April 13, 2016

OMS Nationals Recap

 OMS and OMST had another amazing USASA Nationals experience as all our athletes rode extremely well under the pressure of a large event. We were very successful in the medal count with 11 podiums, numerous top fives and top tens in all age groups and all disciplines. Highlights include:
Medalists Ali Hsueg and Margie Black STOKED
  • Anna Valentine taking a silver in the top dog category Open Class Halfpipe and making it into finals (top 6) for slopestyle
  • Ali Hsueh with a double podium in slope and pipe in the Junior women's division
  • Joey Okesson's 10' backside air and highest air of the day in the Superpipe
  • Ali Nadolecka's double podium with a 3rd in GS and 1st in Overalls 
  • OMST's Julianne Tonkel silver medal finish in Slalom
  • Margie Black's bronze medal podium in the pipe and top ten in slope for Breaker Girls
  • OMST Grom Tommy Okesson taking 2nd in pipe and 3rd in overalls for Grommet Boys
  • OMST Grom Sumner Orr taking home a bronze in GS
  • Otto Lichtensteiger's top 5 finish in GS
  • Connor Shea's 11th place Slalom finish out of 64 athletes
  • Peter Tonkel's 10th place finish out of 70 athletes in the Superpipe 
  •  Henry Hall's first Nationals and placed in the top 15 in his field in GS 
  • AND of course...THE LEATHER VESTS!!

OMS Nationals competitions photos from VAST

Check out some of the action of our OMS athletes at Nationals in Copper, CO. Photos courtesy of VAST Action http://vastaction.com/

Ali Hsueh front boards her way into 2nd in Junior Women Slopestyle

Ally Nadolecka laying the rail into a heelside turn and placed 3rd in GS
Connor Shea rips a proper toeside turn in Slalom and placed 11th in one of the largest groups

Anna Valentine fronstide air and smooth run landed her on the podium with a silver in Open Women's Superpipe

Henry Hall focused and pumping in the Junior Men qualifying heat

Joey Okesson blasts the biggest air of the day in his age group with a top 5 finish

Maggie Hall exhibits a super smooth boardslide in the youth women slopestyle

Otto Lichtensteiger lays it down in the breaker GS division and placed 4th in a heavy field of boys

Peter Tonkel with a stylie frontside tailbone in Copper's Superpipe event to land in the Top Ten

February 16, 2016

OMS Snowboarders at Fenway

L-R: OMS Snowboarders Ally Nadolecka, Ali Hsueh, Connor Shea, Otto Lichtensteiger, Sammy Skoler, Anna Valentine, Maggie Hall
Some of our snowboarders went to Fenway Park to catch the Grand Prix Big Air event that went down on February 11th. The athletes were able to see an incredible display of talent at a very unique venue (to say the least) and were witness to some BIG tricks thrown down by the men and women.  A big thanks to Mike Skoler for making this happen and to Coach Eddie Johnson for taking the kids down to Beantown for the huge event.

Connor with slope gold medalist Jamie Anderson

Otto, Will, Connor, Chas Guldemond, and Drew

January 13, 2016

OMS SB CO January trip photo update

Connor Shea getting through the kink on the dfd box Keystone

Anna Valentine in the back bowls of Vail
Josh Snell drops in Blue Sky Basin

Charlie Shiffman ollie and melon Blue Sky
Chris Savage thigh deep after a hike
Chris Savage rewarded for the 10 minute hike

Team pano Vail

Anna front 3 indy at Keystone

Chris, Aviela, Magggie, and Connor in a winter wonderland

December 15, 2015

OMS Colorado photos

OMS snowboarders shredded in Colorado for the past week with some much needed great snow and excellent weather.  We were able to hit up 3 mountains including Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail during our stay and below is a little visual documentation of our time in CO.

Anna Valentine: Frontside air Rev Tour practice
Chris Savage with an indy nosebone/ photo credit: Big brother Casey

Josh Snell and Charlie Shiffman discussing the dropin at Woodward

Maggie Hall stoked at Woodward

Anna Valentine getting some help from Aviela at Woodward

The crew at Vail

Josh and Charlie back bowl of Vail

The crew witnessed some incredible pipe riding at the Dew Tour


Charlie mute grab at Keystone
Anna and Aviela laybacks at Vail

Charlie sends a front 3 at Breck

Charlie sends a melon through the trees

Vail had plenty of fun hits including this uprooted tree slid on by Josh Snell

Maggie Hall grabs indy at Breck's Park Lane

Aviela with a method in Park Lane

Josh Snell front boards at Keystone

December 4, 2015

OMS crew in CO

Pretty wild view of the clouds from the airplane on our way to CO

L-R: Josh Snell, Charlie Shiffman, Aviela Burke-Silverman, Maggie Hall

December 1, 2015

New Crazy Train Features coming together

OMS Snowboarders assisting our coaching staff with some painting and skirting application to the new Crazy Train OMS features.  The Park is going to be sicker than ever this year!

November 18, 2015

Pine Hill Mountain Biking

Pine Hill Park in Rutland is an excellent resource for cross-training for Okemo Mountain School.  We spent three hours exploring the trails that consist of rocky terrain, banked turns, wood bridges, and hill climbs.  Everyone was spent by the end.