Japow DreamTrips 1 & 2 Photos/Stories

February is Japow month, because that's when you typically have the best storm tracks. We came back to Japan in full force with two trips back to back.  We got a storm to line upon arrival… a welcomed ADL tradition. We experienced the full menu of Japow from deep days, with daily onsens, high balls, katsu, karagi, gyoza and our favorite little deviled egg sandwiches from Lawsons to blue bird days with empty resorts all to ourselves. Each week got a little bit of everything and the final days in Tokyo brought bright lights and big laughs.

Big Race, Big Tables & Bigger Fun in Austria

The Hahnenkamm is the craziest downhill race of them all and coincidently, it's always our biggest and craziest trip of the season. We had 14 fun skier race fans on this trip and they experienced the best Austria could throw at them - From 3 days of stellar racing on the Streif to an incredible VIP experience at the Night Race in Schladming with Franz Weber and the Kaiser himself - FRANZ KLAMMER!!!

Wengen DreamTrip 2024 Photos & Story

The Wengen DreamTrip delivers every year and this trip was no exception. We had beautiful weather for the races, airshow and even a couple bonus powder days at Murren. The guests on the trip, like Peter & Tom Dodd above, had a blast representing the Stars & Stripes and skiing the big mountains. Everyone had an epic experience filled with fondue, raclette and other Suisse specialties of the Alps. The week went by too fast but having untouched powder on the last day sent everyone home smiling.

ADL Club Demo Days at Mission Ridge April 5-6, 2024

Join us at MISSION RIDGE for two fun filled days as we close out the 2024 ski season in pure ADL style. We will have a full quiver of skis for you to demo for free from ATOMIC SKIS and PEAK SKIS on the perfectly groomed slopes. We will be headquartered in the RV lot with our ADL tent, near chair 4 and will have a barbeque with brats and anything else you want to bring.

American Downhiller Podcasts are Back! It’s Birds of Prey Time with AD Jared Goldberg

In this 2023-2024 Episode 1, the Team talks about the Birds of Prey, which will be the first speed racing of the season with two downhills and a super-G on Dec 1st, 2nd and 3rd! And to help them break down the course this week, they have special guest two-time Olympian and Stifel US Ski Team member Jared Goldberg, who is coming off his best World Cup season and a World Cup best 4th place at Kitzbuhel last season!

Peak Skis: Catching Up with Bode in Sölden & November Promo

It's not every day you get to go to the World Cup opener in Sölden, Austria and watch the race with Bode and the whole PEAK SKI family, but then if you're an ADL Member on the 1st Annual Willy's Run... you did just that! We didn't waste the opportunity either. We picked Bode's brain on optimal binding mount positions, his favorite ski in the lineup and more.

2023 Willy’s Run DreamTrip Photos & Stories

e just returned from what can only be described as a top 3 ADL DreamTrip! The adrenaline-fueled week started with tours of the Porsche Museum and Factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Then we hit the Autobahn in 4 brand new Porsche 911 4S to Kitzbühel, where we visited the Hahnenkamm Start Haus and had lunch on the terrace of looking all of Tirol...

1st Annual ADL Golf Getaway Weekend

It was a super fun weekend with a crazy group of ADL golfers enjoying the dry, sunny weather on the Eastside of Washington. We played 18 at Highlander Country Club on Friday, followed by two more rounds on Saturday & Sunday at Desert Canyon Golf Club. Of course, there was some classic ADL BBQ and Shotskis!

Clear Out Your Gear Closet

This community event is the best in the area to buy and sell skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, winter accessories and more! Brought to you by our friends at Mountain to Sound Outfitters, this annual ski swap is a sure-fire way to clear out your overstuffed gear closet.

Introducing ADL Ambassador & Current American Downhiller Erik Arvidsson

Erik Arvidsson is on the rise and he could use our help. We first met Erik in the Spring of 2021 at Worthy Burgers in South Royalton, Vermont. He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was a rookie on the US Ski Team. A chance meeting with ADL Member Tyson Rich connected him with the club. Two seasons later and Erik has worked his way up the World Cup rankings finishing 6x in the top 30 last season, along with a 9th place in the combined and 17th in the Men's Downhill at the 2023 FIS ALPINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

A Skier’s Life – James Evans

I grew up in the era of “Straight Skis”- pre-shaped era, they were generally longer... a Plus!   With just a slight sidecut, my first ‘package ski set’ was Gresvig Super’s 205cm with lift cable bindings and screw in edges (mid-60’s.) A couple seasons later I was totally into Skiing. I splurged and bought my first main line skis, a pair of Head GS (black tops with yellow engraving & sidewalls! Oh, and the price was only $148.50!!)  At the time, I thought they were the absolute coolest skis ever.

ADL Golf Getaway Weekend

Desert Canyon Golf Resort, Wenatchee WASEP 29-1st OCT, 2023 Join us for our final blow out golf weekend of the season at Desert Canyon Golf Resort outside Wenatchee, WA. Come east for dry, cool weather Read more…

Join The ADL Summer Golf & Après Team

We are looking for skiers who like to golf and want to join the ADL Summer Golf Team as we kick off our inaugural season in the City League Team Golf League. Our Team will play Wednesday evenings at Jefferson Golf Club here in Seattle,starting May 24th. It's a 10 Week Season skipping July 5th. Join us for 2, 3 or 4 weeks or sign up for all 10, we don't care!

Wengen DreamTrip 2023 Photos & Story

Easily one of the most beautiful and traditional World Cup races on the whole circuit, Wengen is a magical alpine wonderland filled with cog trains, racers, raclette and fighter jets buzzing through majestic mountain peaks at warp speed. You really can't anticipate the fun and alpine beauty you will experience over the course of the week until suddenly, you are drowning in it like a piece of bread falling into a bubbling pot of hot fondue. 

Austria DreamTrip Photos & Stories 2023

Always the biggest and most wild trip of the season, the Austrian DreamTrip is unpredictable, crazy and beyond fun. Joining us for this year's trip was former World Cup and USA Olympic racer AJ Kitt. We had a passionate group of skiers and race fans with us, and it was quite possibly the wildest trip ever.

Dolomites DreamTrip Photos & Story 2023

Our home for the week was at the World Cup famous Moelgg Family Residence in San Vigilio. We can walk to Kronplatz and we have old farms mixed with new lodges all around us. The cute horses across the street liked Dave because he brought them carrots. It snowed our first night too and we had great skiing and the food.... well that is almost the whole reason for going. 

Elevenate & Eisbär ADL Spring Combo Deal

It’s never too early to stock up and look good for next seasons DreamTrips. To celebrate our new partner Elevenate, we put together this sweet package deal to get things started right. We took their highly technical and cozy Combin GORE-TEX Infinium down jacket for cold days in the mountains and combined it with our matching Eisbar ADL DreamTrips Beanie.

Engelberg DreamTrip Photos & Story

Freeriding in the huge mountains of Engelberg with a small group of ADL original Dream trippers Scott and Lorne Lewis, Kris Hendricks and rookie Patrick Brown. The reported low snowpack had us nervous but after a 6000' tram ride from the town to the top peak our fears were put to rest. Great snow and wild terrain, marked with glaciers, rocks and chutes awaited us just steps from the lifts. Ginormous might not be a word but the terrain at Engelberg was huge.

Chamonix DreamTrip 2023 Photos & Story

We had a group of 11 enthusiastic friends and family book out the whole trip a year in advance. These people wanted the full Chamonix experience and I think we delivered. The valley hadn’t seen new snow in over a month when we arrived but, the ADL magic followed us in just like at Engelberg. We skied the Valle blanche from the Italian side on the first day with powder in 40 days. We always try to check all the boxes… not too many were left empty on this trip.

ADL Welcomes ELEVENATE To The Club!

The ADL is proud to announce the newest club partner Elevenate clothing from Sweden. We have been wearing and testing their gear and après cord pants for the last two seasons and they have performed way beyond our expectations! Now all members can get their fantastic gear direct through the club at Savings of 30-60%.