What it’s like to be a visually impaired Paralympic ski racer.
Meet Staci Mannella, a partially sighted ski racer. The subject of a new TV show airing on the East Coast this season, the New Jersey native fought—with the help of her guide, Kim Seevers—onto the U.S. Paralympics National Alpine Team. This is her story. Stay tuned for more segments and the full length documentary on our site.
We bickered over what our kid would put on his feet. Until we realized that he wouldn’t be standing on them.
We had what we thought was a typical marital spat for skiers expecting a baby. I knew that any human born to a long line of racers from the Rockies would be an alpine skier. My husband, Jim, a diehard telemarker with a backcountry habit, voted for pins. We agreed to disagree, but we always assumed we’d sprinkle a thorough ski education over whatever offspring entered our Seattle life. As my belly grew, so did our trash talk.
If it were hot and sunny all the time, it wouldn’t be ski season.
Whether you're on a family ski holiday or just out with some friends, staying warm is crucial to having a great day on the slopes. Here, our editors suggest 15 ways to stay warm while you're out there.
15) Swing your arms in circles to get the blood flowing back into your fingers. Sure you may look dumb, but would you rather look silly and get extra happy laps, or freeze?
Copper Mountain knows that there are skiers and riders out there who have never experienced the thrill of waking up and hearing that school was cancelled on the radio. There are people who have never spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. That’s where we come in. We’re here to provide you with the best snow day you can imagine – whatever that may be.
We thought we were in it to win it. But perhaps we’ve already won.
Recently I got the following “compliment” from a reader: “Your kids are lucky to have two crazy parents. My wife always says it takes one crazy parent to have a ski racer but two is ideal. Unfortunately, my wife isn’t crazy.”