Leading Sports Science Research Performed Outside the Laboratory


Computer Vision Technology


The hottest trend in technology is doing more with less.  Replacing multiple cameras in laboratory-based motion capture systems with a single camera for field-based measurements requires artificial intelligence applications and advanced computer models to attain valid and accurate movement assessments. 

RMCSR in the News


Founded in the Vail Valley, the RMCSR has a strong research focus on alpine skiing performance and injury risk reduction. Check out the latest article in Vail Valley & Lifestyle magazines, highlighting our technology and approach to understanding youth injuries from the investigation of elite alpine ski racers.

Research Update

Validation of Indoor Skiing

New indoor skiing facilities are becoming increasingly popular with alpine skiers and snowboarders. This winter the RMCSR is planning a research study to determine how similar indoor skiing is to the real thing.  Wearable technology will be used to measure ski turning technique and how key leg muscles are activated when turning indoors on carpet and outdoors on snow. Visit the indoor skiing facility to see what it is all about.

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How similar is indoor skiing to the real thing?


The five-time Olympic Skier Sarah Schleper

RMCSR to Collaborate with Rocky Mountain Ski Racing

Rocky Mountain Ski Racing is an Alpine only ski program that helps athletes in U16 and older age groups reach the goal of skiing at the Olympic, international and college team level, and introduces a new generation to the joy and purposeful life skills learned in gates and on the snow regardless of socio-economic background. Through this lifetime sport, we will help prepare a new generation of leaders for our communities and enable this wonderful activity to thrive for generations to come.

Sarah Schelper (pictured left) is a five-time Olympic skier and racing coach for Rocky Mountain Ski Racing.

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 The RMCSR has joined forces with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)  to promote the STOP Sports Injuries injuries program.   


 Since 2010, the Alliance has worked to raise awareness, advance legislation and improve medical care for young athletes across the country. Spear headed by the National Athletic Training Associiattion (NATA), the Alliance includes more than 230 organizations that have joined together to reduce injuries and prevent catastrophic events in youth sports. 


Dr. Rachel Frank, an orthopaedic surgeon at CU Sports Medicine, collaborating to reduce knee injuries in young female athletes and supports the expansion of the mobile laboratory.

RMCSR joins the PSIA Technology Taskforce

Members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), Microsoft and the RMCSR performed collaborative research in Aspen, CO to enhance the instruction and education programs of the PSIA. The video is a visualization of movement data captured from wearable sensors (Xsens) during short radius turns performed on slalom skis.

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