The masks are off but not the gloves. We have two rounds for you to spar gates with ski racing legends Phil & Steve Mahre this this June! We created a special new camp this summer where we will stay altogether right on the mountain at the exclusive Silcox Lodge - it's the only ski in ski out camp on Mt Hood and is sure to be filled with great fun and memories. We will also offer a back to back option with our traditional 4 day GS camp that we have successfully run for the last 11 years.
It was a question raised in a famous article in Powder Magazine 15 or 20 years ago and although the sport has survived since then, if you read the local group chats and ski news around America the last few years, you will undoubtedly start asking yourself if indeed, the sport of skiing has finally lost its soul.
Skied Cortina D'Ampezzo, did the Sella Ronda, tucked the Saslong, carved up the Gran Risa, ate a bunch of really good Italian food, had a few Aperol Spritz, drove some incredible mountain passes and generally had a fine time.... See the whole story and all the photos at the link below.
We did it! Over two weeks of big beers, great food, incredible skiing and huge laughs and everyone made it home alive. Wengen delivered with its awe-inspiring scenery, crazy air show, dramatic races on the Lauberhorn and great people to experience it all with...
In Kitzbuhel and Austria we overcame the challenges, cashed in favors, got tickets to the races, threw down some Williams and even skied some powder. Daron Rahlves led a few of our brave souls down a dark and twisty trail and showed them some of our hidden secrets in Kitzbuhel. We even made it over to Zurs and learned why it was always Warren Miller's favorite destination.
We are always happy to welcome great brands that offer unique and quality products to our members. This month we are proud to present Folkrm, manufacturer of high-end back country ski poles, from Hood River, Oregon. Audi of Tacoma joins the club to offer ADL members discounts on parts & service on their Audi vehicles and finally Bavarian Meats from Seattle completes the trifecta!
The movie event of the year is back and bigger than ever. The ADL is proud to present the Seattle area premier screening of MISSION MT. MANGART. Written, directed, edited, and produced by professional skier, documentary filmmaker, and Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Anthony! DECEMBER 12th, 5-9PM @ The North Bend Theater, WA
It's time to party!! The annual ADL Pray4Snow social is back. We have teamed up with Lagunitas Brewing Company TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary in Ballard, WA and our inviting all club members, City League racers and TAS Ski Team coaches and parents to celebrate the return of winter and an epic ski season.
If you have ever been on any of our World Cup Dreamtrips to Kitzbuhel or Wengen then you know how close we get to the action, the athletes, coaches and other people who contribute to the incredible World Cup experience. Two of those behind the scenes people are Amelie Steifvatter & Matthias Hell...
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.