Industry Press Release



NASTC summer ski training camp will feature top U.S ski instructors

Truckee, CA (April 7, 2009) — The popularity of South America as summer ski destinations has been growing amongt ski and snowboard enthusiasts every year. The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) base in Truckee, CA, has been running ski camps in Portillo, Chile for sixteen years. Portillo is one of the best ski areas in South America. In fact, Portillo is where national ski teams from all over the world conduct their summer training. Jenny Fellows, NASTC’s Co-director describes Portillo as “An ideal setting to host a high quality performance camp such as the one NASTC offers, the terrain is phenomenal, the service at Portillo is impeccable, the atmosphere inviting and by the time you leave you end up feeling like family or old friends.”

The NASTC Camp is designed for skiing mortals and not national champions. As part of their program NASTC offers six full days of coaching by some of the best instructors in the world, all the coaches are member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Demonstration Team – best described as the “Top Gun” of ski instruction. NASTC specializes in intensive training sessions in intimately sized groups. The NASTC group combines high end instruction and skiing with the adventurous luxury of Portillo. Each day starts off in the gymnasium for a warm-up & stretching session followed by a delicious breakfast feast and then skiing from 9am to 4pm everyday with a midday break for lunch. Afternoons are filled with tech talks and video reviews and the evenings are spent in much laughter over dinner and other evening activities. What distinguishes NASTC from other skiing adventure camps is the caliber of coaching they offer and the people that come on the trips. NASTC Portillo veteran, Howard Shao recounts his experience at Portillo with NASTC, “There is no shortage of laughter amongst the NASTC crew and the enthusiasm amongst the coaches and the group is incomparable.”

What: NASTC Summer Dream Skiing Camp

Where: Portillo, Chile

When: Aug 14-24, 2009

Price: $4390 and includes the following:

  • Ground transfers to and from Portillo
  • 7 nights loding in the Octagon at Portillo (upgrades to the hotel are available)
  • 4 gourmet meals per day (includes the Chilean custom of tea-time, “onces”)
  • 6 days instruction in small groups (6-1 ratio, no more than 24 total) led by PSIA Natl Demonstration Team members
  • Evening tech talks on topics ranging from equipment to conditioning to out of bounds skiing
  • Personalized video reviews
  • NASTC goodie-bag and sponsor give-a-ways
  • Travel and Santiago night options available
  • Backcountry tours , heli-skiing and other upgrades optional

Please contact NASTC for additional details (530) 582.4772,, or go to