Thursday, November 16, 2006
NASTAR National Championships in Steamboat
Our friends John, Kim and their son Andrew came up from Boulder for the NASTAR National Championships last spring. Andrew is a 4 year old NASTAR racer who is seeing early success and qualified for nationals so they made the trip for him to compete. He raced hard and placed 3rd in his age group. Someone liked what they saw and he was featured 3 times in the slide show before this year's Warren Miller movie and on the Nastar website front and center with Gold Medalist Phil Mahre and on the NASTAR National Championships page. The banner on both is titled "The Next Generation of Ski and Snowboard Racing". Descente also choose to feature Andrew in their Warren Miller and NASTAR Advertising. His parents are understandably very proud but will need to work a bit to keep him (or is that themselves) humble this season so his fame doesn't interfere with his skiing.
It is great that Andrew is off to such an auspicious start and we are looking forward to seeing him back here for the 2006 / 2007 National Championships in Steamboat Springs March 25-27th 2007 for the second year in a row. My 3 yr old son Alden is looking forward to his 4th season of skiing this year even more than I am. He got out with a training pole when he was 9 months old and has loved every minute of it (except brief incidents when he was tired and I had to pull out the chocolate to get him back on track) since then. I'm curious to see if he chooses to ski the trees with his daddy or follow his friend Andrew into the gates. Most importantly I hope that he continues to experience the sheer bliss of skiing that has captivated us all. Back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page for more.