Mountain Athletes Land Sponsorships

Mountain Athlete Freeski Team members Forrest Jillson, Kaki Orr, Sam Schwartz, Monica Purington and Snowmobile Hillclimb Racer, Jess Turtur, have all landed manufacturer sponsorships for the 2014-2015 winter season. Jillson, 27, secured a sponsorship from ski manufacturer, Volkl. Orr, 29, just signed to be part of the The North Face. Turtur, 30, was re-signed as […]

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Meredith Edwards — #PEAKAWEEK Project

Spring this year couldn’t have been much better. After returning from a winter in Chamonix, France I was happy to be home in the Tetons. With late storm cycles piling up the inches in the mountains, this was one of the best springs we have seen in a years. Cool temperatures kept the snow conditions […]

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Resi Stiegler: What I’ve Learned

By Resi Stiegler   My parents inspired me to work hard and taught me to love the outdoors. That’s where my passion for skiing comes from. I’m easy to coach in the way that if I see and understand the technical part of the problem I can fix it. If I don’t see it and […]

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Females in the Military

We asked a group of females if they think they should be held to the same standards as Men.  Here are some of their answers…   “No I do not think the physical training should be different. I do however think that the way we prepare ourselves for training is different in the aspects of […]

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KUDOS 2014-07-10

I just returned from a fantastic trip with Angela Hawse (who sings your praises!) and three other women on which we climbed and skied Mt. Elbrus in Russia. On the advice of my daughter, who lives in Jackson, I followed your backcountry ski training program to train for this adventure.  I’ve been weight training on […]

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MTI’s Top 5 Exercises for Law Enforcement Athletes

1. Standing Sandbag Halfmoon This one exercise trains the legs, core and lungs (Tactical Chassis), plus grip strength and total body power and explosion. Perfect for a Law Enforcement Athlete.  2. Walking Lunge Loaded walking lunges train legs, butt and core. I like them better than squats for Law Enforcement Athletes because I believe they transfer […]

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Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

By Rob Shaul 1) Loaded Step Ups Loaded step ups are a functional, transferable, and no-excuse way to directly train hiking uphill under load – a foundational fitness demand for all mountain sports. Loaded step ups can be completed anywhere. Mountain athletes living in flatlands or away from any vertical terrain can train uphill movement […]

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