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 - 01/24/2017
The first NAASF ski week is in the history books. Steamboat greeted us with epic conditions and lots of snow. The week went pretty much flawlessly, as we have come to expect from Steamboat. Thank you to all the NAASF volunteers, to April Bruder of Steamboat Resorts, to the race department and to all who attended. We had about 240 people show up making this one of the largest showings in January in many years.
Unfortunately we had a few injuries, my wife Helen breaking her ankle, Delta ski club president Mike Pearson dislocating his left shoulder with fractures in the arm and hand and Claudia Fletcher from UAL fracturing a leg bone. They all pledge to return.
Next up is Heavenly, CA. As most resorts, they are having a record snowfall and epic conditions. I know there is only one week between the first 2 weeks but it was the only week available. The choices were this week or none at all. If you are planning to attend Heavenly, please call Forest Suites ASAP to book lodging. Forest Suites is responsible for bringing NAASF to Heavenly.
Like last year, all our races will be held on the same run, World Cup. The fun there is A and B racers will all be on hand to cheer each other on.
Danielle Honore from AA is your coordinator for the week.
Unfortunately I'll be unable to attend, but will see everyone at Crested Butte.
Please remember to create an account at www.naasf.com then click on register for event. If you plan on racing, make sure you select the race and follow up with your teams race captain to ensure you are on the list. We are going all online this year. Race results will be available on www.naasf.com under "race results beta" just minutes after John, our webmaster, receives the timing files from the race department.
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.
RAA Coming to Park City - 01/25/2017
Gary Krasnov of RAA will be in Park City February 8-9. Please join him for a day of skiing on the 8th, followed by Happy Hour at the Legends Bar and Grill.
For skiing, please meet him near the ticket office at the bottom of the Payday lift at 9 am. Happy Hours starts at 4:30. Please let Gary know if you plan to attend so he knows to expect you. firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 9th, RAA is hosting a seminar at the Hotel Park City. Registration begins at 2:30, presentation runs from 3-5:30 with dinner to follow.
Please RSVP for these events to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Sporttube deal! - 12/19/2015
Hey everyone don't forget to support our sponsors and get great deals! 45% discount on all Sportube ski/snowboard tubes, boot bags, apparel and more! Code is NAASFDEAL at http://www.sportube.com