A Look Back

20 Feb

This is my third winter covering the World Cup for the New York Times. From Bode Miller’s comeback to Vonn’s re-injury, here’s a recap of the season so far:

Ted Ligety Takes Aim at Overall Title

Bode Miller Returns to Prime Form

Ligety Dominates and Miller Surprises

Miller Is the Main Attraction

Vonn Hit Tricky Turn

American Women Have Difficulty Early in the Season

Giving Back After the Race Has Past

On the Comeback trail, Miller is Third, But Disappointed

Felix Neurether Leaves His Mark

For Some Ski Racers, An Advantage Before the Season Even Starts

Svindal Wins Beaver Creek Downhill

Shiffrin Barely Misses Giant Slalom Win

Injury Lifted Hirscher’s Career

The King of Speed

Olympian’s Insider’s Guides to Your Favorite Ski Resorts

20 Feb

From Telluride, Colorado to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, here, your favorite Olympians give you the inside scoop on what to do and where to ski at their home resorts.

Gus Kenworthy on Telluride, CO

Julia Mancuso on Squaw Valley, CA

Ted Ligety on Park City, UT

Tommy Moe on Jackson Hole, WY

Picabo Street on Sun Valley, ID

Grete Eliassen on Brighton, Utah

Getting and Staying in Shape for Ski Season

20 Feb

Balancing Your Way to a Rip Roaring Performance

The US Ski Team’s Secret Weapon

The Power Endurance Powder Plan

Moving to the Alps

20 Feb

About a year ago, I visited the 12th century village of La Grave, France. It’s a charming, 500-person alpine hamlet stashed in the south east corner of France devoted entirely to skiing. There’s a bakery, two bars, a handful of hotels and a farmer’s market on Thursday mornings, and one ski lift accessing over 7,000 vertical feet of wild, ungroomed, unpatrolled terrain. I was sold. In January I moved to La Grave. Here’s why

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Ted Ligety’s Hunt for the Overall Title

15 Nov

World Cup season has begun! And with that, the short road to the Olympics. Here’s a story that I wrote about Ted Ligety that ran in the New York Times recently. Ligety won the first race in Soelden, Austria and is on the hunt for the 2014 World Cup overall title.

Colorado Public Radio Interview on Bill Koch

14 Feb

On Thursday, February 14th, Colorado Public Radio featured an interview with me about my story for 5280 on Bill Koch and the wild West town he’s building outside of Paonia, Colorado. Listen in here.

High School Moms on Colorado Public Radio

3 Oct

A few weeks back I had the good fortune to work with Colorado Public Radio’s Andrea Dukakis on a Colorado Matters segment about a high school for teen and parenting moms. The high school, Florence Crittenton Services, was recently featured on a reality TV series called High School Moms on TLC and Discovery. Far from MTV’s Teen Moms, the girls at Flo Crit are an inspiration–teenagers with braces juggling motherhood, school, and sometimes jobs–often all by themselves. Andrea and I interviewed two of the shows stars, Megan and Evangeline. They knocked my socks off. Click here to listen to the segment……