Mount Hood has had one of its snowiest springs in years. Portland, OR has just recorded its wettest spring ever. For the eager skier, that means a well-above-average snowpack at Mount Hood and excellent summer training opportunities a drive or domestic flight away. If you’re thinking about going to summer ski camp for the first […]
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.
Why We Love Our Flexshell Fabric (And Think You Should Too!)
Updated: 07/14/20 Flexshell is our proprietary softshell fabric. It is a 3-layer laminated fabric that we specifically designed for skiing and racing use. The outer layer is a stretch nylon with a microfleece backing on the inside that has a waterproof/breathable laminate in between. This fabric is not only super comfortable and versatile but durable […]
The Essential Summer Ski Training Kit
Editors note: Post updated 6/24/20 The high elevation of most summer ski training venues can mean extreme variations in temperatures and weather conditions. Early mornings could be freezing cold and later in the day, it could be sweltering hot. Wind, rain and other extreme weather conditions are all a possibility too. Your best bet for […]
Ski the World Cup in Michigan
Ever wonder what it is like to speed down a world cup race course like the Streif in Kitzbuhel, Austria or the Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colorado? Well, now you can find out at Vertical Drop Ski Shop in Michigan. They’ve got a professional level ski simulator in house and available for use by ski teams, […]
6 Ski Camps To Take Your Ski Racing to the Next Level
Training in the off-season will help any skier improve. Here’s our list of six great summer ski racing camps we think you should consider. Editors note: This blog post was updated June 2, 2020 to include the most up-to-date general information about each of these ski racing camps. Please refer to each camps own website for Coronavirus-related programming updates, as this information could change rapidly.
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 […]
What’s In Your Ski Race Camp Suitcase?
It’s that special time of year. The temperatures are dropping, school’s in session, pumpkins are being carved. The holidays? Please. It’s time for race camp season! Which means, in generally, that ski season is oh so close. To get you and your little ski racers set up for race camp season, we put together a […]
A Primer On Squats: A Ski Racing Staple
It’s been said that skiers have the best butts of any athlete. Well, that’s probably because we don’t skip leg day. Meaning, we do squats. Ahhhh squats, probably the most revered as well as reviled of exercises. They’re such a pain to execute, and so much goes into form that it requires a bit of […]
Women, Ski Racing and Weight Lifting (Guest Post)
WHAT WOMEN SKI RACERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING (GUEST POST) Hey, all! Hope your summer is going magnificently, that you’re not collapsing under seasonitus and your perpetual longing for fresh powder and winter, and that you’re training a little bit for next ski racing season–and having a ton of fun, too! With this blog […]
This Summer Training Video Will Inspire You To Get Off The Couch
We’ve written about summer training and activities before, and we totally believe that it’s beneficially, mentally and physically, to continue to kick ass during the warm months. Here, Tina Weirather shows us her unique routines involving biking, running, shooting guns, medicine balls, and other assorted physical regiments. Check it out:
6 Summer Activities to Help You Fill The Void Left By Ski Racing
The end of the ski season marks a tragic feeling: far too many months away from the beauty that is a ski hill. Not to mention the blistering humidity, and if you’re a student, the vast void left by what used to be a busy schedule of juggling school work and a ski racing regime. […]