Tips and Tales
The Return of Paula Moltzan

The Return of Paula Moltzan

August 14, 2019

On this week's episode of Tips and Tales, Sean Higgins talks with rising American World Cup slalom star Paula Moltzan. Moltzan was a member of the national team for many years and even won a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior Championships before getting dropped from the team a year later. After three successful seasons racing NCAA for the University of Vermont, she clawed her way back to the World Cup and thanks to some impressive performances earned a spot back on the national team for this coming season. Don't plan on seeing her away from the top ranks of the World Cup anytime soon. 

Canada’s Simon Fournier and Sam Mulligan

Canada’s Simon Fournier and Sam Mulligan

July 31, 2019

On this week's episode of Tips and Tales we head back up the the Great White North as Canadian podcast intern, Patrick Carry, sits down and talks with a pair of rising young Canadian Ski Team talents, Simon Fournier and Sam Mulligan. Fournier and Mulligan had some pretty breakthrough seasons last year with Simon breaking through first on the NorAm circuit before making his first World Championship team last February in Are, Sweden, and Sam becoming more and more comfortable on the World Cup Speed circuit, earning starts in Lake Louise, Beaver Creek, and Kvitfjell.

Men’s Europa Cup and #SLAMIFESTDESTINY

Men’s Europa Cup and #SLAMIFESTDESTINY

July 17, 2019

On this week's show, Sean Higgins sits down with the men of the U.S. Ski Team's Europa Cup group. This group of young, enthusiastic skiers has really been leading the charge as of late on the men’s side when it comes to team culture and what it really means to be a teammate on the U.S. Ski Team. We talked about everything from the team’s new tagline #slamifestdestiny, their historic team performances at last season’s World Junior Championships, to how competitive each of them is during their off-season training.

American Downhiller Steven Nyman

American Downhiller Steven Nyman

July 3, 2019

On today’s show, we have a very special guest, the leader of the American Downhillers and genuinely one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, the U.S. Ski Team’s Steven Nyman. Sean Higgins was able to sit down with Steven at his home in Park City in-between his workouts and his dad-time with his two-year-old daughter, Nell, and the two talked about everything from his humble beginnings at the small Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, his plans for the coming season, to how he approaches his role as the veteran of the team and mentor for the up-and-coming racers climbing the ladder of the U.S. Ski Team. And at 37-years-old, they also talk a little bit about that big “R-word” —retirement — We think you’ll really enjoy the conversation.

Catching up With Canadian Olympian Broderick Thompson

Catching up With Canadian Olympian Broderick Thompson

June 19, 2019

On this week's show, new podcast contributor and Montana State University student-athlete, Partick Carry, sits down for a conversation with Canadian national team member and 2018 Olympian, Broderick Thompson. Thompson had a breakout year on the World Cup two season ago and he talks about what he and his teammates on the Canadian team are up to this summer, rebounding from a season-ending injury that took him out for all of last season, and although he made his World Cup breakthrough in the speed disciplines, he actually considers himself a bit of a slalom skier.

All Things Masters Racing With Lauren Beckos

All Things Masters Racing With Lauren Beckos

June 5, 2019

On this week's episode of Tips and Tales, Sean Higgins talks with U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters Manager, Lauren Beckos, to learn all about this unique racing community. Masters racing is diverse with ex-national team skiers at times skiing the same courses as middle-aged newbies to the sport. If you're over 18 and are looking to experience the sport at a higher level than a casual run or two down a NASTAR course or are a former racer looking to get your competitive juices flowing again, masters racing might be just what you are looking for.

The State of the U.S. Ski Team With Jesse Hunt

The State of the U.S. Ski Team With Jesse Hunt

May 22, 2019

On this week's Tips and Tales, Sean Higgins sits down for an in-depth interview with U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Director, Jesse Hunt. The pair talks all about the first year of Hunt's second tenure as Alpine Director and where he sees the future of the U.S. Ski Team going in the next several years. Everything from junior development, team culture, athlete funding, to just what is going on with men’s World Cup slalom are all topics discussed on this week's show.

Don’t Panic, but Your FIS Points Are Going Up

Don’t Panic, but Your FIS Points Are Going Up

May 8, 2019

On this week's episode of Tips and Tales, Sean Higgins sits down with U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Competition services, Jeff Weinman, to talk all about the new FIS point changes that are going into effect for this coming season and how it effects you. Spoiler alert: your points are going up but you shouldn’t bee too worried about that.

Sitting Down With Canada’s Trevor Philp

Sitting Down With Canada’s Trevor Philp

April 17, 2019

On this week's episode of Tips and Tales, Sean Higgins sat down with Canadian rising star Trevor Philp to talk about the impressive end to his season and his ski racing journey from his childhood at Mt. Norquay to his first appearance at World Cup Finals this spring.

Also, as we enter the off season, Tips and Tales will be publishing on an every-other Wednesday basis until World Cup racing rolls around again in October.

NASTAR Extravaganza with Laurenne Ross

NASTAR Extravaganza with Laurenne Ross

April 10, 2019

NASTAR National Championships took place last week at Squaw Valley, California, and team Ski Racing Media was on-site to catch all the action. This week, Mackenzie Moran sits down with Ski Racing Media Publisher and NASTAR National Pacesetter Claire Brown to talk all things NASTAR. Mackenzie also sat down with U.S. Ski Team athlete Laurenne Ross to talk about her most recent setback with injury and her plans for the future.