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 […]

Team USA’s Danelle Umstead Talks About Trust, Family and Skiing Blind

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Danelle Umstead has a great sense of humor. A professional alpine ski racer, Danelle is headed to Sochi this winter. Qualifying in all five alpine events – downhill, Super G, Super Combined, Giant Slalom and Slalom — she is favored to medal in the speed events. But first, she’s explaining how to pronounce her name. […]

Talking with Olympic Ski Racer (and Brave Ski Mom) Edie Thys Morgan

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The Sochi Winter Olympics start today, which has me in an Olympic state of mind! Today, I ask former US Ski Team member Edie Thys Morgan about her Olympic and US Ski Team experience, her current life as a coach, ski journalist and novelist, and about her most challenging job — being a mom. Enjoy! […]

Ten Minutes With Ted Ligety


Last season, Ted Ligety ruled the ski world. With six giant slalom wins on the World Cup tour, he brought home his fourth Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom title as well as an overall third place finish. At the World Championships, Ligety won gold for the first time in super G and super combined […]