Top 10 Ski Resorts for Athletes Around the World

For some, the thought of wintertime arriving at their doorsteps can’t help but bring on shudders. For others, early signs of Winter are synonymous with the gleeful beginning of fresh powdery snow and the perfect breeding ground for skiing season. When that special time of the year comes around, professional skiers worldwide will flock to the mountains in order to train and prep for their next tournament. Are you ready to tackle a new challenge, and wondering where you could be hitting the slopes at next? We’ve put together a list of the best ski resorts in the world for...

MAKEACHAMP Goes Full Throttle Into Sports Tech

MAKEACHAMP was created in 2012 to specifically provide assistance to athletes so that they could raise funds to cover the costs of their athletic goals. Since then, we have significantly broadened our mission to include teams and organizations. Currently we are excited to announce that MAKEACHAMP has expanded our mission one major step further.  We always want to empower people around the world to achieve any sport-related goal. We now want to include the development of sports technology.The world of Sports Technology is a vast ocean sized world of ideas. This means it is rich with many undiscovered technological advances...

Getting Tougher - Conquering Self-Talk

Update:Initially the inspiration for this post came from Loehr's book, The New Toughness Training for Sports. However, after falling on The Gold Mine Effect by Rasmus Ankersen, I've discovered a tremendous amount of research confirming and enforcing the power of mental toughness and positive thinking in achieving athletic excellence.Why do we stop when exercising? Traditionally (prior to the early 2000s), we believed that a decrease in performance is the result of physical fatigue - pointing to the the fact that less oxygen reaches the muscles, that lactic acid builds up and that our legs tire. The basis of this belief...

17 Ski Racing Instagram Accounts Doing It Right!

Alpine Skiers are incredibly brave athletes who push the limits of what is physically possible. Anyone watching a skier fly down the mountain at 86 miles/h (138 km/h) is going to be impressed. Not everyone is going to be able to do that in their lifetime. However, with the help of social media we can live through them.  Instagram is an amazing tool for athletes to tell their story and engage with their audience. Done properly athletes can get a large following that will help them with their sponsorship.It is without a doubt that social media has change the game of sponsorship for many sports. Nearly all companies that sponsors athletes (MAKEACHAMP included) look at the social media...