Cody LaPlante, back to back Nationals champ
The USASA Skier Nationals at Copper Mountain are now complete, and some congratulations and high fives are in order. It was another solid performance for the younger skiers from the ASC Alpine Freestyle Team.
For the second year in a row, 11 year old Cody LaPlante is the slopestyle national champion in his age group. This year, Cody also added a podium finish in 2nd place for skier superpipe. Yeah, the kid can ski. It’s likely that you’ll get a chance to see Cody ski at the High Fives TRAINS event at Alpine on April 20th.
Amber Simonpietri, age 11, also made her first Nationals podium, taking 3rd in her age group for skier superpipe. It all makes sense as Amber follows in the footsteps of her brother Austin Simonpietri. Even Amber’s dad, Alpine Meadows coach Ange Simonpietri was a regular for many years on the local mogul circuit.
ASC Alpine Freestyle is an independent freeride and freestyle team headed up by coaches Tyler Homen and Drew Fisher and assistant coach Sean Field. Congrats to the athletes, coaches and families on a great finish this season.