Ok lets try this again… Our last attempt at a weekend escape to Austria for the Soelden World Cup opener got stifled by the word that shall not be spoken. So here we are 2 Read more…
We had one of our biggest and best camps ever last month down at Mt. Hood, Oregon and for all those who were there, we have compiled all the photos and videos from the event. We crowned a new Nagel Spiel Champion... congrats Kirk Swanson and huge props to all the campers for getting out of your comfort zones and improving greatly over the 3 and 5 day sessions.
Long after Cliff Booth sent Bruce Lee aka "Kato", flying into a Lincoln, he was doing some of his own flying just up north in Squallywood. Yes, Cliff Booth was Scott Shmidts stunt double back in the early 80s . Most if not all those cliff hucks on 210cm boards were done by Ol' Cliff.
We are proud to announce the addition of Kulkea to the list of ADL Premier Partners. Kulkea products are obsessively tested gear that mobilizes you to explore new frontiers. They relentlessly tinker until all of their products have clever details, seamless organization and meticulous craftsmanship
ADL Members and our corporate sponsors. who have generously contributed to our 2Hammers.org 501c3 Non-Profit, have made it possible for three deserving junior racers to attend the American Downhillers Speed Skills Camp next month at Mammoth Mountain, California.
Long time ADL premier partner SIDECUT has just launched in the club online store with preferred club pricing available to all members. Products can now be purchased and shipped direct from the USA instead of Canada with faster service, no duties or taxes and even the option for local pickup from our headquarters in Bellevue.
Come on out to Mission Ridge and join the ADL & Atomic Skis for two super days of fun. We will have 50 pairs of next seasons Atomics for everyone to try including the new Read more…
We are super excited to kick-off 2021 with the official addition of our newest club premier partner - AMERICAN DOWNHILLER!! Over the last few years we have been a strong supporters of their mission to celebrate speed – where the best current and former downhill ski racers and coaches band together to create a speed-centric platform for future generation of ski racers.
You requested it and we heard you. Introducing the ADL Member Gear Shop where you can list and sell unwanted gear easily and fast. Selling used or unwanted gear is always a hassle. If you list it on Craigslist or Facebook you have to deal with tons of questions and people who say they will come to get it in an hour and then never show up. In the end most of us give up and just let the gear collect dust or we give it away.
if we can't go to Kitzbuhel to hang out with Daron Rahlves then we will go find him at Sugar Bowl. Daron has been talking up the super fun terrain at his home mountain to us for years and now, with international travel blocked it's the perfect opportunity to go. He has generously offered to show us around for two days. We will follow in Daron's tracks to his favorite runs and secret stashes.
They're back! The best ski luggage in the world is available again to ADL Members at pro level pricing through our partner access at Outdoorly.com! There is no other luggage we would role through Tokyo Station and European airports with. Their patented hook up design frees your hands and makes the journey smoother.
It's official we are headed to Wyoming for an early season Dreamtrip to Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole. We will have 4 nights and 4 days of skiing on what is consistently a great early season snowpack. ADL legends of Kitz and Grand Targhee locals, Deb & Dana McKenzie are super excited to show us their home mountain and former US Ski Team member and Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe will be our guide for the day at Jackson Hole!
Winter is coming and we are ready to kick things off with our annual fall movie night & club social! Come out to Knut & Connie Olberg's Christmas Tree Farm where we will have beer on offer from our partner Lagunitas Brewing, grilled bratwurst and the famous ADL pork & beans. November 7th - 4pm-9pm Christmas Creek Tree Farm - Get Tickets online.
Ever thought about racing or just need a good excuse to go skiing and party with friends every Thursday night this winter? We are excited to open spots on our City League Team to everyone - price includes a 2020/21 club membership. You can get on the roster and race for us or just come up and free ski with the other team members and party with us after the races in the upper lot at Alpental where we will be providing beer, food & loads of Après fun!
Daron Rahlves will take your tuning to the next level this Sunday 15th of November at 3pm PST Join him online as he hosts a free 1hr Zoom workshops showing you the tricks of the Read more…
Discover the spirit of skiing with us this winter at North America's authentic, independent resorts. Over 50 resorts, 2 Days each for $189.00 that's $10 off the normal price! Join the Indy revolution and explore on your own or come with us this winter as we visit many of these resorts together such as Mission Ridge, White Pass, 49 Degrees North, Tamarack, Silver Mountain etc. (Trip Dates to be Announced)
Announcing ADL Greek Island Sailing and Adventures in Sept 2021! The Greek islands hold a special allure for many travelers who come to enjoy crystal clear azure blue seas, kaleidoscope sunsets, fresh culinary delights and afternoon naps powered by ouzo. The ADL has been escaping to this paradise for over 25 years and we are bringing it to you!
The short answer yes! Long answer... the impacts and uncertainty of travel in the age of Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to all aspects of our lives. As of now all our trips are scheduled and we plan to proceed as soon as travel restrictions allow. Below are the links to our planned and scheduled DreamTrips.
The 9th Annual ADL Mahre Camp took place at Mt. Hood on June 24-26th, 2020. We overcame the challenges of hosting an event during the Covid-19 lockdowns and pulled off our largest camp ever. Over 28 campers came from all over the country to train with Phil, Steve, Mark Burandt and American Downhill legend AJ Kitt. We capped off the weekend with our legendary Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions at the Glacier Public House in Government Camp and crowned a new champion.
We’re making an official run of our 2020/21 Season Club/Team Jacket. We ordered three prototypes and tested them out during the ADL Mahre Camp at Mt Hood and they performed well on the hill and in town. This jacket from Arctica is a super light puffy that has style that screams early 70s cool. We added our 501c3 2Hammers.org logo to the right chest and put our yellow classic Hammer logo on the sleeve. On the back we have the red and white ADLskiclub Quattro logo. It looks and performs radically and now is your chance to own one.
The Inkling: What is the Willy's Run? Well first you have to ask what is a Willy's. If you have been on one of our Austria Dream Trips then you would know the answer to the first part. Willy's is a uniquely Austrian shot of Williams Pear Schnapps with a little round cocktail pear in the bottom of the glass, often adorned with a tooth-picked Austrian flag. It's one of the most enjoyable après shots in the world, clean, refreshing with just the right amount of whooooeeeee on the finish.