T minus 2 months until ski season! Now that your dryland conditioning plan is all dialed in, it’s time to get your ski racing equipment prepped for ski season. Like a chef’s knives, your skis are your primary tool. If you take care of them, they let the rest of your ski skills shine through. […]
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.
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 […]
IASF 2018 World Airlines Ski Championships
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.
13 Inspiring Ski Racing Photos to Motivate You
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.
2016 – 17 FIS Congress International Ski Racing Rule Changes
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 […]
7 of the Weirdest Skiing Superstitions That (Probably) Work
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 […]
The Top 5 Ski Movies
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 […]
The 4 Exercises Every Ski Racer Should Know For Summer Training
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 […]
8 Words That Mean Something Totally Different To Ski Racers
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.
3 Hard Lessons Learned From Ski Racing
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 […]
10 Ski Racing Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following
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 […]