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NASTAR Race Camp

If you’ve ever wanted to take some runs in the NASTAR course but were worried that you didn’t know what you were doing, this is the camp for you!

Or maybe you’re a NASTAR fanatic, but you feel like you’ve hit a plateau and you can’t seem to step up to the next medal level. This camp is for you too!

Whether you’re an experienced recreational racer or someone who has never set foot in a race course, it doesn’t matter! This program is structured to meet the needs of any and all who are interested!

This program includes:

  • 2 days of lift tickets (optional)
  • Top level coaching by experienced instructors with a background in ski racing
  • Our own private course, set in a style similar to NASTAR, which we can customize to fit the needs of the group
  • EUnlimited access to the Telluride NASTAR course for timed runs during the camp

For information call the Telluride Ski School at 970-728-7414.

Who should attend the camp?

This new program is designed for skiers looking to:

Learn how to successfully and effectively navigate a NASTAR style course
Improve their skiing/times in Nastar style courses
Learn more about ski racing techniques and tactics

Participants should be comfortable with skiing at least double blue groomed terrain with some speed and navigating a race course.

What to expect

Each day we will ski from 10am-3:30pm. Our time spent on snow will be a mix of:

Skiing out of the course in order to work on technique
Time spent in our own private course working on race specific technique and tactics
Runs in the Telluride NASTAR course- Going For The Gold!

We will cater the program to the needs of the individual and the group in order to create opportunities for the most learning!

Race Camp Schedule (example)

Saturday

9am-10am
Welcome Meeting- Get to know the coaches, talk about your personal goals for the camp, begin to establish ski groups based on experience and motivation!

10am-12pm
On Snow- Finalize ski groups, develop lesson plan customized to the needs of the group

12pm-1pm
Lunch (self pay)

1pm-3:30pm
On Snow- time spent in our private course and/or NASTAR working on technique and tactics

Sunday

9:45am
Meet at the bottom of the Village Express (Lift 4)

10am-12pm
On Snow- Build on the previous day’s learning, continue to refine course technique and tactics

12pm-1pm  
Lunch (self pay)

1pm-3:30pm
On Snow- Time spent in our private course and/or NASTAR working on technique and tactics

4pm
Final Meeting and Camp Wrap Up!

Meet the Coaches

Christian Prellwitz
Christian has been instructing for over 15 seasons, including 11 in Telluride. He is a fully certified PSIA Rocky Mountain Trainer and is one of the leading staff trainers for the Ski School. He is also an experienced race coach who has spent many seasons coaching both in the U.S. and internationally. He absolutely loves ski racing and runs gates whenever he can!

Annabelle Boelema
Annabelle has 15 seasons experience ski instructing, and has worked as a race coach both in the United States and New Zealand.  She currently works at Telluride Ski Resort as an instructor and staff trainer. Annabelle really believes in the benefits that ski racing can have on your personal skiing, and is always keen to run a few gates herself, particularly when there's a slalom course on offer!

Sophie Goodman
Sophie Goodman learned to ski when she was three years old and has yet to take off her skis. She grew up racing on the East Coast, and while in high school, raced for Concord Academy in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference during which the team won New England championships three years in a row. Sophie moved to Telluride after college and is a second year PSIA certified instructor. She loves skiing really fast in any and all conditions and terrain - especially when running gates!


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