Telemark Ski Racing Coming to Steamboat, Colorado

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Ever heard of a reipelykkje? Although it looks like a word a toddler might type on a keyboard, it’s actually a Norwegian ski racing term. Literally translated as “knot of rope,” a reipelykkje (pronounced rap-oh-lusha) is a large, 360-degree banked turn. It’s an element in telemark ski racing. Ever heard of telemark ski racing? Read […]

It’s Good to Be Austrian at the Alpine World Ski Championships

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We were told to party with the Austrians. And while there are Austrians everywhere in Vail and Beaver Creek right now, the first two we met were all business. Waiting in a short lift line during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, we were joined by Otte and Matthias. Bundled up in bright blue and green uniforms […]

The Ski Racing World is Coming to Vail. You Should Come, Too.

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Here in the Centennial State, we have a love/hate relationship with big time sports. Sure we love our Broncos and Avalanche, but back in 1972, the voters of the state didn’t love the Winter Olympics and turned them (and the world) away. Still, while we apparently didn’t want figure skating and bobsledding, Colorado has always supported […]

Mikaela Shiffrin: Going for Gold and Sharing the Table

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Today’s post is from Troy Hawks, editor, ski instructor, writer, fisherman and friend. Find him at The Redtail Times and Club Colorado, among other outlets.  Ski Racer Mikaela Shiffrin Shares Her Thoughts on Race Day and the Importance of Family What does the average 18-year-old girl think about while riding a chairlift? To be sure, it’s […]

The World is Coming to Vail in 2015. Bring Your Kid’s Ski Gear in a Kinderkarry Bag (Giveaway).

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The Olympics may have ended, but don’t let ski racing skip your mind. Because next year, the world comes to Colorado for the 2015 FIS World Cup Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. If you follow ski racing, you know that Beaver Creek has hosted the World Cup men’s tour for many years.  In 2013, the Women’s […]