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U.S. Ski Team to Manage NASTAR

post #1 of 7
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Two of the most well known brands in ski racing, the U.S. Ski Team and NASTAR, have entered into an agreement to raise the profile of ski racing in America under which the the U.S. Ski Team will assume operational control of NASTAR. This integration with NASTAR is designed to capitalize on the global success of U.S. Ski Team athletes, bringing greater awareness to the sport and value to the industry, while motivating participants of all ages to get involved in ski racing.

 

Read the rest of the article here:

 

http://www.nastar.com/articles/us-ski-team-to-manage-nastar

 

or

 

http://usskiteam.com/news/us-ski-team-manage-nastar

post #2 of 7
Well this could be good.
Possibly they'll make an effort to curb the reversal of mountains leaving Nastar. Like Vail.
Would be nice if they expanded beyond way too easy courses that aren't interesting.Also they could go into park stuff. Even moguls.
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The USSA and AIM have executed a letter of intent, which includes the USSA assuming operational control of NASTAR beginning this year, including program and event management as well as sponsorship and media rights.

How they work this out will be interesting. Are they going to fire everyone and hire a new team? Is USSA known for good management?
post #3 of 7
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USSA has been good at managing the top tier of racers via the "Best in the World" concept. Now that Tiger Shaw has taken over (from Bill Marolt), he keeps stressing how to build the pipeline, getting racers to train more than traveling to build FIS points, and reducing costs for lower levels.

 

At least he's trying something--which hasn't happened for a long time.

 

The most successful program I have seen out of USSA is the Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) as a feeder to aerials. They sought out gymnasts, divers, and trampoline athletes to convert to aerialists. They even had a video tryout to get a chance to go to the water aerials camps in Park City and Lake Placid.

 

I wish Nastar would expand to different disciplines. I'd like to see moguls without jumps and some park skiing opportunities. Unfortunately, they are judged sports.

post #4 of 7

I don't see what car racing has to do with ski racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, sorry that's nasCAR! :D

post #5 of 7
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You made me look! I started looking for typos! :)

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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

I wish Nastar would expand to different disciplines. I'd like to see moguls without jumps and some park skiing opportunities. Unfortunately, they are judged sports.

It's Nastar. They can figure out how to bubble gum it.

post #7 of 7
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Let's have timed only moguls. :)

 

After all, that's what the Olympic committee wanted to do with it.

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