Resi Stiegler competed in slalom at the World Cup finals in Aspen last month. PHOTO: Cody Downard
Resi Stiegler competed in slalom at the World Cup finals in Aspen last month. PHOTO: Cody Downard

How to Ski (Really) Fast and Stay Happy

Resi Stiegler shares what it's like to train alongside Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn

Resi Stiegler competed in slalom at the World Cup finals in Aspen last month. PHOTO: Cody Downard

Resi Stiegler has been racing down slopes for almost 30 years since came on the scene donning her iconic tiger ears at the Torino Olympics. She has since ditched the ears, but has retained her fierceness; battling through multiple season-ending injuries, losing her spot on the US Ski Team, and family hardships—all while maintaining her ranking as the second fastest female American slalom skier. On this episode of Nausicaa Cast, Resi talks about her vulnerabilities, about training alongside Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, and her quest to find happiness every day.

"This is not anyone else's career. What are your goals, what can you challenge yourself with mentally? For me, it's going out there and starting to produce podiums and not just being satisfied with the fact that I can keep going and inspire people"

The "Nausicaa Cast" podcast explores the trajectory of the world's leading female skiers who have dedicated their lives to snow. Instead of comparisons, pejorative campaigns, and female-focused questions—Nausicaa aims to learn about each individual as humans. For more Powder Radio, check out "The Storytellers" podcast, and "Sponsored."

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