Widely recognized as one of the states elite alpine racing programs, NASA has been denied access to Crystal Mountain, its home for 45 years and 42 of those years under current program director/head coach Dan Janowiak.

NASA programming for the 2018-2019 season has been shelved. NASA looked hard at the possibility of providing its programs at other venues, only to finally determine that the other venues were not practical options. There will be NO dissolution of NASA. NASA will continue to maintain its board of directors, 501c3, bank account, equipment and coaching staff.

NASA will work hard to bring its stellar programs back to the Crystal Mountain family and community!

For an accurate account of “what happened”, please take the time to read Dan Janowiak’s letter to the NASA families from September 30, 2018. (CLICK HERE FOR LETTER)


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.


NEW! Training Videos Now on YouTube!

The three videos below are samples of footage recorded at Copper Mountain, Colorado recently. Please visit this page again soon for further updates!

NEW! Partial Training Option!

Includes holiday training, select weekend training, and one mid-week training day per week (approximately 23-25 days of training).
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"Coaches Corner Links"

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