Torin Koos (USA) races at Silver Star. [P] Jesse Winter

Heading Home…

December 21, 2011 – After the ski racing scene made a stop in British Columbia’s SilverStar Mountain, I headed six hours south down the Okanogan Valley to my old stomping grounds to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dusseldorf WCup Sprint corner of doom. [P] Torin Koos

Skating Technique on the Corner of Doom at the Dusseldorf World Cup

December 09, 2010 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – Here’s a video from the Dusseldorf World Cup this past weekend highlighting the technique of cornering in skate racing. Come watch the action around the infamous corner … READ MORE → 0 comments

Torin Koos (USA) [P] Heinz Ruckemann

Beginnings and Endings

March 29, 2010 (Fort Kent, Maine) – I wonder what I will remember. Not now, but years from now. Settling down by the water’s edge at the family cabin, watching the alpenglow slowly … READ MORE → 0 comments

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

February 5, 2010 – It’s a quiet Sunday night as I begin to write. At first it’s all stuttering and stopping, cross and erasing. The creative complexity of writing, of making language flow from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Torin Koos Blog – You Are Your Own Final Measure

November 9, 2009 (Bend, Oregon) – When the time comes to hang up the racing skis, when my days are no longer driven by the constant pursuit of teasing performance out of talent and … READ MORE → 0 comments

My First Foray into Movie Making

August 21, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Check out these amazing photos and video, a first for US Ski Team member Torin Koos, who is now back home in Bend, OR from training at the Snow … READ MORE → 0 comments

Torin Koos Blog – My First Foray into Movie Making

August 21, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Check out these amazing photos and video, a first for US Ski Team member Torin Koos, who is now back home in Bend, OR from training … READ MORE → 0 comments

Koos Report – Life At The Snow Farm

August 8, 2009 (Wanaka, New Zealand) – “Do we want to give away our secret? Do we want to advertise that the best summer skiing in the world … READ MORE → 0 comments

Torin Koos NZ Report – South Island in Images

August 2, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Every year, for the last eight years, I’ve made a southern trek to New Zealand’s South Island to find some time on the magic white stuff. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Koos Report – Such Great Heights

February 16, 2009 (Livigno, Italy) – Melville once wrote “winter isn’t a season; it’s a place.” Nearing the top notch in Foscagno Pass of Northern Italy, leaving the mountain playground of Bormio behind, with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Among the Mountains and Cloud

January 22, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – My attention drifts with the sights of Vancouver’s skyline as I wind through the city streets. It’s turning dark. Humidity drizzles from the sky. A caravan of three … READ MORE → 0 comments

Koos Report – In Düsseldorf Christmas Comes Early

December 26, 2008 (Dusseldorf, Germany) – As I wrestle about in my coach cabin seat at hour seven of an eleven-hour flight from Frankfurt to Seattle, the realization dawns on me – after six … READ MORE → 0 comments

December in Davos

December 9, 2008 (Davos, Switzerland) – “Abandon All Hope All Who Enter Here.” -Dante Man, could any old-time philosopher get it any more wrong? When the big, white, fluffy flakes of powder stop … READ MORE → 0 comments

US-Canada Euro Update

December 4, 2008 (Davos, Switzerland) – Here’s a quick head’s up about the US and Canadian skiers racing in Europe through the weekend. On Thursday evening, Canadians Sean Crooks, Phil Widmer, and Perianne Jones … READ MORE → 0 comments

Kuusamo Awaits – No Quarter Given

November 26, 2008 (Kuusamo, Finland) – The instrumental to Hey Jude plays in the background. Lightly at first, barely audible, then crescendo’ing to an unmistakable, all-encompassing audio experience al la Royal Tenenbaums. Week out, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Grit – Equal Parts Passion + Perseverance

November 24, 2008 (Gallivare, Sweden) – Last three years I’ve traveled to Europe for the early World Cup season. Every year I pack up on Zicam, Cold-Eeze zinc lozenges and the like. A certain … READ MORE → 0 comments