Monday, May 27, 2013

Alpine Race Training and Development

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding.  It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. At A-Basin USSA recently held a development camp for many of the top 14-18 year old alpine ski racers in the country.  From 6 - 9 AM, athletes were training on GS and Super G courses on the Upper Mountain. This opportunity gave many athletes and their coaches a chance to train with the USSA coaching staff.  Personally, I always enjoy watching these athletes grow and prosper.  And they know how to turn a ski.


Garrett Fisher said...

Could A Basin leave up a slalom run? When I saw these guys practicing, it was quite tempting to give a slalom run a try.

Kenneth Najarian said...

That's what got me hooked on Abasin. I was there in April 95 and met Willy Draper who was running a race training camp. I was watching and he let me take a run. That was it, I was hooked. I came back in December of that year and have done the same for the past 18 seasons. I never excelled as a racer but my skiing greatly improved. Willy is now gone but I still love skiing Abasin. Thanks Al for all that you do.