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Premium Columns

Behind the Gold: Closure

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

Vonn slid into the starting gate on March 22 with something to prove — even if to just herself. Read more...

Behind the Gold: Hannah Kearney’s Crystal and Character

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

In 2002, Donna Weinbrecht was retiring with a record 46 World Cup wins. Hannah Kearney had only dreams. Read more...

Behind the Gold: Child of the Tour

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

Justin Reiter is a glass-half-full kind of guy. Read more...

These Olympians are Special: Scoreboard Not Included

By Bill McCollom - Contributor

With all the hoopla, one might think the Olympics have come to town. And actually, they have — the Vermont Special Olympics is in full regalia. Read more...

The Dream of a Do-Over for the National System

By Aldo Radamus - Executive Director Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

If we could start from scratch, could we achieve the holy grail of advancement without limitation by means? Read more...

Behind the Gold: Finding the Wave

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

You don’t become a world champion without perseverance. Read more...

Why USSA Needs Regional Teams

By Mike Savage and Doug Williams - Carrabassett Valley Academy Alpine Program

Most junior ski racers in the U.S. come to a fork in the road where they must decide what the rest of their career is going to look like. Read more...

Behind the Gold: Seizing Opportunity

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

In a raging, wet Swedish snowstorm, three athletes shivered in the cold of the finish stadium in Falun. Read more...

Behind the Gold: An Electrical Moment

By Tom Kelly - Contributor

It was Ligety vs. Hirscher, much as it has been for Ted’s entire career. Read more...

Warner’s World: Talking Telemark Racing with Cory Snyder

By Warner Nickerson - Contributor

Meet Cory Snyder, a 22-year-old senior at the University of New Hampshire and eight-year veteran of the U.S. Telemark Ski Team. Read more...