The Alpine ski racing program at NSA has a 33 year history of providing the finest opportunities for Alpine athletes to pursue their athletic and academic goals. NSA’s student-athletes compete at local, state, regional, national, international, Olympic and World Cup ski races. Each student-athlete’s talent and motivation, combined with daily access to Whiteface Mountain, the site of numerous international and Olympic events, and our cross-training opportunities at other Olympic venues, contribute greatly to the development and success of our athletes. Students at NSA are carefully monitored in individual, year-long programs which include conditioning for endurance, power, balance and coordination.
Student-athletes at National Sports Academy are carefully monitored in an individual, year-long program. This program covers an extensive conditioning (dry land) program which focuses on endurance, power, balance/coordination, and sport-specific physical training. From the weight room to the incredible diversity of the Adirondack Mountains, this program provides the winning formula for an intense and always interesting blend of athletic training. NSA’s on-snow training begins with summer camps at Mt. Hood, Oregon and Chile, South America. November finds student-athletes and coaches training at camps in Colorado, Canada, and Europe. Immediately following Thanksgiving, athletes spend every morning at Whiteface Mountain training on FIS homologated race trails, taking advantage of the largest skiable vertical in the Eastern US. NSA alumni/ae ski racers have long competed at the Division I college level, and others move on to National Teams and World Cup and Olympic competition.
Congratulations and Good Luck in College to Our Recent Graduates:
Alpine Alumn/ae Statistics for the last Six Years
1 US Ski Team Member
9 Current Division I skiers (from classes of 2009-11)
4 Current Division III skiers (from classes of 2009-11)
81% will compete in college (2009-11)
1 Current Athlete at the National Academy in Park City
National Sports Academy Alpine athletes have represented our school and their nation at multiple international winter competitions.
These competitions include: World Cup, Nor-Am, World Junior Championships, Topolino Children’s Championship, US National Championship, Canadian National Championship, and Canadian K2 Nationals.