Vonn won best female athlete and best female U.S. Olympian on a night filled with snowsports stars.
Lindsey Vonn won female athlete of the year at the 2010 ESPYs, knocking out Serena Williams, basketball player Diana Taurasi, and others.Vonn’s success on the World Cup circuit over the 2009-10 season, and her dominant performances at the Vancouver Olympic games earned her the title of best female athlete, as well as best Olympic female athlete.
The Olympic and World Cup champ has reinstated his annual contract with the US Ski Team.
Bode Miller won’t be pursuing tennis any longer. The almost 33-year-old skier has signed and submitted an annual team contract with the US Ski Team. After a two-year breakaway from the team, Bode’s back, and he’s poised for success.
Lessons, a new addition to Colorado Ski Country's Passport program which provides three days of free skiing at each participating CSCUSA member resort, will be given throughout January as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.
Colorado fifth graders now not only can ski for free, but they can take a free lesson, too. Colorado Ski Country announced the new addition to the existing 5th Grade Passport program, which provides the state's fifth graders with three free days of skiing at participating resort, yesterday during its 47th annual meeting. The lessons will be given throughout January as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.
Skiing two miles downhill without taking a break is hard enough. Try doing it at 80 mph on a sheet of ice. That's what it feels like to be an Olympic racer. Think you've got what it takes? Give it a shot on one of these former Olympic downhill courses. Quad burn mean anything to you? By Jennifer Davis
With the holidays behind you and a new year in full swing, spare time is hard to come by. But this is no time to neglect your training, no matter how packed your schedule. Exercise for only a few minutes, three times a day and you’ll still get a big on-hill payoff. Need more incentive? Wayne Westcott, author of Building Strength and Stamina, attests that the multiple short blasts of exercise can boost your metabolism, to help you finally nix those pesky pounds you’ve been carrying around since the holidays.
Artful skiing boils down to this: when, where and how you turn. The “when” and the “where” are totally up to you. The how, though, leaves less room for personal choice or impulse. Steering your skis, no matter when and no matter where, is best accomplished by turning—or, more specifically, twisting—your legs. Doing so without involving the rest of your body is crucial, but it’s harder than it sounds. This month, we show you how to separate the actions of your upper and lower body for strong and accurate turns. In doing so, you’ll separate yourself from most of the skiers out there.
While this winter brought us sweet powder and effortless turns, all good things must eventually come to an end. Spring brings the promise of softer snow and sunny days. Help your body stay in shape for skiing into June with these simple routines.