skiing

Use a plyo program to power through the powder

A safely devised plyometric program will benefit every activity —producing more power to the pedal, force in the foot strike, and for that skier, alpine or cross-country, mor ...

Got balance?

Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainab ...

Ski resorts gear up for holiday

The fire may be so delightful this Thanksgiving, but local snow-sport enthusiasts are saying, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” Jack Morgan, of Colfax, is the division ...

The core of cross country conditioning

The expanded concept of core has been coined the pillar and consists of scapula, trunk and the hip complex. The goal of a functional core stability and mobility training program ex ...

Seize the season: Shift to ski conditioning

Calling all foothill endurance athletes to mix it up this winter — rather than riding around in the rain in a soggy chamois and running in soaked socks — check out cross countr ...

Duo aims to ski all 12 months before 2012

Diane Giuliani thought it would be fun to be able to say she skied every month of the year in the Golden State. With a year of record snowfall and her ski buddy of 25 years, Peggy ...

Local teacher encourages students to go for the gold

Jennifer Stedman started her first day at E.V. Cain Charter Middle School by presenting her students with a conundrum. The game they played, called two lies and a truth, was desi ...

Slopes still sizzle in summer

While some people are dreaming of an endless summer, others like Jack Morgan, have their sights set on an endless winter. With record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra this year, s ...

Meister wins masters title, meets Mancuso

Brad Meister is still basking in the glow of his US Ski and Snowboard Association Overall National Speed Series M5 Championship. He is also a little star struck. As part of his vi ...

Join Mancuso for Mai Tais

Brad Meister is still basking in the glow of his US Ski and Snowboard Association Overall National Speed Series M5 Championship. He is also a little star struck. As part of his vi ...