Published Articles

My writing has appeared in many outdoor, travel and sports publications. Though primarily sports focused, I cover a variety of topics, including travel, gear, women’s issues, kids sports, outdoor recreation, parenting, and profiles. Heck I even write about scone mixes, muffin tins and knitting. If you need something written, give me a shout! Here are a few samples:

New York Times

Losing My Mother to Alzheimer’s, Then Finding Her Again: I was at first ashamed to admit, let alone articulate that grieving her now, when the loss is complete, feels nothing like I had expected. It feels easy. From NYT Sunday Review » read more

Does it Take a Tiger Mom to Raise an Olympian? Contrary to what the youth sports environment may indicate, There are as many approaches to raising an Olympian as there are Olympians. From NYT Style » read more

SKI Magazine

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The Cushing Crossing: The rich history of ski country’s most epic pond skim. » read more

Legacy: “All snow is good snow,” my Dad’s favorite catch phrase, was often deployed to preempt mutiny in challenging conditions. It said, “There will be no
whining from you…or you or you or you!” » read more

Once an Olympian: The privilege of being an Olympian is a lifelong honor that takes many things, including luck. » read more

The Parent Whisperer: You can’t force a kid into being the next great thing, but you can do a lot of damage trying. » read more

Stratton Style: The mountains of Vermont hardly rivaled those of his native Austria, but Stratton Mountain’s founding ski school director knew good times were more important than towering peaks. » read more

Stowe’s Sugar Slalom: For 66 years the Sugar Slalom has been a rite of spring for New England ski racers – a come-one-come-all, FIS-sanctioned race with the spirit of Mardi Gras and a start list that includes everyone from hula-skirted kids to GS-suited World Cup skiers. » read more

Kizbuhel; Putting on the Kitz with Franz and Franz Cowboy Up: Dude Ranching in the Rockies; Take a Seat: a (humbling) monoski primer with Chris WaddellTrading Races:  Security slingers live by “Chamonix Rules” at the annual Interbourse ski week.

Skiing History

Thinking Ahead: North American ski academies turn 50 and look to the future » read more

Spider Sabich: The life and legend of Pro Skiing’s All American hero » read more

Montafon, Austria: A winter escape to Hemingway’s Hideaway » read more

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting: Olympic skiers head into the great unknown » read more

What US Skiing Needs To Learn: The winning culture that struck gold for the US Women’s Cross Country Team » read more

Foreign Relations: The rich history, and ample controversy of international skiers in the NCAA »read more

The Art of The Dual: Head-to-head racing kicked off in the early 1960s in Aspen and will debut as a medal event at the Winter Olympics in 2018. Take a look back at—and toward the future of—alpine racing’s most exciting format. » read more

Endless Winter: Led by top racers like Pepi Stiegler, Stein Eriksen and Erich Sailer, summer ski camps were once a booming business at resorts across western North America. From as many as 18, the number of ski areas hosting them has dwindled to a few. » read more

The All-American: Bob Beattie speaks out on the “alarming” state of collegiate ski racing in the United States—and how it can be fixed. » read more

Breaking the World Cup Record:  Before surpassing Moser Proell, a look at Lindsey Vonn’s run to be the GOAT. » read more

‘Where Are They Now’ Features

Marco Sullivan: The American Downhiller legacy is alive and well, thanks to big mountain born and bred Marco Sullivan and his band of fast teammates  » read more

Erik Schinegger: Austria’s Forgotten World Champion. » read more

Toril Forland: Norwegian Olympian, Collegiate Queen and five-time World Pro Tour champion has made a happy life in skiing. » read more

Nancy Green Raine: The first women’s Overall World Cup winner and two-time world champion serves in the Canadian Senate and is director of skiing at Sun Peaks in BC. » read more AND on the 50th anniversary of the World Cup, she still rips!

Deb Armstrong: After a storybook racing career, an Olympic champion finds a new calling in coaching—and liberation through a recent TBI diagnosis.» read more

Andreas and Hanni Wenzel: Former World Cup superstars and siblings have found post-racing success in the business world.» read more

Annemarie Moser-Proell: The Austrian “Sportswoman of the Century” says her 62-win World Cup record was made to be broken (and it later was). » read more

For more profiles on ski legends. check out: Lasse Kjus, Vreni Schneider, Tommy Moe, Otto Tschudi, Maria Walliser, Kjetil Andre Aamodt, Marc Girardelli, Tori (Pillinger) Robinson

Racer Next on Ski

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Oldies but Goodies: Columns from 2014-2017

Thinking Outside the Alps Box Is it time for North Americans to rethink the Europa Cup model? » read more

Follow This Leader: Great coaching takes a bit of art and a lot of heart. » read more

Raising the Bar: Lila Lapanja and Team CLIF bar ski racing fire it up! » read more

Foreign Exchange: World Cup athletes talk about what’s right about college racing in the US. » read more

Continuing Education: Want to keep ski racing after high school? Join the club. » read more

So Long National University Team: N-UNI version 1.0 is done, but class is still in session. » read more

All Grown Up and Nowhere to Go: For American women it’s tough to beat the band. » read more

That Was a Record (not the good kind): Long term development vs short term results. » read more

Validating the College Path: Chances of and options for racing in college. » read more

 Some columns from 2015-16 ski season:

How to be a Ski Racing Parent, Bouncing Back From Injuries Part 1, Bouncing Back From Injuries Part 2: Concussions, How to be a Ski Racer Part 1: Anna Marno, How to be a Ski Racer Part 2: Garret Driller, How to be a Ski Racer Part 3: Foreste Peterson, The Skier’s Condo Survival Guide

Some columns from the 2014-15 ski season:

Should You Put Your Kid on Ice this Summer? , The Best Advice You Never GotThe Prodigy Problem, The College Try, Failure is the New Success, Who’s Got the Look?, Hermannator I – The Original, Ski Racing À La Carte, I, Ski Racing Parent, Do Solemnly Swear… , The Price is (Not) Right

Other Fun Stuff

Scrappy, Frugal, Tenacious Redneck Racing in Vermont Ski Areas Magazine (see pg 31)

Guest Post on Non Political News

Featured in Exploring America’s Attitude on Winning, Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, winter 2018

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