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It’s That Time of Year…

It’s That Time of Year…

Ski racing is a brilliant metaphor for life. Like life, successes and failures are both part of the process. In ski racing though, the failures are usually dramatic, witness the crash. It is such a part of ski racing that, if put in the proper perspective, it is a...
AGE CLASSES REVISED!

AGE CLASSES REVISED!

In an effort to reduce the emphasis on travel racing and points hunting before athletes have reached proper maturity, the international governing body for ski racing, FIS, has changed the age classification system. USSA has followed. The result is that the first year...
Killing a Myth…

Killing a Myth…

Websters defines the verb “train” as follows:  a) to form by instruction, discipline, or drill b) to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficient. A myth has slowly grown in our community, and likely in many competition oriented clubs, that our...

Are they just words?

When you read the MARA mission statement, you see words like “advancing fundamental skills” and “developing well rounded individuals.” Having been around MARA for many years myself, I’ve also heard- and used- words like growth, character,...