Prep Period, DONE!

Hey everyone,

The Rednecks are hard at work out here in Colorado. While it seems like we have been getting storms bringing in fresh snow every couple of days the snow surface has remained remarkably good at our training venues. I myself have been bouncing around between Loveland, Copper, and Vail.

As is always the case for me during the fall, my training has been dependent on the generosity of those who let me utilize their courses for a few runs which include Burke Mountain Academy, GMVS, Denver University, Global Racing, and a far west masters camp dubbed “Punks in Gates.”

Here are a few of my training runs. Slalom is feeling pretty solid right now with just a few more tweaks needed to make my setup perfect before the season begins. GS is progressing.

Loveland SL 11-14-15 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

Vail SL 11-16-15 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

Vail SL 11-16-15 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.


Vail SL 11-19-15 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.


Tomorrow is our last day of training before our first races of the season which will be held at Echo on Sunday and Monday in the Front Range of Colorado. After that we head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for two Nor-Am slaloms which are followed up by two GS Nor-Ams at Copper in Colorado.

Getting close now! Wish me luck!

Here are LOTS of photos from my summer.

The images in this sequence include rock climbing at French’s Dome in Welches Oregon (which has a great view of Mt. Hood from the top), summer in Vermont, summer in Saas-Fee Switzerland, fall in Vermont, fall in Saas-Fee, and a couple imagines from my time here in Colorado so far. Enjoy!


Sharing the Road

I live a pretty incredible life and part of the way I like to share my journey is through these videos that continue to grow into something a little different each time. This six and a half minute webisode takes us from October through January. I am hoping to get back into a little more documentation style updates soon but for now enjoy the music and some… odd clips of my travels.

First week of Colorado

I’ve been out here in Colorado; the mecca for all things alpine racing this time of season, for about a week now. After spending a few days tinkering with my equipment I am finally starting to make some solid progress. I have mostly just been focused on the SL side of things so far, but look forward to jumping into some GS soon.

Here is some video from the last two days.

SL- Copper 10-31-14 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

SL- Copper 11-1-14 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

This is also the first week that Redneck Racing has officially started skiing together. If you have not heard of this new team then please check out our website and “like” us on Facebook.

One of our team sponsors this season is Sync Performance who hooked us up with some incredible training gear. If you are interested in any of our uniform go here and enter the code “redneck2014” for some awesome Redneck swag!

Thats about it for now, I will post some ripping GS video soon!



The photo on the left was taken last spring, on the right, this fall. I am fully ashamed by this. I am happy with how fit I am now, but last fall I was just as in shape as I am currently. Winter makes it hard to keep up physically but as an athlete you are required to do anything necessary to keep a level of fitness that will allow you to preform at your best.

Knowing is half the battle. Time to do shit right this time around.

Skiing is not a sprint; it is a marathon.

I lost my cool for a second up on the hill the other day. No, I wasn’t shot-putting skis or cracking poles over my leg, but I did get bummed out over some crappy turns that I should have known better than to make. If I am skiing like an idiot and I know it I should be able to change it, right? Sometimes it’s just not so simple.

Thanks to my many talks with Barbara as well as having the privilege to guest coach the extremely talented youth from the Killington Mountain School in Austria these past two weeks, I have come to realize something more than ever before. Bad runs suck. Terrible days are rough. Weeks of struggling are straight demoralizing.

My trip to Austria was sweet; I say these things purely as observation so bare with me.

In a career there are extreme amounts of hours/days/weeks/years that are devoted to your work.

People consistently say that when you blow a race, a year down the road you wont even remember it. I am sorry, but I am going to call bullshit on that one. If you blow a sweet race, there will still be a sting to it when you think back on it down the road, even if you have surpassed that particular day result wise by miles in the time since. Don’t get me wrong, there is a difference between still feeling a sting and dwelling on it, but that’s a whole different beast. For now lets focus on the sentiment at hand.

Sure, a crappy race is a bummer, but a tough day of training? My god, those are going to crop up more days than you could ever remember. I mean that. You might recall a missed result, but you will NEVER recall a bad turn or a run in training where you leaned in and fell. And those things certainly do not do well to dwell on in the moment.

I have personally been at this for a while and I know what it is to work at something for years and then some. The fact of the matter is that you will ALWAYS be working on something. The only moment in an athletic career where you stop working towards the unattainable thing that we call perfection is the day you quit.

I know what it is to be cussing as I slide past a gate in training, berating myself for a week inside half and a lost outside ski. I understand the way a bad run can turn into a terrible day that can turn into nearly unbearable weeks. I get that sometimes things just don’t go your way no matter how hard you deem them to be otherwise.

I lost my cool for a second up on the hill the other day. I cussed and I may have clicked out of my skis and dropped my poles more aggressively than absolutely necessary as I strode away from the group to go stand solitary near the edge of the piste on the glacier.

But in that moment it is important to look from without instead of from within. Bad turns are inevitable. Bad days are a choice of perspective. You will never have the power to change what is past but next run is something fully in your control. Remember that, and use that tool to stave off days or even weeks of unnecessary frustration.



Here we go!

It is October 18th and in just under a week I will be leaving for Colorado to really get this season started. I apologize for my silence recently, and I promise as this season gets underway there will be a constant stream of updates. So lets get this thing started off shall we, with pictures, videos, and words!

I just flew home from Europe last night where I was attending an extremely productive training block with the Killington Mountain School on the Stubaier glacier in Austria. KMS had me on as an athlete/coach and it was a blast being able to further my own skiing while also being something of a mentor to the young guns who have a huge amount of potential at that school. It is extremely gratifying giving feedback to kids who share a deep and honest sense of passion for the sport.

The trip also gave me something that I haven’t had in years which is a solid prep camp on snow before the season starts and I am running around trying to prefect my technique before the first Nor-Ams at the end of November. I feel that huge progress was made at this camp and it has gotten me ready for Colorado next week.

More info to come about my plans for the early season, but for now enjoy the pictures from Europe and of course a few glimpses of my skiing. I know there are still plenty of kinks to work out, but it feels good after being away all summer. Enjoy,


GS- Stubaier Glacier 10/14 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

SL- Subaier Glacier 10/14 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

SL- Subaier Glacier 10/14 from Tucker Marshall on Vimeo.

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