February has been a busy month for the Freeride team as it sits right in the heart of competition season. We started the month with Empire State Winter Games and are closing the month in Seven Springs, PA for the USASA Revolution Tour qualifier. Followed by the qualifier the slopestyle team heads to the US Ski and Snowboard Revolution Tour. There is little time to rest.
NYSEF Coaches, Mike Lynn and Nick Arnold also rebuilt the Wilderness course twice – once for Empire State Games and again after Mother Nature took its toll. Thanks Mike and Nick!
Our “A” mogul skiers competed in Stratton, VT and Waterville Valley, NH. Now it’s on to March and Championship season with the “B” skiers headed to States at Hunter Mountain while the “A’s wait for their invites to Killington for East Coast Champs.
The USASA Adirondack series wrapped up the cross season with races at both the North Creek Ski Bowl and Whiteface which leads us to the final slopestyle and railjam events on March 2 and 3 at Gore.
In March, USASA Nationals invites will go out as we gear up for the annual trip to Copper for skiers and snowboarders.
Last but not least, congrats to Brian Gardiner who took 6th place at the Aspen Open Slopestyle (Nor-Am) and earned some valuable FIS points. We will be watching for the next points list at the end of the month to see if gets Brian gets his first World Cup start at the US Grand Prix in Mammoth, CA.