Wild Women of the Wasatch | ep15 | Mountain Mentors

Words by: Amy David Starting as the Mentee In 2010 I moved to Salt Lake City to attend and chose the Utah mountains with the specific intention of pursuing a career in the ski industry. My high school coach told me if I wanted to become a professional skier, I needed to continue my academic education, get a pass to and be able to ski every line at the resort. I could do backflips in eighth grade, but learning to jump off of cliffs for the first time in college was another beast. Two ACL ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Paris, Brighton, Salt Lake City, University of Utah, Maile, Sun Valley Idaho, Wasatch, Tiana, Westminster College, Amy David Starting, Jessica Kunzer, Mountain Sports International, Tiana White

Canadian Nationals 2019: Notes, Quotes, and Galleries

Big fields bring big crowds to nationals. (Photo: Rob Smith) Canadian Ski Championships has come to an end with the mass start classic for the younger age groups. While is is hard to prove that this is the largest nationals ever, it is clear that Évènements Nordique Gatineau Nordic Events (ÉNGNE) has organized a successful week of racing for roughly 700 athletes. ÉNGNE is a collaboration between Chelsea Nordiq Ski Club, Nakkertok Nordic Ski Association, Club Skinouk and the Gatineau Loppet. One...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Mccarthy, Ottawa, Rob Smith, National Team, Gatineau, Len, Jim McCarthy, Bob Thompson, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Nakkertok, Maya MacIsaac Jones

Wrap Up of the Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

The Finals held at Soldeu El Tarter (Andorra) ended on Sunday with the Men's Slalom and the Ladies' Giant Slalom on the slope Avet in Soldeu, with 6,000 spectators watching from the stands, the finish line, the sides of the field and the terraces of the hotels. After seven intense days of training and races on the Àliga piste in El Tarter and the Avet piste in Soldeu, side events and ceremonies, now is time to take a look back at the FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2019.  The resort receiv...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Skiing, Fis, Andorra, Lewis, International Ski Federation FIS, Markus Waldner, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Grandvalira, Organising Committee, Jordi Pujol, Soldeu, 2018-2019 Winter Season

U.S. Team for World Cup Finals in Québec

American Jessie Diggins leads Germany’s Stefanie Böhler and others during the women’s 10 k freestyle pursuit on March 19 at World Cup Finals in Québec  City. Heading into the final weekend of World Cup racing, the U.S. Ski Team will be allotted a greater number of starts. Starting with Friday’s sprint, racing will be organized in Québec, Canada. Not technically the U.S., but it is North America. The International Ski Federation’s rules state that when Canada hosts a World Cup, the U.S. is co...
Tags: News, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, North America, Quebec, Fis, Continental, Hamilton, Ogden, McCabe, Scott Patterson, Quebec Canada

Growing a Skier at Solitude

Solitude Ski and Ride School While Solitude offers several programs in their ski school, the motto for each program is “focusing on fun...and learning through play and experimentation while reinforcing technique”. Keeping the focus on FUN is especially important for young skiers/riders. The instructors know how to make learning feel like a game and center the learning around play. A short private (or semi-private) lesson will pay off LEAPS AND BOUNDS. Solitude’s instructors follow the lead of yo...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Huck, Moonbeam, Moonbeam Lodge One, Moonbeam Lodge

Rise and Shine for Joanne Reid in Östersund, Sweden

Joanne Reid of the U.S. skiing to 15th overall in the 7.5 k sprint at the 2019 IBU World Championships. (Photo: ARD screenshot) A World Championship. A career-best result. For Joanne Reid of the US Biathlon team in Östersund, Sweden, the recently concluded IBU World Championships were a highlight. It was a fine series of races for the twenty-six year old last week — it was a great moment for her to rise and shine. Out of 93 starters, she placed 15th in the 7.5 k sprint . She followed ...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Reid, Susan Dunklee, Biathlon, US Biathlon, Joanne Reid, Dunklee, Östersund Sweden, Susan -LSB- Dunklee, Linn Persson, 2019 IBU World Championships, Östersund Reid

16th Glacier Bike Downhill Race in Saas-Fee

Next Saturday, March 16th, 2019 the 16th annual Glacier Downhill Bike Race will be held in Saas-Fee. This is no usual ride over hill and dale. Rather this race goes over ice and snow down to the glacier village. The riders will start en mass at 3’500m. During the first half of the race, enthralling fights are guaranteed to ensure the lead position. It’s a race without spikes and of high velocity, with riders reaching speeds of 144 km/h.The mass start is on the Mittelallalin station at an altitu...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Valley, Ski Paradise, Allalin Race, Allalin Rennen, Free Republic of Holidays, Glacier Bike Downhill, Ice Climbing World Cup, Migros Grand Prix, Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Bergbahnen, Saastal, Mittelallalin, Morenia

Canadian Nationals: Team Sprint and Long Distance Classic

Ryan Jackson leads Andy Shields, Dominique Moncion-Groulx, Sam Hendry, and Ty Godfrey in the 50km. (Photo: Doug Stephen) The Canadian Ski Championships party at Nakkertok trails in Gatineau, Québec is in the final days. While ski fans might see this as a pre-party for World Cup Finals in Québec City, the athletes are pursuing titles, personal goals, and the chance to test themselves against 700 peers. FasterSkier, like the World Cup athletes, is not immune to travel challenges. There will be a ...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Racing, Williams, Skiing, Thompson, Rob Smith, Quebec City, Canmore, Zoe Williams, MacLean, Lenny, HENDRY, Len, Ritchie, Malcolm

Saas-Fee Joins the Magic Pass

From the 2019-2020 winter season, the Saas-Fee and Saas-Almagell ski resorts will be included in the Magic Pass. The previous "knock-out deal" with the WinterCARD will end at the end of the 2018/19 season. For the next season, you can buy The Magic Pass, a ski pass that gives you unlimited access to the cable cars in more than 30 ski resorts with 1,200 km of pistes, 15 snow parks, 100 mountain restaurants and breathtaking panoramas in the cantons of Berne, Valais, Fribourg, Vaud and Neuchât...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Valais, Ski Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Ski Paradise, Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Bergbahnen, Saas-Fee Tourism, Winter Card, Magic Pass, Berne Valais Fribourg Vaud

Wednesday Workout: The Pressure is Off Approach to Your First World Cup

Gus Schumacher during the 1.6 k classic sprint qualifier at Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) At eighteen-years-old, Gus Schumacher remains composed in what is a pressure cooker of endurance sport. There he was last week on his home tracks of Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK., claiming four first place medals and providing locals a deep-well of pride. If in fact this young man is stressed before or during a race, it’d be hard to notice. And maybe part of that...
Tags: Europe, Resources, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Workouts, Quebec City, Anchorage, Schumacher, Anchorage AK, Kincaid Park, Lahti Finland, Wednesday Workout, Doug Stephen

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