National Academy, Adaptive Instruction Volunteers, Synchro Skiing + Shiffrin Wins Again!

National Academy 2017 returns to Snowbird, UT, April 17-22, 2017. The ‘Bird’ has already received more than 200 inches of snowfall, and recorded an additional seven inches in just the past 24 hours! Register now for a week of exceptional education and high country skiing and riding with members of the PSIA-AASI Team. Rates increase after Friday, March 3. FINAL registration deadline is Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. MT. (Note: Monday, April 17 is the arrival and registration day.) Get more information here.

Nashoba Valley Puts Call Out for Adaptive Volunteers
The Nashoba Valley Shooting Stars Alpine Ski Team is looking for on-snow volunteers who share the passion to help 47 developmentally challenged athletes to ski and ride safely, have fun, all while developing and improving their skiing skills. The area offers training and mentoring, and volunteers can pick the days and times that work best for them. You can download the application form here.

Telluride to Host National Synchro Ski Championships
Telluride will host the National Ski Championships in February 2017. This invitation-only event will take place over three days, and gives some of the best synchro skiers in the country an opportunity to compete for a national championship.

The synchro skiing portion of the competition will consist of six or eight person teams doing routines through multiple runs. The team as a whole will receive a score, and individual performances are evaluated as well. The second portion will consist of head to head Giant Slalom racing, based on speed and performance, and the third portion is an individual mogul competition. For more information, visit the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort’s events page.

Shiffrin Scores 24th World Cup Slalom Victory
Mikaela Shiffrin skied to her 24th career slalom victory Sunday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, and extended her overall World Cup lead to more than 300 points. Shiffrin, who took a 0.17 first run lead over Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, powered through the second run to win her 27th career World Cup race. Holdener finished second as Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter was third.

- Peter Kray

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