A few weeks ago the Wales Ski Team ventured up to Manchester for a weekend of technical and gate training at the Chill Factore snow dome. The centre is one of the newest indoor training facilities in the UK, and … Continue reading
The ski racing world was delivered some sad news today, as four-time Olympian and Britain’s best-loved ski racer Chemmy Alcott has announced her retirement. The news comes after Alcott enjoyed her fourth Winter Olympics in Sochi in February, finishing 19th … Continue reading
Today will be remembered as the day Team GB secured their first ever Paralympic Gold medal. Its been a long time coming, but it was definitely worth the wait. Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans won the historic medal … Continue reading
Giorgia Jayne Rescigno is a half-Welsh, half-Italian snowboarder who hopes to represent Great Britain at the next Winter Olympics in South Korea. The 20-year-old, who competes in Snowboard Cross, recently finished 12th at the World University Games in Trentino, and … Continue reading
Whether you’re a ski racer or not, stop what you’re doing and take the next couple of minutes to enjoy this rather innovative piece of journalism from the New York Times on Ted Ligety’s skiing technique. The article can be … Continue reading
Following our previous post we caught up with racer, blogger and author of ‘Skiing isn’t Everything’ Tucker Marshall to find out a bit more about his career and how racing was going the other side of the Atlantic… 1. How … Continue reading
A great read for current and ex-racers, as well as their parents. Looking back on my days as a snow competitor you really do realise skiing isn’t everything and there are more important things in life. Still, that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it, and I would not swap those racing days for anything!
Ski races are not known to be the happiest places on earth. You’ve got a few different personalities in the crowd at a ski race, and this is how it usually breaks down.
You’ve got the winner. This guy is psyched. He just beat everyone there. The only thing he is trying to figure out is a good response to the question, “how’d it go?” “Oh, I won,” sounds too pompous, “I did pretty good,” too cavalier. Seriously, it’s an awkward question for the winner, but they’ll figure out that you beat them later so for now, a simple “great” usually does the trick.
Next you’ve got the guys who were close, literal and relative to skill/age. They like to keep that smile on their faces and congratulate those around them, which is usually genuine. They are content but not satisfied. At the back of their heads there is this incessant nagging…
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Following Michael Schumacher‘s skiing crash in the French resort of Meribel a few weeks ago, (he recently underwent a third surgery), and the many discussions that were sparked over the use of helmets whilst on the slopes, we thought we … Continue reading
Have you been wondering who’s going to be representing Team GB in the ski racing stakes at next month’s Winter Olympics? Well look no further, these are the four individuals hoping they’ll be on the plane to Sochi in just … Continue reading
Yesterday Lindsey Vonn announced via her Facebook that she will no longer be competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The American said, “The reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this … Continue reading