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The Skier Within: Ski Instructors Change Techniques

When ski instruction went from formal technique to pop psychology.

More than three decades ago, skiing was ripe for a change in the way the sport was taught. Amid a new wave of research in psychology and neurology that supported a holistic approach to how people learn, ski instructors were still shouting orders to tense skiers about the placement of their knees and shoulders.

France for Adventurers


So much has been said and written in recent years about La Grave, that eventually every wistful thrill-seeker looks for it on the map of the southern French Alps. Finding it takes some doing: La Grave earns the cartographer's tiniest dot.

Austria Skiing's Birthplace


Check out historic Innsbruck, where you can marvel at museums or ski Olympic mountains. Then head to Saalbach-Hinterglemm for a taste of traditional Tyrolean skiing.

Travels With Jean-Claude

Warren Miller

After the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, my film company won the rights to produce a TV series featuring triple gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy.

Eberharter: A Contender for Triple Gold


By winning the men's final World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics, Austrian Stephan Eberharter established himself as a potential triple gold medalist in Salt Lake City.

Disappointing Start to French Ski Season


French resorts share North American ski areas early season woes with a drop in skier visits over the Christmas and New Year holiday periods.

Jiri Raska Voted Skier of the Century in Czech Republic


Olympic ski jumping champion Jiri Raska was voted the Czech skier of the century in a poll of journalists and members of the Czech Ski Association.

Six Named to Hall of Fame


Six skiing pioneers and industry leaders were named yesterday to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.

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