While watching the Olympics the last two weeks, I continue to be impressed with the athletes that are able to rise to the occasion and perform at their best when the stakes are the highest. The Olympic stage is unique as it is one moment that can alter the perceived success or failure of an athlete.
I keep asking myself this simple question, "How are some athletes able to perform even better than their norm while others crumble with the pressure?"…Continue
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:00am
The Olympic Games are right around the corner and Steamboat is no stranger to Olympians and Olympic success. With over 80 Olympians, Steamboat tops anywhere in North American and potentially the world.
But, don't let those numbers jade you. I often joke that Olympians are a dime a dozen here in Ski Town USA. Yes, it's true...statistically speaking. 1 in 157 people in Steamboat is an Olympic athlete. But, let me give you some perhaps lesser known facts about becoming an…Continue
Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:00pm
We are a society of "I NEED IT NOW!"
Improvement in our skiing is no exception. We are all looking for a way to catch-up, keep up or just stay ahead.
The truth is skiing is an on-going evolution and just when you think you've arrived, you realize they didn't groom Cyclone and you have to face those dreaded moguls. Dang!
For me, it was the old bad habits that would suddenly resurface leaving…
Posted on January 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment
I've always prided myself of being an adaptable skier. Until this week, I had one pair of skis which I used almost EVERY day. I was somewhat picky with my all mountain ski, but I left it at that. Whatever the conditions, wherever I was planning on skiing, I went with my old trusties. I didn't give much thought…Continue
Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments