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!
Sun Valley Meet has been moved!!!!
Sun Valley has notified us that they will not be able to host us on the dates they agreed to. The new venue will be Steamboat Springs, CO. More updates to come as we get them.
Some great news from Sportube, one of our sponsors. They are offering a 45% discount on all of their products. Attached is the pro form, please use coupon code PRODEAL2015
They also are having a contest for an Epic pass, you can enter by liking their facebook page and entering via this link
2016 Season is right around the corner
Greetings. This letter is long overdue and I won’t make any excuses for my tardiness. As I write this, the first 2 training clinic’s are only 2 weeks away. American will hold theirs at Steamboat and United hosts theirs at Copper in the same week. Both clubs are happy to welcome members from other clubs, so this is a great opportunity to get a head start on this exciting upcoming season.
This winter NAASF turns 40 years old. Started in 1976 to promote “friendly” competition among the airlines, and that tradition is alive and well to this day. You really don’t have to be a ski racer to enjoy yourself at a ski week, some people don’t even ski but still show up to socialize. Many show up to learn to ski and have found lasting friendships and a great time. For our 40th season we have some really exciting ski resorts that we’ll be visiting. First up is Taos, NM. NAASF has never been there before and its already promising to be a great week. The lodging is probably the best we’ve ever visited and Taos Mountain have been expanding and upgrading their ski area over the last couple of years. Add in the strong El Nino that promises a lot of snow after a few dry years, this week has all the ingredients required for an EPIC week.
Next up, we return to Heavenly, CA. Last time we were there was in 2000 and we had 550 participants. This time we are lodged at Heavenly Village, with walking distance to the lifts. The same El Nino promises a chance for lots of snow compared to the last few dismal years. Lake Tahoe has a lot to offer, not just the skiing.
For our final week we return to Sun Valley and the weeks there are always incredible. Last time we were there only half the mountain was open for us but it still delivered awesome spring skiing and empty slopes. If you haven’t experienced Sun Valley, now is the time.
As most of you, who have been coming for a “few” years already know, our attendance numbers have been declining. Both AA and UA reports an increase in new members and I’m hoping that applies to most clubs. Please help spread the word about this great organization and the benefits of skiing with a group, from incredible discounts to fun times making new friends and never lacking in ski?snowboard buddies to hit the slopes with.
Please visit www.naasf.com or your skiclub’s home page for more info.