Welcome everyone! Thank you for your interest in the Northwestern Alpine Ski Academy (NASA). Based out of Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan, NASA provides the premier alpine ski program. The 2015-2016 ski season is shaping up to be fun and exciting!


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New Training Videos Now on YouTube!

The three videos at left are samples of footage recorded at Copper Mountain, Colorado recently. These videos do not feature any audio.

Many more videos can be viewed on by clicking here.

Keegan Janowiak is continuing to add to and refine this video gallery. Please visit this page again soon for further updates!

New Ski-a-Thon Letter!

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NASA Raffle Fundraiser Now Underway

Click here for details and instructions for participation.

NEW! "Coaches Corner Links"

Check out our Coaches Corner under the News tab for links to valuable educational materials including: USSA Dartfish TV, Ski Racing.Com, Dr. Jim Taylor, sports psychologist and

"Our Personal Stories"

Dan Janowiak has received permission to share several personal stories which have been written by and about participants in the NASA ski training programs over the years. We believe that you may find them both interesting and inspiring, particularly if you're just embarking on a new path in this great endeavor. Click on the About Us tab above and select "Our Personal Stories."

Northwestern Alpine Ski Academy (NASA) provides instruction and coaching in alpine skiing and alpine ski racing that will last our young athletes a lifetime. Based at Crystal Mountain in northwestern lower Michigan, our training camps offer opportunities for athletes to learn important values necessary in both skiing and life. NASA's primary focus is putting our downhill ski racing athletes first, always.

Northwestern Alpine Ski Academy at Crystal Mountain strives to be the "best" alpine ski racing program.

Madi Ostergren Fundraising CampaignMadison Ostergren

Former NASA athlete Madison Ostergren has decided to pursue a post-graduate year in 2015-2016 after her graduation from the Rowmark Ski Academy in the spring of 2015. She will be skiing for Snowbird Ski Education Foundation. She was accepted by all eight colleges for which she applied, however the only college that said she could potentially ski for them was University of Alaska Anchorage. They are a Title IX college for women's skiing, which means they can take up to nine girls, but only five can travel and compete. Being so far away without a guarantee that she would race at all FIS-U events, Madi decided to take a year off and improve so she might get to the next level and .... Read more

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