WELCOME TO NAASF
North American Airline Ski Federation (NAASF) is an organization comprised of Teams or Clubs from virtually all of the airlines in North American (American, Delta, United, Fedex, Southwest, NetJet, Skywest, etc). These Teams/Clubs are comprised of airline employees/retirees and their families. NAASF currently sanctions three ski weeks each season at a variety of resorts around North America where the member Team/Clubs compete in Snowboard and Ski Racing, Partying, and Free Skiing. Those that want to race have the opportunity, but those that don't are welcome to come cheer for your favorite team or just enjoy the mountain at your own pace. The NAASF Ski Weeks offer some of the most affordable ski/riding possible. As a general rule, the NAASF contracted rates offer slope side or near slope side lodging for under $75/person/night, Lift Ticket Prices for about 50% of rack rate, and a variety of discounts on rentals and purchases around the resorts. It is rare that you will find a less expensive way to have a ski week. NAASF charges a registration fee for the week which is under $100. This allows you the discounted lodging, lift tickets, discounts, and allows you to attend all the week's events/parties. It is a bargain for what you are paying. All of the NAASF Weeks are "Family Friendly". The evening parties are "adult" entertainment, but families are welcome to ski, race, and enjoy the week. Baby sitting services are available in most resorts so the adults can join in the evening activities.
President's Corner - THINK SNOW!!!!!!
Another ski season is right around the corner, but for us that live in the south, as usual it sneaks up on us. As I write this I'm looking out at a sunny day and 86 degrees.
In 2 weeks our season kicks off with AA's Ski Clinic at Steamboat and UA's Ski Clinic at Copper. Both club's graciously invite members from other clubs to attend. Check out their websites for more info. This is a great way to brush up on your skills or acquire some new ones.
Also at Steamboat we will be "test driving" new scoring programs. Your webmaster, John Stockhausen, has created a new program that will be tested along with one already established program from another vendor. This summer our scorer and assistant scorer decided to step down after many seasons of making sure the right people received awards. As a result we will be looking for a new scorer once we have decided on a new program. Please contact me if you are interested. Many thanks to Frank Brewer and Chuck Fagan for their many years of service.
For the upcoming season, the “B” racers will enjoy new bibs courtesy of our sponsor RAA (Retirement Advisors of America). RAA and Advisor Financial merged in June and they have decided to continue sponsoring NAASF. Many thanks to Gary Krasnov at RAA and your Vice President, Rocky Borgh, for setting this up.
The first skiweek at Steamboat kicks off January 15. Jim Tullos is your NAASF coordinator and the e-brochure will be out shortly. Steamboat and NAASF has a long and excellent relationship and I've never had a disappointing ski week there. Steamboat has many other activities to offer, so if you haven't been there yet, I hope to see you there.
For our second week we return to Heavenly, CA. Last year we had a great showing there and they wanted us back!!! For our racers, it was a great venue. We ran A and B races on the same hill, and this allowed for people to hang out and watch the other group race. This made for a great atmosphere at the finish area with great views of Lake Tahoe as a backdrop. Our former secretary/treasurer, Danielle Honoree, will be your NAASF coordinator.
For our final week of the season we return to Crested Butte. That's another week that promises spectactular skiing and beautiful scenery. For this year we have a new coordinator for NAASF. Vivian Bunell from UA volunteered for the job and she is very excited about the chance to help out.
Advisor Financial Services happy hour!
It was great seeing everyone in Tahoe. For those of you that live in the SLC area, Advisor Financial Services will be hosting Happy Hour at the Legends Bar & Grill at the bottom of Park City (bottom of the Payday Express). If you would like to learn more about our company, please stop by and say hello. Wednesday, February 24 4-6 pm
Gary Krasnov, AIF®, CLTC
Partner & Chief Compliance Officer
Another epic NAASF ski week is in the history books. Heavenly, CA welcomed us with spring temperatures, lots of sunshine and great snow conditions. We had 225 in attendance and a lot of new faces. I hope this trend continues. I'd like to thank all the NAASF volunteers who worked hard to make this week a reality: Rocky Borgh, your v/p, Kent Johnson your coordinator for the week. The TD's: Suzy Danielson and Steve Pozony. Jim Tullos for announcing. Patrick Hadley and Na Stewart for running the raffle. The scorers: Frank Brewer and Chuck Fagan and T R Childs, your awards chairman. Thank you also to Alysha from Forest Suites and the race department at Heavenly. Last but not least, thank you to all in attendance for continuing to support NAASF. I hope to see everyone at Steamboat in April.
Thanks for a great first week of 2016. Our numbers at Taos was just shy of 200. The mountain didn't disappoint. Bluebird days all week and great snow conditions.
I want to thank Jim Tullos from AA in particular. Most of you are probably not aware of the incredible job Jim did to make this week a succes. He stayed on top of every issue and brought resolutions. I know most weeks arent perfect, but Jim's hard work made this as perfect as possible. Please thank him when you see him. He's hard to miss on the mountain!!!
I would also like to thank Suzy Danielson for her great leadership running the races and a special shout out to Lou Mauro for helping with the "A" timing issue.
Thank you also to all the other NAASF volunteers who work tirelessly so that we can enjoy these 1st class ski resorts and have fun doing so.
Finally, thank you to all the participants. Without you, this would not be possible.
See you all at Heavenly!
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