Nathan Ben-Ari – Profile

US Team Member: 2021 – 2022 Seasons
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Home Ski Hill/Resort: Pico Mountain, VT
Birthdate:  2008

USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue,  Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

My Skiing History:

I started skiing when I was three years old, but as you would expect from any memory from early childhood, I remember none of it. In my early ski years, I skied at Stratton Mountain in VT, but for the past few seasons my family and I have skied mostly at Pico VT. I started skiing Tele when I was nine. The following season I skied Mt. Washington for the first time, conquering some of the steepest terrain I have skied to this day, on Tele. Currently, I’m working on improving my freestyle techniques.

My Goals and Motivation:

For the 2021-2022 season I am motivated to ski well because I love being in the snow, and being a part of a great community. Some of my goals for this season include placing better in races and growing more confident in both turning and jumping, as well as doing more tricks at the park.

What I love about Telemark Racing: 

Telemark adds a layer of complexity to my skiing and challenges me to be a better skier. It is also more fun…

I love being in the snow, my favorite outdoors scene, with my friends and family. In terms of skiing style I love going to Mt. Washington NH where everything is steep and naturally beautiful.

 Interesting Facts About Myself:

Besides skiing, my main hobbies are drumming and mountain biking.

Competition Results:

2019-2020 Season:

National Championship at Crotched Mountain NH, March 2020 (Junior/Men)
Overall: 2nd
Parallel Sprint:  3rd
Sprint: 3rd
Classic #2: 3rd
Classic #1: 2nd

Kare Anderson Telefest, Bromley Mountain VT, February  2020 (Citizens Under 18):  1st

Waterville Valley Sprint Classic, Waterville Valley NH, February 2020 (Junior Men): 6th