You’re never too young to start skiing or saving. That’s the message that Picabo Street is telling young skiers in the new “Save For A Snowy Day” Charles Schwab Nastar program. The goal is to teach young people sound saving and investing habits early in life. As an incentive to join, there will be 25 $1,000 “Schwab Skiing Scholarships” awarded to young Nastar racers this season. For a savings kit and scholarship information, log onto nastar.com and click on the “Picabo’s Street” link. The kit includes “top 10” tips on investing and skiing from Street, the Schwab Nastar National Pacesetter. Nastar, available at 85 resorts nationwide, is the largest recreational racing program in the world. Competitors can earn resort, state and national rankings in their age and gender categories, and qualify for the National Championships in Beaver Creek, Colo., March 31-April 1. Racers can check out updated results on nastar.com. The Saving for a Snowy Day program is a joint effort of SKI Magazine, Charles Schwab Nastar and the U.S. Ski Team.
Hang With The Champs
Want to keep pace with Hermann Maier at the World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Anton, Austria? Then visit skimag.com, Jan. 29-Feb. 10, to get an insider’s view as the world’s best racers battle for end-of-the-season honors. Edie Thys, former Olympic racer and SKI senior contributing editor, and Stu Campbell, SKI instruction editor, will bring you the stories behind the headlines. The World Championships traditionally are the season’s most prestigious races, but coaches and racers will push even harder this year to carry momentum into the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. With a declared goal of winning 10 medals in Salt Lake, the U.S. Ski Team will need to produce in St. Anton. The team stood a promising sixth in the Nations Cup before the holiday break. Kristina Koznick and Sarah Schleper are threats in the technical events, while on the men’s side, Bode Miller scored his first podium, a third in GS, and Erick Schlopy is a man on a mission. Daron Rhalves and Chad Fleischer are contenders in the speed events. And don’t ever count out Picabo Street in a big race.