Copper Mtn Resort Offers Discounted Summer Fun

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Copper Mountain Resort has put together some very exciting POST NATIONALS summer discount specials for USASA members - check 'em out!

Discounted Lodging - call 1-866-837-2996 and reference USASA partner code 2841.  This will give you a savings of approximately a 33%!

20% off Summer Day Pass which includes access to bungee, mini golf, lift bike haul, digglers, scenic chair lift ride, hydrobike and lake activities, climbing wall plus one zip line and go kart session!

50% off Intro Sessions and 20% off Drop-in and Skate/Bike Sessions at Woodward Copper!

20% off Copper Creek Golf - to book call 1-866-677-1663!    gREEN fEES tABLE-ADJ 

USASA members may received discounts by presenting their current-valid USASA membership card at the time of purchase.  Online/phone sales may be verified via email.  Discounts may be limited or not valid during high traffic times such as holidays and National Championships.

Congrats to Award Winning USASA Partners

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 The entire USASA family congratulates two of our partners who were recently recognized at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) annual Chairman's Awards Dinner during the recent USSA Congress (May 11-15, 2016).  The awards presented at the dinner included USSA gold awards, silver awards and athlete, coach and club of the year awards in each sport.

Carabasset Valley Academy (CVA) was selected as the USSA Club of the Year. CVA runs strong programs across allMallon  Kate Club of the Year - ADJ USSA sports. Alumni include 12 Olympians and 39 national team members, many of whom started their careers by competing in USASA events.  CVA was also honored as the Snowboard Club of the Year.  Under the leadership of USASA Executive Director Elect, Michael Mallon, the CVA snowboarding program has achieved tremendous success on the local, regional and international stages. CVA has consistently produced some of the top riders with a continued focus on academics.  Some highlights included  CVA BX athletes landed 27 top tens on the Nor-am tour combined with four podiums.  Five team members were selected for FIS Jr world championships and the number one and two finishers in Junior mens slopestyle at USASA nationals were both from CVA. In partnership with Sugarloaf CVA hosted a snowboardcross Nor-Am and Rev Tour stop during the 2015-16 season.

Photo:  CVA head of school, Kate Punderson with the USSA's Club of the Year Award and CVA snowboard program director Michael Mallon with the USSA's Snowboard Club of the Year Award. (picture from the CVA website)

 

Additionally, Ben Wisner, USASA Director of The Unbound Series and program director for the Mammoth Snowboard Team, was honored three times at the USSA Chairman's Awards Dinner including:

USSA Development Coach of the Year and Snowboarding Domestic Coach of the Year - Wisner has helped put numerous riders on U.S. Snowboarding's pro and rookie teams, including young phenom Chloe Kim. Kim made the national team last year.  Wisner is consistently feeding the pipeline with a great team of young athletes ready to jump to the next level.  Wisner's Unbound Series competitors are always formidable at the annual USASA National Championships.  

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Freeskiing Club of the Year - Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club - Under Ben Wisner and Ryan Carey's leadership, the Mammoth Mountain Freeskiing Team has achieved tremendous success. The Elite Team has put five athletes on the U.S. Freeskiing North Face Rookie Team in the past year. Mammoth not only produces high level athletes but also is successful in developing well rounded competitors.  They are also supporters of the Mammoth Race Department which runs the U.S. Grand Prix and Revolution Tour events each season.

Photo: Ben Wisner (center) with Mammoth competitors Kelly Clark (left) and Chloe Kim (right) who finished 1-2 in a women's superpipe event at their home mountain.

 

 

Freeski National Championships Day 2 in Review

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Freeski Nationals Review

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A montage of happenings prior to the 2016 Nationals Free Ski Awards on Sun, April 10.  For a group of young competitors, arriving early for the ceremonies paid off as they won prizes from several USASA and 2016 National Championship sponsors including a unique tote bag from Swag Bag (ClubSwagBag.org), backpacks from Windells Camp and a speaker from Braven Products, among others.Spons montage 4-10 Sun

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On Sunday, April 10, Group 1 (NorAm, Open, 19-29 and 30 & Over for both Men and Women) hit the SkierCross course. Full results can be found via the Nationals tab on the USASA Homepage (left)

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 Group 3, which consisted of the 13-15 year-old Men and Women as well as 16-18 year-old Men and Women spent Sun, April 10 in the Copper Mountain Superpipe.  

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It was Sunday in the Park for the Freeski Boys and Girls competing in the 9 and Under and 10-12 year old age groups. From the get-go, it was evident that the youngsters had been working hard all season long on their tricks.  A special shout out goes to Troy Podmilsak for throwing down the Best Trick as determined by representatives of TheHouse.com.  The young gun, who hails from Park City, UT, earned $200 for his effort.  Oh, and he also finished third in the 10-12 year old group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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