As a skier, I spend most of the winter travelling. There is only one time from mid-November to early April that is safe from the hassles, haggling, and horrors of travel and that time would be the holidays. Usually following the opening race circuit or the fall semester of school, I travel back to Anchorage… More Home For the Holidays?
October 22, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Like so many organizations, FIS, the governing body for international skiing, is a slow-to-change entity. Doping reforms, for example, have evolved but at a yawn-worthy rate. So in rather atypical fashion, like a finger snap, FIS voted to oust its Secretary General, Sarah Lewis, on October 9th. Lewis had been considered a lifer at FIS. […] > READ MORE
October 21, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Jim Morrison and Hilaree NelsonSierra Nevada Mountains, CA. (Photo: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity/Christian Pondella) Within my pay-grade back in November 1993 was the cost of a weekend pass to the renowned Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. Living in Northwest, Montana at the time, the drive north and across the border […] > READ MORE
October 20, 2020 by Reese Hanneman
Like most other states, a cross section of athletes racing in the Colorado High School circuit (CHSAA) looks relatively homogenous when it comes to ethnicity. The field is largely white. However, in stark contrast to skiers hailing from affluent mountain towns like Steamboat Springs, Aspen, and Vail, a team from Denver might catch your eye […] > READ MORE