I am writing to say Hello after a long time
A variegated February is behind me . This is the month when there are always great things happening to me. From victories at the world championships and the Olympics to publication of my biography and important role in international television Eurosport.
Tea in Ljubljana
Tea in Ljubljana!
Christmas is coming and it is time to turn a new page into the New Year.
Holidays bring special feelings every year. We shape our wishes and share kindness. Fabulously decorated streets are something that can take you to another world. World of romance, a magic world, a world where anything is possible. And because we very often endlessly wish for that in our everyday life, let holidays be an inspiration for a whole year.
7 to heaven
Hello friends of skiing,
Recently, we presented a film about ski technique. It is a film where me and Sandi Murovec explain 7 important aspects and approaches to correct curves of alpine skiing. It is an important message, which also bears some interesting views and preparation that used in skiing.
Tina and bear power
I am proud to present you with a story that is made for my favorite beings in the world-children. I a proud because I know that the euphoria surrounding my achievements must have inspired one of them, a future role model, to become the next Tina Maze.
E - Technologies
I am just going trough, how I passed the first exams in 2003 at the Faculty of Education in Maribor and how many obligations and exams had to be carried to my degree that I have successfully presented on 05.16.2016.
Thesis: The use of e-learning Web 2.0 technologies at primary level.
The topic was very interesting and up to date. I have read a lot of literature, both international and national, expanded my knowledge and created my opinion, which has been very heavily influenced by my own experience in alpine skiing.
Less concentration or longer reaction time can punish you in a dramatic fashion in Alpine skiing. Joints and body are exposed to severe, uncontrolled crashes at very high speeds, diffuse light and without armor. Thank God, something like this did not happen to me, but nevertheless, after the initial enthusiasm for the use of social networks, I later observed a drop in concentration and slower and poorer perception of the surroundings and myself.
Spring was different for me this year. I was not intensely fighting between poles, so fatigue was also not as high as the last 14 years up to now. The objectives are different, work in different roles, many projects and finalizing the study, is like a balm for my body.
What I want?
Sometimes I am just going through my thoughts what I really like. What I want to do ? What I am passionate about?
I just don’t find a work or role, that I could say: ‘ this is it ‘. I want to do this or that. With skiing was like that ... While growing I had great conditions to explore the woods with skis, to learn how to ski fast and I could ski just a few steeps from my home. That’s how I learned it. That’s how I became a great skier. The thing I loved the most as kid was traveling to different countries for races.
Why so many injuries?
I am writing this only so that it may open a discussion about which nobody even thinks out loud, when I am looking at racers who are crashing and 'breaking' one after the other.
Probably this is not the problem, but SMARTPHONES are definitely the new thing in our lives, which affects not only positive but also negative. Of course I did not ask the injured, how much were they 'hanging' on the phone a week before their injury, but I would be really interested. How sincere would their answer be is an issue, but it is not even important ...
WIN Energy Drink
I do not want to mislead you, that you become a winner with a sip of energy drink. But I do want to nurture my awareness of the sport. I want to spread it for years to come.
This was my first race after a looooong time for which i did not have to prepare. As an observer, I can say that you actually see much more than the competitor. As an observer, you are occupied with other things, but as a competitor, you should be occupied with yourself. Of course, not everyone is like that, and some have more "figured out" what others are doing than what they are doing themselves. Observing others is different than being occupied with yourself, but it is the second option that leads to progress. In any field, not only in sport.
Many times I like to repeat and remind myself of the importance of balance in our bodies and lives. I believe that we all have a feminine and masculine side within us, you just have to identify one or the other. By feminine I mean compassionate, warm mother`s side and by masculine, I mean the strength and steadiness of the father`s side. Sport is mostly measured in power, speed, ingenuity, and there are very few sports where feminine qualities ( warmth, tenderness, sensitivity ) are measured, assessed and rewarded.
For those who have not attended hereby My greeting at a meeting at the festival "Gusti di Frontiera"
we are gathered here once again to welcome the success of Team to aMaze.
What we have done or achieved, we probably do not need to repeat ... What consequences this left on our work on ourselves and on the surrounding area, who tracked how to make the impossible possible, time will tell.
Team to aMaze HOUSE
“Hello dear fans, sponsors and friends,
First of all I hope you had a great summer and are slowly looking forward to winter time. I have to admit that watching my skiing friends on snow makes it hard for me, from time to time, but I believe this season ‘taking a break’ was the right decision.
For many years my team and I wanted to open the doors for those that follow my skiing or for those that are only curious. I always wanted to spend more quality time with you, without being stressed with racing or training.
We had some extra time this summer so we were finally able to realize this idea.
Now it’s the perfect time to invite you to:
‘Gusti di Frontiera’ in Gorizia , between the 24th - 27th September
especially to our stand “TEAM TO AMAZE HOUSE” in the Piazza San Antonio. You’ll be able to see some things from our story and my success, eat same delicious meat from Klavcic butcher’s shop, that I used to eat after very hard training sessions during my preparations in Gorizia. You can also enjoy the extraordinary ambience of Adria’s latest X-line house, remember some really special Milkamoments, see new jewlery collection of Zlatarna Celje, taste selected vines of Collio Gradisciutta-Sinefinis, Caccese and Fiegl.‘ Antica Osteria Al Sabotino’ from Gorizia (IT) and ‘bar Urška’ from Črna na Koroškem (SLO) will take care of you and maybe if you are lucky we will meet.
As usual we will try to amaze you once again …
So … WELCOME!
Tina and Team to amaze
To the media
Dear sports friends,
As I did not officially announce my plans for the future yet, I thought it would be the right time to write you this message.
After 16 long and successful seasons, practicing all disciplines, I feel that my body and my mind need a longer rest than usual. I will allow myself a one year break before taking any further decision.
School = Training
Much time has passed since I last wrote down my thoughts in a journal or blog. Obviously I did not feel the need for this or my schedule was too packed, so I was not even able to.
My "sports heart rate" has already calmed, fatigue - I can still feel it, especially mentally. Precisely because of this, I am intensively dedicating myself to a completely different topic, with which I already fairly "aired out" the brain last year in spring. Otherwise, the beginning is always difficult, so I am asking myself every time - "why do you need this" ... why don`t you go on holiday? You worked enough during the season, and now you deserve a rest ... Then it touches me to recognize that those who are always learning, will always be bright, which is good for any area of our lives, especially for overall health. On top of this it is an endless pleasure when we do not feel it as an obligation, but rather our own choice.
Ambassadress for Alpina Watches
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Why skiing never ceases to make me enthusiastic?
One night in Portillo :)
Leaving Portillo was difficult. We were warned before our arrival, that there is very little snow, but nevertheless, we believed, that we can at least complete a partial program. Therefore, we were optimistically inclined.
Valerio is my new "snow technical" coach.
As I have changed a lot during the past years, I am convinced that the first feeling is the right feeling. So, with Valerio it was the good one from start on. With a lot of experience, life and sport, i'm sure he will be a huge advantage in our team.
What's this? Depending on how you look at it. You can look at it as torture, like a torture with effect, you can enjoy when sveat is poring of you, you can suffer when you feel lactate in the blood. Depending on the individual.
Concert Vasco Rossi, Stadio San Siro, Milano
"Voglio trovare un senso a questa storia, anche questa storia be un senso che non la" ( "I want to find the meaning of this story ... even if the story does not have a meaning." ) ... Are the words of Vasco Rossi. I think that each story has a meaning, it just needs be found.
Cold and snow in the summer
Perfect conditions on Stelvio were available for the adaptation of the materials (skis, boots, poles and goggles) and angles of the body, which require a good ski position.
A tribute to nature.
After a day of pampering and surrendering to the sun that caresses and gives us energy every day, we came into the nearby beach bar. There were a lot of people, all in a good mood, happy, dancing, smiling, playful. There were children, the elderly, women, men, dogs. All unweighted, without complexes.
Invitation from Slovenian president
In the presidential palace Qurinale, the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano and his wife Miss Clio, hosted a dinner in honor of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor.
With great results, good ideas, hard work and and as an example of successful Italian-Slovenian cooperation, has earned Team to aMaze an invitation to the Gala evening.
End of the season!
This was probably the hardest season for me since Team to aMaze exists. Doing all disciplines takes a lot of time and it doesn't allow you to train during the season, or to test if something needs fixing.
Summary of the Olympic Games
Despite an average success early in the season and further, the arrival to the OLYMPICS was like coming to another realm, another world.
I wanted to reach my feelings from Kranjska Gora before I arrived at the Olympic Games in Sochi. If I have previously felt disappointment and disapproval from the crowd when I finished less than tenth, this time it was completely different.
I hope that it's a good sign that I won the first victory of the season on the track, called the Olympia delle Tofane.
Not because it contains my name ... Not because there is the best food waiting for you on the table ... Not because of it's still winter idyll ... but because it is a place that simply stuns you.
You are stuned by the mountains, stuned by the colors, stuned by the snow, the smell, the air, the cleanliness, simplicity. You are stuned by the easy perfection.
It has always been close to my heart, It always will be.
It was a beautiful winter day. Full feeling of a new beginning, but nonetheless quite disappointed with mediocre results, I arrived in St. Catarina.
The locals warmly welcomed me, I was also visited by ma idol when I was a child, Deborah Compagnoni. The track was beautiful and the training went well. When things do not work for me, I get closed up and I completely inaccessible. Maybe it's my fault, maybe this is my protection. That is just who I am. I certainly do not want to be rude .
Hello my dears!
How good can a misty, cold day be, if you're able to create a paradise within you and around you. Although you can not see far, you feel inside. Silence and solitude are more expansive than wives chatting.
Lately, I have limited the reporting about my daily life and feelings that go through and by me. But I miss the time when I am sharing those things with you.
Whoever you are, whatever you believe , wherever you are and whatever interests you. I get a lot of energy I from my loyal fans and from the people who feel with me. I do not feel good if I have to isolate myself to find my peace , but sometimes it is necessary.
Goodbye Finland, Hello America!
Well, that's really a relief. How happy you are with the third position after you skip a bunch of obstacles and problems which are difficult to carry around the world. When you throw them away, everything is much easier and playful. You breathe easier and thoughts are more pure. Patience is a difficult thing, but it brings results. And these are just sweet, sweet, sweet.
This year, I participated in major campaigns. So much, that I can hardly keep track of all events. But this time it is one particular thing that unites us as a nation. Our beautiful country and the nature, which allows us to ski on the peaks and the next minute offers jump into the sea.
Before the new season!
If there wa sadness present at the end of last season, because the season has ended, there is happyness present at the beginning of this season, knowing that it`s all going to start soon.
The situation when everyone is watching you and comparing with you is very funny at times . By nature, I am still that little girl from Črna, who finds peace at any time she desires . But it is a matter of habit and life really would not be interesting if there were no such challenges .
Ushuaia ski training
Sport is a perfect way to get to know ourselves us even in our most hidden corners. Searching our limits, jumping the barrier, catching balance, falling, picking ourselves up, going through the pain, losing concentration, regaining it again, listening to the voices that are saying "You can not do it", facing them, destroying them or proving them wrong, is the biggest attraction during training.
Since the summer still did not overcome the cold temperatures, let me add my something too.
So clean, so fresh, so untouchable, so gentle, so white. When you step on the pristine surface, where no one has set foot before you, it feels divine.
I've had a pretty tough times lately. I needed a lot of time that I also specifically stated. When leaving a person (I am not just talking about Magoni) that are close to you, when relationships break down. I felt petrified for a moment. Nobody died, fortunately, but still nice relationships are dying.
Days after the season were exciting and magical. The feeling when home town, the state, all supporters, from little ones to the elderly to those in wheelchairs, greeting you, shouting your name, want to show you that they were excited about you and your work is the GREATEST RECOGNITION for a person.
At the end of the season I have experienced many beautiful moments with my fans, especially the kids touched me, who just love to take pictures with me and they are so wonderfully spontaneous.
I'm surprised how many young fans gathered at receptions and how we have created a wonderful atmosphere. Since I could not collect enough sports thoughts after the season for a specific blog, I was thinking about a completely different topic for a long time, that would like to share with you.
For those who will be listening to Slovenian anthem in Lenzerheide at the raising of the large crystal globe! I really like the text, so I added translations to know what it is saying!
2074 points of infinite complexity!
It was memorable, full of energy, expectations, enthusiasm! Austria has again shown itself as No. 1 nation in skiing! Roaring in the finish area, proper cheering and a lot of respect for the best skiers! The real ski holiday! Therefore, it was nice to be part of this event and to show what is your best!
Ahead of us are the most important races of the season. It seems like it all this year's results are no longer relevant. Time and time again I find myself at the start, as "a total zero" (ha ha, in terms of scoring). Start from the ski house is always a new beginning. This awareness keeps me on the ground. I am not bothered by numbers, but with my mission, which is the movement between the gates.
A fairy tale in Maribor!
As some of you who congratulate me, are lost for words, I am in the same situation! There are no words, there simply arent any! It is beautiful and let it last as long as it lasts! Feeling the joy, when it's all over, is beautiful!
Do not lose yourself in set goals! The goals are set at the beginning of the season! When in the course of events, the only right way is to remain in the present! Complete focus at the right moment. Only this way you can be fast on the track! I think it's the same in life.
Don`t be afraid! :)
Sometimes I run out of inspiration to write things in a way as I did some time ago.
Thoughts are focused on the next race, the next battle. Even I do not know how much energy I have left! But I do know that asking such questions does not lead anywhere.
New collection for the new year!
It is called TRIBE!
I am wearing it since Sölden World cup 2012. And it brings me a lot of luck! There is a lot of story and emotions in it!
Happy new year!
Finishing year so good, with so many points, makes me incredibly proud and emotional! I was training a lot for being able to follow this program of an all-rounder world cup skier!
Good rest for X-MAS!
Good rest for me, was the most important thing to do for X-Mas holidays! My body is pretty tired after many races, but we are working on it with our physiotherapist Nežka! I spent two days on the coast, so I'm feeling great again! Now it's time to move again.
I am so proud of the way I am skiing right now! St.Moritz was one of the most successful weekends for me! Catching European timing was tough, but I managed to stay calm and on fire when I needed to.
Maja: "Miss u, u little annoying thing! :)"
It was super fun this time in America, a little less in Canada. But still I managed to show good skiing. Flats in downhill are remaining our weak point, but I am sure that with more training it will get better.
Beautiful Lake Louise!
I would probably never find myself in this place if I did not start skiing!
I've always wondered, what is behind our hill, but I never imagined that the beauty of nature so unique!
Our room is all about it! It feels great and powerfull!
Skiing in Vail is always nice. Mornings are a little dark, as sun is coming up around 9am. And when it comes out, is like a blessing.
Levi! In Slovenian language means LEFT!
... So it would be perfect if Beyonce was here, singing her amazing song "To the left, to the left". :)
Back to business:
Well, it didn't hurt, to ski the first slalom of the year. :))
Hello! I have a SECRET!
I have a SECRET for you all! This is my new collection of silver jewelry. I think it is amazing, what a flash comes out from this stones! I hope you like it and maybe suprise your ladies with a small gift, called SECRET! :)
Three times 1st in Sölden!
What a weekend is behind me! Behind my team, my fans, my family!
It started as a great show! Winning first race of the season! Premier of song " My way is my decision" ! ...
Is there any better way than with a Song to remind my fans at the beginning of the season that "My Rock’n’Roll" is about to begin?
Once we were little!
Training in Hintertux was, especially this month, carried out on soft ground. Snow has whitened all the mountains and valleys. When the first snow falls, the feeling you experience while watching snowflakes and nature that is changing, is so romantic! And when you get to the start line, everything looks like a rodeo!
Last warm days!
Solden is right here, but there is not much snow around the Alps and the temperatures are pretty high for this time too. This week I finished one of the last blocks of preparation.
Being on the field with the greatest aces in skiing!
No matter how cold, how the wind is blowing, how much the rain is pouring - it does not matter!
When you are peacefully taking on all factors and you focus on training, you become strong.
Catch the summer!
Even if it started to rain now, i have cought some real summer time last weekend. Temperatures were perfect, sea was warm, sun was burning, there was a little wind, and a lot of fish jumping from the water! I was windsurfing and fishing with my friends.
Ski often and ski long ...
... Ski often and ski long, but never skiout the joy of skiing!
Beautiful thought! Originally from Marathon (Julie Ipshording), but i transformed it into skiing.
When I saw picture of Primoz Kozmus(gold Peking,silver London- hammer), sleeping with his olympic medal, my memories from Vancouver olympics came out. To fall asleep with this "piece"makes you feel so infinite.This is the picture that gives an answers to many questions ,specially about what olympic medal mean to an athlete!
The summer months are the time for me to work hard. The heat is unbearable at times, but they say that what does not kill you, makes you stronger.
Nomination for "Prince of Asturia".
I am nominated for a prestigious prize " Prince of Asturia" as the first Slovenian ambassador at the initiative of the ambassador of Spain, Mrs. Fernandez de Cordova.
Team to aMAZE on the snow!
Vauv! I am impressed with my new team and the people who came to Stelvio for me. Nevertheless, that the results will be the true test, I can say that the just completed joint training was saturated with incredible creative energy.
First on the Stelvio, first time Giro d'Italia
There is nothing better than to have the whole glacier for yourself. There was no one on Stelvio in the first days. Only employees, team To aMaze and Stoeckli.
Skier of the decade, Cosmopolitan, lack of technology ...
Many interesting things happened to me lately.
>> I'm most proud of the award for the best Slovenian skier. Tenth. Crazy.
>> With colleagues from the police, we visited the school Prevole, where I talked with wonderful students.
>> I did a shooting for Cosmopolitan, which you can buy at the end of the month.
... Je moj pozdrav zadnjih nekaj tednov. Če se le da, rožice krasijo moj vrat in lase. Polt je temna in sonce mi prija na vsakem koraku. Vse to je le zavlačevanje dopusta, ki mi je vlil veliko pozitivne energije, pregrel telo in spočil glavo. Tako mojo, kot tudi Andrejevo. Nisva se poročila, temveč počivala po naporni sezoni.
What a luxury! Motorhome Carthago!
Yesterday, my team received a motorhome Carthago that we will be using for two years. I believe that it will further help me to get a proper rest, more calmness and better preparation at the races. Summer will be a good time to test the motorhome, so I'll already go to the first training sessions with it.
New experience that will bring many positive things.
And do not be jealous, ok? :)
Greetings to all,
Nothing better than coffee with my sister!
How nice to sit on the terrace, with the sun nailing hard, where good music is playing and the right company is by your side. When you are served with a unique imprint on the top of the foam, you get the feeling that the sensation of welcome and attention is more than you expect.
Urška always takes good care of us.
"Scene of the crime" !Whistler!
When you find yourself on a mountain top, but do not know which one. When you rise into the air and watch what your line will be. When endless steep is below you, endless overhanging , endless trails that open up different reefs, you realize that it is a true happiness to experience Heliskiing!
Keep on rocking Anja!
Yesterdays chat at MMC was very pleasant. I hope you felt at least a bit what I am actually interested in or who am I ( especially those that exhibit defamation through the media). All this controversy through the media bothers me also and I would wish that it would not exist at all. I would wish for a clean story. Unfortunately, I cannot affect other people who are creating a negative impact and create flair. However, I do agree that we must defend ourselves against lies and not allow truth to win, keep the head down and be offended on the inside. No, that is not the right way if you want to be successful.
This is it!
The season is over. The last two races were so hard that I had my tongue to my knees. But it is to be expected after such a long season. I could call the last giant slalom race "fighting for nothing" , yet it`s not exactly so.
Almost at the top!
But the famous saying goes ... Hunter almost shot the rabbit! However, he didn`t!
he he ...
Form is good and Ofterschvang has hosted three matches at temperatures near impossible. Good thing that we are moving to the north, to Sweden, where it`s supposedly cooler.
They always organize a top-level competition, and the value of sport is seasoned with their enthusiasm and attention, that they devote to athletes. You truly feel like a star there.
Over 1000 in Moscow!
Well, why should I complain?? Because I'm not first? Well, that maybe, but the 1000 marker, which I last year barely touched at the end of last season, I already jumped in February this year! And there is a bunch of races still before us!
We got to know the course and also the circumstances, people and the systems. There is no kidding here! The police and cameras are everywhere. Safety is assured, sometimes excessively. I'm sorry that combination was canceled so there was no true battle for the Globe! Congratulations to Lindsay, who earned it!
Armani, for some entertainment!
Something very positive! Photographer Enrico Schiavi, made some wonderful photos for Armani despite the snowfall. It was December, the day after the race in Flachau, when I used some free time to ski on powdered snow. With all the racing and trainings, this is exactly what I miss most ...
Windy weekend in Andorra
I think Milka was overjoyed, that all three Milka girls created a triplet on the podiumu of Giant slalom and created a nice gift for 111 years. It was quite windy, challenging, wonderful atmosphere and very nice people and finally a winning performance from me.
This time PA-PA!
Ga-Pa was not successful this time, but next chances are coming soon. Lindsay is exceptional, so it is justified that she is the best skier. We are working, to the max, so and so. And if there is a God, he sees it!
On the cover of Sport Week!
My move at the finish in Cortina really raised a lot of dust. I also found myself on the cover of Sportweek. Photo was shot by Chico da Luigi.
Lots of sunshine!
Lots of sunshine is always a good influence! That is just what St.Moritz is famous for, because they have lots of sunny days during the year. Again, it did not disappoint this time and it was a balm.
Compared to last year when we stayed in a bad hotel with Albanian workers with whom we shared the canteen, this time we enjoyed complete luxury in an ancient hotel Waldhaus in Sils.
A weekend on home ground
It has never been so hard to compete at home. I felt a lot of support, authenticity, warmth rom the fans ... and I had a great desire to win. I still wasn`t completely healthy and skiing on such a demanding track was a difficult task.
Successful weekend in fast disciplines is behind me. Despite the stomach flu that has hit me before the races, I remained at high level, right here in competitions in Cortina, which always represented a large puzzle for me in the past.
Me, my team and my fans, we will never really get bored.
After my ski underwear was taken from me at the finish, I heard quite a few jokes on this behalf. Finally you are openly joking on my behalf. A favorite was this: Carinthian says in amazement ... Well, now it has come so far that they can`t even wear the underwear that they choose .
The right ski`s for the new year!
In case you don`t know which ski is the right one for you this year, let me make it easier for you!
Before I fall asleep ...
... I would like to say this after the race in Zagreb: THIS NIGHT, WAS MY DAY! A wonderful spectacle, people were cheering for me, as if I was theirs, second place for the second time this season, or to put it another way - another day in my dynamic office.
Happy New Year!
Opening doors to a new year is always something special. I hope that you have recaptured all the good memories of 2011 and courageously stepped in 2012.
Third time Slovenian athlete of the year!
This year I once again received an award for the best athlete of the year. I am very fond of it! Outgoing year was a really successful year and on this occasion, I would like to thank you again for all the support that you are showing me.
Thank you all for the encouraging words, for a lot of positive thoughts and wishes. We must also listen and understand those who write thoughts that we maybe do not like, but of course, we must not let those thoughts to beat us down! I just ignore them if it is necessary.
Better luck next time ...
I feel very miserable. Lake Louise has never been particularly friendly to me, but at least I had hoped to rank well in the Super G. The fact that I do not have competitive ski`s was already clear during training, but we now have one month to solve problems that have arisen here.
Leaving Aspen, going to Lake Louise
Fuf ... are my first thoughts after the race in Aspen. Feelings are about the same as when we are pushing forward something that weighs a lot. Maybe I even gained some weight? He he, joke on the side.
Born this way!
The year is around and once again we are in Vail. The tracks are beautiful, snow base is good. I was happy about the trip to the United States for a change from past years. Everything here is so great and infinite. So powerful. It's nice. I have time for myself, I am searching for my feelings. I think that they are the right ones.