Nathan Ben-Ari – Profile

Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Home Ski Hill/Resort: Pico Mountain, VT
Birthdate:  2008
Education: King Philip Middle School

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 2020-2021 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.

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:

A few interesting facts about myself include that I am an avid mountain biker and enjoy school. I also race XC running and aspire to be a better park skier.

Competition Results:

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