USAFA Competitive Nordic Ski Team

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  1. J.NordicSkier7

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    If you love the snow and being outdoors and you have a soft spot for endurance sports, the Nordic Ski Team may be for you!

    In past years, we've had one or two incoming freshmen express interest prior to Basic in joining the team. No experience is necessary, just the dedication to the team to improve and a willingness to learn. We have races almost every weekend of second semester until recognition and it's a great way to let your hair down.

    If you're interested in joining the team or have questions, feel free to message me, post on this thread, or post questions on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Air-Force-Academy-Nordic-Ski-Team/155021214555169
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    i figure you may know the answer to this.. does the academy have a freestyle snowboard team? or at least a club that frequently travels to the mountains?
     
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    Yes, there's a ski/snowboard club and there's one cadet that I know of that travels to compete on his own. I would recommend doing the club though, because the competetive snowboarder has to pay for all his own transportation. Of course, the ski/snowboard club isn't nearly as cool as the nordic ski team, but I guess if that's what your into...:thumb:
     
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    thanks for the insight. do you know how often they travel to the mountains? ill look into your club, ive just been more of a snowboarder thats all
     
  5. Mikeandcris

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    Freestyle ski team

    Our C4C DS is an avid skier and has somehow managed to ski almost every weekend this semester (plus a couple times last semester.) He is a member of the Freestyle Ski team. We bought him a Colorado Pass last Fall (now called an Epic Pass.) Skiing definitely helped him through the dark ages. If you're a skier, there seems to be plenty of opportunity to ski.
     
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    ski team

    What about an Alpine Ski Team? Is there a contact for that?
     
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    i am a competetive downhill skiier, what kind of transition would it be to switch to nordic?
     
  8. J.NordicSkier7

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    One thing that's really different about skiing in Colorado instead of Minnesota is how many hills there are! If you ski downhill competetively and you're a good endurance athlete, the transition to nordic will be easier for you than for most people. The hard part for most of our team is confidence on downhills, and the technique is something you will learn fairly quickly.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions about the team! :thumb:
     

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