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Congratulations to all our Nationals Competitors and our latest National Champions!

Audrey Higgins-Lopez - Skiercross (10-12) Three years in a row!

Jake Prichard - Slopestyle (16-18)

Jonathan Ruhl - Skiercross (19 & over)

 

 

 Register online and save $5 more than the day-of.  Just go to the Events tab above and  choose Adirondack from the regional event schedules, hit the "Register Online" button and you're golden!

 

2014-2015 Events

click on past events for results

Dec 20 - Deck the Rails Railjam #1 - Whiteface

Jan 3 - ADK Slopestyle #1 - Whiteface

Jan 11 - Titus Mt Railjam #2 - Titus Mt

Jan 19 - Ski Bowl Boardercross/Skiercross #1 - North Creek Ski Bowl - POSTPONED - New date Below

Jan 25 - ADK Slopestyle #2 - Whiteface

Feb 7 - ADK/ESWG Cross #2 - Whiteface

Feb 8 - ADK/ESWG Slopestyle #3 - Whiteface

Feb 15 & 16 Doubleheader! - Ski Bowl Boardercross/Skiercross #1Makeup & #3 - North Creek Ski Bowl

Feb 22 - ADK Slopestyle Finals #4 - Titus Mt

Mar 8 - Boardercross/Skiercross Finals #4 - Whiteface  

 

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Series Background

The Adirondack Snowboard & Freeski Series was resanctioned beginning with the 2006-2007 season thanks to the cooperation of our founding partners:

NYSEF(New York Ski Education Foundation), National Sports Academy, ORDA(Olympic Regional Development Authority), Whiteface and Titus Mountains, and North Country Community College.  We are proud to work with our current host resorts; Whiteface, North Creek Ski Bowl/Gore, and Titus Mountains.

Competitor Information

Please read your rulebook (available online at www.usasa.org), especially the disqualification and protest rules before you compete. Helmets are required at all times as are properly worn bibs for both training and competition.   The following events are for both skiers and snowboarders. Please note that on the regional schedule the designation for cross is "Boardercross" though Skiercross is contested as well.

SS - Slopestyle - Competitors are scored by a panel of judges on a course consisitng of jumps and rails. The best of two runs counts for their final score.

 

RJ - Railjam - A judged event based on open "jam" format. Age groups are 10 & under, 11 -13, 14 & over, and Open for both ski & snowboard, male & female.

 

BX/SX - Boardercross/SkierCross - Each athlete gets one timed run to establish seeding for the race followed by racing in heats of up to four.  Top seeded athletes in each age division get to pick their lane in the starting gate.  If there are more than four athletes in an age group the top two finshers advance to the next round and the bottom two drop out. This process continues until  the final heat which determines final placing.

Empire State Winter Games - SX, BX, & SS - The Empire State Games will be held on February 7th (Cross) & February 8th (Slopestyle).  This will be an ADK Series points event.  Registration info below.

 

How do I Qualify for Nationals?

 

Winners of each age division(season-long) are automatically qualified for nationals.

The criteria used to detrmine series winner is:  Railjam - best 2 home events, Slopestyle - best 3 home events, Skiercross/Boardercross - best 3 home events.

If you are not first but have accumulated enough Nationals points based on your best three finishes in the respective discipline compared to the rest of the country you may receive an invite as well. For more details go to the 2014 Nationals tab at www.usasa.org or please feel free to contact me.

 

Membership

All competitors must be current, paid members of the USASA. 

There are two options for membership:

Full membership - $100

Members accrue points in their declared home series as well as National Ranking points based on best three results in each discipline.  Valid for competition season and eligible for national invitation.  Does not include event entry fees.

One-day Membership - $35

For those who have competed in the USASA previously but don't wish to purchase a full membership.  As the name implies, it is good for one day only.  Members do not accrue or retain their points and are not eligible for national invitation.  Does not include event entry fees.  Membership form can be completed the day-of competition but must include parent/guardian signature and complete insurance information.

 

Registration Information

 

 

Specific site information will be posted prior to each event.  Online registration is recommended for all events as the day-of check-in process will be much quicker and smoother.  Just click on the "Register Online" tab on the regional event schedule page. Cost online for SS & SX/BX is $25, RJ is $20.  In-person add $5. 

Registration & Check-in locations (unless otherwise specified): North Creek Ski Bowl - Off Rt 28 just North of Peaceful Valley Rd (Gore access) - Yurt at base of hill, Whiteface Mt - NYSEF Training Center (log Bldg. above base lodge), Titus Mt, Malone, NY- Main Lodge - Lift Ticket and Rental Area

 

 

Series Sponsors and Advertising

 

Do you own a business you would like to promote through the Adirondack Series? We are always looking for sponsors to help our non-profit series along and this is a great way to reach active families and athletes. There are many ways we can advertise and promote your business. Please contact me for more information.

 

 

Wanted

 

 

VOLUNTEERS---we always need volunteers -- usually on skis or boards to help with gatekeeping, running lists, scoring, and registration.  Get in touch ahead of time or check in at registration day of event.

 

 

14/15 Series Staff

Co-Series Directors - Mike Kirchner & Tommy Thomson

Technical Supervisors - Mike Kirchner, Tommy Thomson
Registrar - Vicki Kirchner
Timing - Zach Ford
Starter(s) - Jim Fritz, Mr Bill Ruhl
Judges - Justin Perry, Keith Shipman, KC Brousseau, Jake Doan, Nick Edwards, Adam Antonucci
Course Builders/Staff - Jim Kelly(WF), Josh Wagner(WF), Miah Murphy(WF),Jason O'Hara(Gore), Steve Forbes(Titus)
Volunteers - Hopefully you - Contact me! 

 



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