This program will run for 8 weeks, beginning on January 7th, 2023. As the name indicates, this program is for snowboarders who are either already racing or interested in racing snowboards in slalom, giant slalom, and boardercross. This is an excellent solution for high school racers looking for more time in panels, middle school students wanting to race and prepare for high school racing, and for those interested in training for United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) events.
This program is coached by Sandy Speake, and will concentrate first on the technical aspects of riding a snowboard, then applying these skills to racing. There will be opportunities to attend races in the USASA North Tahoe (Boreal, Northstar), South Tahoe (Sierra at Tahoe), and perhaps the Central Oregon Series (Bachelor). Those accumulating enough points from these races can qualify for the USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain. If we have some athletes qualify for Nationals, MSRA will do everything we can to send a coach in support of our athletes. More information on USASA can be found at www.usasa.org.
Mount Shasta Ski Park is a very snowboard-friendly facility, and our USASA and High School Athletes have done very well at both Nationals and High School States. Robbie Burns and Sage Will have traveled to Copper Mountain to win multiple alpine snowboard championships, Tate Harkness won the U16 women’s national championship in boardercross, and Jacob Hoghum, Ian Patterson, Sage Will, and Tate Harkness have all won California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard (CNISSF) Championships.