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Balancing Act: Side-to-Side Balance

Instruction

Your stance says a lot about your side-to-side balance. Keeping your feet together looks pretty, but it's inefficient.

Go USA!

From the Top

It is easy-way too easy, in fact-to focus only on the negative aspects of today's Olympic Games: The site selection bribery scandals; the corporate indulgences; the political backscratching; the way money and power seem to rule everything.

Powder's Paradox

From the Top

To achieve victory, you must first surrender.

Straight Line

Warren Miller

In 1939, a narrow, dusty, dirt road led west from the small, almost abandoned mining town of Ketchum, Idaho, to the base of Mt. Baldy. There, an even narrower ski trail had been cut the summer before from the top of 9,000-foot Mt. Baldy.

Contributors: February 2002

From the Top

A profile of SKI Magazine contributors for February 2002.

Grizzly's Hidden Bite

Features

Aptly named "Grizzly," Snowbasin's men's Olympic course is a fierce ride that challenges racers with elements never before seen in downhill competition. U.S. Olympian Doug Lewis leads a tour of this deceptively difficult men's Olympic downhill track.

Drive With The Hands

Turning Points

The technique described on page 66 by my U.S. Ski Team teammate is great for short turns, but remove a few gates, add some rollers, and the rules change.

Backcountry Access Introduces the Stash Pack

Gear

Backcountry Access introduces the world's first fully integrated winter hydration pack that might solve the so-called "winter hydration problem" for skiers, snowboarders and mountain snowmobilers.

Skier Johnson Moved To New Hospital

Features

Former Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson, who has been in a coma since a crash at Big Mountain ski resort last month, was moved Wednesday to a Portland hospital to be closer to family.

Mendes Wins GS, Captures First U.S. National Title

Features

A wide-smiling but admittedly bewildered Jonna Mendes had the fastest time on each run Tuesday and collected her first national title as she won the GS by 1.75 seconds on the fifth day of the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships.

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