstitions, and ski racing is no different. In fact, ski racers have some of the strangest superstitions of all. But hey, whatever works, right? If it gets you in the right mental state to win that race, no one’s arguing at the efficacy. But here are the weirdest skiing superstitions we’ve […]
Though there are quite a few movies about skiing out there, only a few are worthy of watching repeatedly. Here’s our list of the top 5 ski movies ever (with one extra, because we couldn’t resist). Enjoy! 1. Downhill Racer (1969) What Roger Ebert called the “the best movie ever made about sports,” also happens […]
What off-season? When the last bit of snow melts away, yes, it’s sad, but it also means it’s time to out-train and outperform the competition. Summer training is vastly important when it comes to improving for the coming season. Here are 4 of our favorite exercises to get you in tip-top ski racing shape. (Safety […]
Sports are filled with jargon, and skiing is no different. Ski racing jargon is some of the craziest assortment of phrases of any sport. Here are 8 words that mean something totally different if you ski race. Note: all definitions are sourced from purealpine.com 1. Yard Sale – A big fall in which a poor skier […]
Ski racing is, of course, the most fun you can have on the snow. Or in our opinion, the most fun sport overall. But once you embark on the journey to become a great ski racer, there will inevitably be hard lessons to learn in addition to all the positive experiences you have. These lessons […]
Instagram is a great visual medium, which makes it the perfect social media platform for ski racers. It’s absolutely covered in great photos from pros, inspirational photos, and amateur shots as well. If you’re just getting started on Instagram, or just need to fill out your roster of people to follow, check out these 10 […]
1. “Skiing is the closest you can get to flying while you’re still pretty close to the earth”-Paul Wojick There’s a certain feeling that skiing gives you that nothing else can come close to. Gliding at hyper-speeds across drifts of snow and icy patches while the rest of the world sits inside by the fireplace […]
1. You complain about the cold when you’re bundled up in winter clothes and it’s -10, but have no problem whipping down an icy course in a speed suit when it’s -30 and windy. 2. You wax and sharpen your skis 2-3 times per week. 3. You own 4 pairs of the same set of […]