The 2012 USASA Skier Nationals and the entire Nationals event wrapped up today with over 1,700 competitors joining us at Copper Mountain. The last two weeks out here couldn’t have been better considering the weather, attitudes, and competition. Our last day of Nationals consisted of skiers in Halfpipe, Slopestyle, and SkierCross.
Ski Nationals Day 2 Recap
Today was the 2nd day of Skier Nationals with all venues full of competitors and sun! The Halfpipe hosted 67 competitors ages 12 and under, with many of them pulling off tricks well above the deck. One of the highlights of Halfpipe was 6-year-old Estelle Pultar, our youngest competitor in the pipe today, competing against several girls older than her, and totally pulling her weight with a 5th place finish!
Ski Nationals Day 1 Complete
Day 1 of USASA Skier Nationals went off without a hitch! The bluebird day lent to an overwhelming amount of spectators at all 3 venues and smiles to be had all around. The SkierCross course hosted our youngest competitors, up to 12 years of age. Age, however, was deceiving, as they all ripped up the course! Over on Slopestyle, our 13 to 18 year old competitors were putting on quite the show, with many of these competitors hitting the biggest jump line.
Ski Nationals Opening Ceremonies
The 2012 USASA Skier Nationals got off to a great start today with practice at all venues and opening ceremonies commencing in the late afternoon. Legend Don Bostick kicked the event off with the National Anthem while ski icon Steele Spence gave the crowd a warm welcome.
USASA FOUNDATION NATIONALS ASSISTANCE AWARDS
Dear USASA Members,
The USASA Foundation is pleased to announce that 25 grants will be issued under The Nationals Assistance Award for the 2012 winter season.The Foundation was originally planning to distribute $6,000 in awards during this inaugural year, but because we received additional last-minute donations from Allisports (Dew Tour/Gatorade Freeflow Tour), Bomber Skis and other anonymous donors, we were able to double the number of athletes being supported this season.