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24 Jul 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE! 7/23/17 PHOTO ALBUM FROM PAST PORTILLO CAMPS! NASTC skiers learning how to ski the steeps on Roca Jack better. And learning how to ride the Roca Jack lift! Apres-ski in the pool and hot tubs The group – all skiers intermediate, advanced, and expert level looking to bring their skills up a step! Good night Portillo.

PSIA Skate to Ski Event July 29

17 Jul 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

Super cool events in less than 2 weeks – put on your calendar now! PSIASkatetoSki2017 The PSIA/AASI Western Division is hosting a summer educational event series! These events below are open to members and non-members. Saturday July 29 – Skate to Ski clinic at Tahoe Donner This event emphasizes and combines the benefits of inline skating to enhance your fitness IQ, and specific skill development for Alpine skiing. Beginners through advanced skaters welcome! The camp fee is $80 which includes…

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06 Jul 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

Flying the NASTC colors? Limited Edition 2017 Trainer Jacket First Come, First Serve Click here for Info And…only a few spots left! Read more about NASTC’s Adventure Ski Training Vacation August 12-19 in Portillo, Chile DONNER PASS CLIMBING Get out & enjoy rock climbing on Donner Pass with professional guides from NASTC. All levels welcome from first-timers to experienced climbers. All equipment is provided. Next-day reservations available (email) or 530-386-2102 2018 CLINIC DATES Most of our 2017-2018 ski season dates are loaded, check…


26 Apr 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

Not too early to think about booking your summer rock climbing adventure with us. We are taking reservations for privates, groups, families, kids, retreats, wedding activities, corporate groups, and more. Our group of certified rock guides is ready to take you to new heights on Donner Summit, 15 minutes from Downtown Truckee, 10 minutes off highway 80. All the equipment and your personal climbing gear is provided, you just show up in athletic clothing and a water bottle! We recommend…

Effortless Power VS Powerless Effort In Skiing

09 Jan 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

By Chris Fellows The first in a series about how advanced skiers can continue to improve despite limited days on the slopes. These insights come from a proven NASTC approach that has transformed our students’ skiing giving them access to more terrain, ingrained efficient movements, comfort with speed, safety awareness and ultimately more fun on the slopes. Why does it seem that expert skiers can make immediate adjustments to speed, direction and intensity on the fly while negotiating the most…

Why is an Early Weight Change Important

07 Jan 2017, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

1/6/17 Have you ever heard the words, “You have to get on your new outside ski earlier?” Its a phrase many ski coaches utter over and over again.  A ski can’t do work unless it’s pressured.  If we wait to shift our weight and pressure the ski once it enters the fall line, it’s too late for the ski to do work as the turn is almost over.  Once the skis begin to turn out of the fall line, the…

Winter Living & The Art of Procrastination

30 Nov 2016, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

Winter Living in the Mountains and the Art of Procrastination – by Chris Fellows 11/30/16 These early snow storms have been a welcome delight with resorts opening and our favorite backcountry stashes filling in with cold untouched powder. I would never complain…however when you are a procrastinator, early snow storms can leave one a little behind the preparedness curve. If you are the proverbial ant (of the grasshopper and ant fable) who gets your winter chores done in May then…

Part II – What To Do On Your First Day Back On Skis

02 Nov 2016, Posted by Ski NASTC in Latest News

Your primary and probably only focus on your first day back on skis should be on establishing DYNAMIC balance.  Being able to stay upright while you zig zag down the hill is not fall under the hashtag “#winning.”  It would probably be more appropriate under the “#surviving.”  Your goal should be able to establish balance on your skis without relying on your equipment.  Most of the time we balance on surfaces that are stable and not moving.  We’ve been doing…

Iceland Viking Ski Expedition

27 Oct 2016, Posted by Ski NASTC in International, International Adventures, Latest News

Iceland Viking Ski Expedition  April 30-May 5, 2018   The Iceland ski expedition in the West Fjords aboard the beautiful Arktika sailboat is a life changing experience. More than just bagging new peaks and first time ski descents, it is a journey of appreciation of beautiful landscapes surrounded by the fjords, amazing wildlife and rare marine mammals. The experience goes beyond skiing pristine fields of snow, it is also about uncovering Icelandic history, culture and tasty local meals. You will ski…