Positivity by Blaine Gallivan

Injury is a very peculiar thing, especially from the perspective of an athlete. For me, it can go one of two ways: either a healthy learning process promoting self-growth and determination, or a destructive path towards negativity. This fall I was given the amazing opportunity to start working with Crystal Wright and Adam Dowell at…

Workout Of The Week by Crystal Wright

This workout is Day 9 of an 16 session advanced  progressive ski/snowboard fitness series. These exercises are repeated over the 8 weeks to focus on eccentric, core, single leg and agility strength for skiing and snowboarding. Over the 8 weeks all the athletes improved in all areas, the biggest improvement I saw was the athletes…

Daniel Tisi trains to improve in IFSA competition

The weekend of February 2, 2014 was the IFSA Jackson Hole stop in Toilet Bowl. It was one of the smaller and the least technical venue on the tour. There were 4 prominent hits on the venue.  Everyone was hitting the same lines so originality was non-existent.    The main downside to the comp was…

A Cure for the Broken Leg Blues

On November 1, 2013 I was swept off a mountain in an avalanche. I shattered my patella and dislocated my knee joint.  ACL, PCL and MCL tears.  I had surgery to reconstruct the patella on November 8th and had to spend 9 1/2 weeks in a straight leg brace.  My leg felt like a useless …

Ski Fit is over, now what?

By Crystal Wright It’s a common belief that once you participate in preseason training, you are set for the season and see no reason to maintain your strength gains. For example, our ski fitness, an 8-week program in the fall, is sold out every year. However, many believe that once the 8-week commitment is over…