Tag: Erika Flowers

Goals: Reverse Splits—Women wanted relay medal; men had another hope

American veteran racer Andy Newell was lit up by the lights of the Alpsensia Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. Leaning alone on the railing in the media zone, he looked quietly over the medal celebrations happening below him among the Norwegian, French and Russian teams and fans. To his right, […]

That moment I felt like I was winning. [Photo] Gretchen Powers

Goal Setting Season

I probably should have written this blog 6 weeks ago. The flurry of travel, end of season racing, and an untimely illness, late season snow and April adventures did little to encourage time inside behind a computer screen to write the damn thing down. And so its now June and that […]

Living the Dream out of a Suitcase

Amidst all the glitz and glam of professional ski racing (I’m kidding) lays one universal and decidedly un-glamorous reality: your life fits into a slightly worn, occasionally duct-taped, suitcase. I arrived this week in Quebec City for my first ever World Cup Races and I’m wearing the exact same green […]

6,000+ skiers turned out for the inaugural Birkie Fest at the new American Birkenbeiner Start line. [Photo] Courtesy of ©American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

The Heart of the American Birkebeiner

Writing a blog about skiing without snow (or any skiing to speak of) can be pretty deflating. After racing the Boulder Mountain Tour in early February, I joined my team in the Midwest for SuperTour races in Ishpeming, MI followed by the American Birkebeiner in Cable, WI. Rain welcomed our […]

Girl Talk

Just over a week ago, four girls secured the first ever relay medal for the U.S. at World Junior Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT. One day before the historic event, an altogether different story played out in Ketchum, Idaho. The small mountain town of Ketchum has played host to the […]

The 5 Stages of a Snowpocalypse

We thought we were headed to the Golden State, the land of brilliant sunshine, perfect corduroy and warm temperatures also known as California. After a week in Utah for U.S. Nationals that included rain, snow, sub zero temperatures and everything in between, California promised a welcome change of pace and […]