Steamboat is home to more Olympians than any other town in the world. Yes, Olympian folk are almost more common than our beloved neighborhood pooches. I always joke that if you want to rub shoulders with some of the best in the world, head to City Market at 5pm and you will find more than you bargained for!
With all this athletic prowess in one small place, it's always refreshing to see the younger generations coming up for their taste of greatness. The hungry, unaltered love for the…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on March 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We've all heard it and probably even muttered the words, "There are no friends on a powder day".
Wait!! What? No!
I've decided that couldn't be further from the truth. Here's why:
First off, Powder is magical. We all love it and are crazed by the thought of first tracks in the fluff. We've all waited for the coveted line to drop and whooped with delight as we choked on face shots.
So, when did we decide that one of the best things in life shouldn't…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on February 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This year's Winter Carnival will be Steamboat's 99th anniversary. That's an incredible heritage. 99 years of smiling kids being pulled behind horses on snow filled streets. Unique festivities is nothing new. Rated one of the best winter carnivals in the world, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has much to be proud of. Started as a way for residents to cope with cabin fever, this year has brought the long awaited powder to town.
My family moved here when I was a Junior in high…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on February 10, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments
We are back after a whirlwind tour of Japan. We enjoyed 5 days of ramen, rice, incredible people and epic powder. Sounds like an ideal combo, not to mention tons of frequent flyer miles!
This year's American 300 team was a dynamic group of Steamboat locals. Dave and Aimee Nagel, Rob Powers, Mike Lane and Nelson Carmichael all came together for the cause of bringing a little piece of America to military men, women and families living in Camp Zama, Japan.
Another incredible day here in Camp Zama, Japan.
Who can boast a day of early morning training, a private meeting with The Army Band, an inside tour of a Blackhawk helicopter, a K9 Unit visit and finally a beer with the Lieutenant Colonel? We can!
It's been a whirlwind day and we are thrilled to be involved in such a fantastic cause.
This year we are joined by Dave and Aimee Nagel who have been total troopers. (No pun intended) They have jumped right into the…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on January 27, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments
We've all had those moments when we knew our life would be changed for the better.
Last year I had the enormous pleasure of traveling to Guam and Japan with three fellow Olympians, Mike Lane from Steamboat Ski Corp and Rob Powers. Our trip's purpose was to visit with military men and women stationed in the Pacific and share our Olympic experience. Little did I know it would be a life changing experience. I left with a whole new appreciation for so many and forever…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on January 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Ok gals, it’s your opportunity to make those improvements we’ve all been wanting! Yes, it’s a new year and a new chance to get over those long dreaded humps in your skiing technique.
Perhaps you’ve been hearing the same instruction over and over and still you’re looking for that golden nugget? It may be the elusive one tip that will get you down the mountain feeling like a champ as opposed to dreading another mogul. Look no further!
Deb Armstrong, Olympic…
Added by Caroline Lalive on January 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
If you didn't already know, the Holidays are soon to arrive!
With all the buzz, often there is a little stress. GASP!
A few pounds gained, a tree to be found and way too many tasks to do. If you're looking for a little help, I'm here to give you some insider tips.
If you've just arrived or your kids are getting a little nutty, join us Saturday for a Family-Friendly Apres Ski Event. December 17th from 3-5pm, we will be on the Mountain on the NEW Steamboat Stage…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on December 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Yes, the season has officially arrived in Steamboat and I'm thrilled.
While I was competing, this was always my favorite time of year. We had trained all spring, summer and fall and it was race time. The mixture of nerves and anticipation was exhilarating.
How are you feeling? This is the fourth tip for your pre-season regime. We are trained and ready to rip.
Here is my final million dollar tip:
It seems so trivial but…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on November 23, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments
We are onto our third session for our winter prep.
How are you feeling?
Snow is starting to fall and winter is fast approaching. Don't waste time getting your body ready for the season!
This week we are going to focus on leg strength combined with some balance elements.
Skiing is a mixture of both these aspects, so it's perfect!
Grab a pillow, dyna-disc or any uneven surface.
Place your pillow about 2 feet…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on November 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here is week 2 of our countdown to winter.
It's time to get more ski/snowboard specific in our workouts and movements.
Like I mentioned in the first week, we're trying to minimize that initial shock when we first get on snow. You will be ahead of the game and ready to rip in no time.
After our previous round of strength, we are going to do some interval training. These are meant to get your heart rate and body prepared for increased intensity. Similar to a run…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on October 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The weather has changed and winter is fast approaching!
Are you ready to rip?
I've always noticed that the first few days of skiing really kill my legs! Why is that? I have trained most my life for this and it still hurts!
Simple, skiing uses muscles and movements that are pretty hard to train without actually skiing. There is hope though...try to incorporate skiing/snowboarding specific moves into your workout routine and it will minimize that initial…Continue
Rainy skies didn’t dampen the energy of this weekend’s Oktoberwest Fest. While walking through Gondola Plaza I was met with familiar faces and excitement for another great event here in Steamboat Springs. Once again this was another first for me!
The Drew Emmitt Band brought smiles to everyone as…
Added by Caroline Lalive on September 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Added by Caroline Lalive on September 6, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
I would like to interrupt this blog to announce my absolute pride and admiration for the people of Steamboat Springs. I’ve always been told “never toot your own horn.” So, all you Steamboat folks I’m tootin’ it for you.
Following an incredible weekend of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge festivities and excitement, I am more in love with our community than ever before. Yep, I love you guys. Oh, let me count the ways...
The people of Steamboat have a way to honor and rally for…
We’ve all read or even met those less than gracious athletes. After spending the evening together at the Coates' All- American BBQ, I can honestly say this wasn’t the case with Andy Schleck. As a fellow athlete, I am accustomed to the rigors of training schedules, travel and the difficulty in creating a balanced life. Often times athletes are deemed self-absorbed due to the intense focus and the general nature of sports. Andy was an a breath of fresh air with his non assuming, generous…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on August 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Oh to be a kid again!
Adventure, laughs, games and fun are all in a normal day at the Kids' Vacation Center here in Steamboat Springs. The Kids' Adventure Club operated by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation has been making local and visiting kids days a little more exciting since 1963.
Added by Caroline Lalive on August 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
My most recent Steamboat adventure is one that is steeped in tradition. Not only here in the valley but for much of the west. The rodeo, is an All-American experience and one that I had almost all but forgotten. I kick myself (no pun intended) for not having taken part sooner in the Friday, Saturday evening festivities at Romick Arena.…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
110 miles on a road bike is a long way! Oh yes, I have found and made my home in the pain cave. Did I mention the 2 mountain climbs, which included Rabbit Ears and Gore Pass? Thanks to Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat, I have an entirely new appreciation for these long distance athletes. Over 350 people of all ages and ability made their way over the Continental Divide and then some. Crazy Folks, they are! Ninety miles an hour on skis is much more comfortable for me.
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
It’s official and I can now cross off another exciting activity that I have never done here in Steamboat! With the Balloon Rodeo here in town I was able to hitch a ride on one of the balloons on their “test” flights early this morning. Tim Taylor from Salt Lake City, Utah was kind enough to give me a bird’s eye view of the valley. Yampa Valley continues to amaze me with the oxbows of the river surrounded by lush meadows. It was a completely new way to experience our natural…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments