VIDEO: Ted Ligety Headlines NASTAR 2014 Nationals at Aspen/Snowmass

NASTAR, the largest recreational ski race program in the world, held its Nature Valley sponsored National Championships March 25th – 30th at Aspen/Snowmass. Avid skiers and snowboarders from approximately 45 states, ranging in age from three to 90, converged on the legendary resort to compete for national titles in various divisions. Racers qualified from public …

Dual Finale: Copper Mountain’s Village Race Series Season Closer

Copper Mountain’s Village Race Series held its 2013 season finale March 14, with multiple teams and over 60 racers coming out to compete for titles and fun. The alpine series capped off with a double dose of GS, a regular two run race down Copperopolis, followed by a hand drop drag race dual on Copper’s …

Magic Bus: Manhattan Day Trips to Ski and Board in the Mountains

New Yorkers craving some fresh air and a break from the grind can trade pavement for snow by taking one of Manhattan’s bus ski trips. Several days a week at early morning points throughout the city, buses load people with multiple alpine interests for destinations in the Catskills and Vermont. In my case, I am …

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RACE LEAGUE KICKS OFF AT HIDDEN VALLEY NEW JERSEY

After a warm weather delay, New Jersey Ski Council’s Wednesday Night Race League (WRNL) kicked off January 24 at Hidden Valley. While few likely associate ski racing or even skiing with New Jersey, the Hidden Valley program proves that grass roots alpine competition is alive and well. Held Wednesdays on a 7:30pm start time, the …

First Chair, First Run at Copper with Frank Walter: The Guy in The Yellow Jacket Who Skis Every Day

Written by Jake Bright I had the good fortune to take the first chair and run of the season at Copper with Mountain President Gary Rogers and Frank Walter. Frank’s a bit of a ski legend at Copper. He’s been a regular fixture there for years, logging 100 to 160 days a year, tracking his …

Racer in the mirror: Advanced video analysis for faster GS skiing

By Jake Bright Are you a NASTAR, masters, or junior racer eager for more speed? Feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your giant slalom (GS) skiing? Advanced video training could be the answer. In my own quest for faster times, I set out to explore how video analysis could help my GS skiing and …

CRASHING THE U.S. SKI TEAM BALL: MEETING BODE AND LINDSEY

“I have an ‘in’ to some ski event. Do you want to go?” This is what my hip hop producer friend says to me after dinner around 9:30pm on a New York Thursday. Next thing I know I am at the US Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Annual Ball hanging out with the icons of …

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