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.
THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON - 03/31/2017
Another epic NAASF week and season comes to an end. What an incredible week at Crested Butte!!! Thanks to all my NAASF volunteers who made this possible, thanks to an incredible race department at Crested Butte and to everyone who came to participate. I hope everyone had a great week and I look forward to seeing everyone next year.
President's Corner - THINK SNOW!!!!!! - 11/03/2016
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.