Big news of the week is: Squaw and Northstar will be opening this week! The storm that came through this past weekend, gave the resorts a little extra help with snowmaking and more snow is in the forecast for the weekend! Northstar will be spinning their chairs for the public, tomorrow (Wednesday) and Squaw will be opening this Friday! Temperatures have been cold since the storm came through last weekend so we expect the snow surface to be in pretty good shape.
NASTC Dryland Training Kit is now available for purchase on the NASTC Pro Shop. The Dryland Training Kit has everything you need to modify your regular ski conditioning workout to tighten up your performance on the hill. The Dryland Training Kit includes the new NASTC endorsed SkiA trainer and a copy of Total Skiing.
Have you thought about which NASTC ski training camp you will be doing this season? Check out our trip spotlight below.
We really can’t get enough of this place; full of western charm and hospitality that everyone you encounter offers you a heartfelt greeting.
Grand Targhee is often considered as a side trip from a visit to Jackson Hole. We feel Grand Targhee should be a destination all on its own. The resort although tranquil and serene in nature has a rowdy side to it, which you meet when you click on your skis and start exploring. The resort has several slope side lodging properties. The Teewinot where we stay is a quintessential mountain lodge, with log cabin architecture. Each room has stately log furnishing and big beds with fluffy pillows and warm cozy blankets. If you want a true western steak, this is the place to have one; it comes complete with the Targhee logo branded on it.
Powder-choked might be the best adjective to describe this gem of a resort. They get so much of it every year and its champagne-like weight and texture are legendary. The best part is that there are no lift lines so you can lap chairs and keep getting fresh tracks run after run.
Included in the NASTC trip is two days of cat-skiing!!! It might not have that movie-star quality that heli-skiing does but it is certainly a ton of FUN! Imagine ripping turns in the in the some of the lightest snow you have ever skied in, jumping into a warm snow-cat that is waiting to shuttle you up to do it all over again. The camp is four days long and it is broken up into two days of lift accessed skiing and two days of cat-skiing. The course is designed around the central goal of building better off-piste skiing and powder skills. We want you to get more out of your experience on the mountain and conquer those conditions and terrain that challenges you the most. This is not a throw you in the deep-end type of approach, your NASTC coach will work with you to develop the necessary skills and tactics and reinforce them through application in carefully selected terrain. Grand Targhee is an ideal location to buff up your off-piste skiing, you won’t feel any pressure from locals jockeying for fresh tracks and crowd recognition; it’s just you and the beautiful scenery of the Tetons.
Dates: January 12-16. Arrive into Grand Targhee on the 12th and ski from the 13th -16th.
Includes: double occupancy lodging (single upgrades available) in the Teewinot lodge, breakfast daily, 4 days of instruction, lift tickets, two days of cat-skiing, 2 lunches and a group dinner.
Check out all other NASTC ski training camp dates and destinations here. http://www.skinastc.com/courses-by-type/all-courses
While you are out there taking advantage of those early resort openings, here is a great early season drill to do. In this video, PSIA Alpine Team member & NASTC Coach Nick Herrin and PSIA Alum Katie Fry demonstrate a progression on how to balance better over your outside ski.