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 […]
When it comes to ski racing, Jack Nicholson just seems to get it (or at least .gifs of him do). Here’s a typical ski season, as described by Jack Nicholson gifs. Enjoy! 1. When you break out your skis for the first time each winter. 2. Anytime your friends invite you to go out free […]
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 […]
Certain tastes coordinate with the sport. Think about it: tennis players love visors, basketball players probably order 90% of sweatbands, and skiers – well, we have our own obsessions. We did our best to catalogue the 12 things that ski racers go gaga for. Check ’em out below! 1. Blizzards Of course, blizzards mean something much […]
Spend enough time on the ski hill, and you’ll meet every type of skier. Doesn’t matter if you’re from the East Coast, West Coast, or No Coast, the types of ski racers are the same. In our time on the hill we’ve discovered we meet the same 8, over and over. Which one are you? […]
We’re not playing favorites here (each region has its perks, of course), but Midwest ski racers have some distinct advantages based on their geography and culture. Here are 5 Things Midwest Ski Racers Do Better: 1. You can handle the cold. Sure, the east coast gets its share of cold, icy weather. But nothing like the […]
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 racers are definitely a different breed. Here are 6 things that ski racers might have to explain to non-ski racers: 1. Why You Have a Goggle Tan In January While all of your friends are inside drinking hot chocolate and watching Parks and Rec, you’re braving the extreme conditions. Sure, this means cold weather […]