Aspen Demo Team 2nd Place at World Synchro Championships in Aspen CO

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!

Aspen Demo Team took part in the World Synchro Championships in Aspen the 7th, 8th & 9th of April 2017.  The First day of competition the Aspen Demo Team won the overall of the day. 1st in Overall Race Team & 2nd Place in Overall Bump Team.  On the second and final day of competition the Aspen Demo Team took 2nd Place after the Synchronize portion of the comp. Giving the Aspen Demo Team 2nd Place overall at the end of the competition.   

Aspen Demo Team took part in the World Synchro Championships in Aspen the 7th, 8th & 9th of April 2017.

The First day of competition the Aspen Demo Team won the overall of the day. 1st in Overall Race Team & 2nd Place in Overall Bump Team.

On the second and final day of competition the Aspen Demo Team took 2nd Place after the Synchronize portion of the comp. Giving the Aspen Demo Team 2nd Place overall at the end of the competition.

 

ADT does Aspen Powder Tours

New ADT Blog & Video up at SNOW Magazine, 

It was one of those days in the mountains where the whole world is described in myriad shades of white and grey. The only exception was the bright yellow Bombardier BR350 Snow Cat touring us around the glades on the back side of Aspen Mountain.

I’d been trying to get myself on to one of these little yellow machines for 5 years, when I first moved to Aspen and started working at the Highlands’ ski school, but invariably had been unlucky with weather or snow conditions and had to cancel the trip. Every day I skied at Highlands I’d look across the Castle Creek Valley at the wide faces of untouched snow and the open glades, and they would beckon me. Fellow instructors would come back to the locker rooms with smiles on their faces and stories of bottomless champagne powder and deliciously smooth spring corn.

All the waiting was made worthwhile last Tuesday, when fellow Aspen Demo Team member Tim Cafe and I loaded the gondola early in the morning, along with friend and client Simon Bennet and his motley crew of ski buddies from New Zealand. We were on our way to meet our guides and Snowcat at the top of the mountain. It had snowed over 28 inches in the prior 48 hours, and we were in for an epic day. The excitement was palpable, and visible everywhere; in people’s faces, in their voices, and in their movements.

It was a magical experience, and everything each of us had hoped it would be. Guides Chet and Dan, and driver Greg, did a fantastic job. We felt safe and looked after at all times, the terrain selection was excellent, and by the end of the day we had skied 13 runs of totally untouched powder, for a total of about 15000 vertical feet of fresh tracks.

The best way to give you a sense of what it’s like out there is to show you, so please watch our short video (and then book your very own Aspen Powder Tour!): 

Tim Cafe and Andrew Aldercotte do the Powder Tour on the back of Ajax. What a day, sooo much snow!

Record Snowfall in Aspen – Ski It Better

How to Ski Powder

 

Resorts across the country have seen record snowfall and now is the time to learn how to ski powder! You’ve entered a winter wonderland where over a foot of new snow has fallen. The locals are literally frothing at the mouth, but for you, a secret anxiety has arisen . Can I really do this?  What is the buzz all about?

 

You got this…but make it about Intent, not technique….aka, control.  You don’t have to be a perfect technical skier. Back country terrain accessed by Snowcat and Heli-Ski  operations have opened up to the intermediate skier because of the evolution of technology.  YES, FAT SKIS….go and get them. It will make your day better.

 

Let’s get this party started!

If the new snow is 9 inches plus, you must go faster.  Your speed is determined by the depth of snow, the pitch of the hill and the skis you’re wearing. Once you get some speed on, you need to plan your turn size/shape. How far are you going across the hill? Our head says one thing but the snow will tell you another. If the skis start to bog down, STOP turning them across the fall line and just move into the next turn.

Be Sensitive

Stop thinking and feel what needs to happen. Feel how far you can go across the fall line, before you start to lose momentum. Feel when the skis float back up to surface before you try and redirect them. Feel how much rebound you get out of the snow and push back a little if necessary.

 

And then comes the Chowder….

The day is not over, but it’s different now.  Dealing with the clumpy bits of cut up snow requires, patience, fore/aft precision and good timing.  Again, feel it! Slice through the clumps using the lower legs to maintain balance through movement and adaptation. Wait, wait, wait until you blast out of the clump of snow to redirect the ski and then go for it. Once again speed is your friend.

 

How do you know if you have had a successful powder day?  Your calf muscles and are sore, instead of your quads and you have a grin the size of Texas on your face. Enjoy!

Written for & hosted on SNOW Magazine

Former ADT Member in Japan

Former ADT Member in Japan

Former ADT team member and ripping skier Reilly McGlashan has made the move to Niseko, Japan this season. Check out this video log of his quest to conquer the Japanese Technical Skiing Championships. We wish you all the best Reilly!

History of ADT in the Press

ADT team member TANJA HELLER demonstrates for PSIA 32 Degree trade journal (Fall 2011)

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Cesar & Trent join forces for ski brochure

Photographer Cesar Piotto and skier Trent Jones join forces to capture amazing images on the back of Aspen Mountain for Mountain Designs, Australia.

For more images check out
www.mountaindesigns.com

Matt Wylie - Snow Magazine (Nov 2010)


How to Heliski: 10 things you need to do before the best ski trip of your life

Nick Hill - Snow Action Magazine (May 2010)

So you decided to take pick Aspen out of all the options in North America? Good choice. Aspen, like the brochure says, has something for everyone — world class skiing, pristine groomers, four different mountains, bars, restaurants, shopping, health spas, art museums, the list continues, it's the full package, a real ski town that works for singles, couples, friends, families …

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Tito Franco & Santi Mazza - Bariloche 2000 Maganize (March 2010)


El barilochense Hernán Franco y el angosturense Santiago Mazza

Locals dominate in Powder 8s - Aspen Daily News (March 2010)


Most locals have seen “Aspen Extreme.” And while the movie might not be the most accurate representation of our mountain hamlet, the film culminates in what has now become an Aspen tradition — the Powder 8 Championships.

Un angosturense hizo historia en Aspen- Laangostura Digital (March 2010)


Un angosturense hizo historia en Aspen

Matt Wylie - PSIA RM (Spring 2009)


Balance and the Zen of deep snow skiing
It's amazing how effortless deep snow skiing can be if you are balancing well on your skis. The paradox to the bliss and ease of powder skiing however, lays in the ability to make continuous, dynamic balancing adjustments.

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Carreers don't go downhill for pros - Denver Post (Sep 2006)


Next project is "Ski with the Superstars Week"
Portillo, Chile - Chris Davenport loses his shirt here every year.

Atna's Lesson - Aspen Times (June 2006)


Inexperienced climbers learn it's not always about the summit

Matt Wylie - Frequency: The Snowboarder's Journal (2004)


During the winter of 2002-2003 the mountain snowpack of British Columbia lie like a sleeping dragon.

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6th in Big Mountain Battle Endurance Competition

Aspen Demo Team Members Matt Wylie & Nick Hill
Place 6th in Big Mountain Battle Endurance Competition
Aspen Highlands March 25, 2012


Teams of 2 combine to race against each other testing speed and endurance attempting to post the fastest times on various courses in North America and Europe. Aspen Highlands, CO is the final venue on the tour.

Aspen Demo Team wins back to back World Synchro titles

In a cold a snowy day, the Aspen Demo Team managed to retain their title as World Synchro champions.
After 8" of fresh snow, and a 3 hours weather delay, all teams managed to ski and complete the competition.
The ADT would like to thank our
sponsors for their ongoing support and the Aspen Divas for once again hosting the event.

2011 USA National Powder 8 Championships - DAY 2

The best conditions in years saw the teams head out to Little Annie Basin at the back of Aspen Mountain for a day of Cat skiing and the final day of competition. Fresh snow greeted the competitors for the first time in years for the knock out stage of the contest. Teams race head to head, with only the winning run advancing to the next round. ADT athletes occupied 3 out of the top 8 spots!

Final results from day two of competition.


Nick Hill and Riley McGlashan finished in 4th place.
Tanja Heller and Jeff Maybon finished in 7th place.
Trent Jones and Phil Le Roux finished in 8th place.