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
Yesterday we witnessed the official opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and despite the controversy surrounding the event, the Russians put on a good show. This show wasn’t however, without its mishaps… There was an Olympic ring that … 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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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
It’s the New Year which means it’s time to get organised and make some resolutions! And if one of those New Year’s resolutions happens to be getting fit or doing some more exercise, then why not give skiing a try? … Continue reading
Despite her recent crash in training whilst in Soelden last week, Lindsey is still going strong in her campaign towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. If you have suddenly found yourself staring at the computer screen wondering, who is … Continue reading
Welcome to Snowed In! The online community for all your ski racing needs. Snowed In caters to winter sport enthusiasts and aims to bring something a little different to the snowsports blogging scene. Expect news, events, reviews, gossip, interviews, and … Continue reading