TOTOTL Was Kind Of Cute

TOTOTL Was Kind Of Cute

This past Monday, tykes from all over Charlottesville hit the lawn in costume to celebrate Halloween--UVA style. And guess what, VASST was there! A quick thank you to Grant Schwooby Dooby Doo for your lawn room (fyi Grant there are rumors that you perform spooky Argentinian folk rituals in there, but I don't spread rumors so I thought I'd let you know directly- I've got your back). 

Also shouts to (the other) Jillian for organizing the whole shebang and setting up an inspiring awards ceremony for all the mini-racers out there...

...because everyone deserves to feel like they're # 1... 

even if it's for only once in their life.

Check out Gallery for more podium pics!

If you're reading this you're too late (*Not Actually*)

If you're reading this you're too late (*Not Actually*)

Sunday River signups are TONIGHT at 8pm in New Cabell 415!!! Come out and signup for the most legendary trip of the year.

2nd Year Skiers Charlotte and Ali win the prize for first in line. They arrived in line 1:55 (6 hours and 5 minutes early for you English majors)

 

They Have No Lives.

They Have No Lives.

The room number is backwards. #science

The room number is backwards. #science

Ali will cherish this piece of tape forever.

Ali will cherish this piece of tape forever.

Thank you to the organizational mastermind Dooley for making this possible.

Thank you to the organizational mastermind Dooley for making this possible.

TGR's Tight Loose Will Be Totally Tight

TGR's Tight Loose Will Be Totally Tight

Did you ever miss out on your chance in middle school to make out with the boy/girl of your dreams in the intimate venue of a dark movie theater full of people? If the answer is yes, well then, VASST’s screening of TGR’s Tight Loose is your chance to make up for missed opportunities, and to show your middle school self how far you have come.

This Friday in the South Meeting Room of Newcomb Hall we are playing this year’s film by Teton Gravity Research, which Snowboard VP Mac describes to be “an absolute banger of a flick that is sure to get your gnar-dar registering all time high levels of stoke.” To translate: it’s a movie about some pros skiing and snowboarding in some of the dopest places out there, and we use this film as pure inspiration for some of our own competitions come race season.

Doors @ 7:30, movie starts @ 8pm. Tickets sold on a  first come first serve basis. We’re raffling off prizes AND there will be popcorn. What more could you want? Oh yeah...for your mom to burn every picture of you from middle school ever.

Tubing Was Fine

Tubing Was Fine

SCOTTSVILLE- A couple weeks ago, VASST took advantage of the last sweltering days of summer by driving down to Scottsville and tubing the James River. We arrived at the outfitters in true VASST fashion...meaning late, got our tubes, and began the blissful journey of merrily floating down Virginia’s grossest river.

To sum up the event, butts were scratched (believe it or not the James River is like 6 inches deep), phones were broken, and best friends were made. 

While we are all hype about getting one season closer to winter, that was probably the last time I will be outside, on the water and in a bikini for quite some time--ciao summer, you were truly rad. 

The tans may fade, but the memories will last forever.

Activities Fair Goes Well

Activities Fair Goes Well

South Lawn- VASST showed off its activitities this past Monday while working hard to recruit some of the brightest young minds UVA has to offer.

 

Look how much fun we had with friends!

Look how much fun we had with friends!

Look at us recruiting bright young minds!

Look at us recruiting bright young minds!

Soaking up the sun

Soaking up the sun

Helena, striking a scandalous pose with a plaque that she personally won.  

Helena, striking a scandalous pose with a plaque that she personally won.

 

That pretty much sums up VASST's showing at this year's Activities Fair. Check out more photos in the Gallery, and we'll see you at the Info Sessions later in the week! Use the Calendar tab for deets on upcoming events.

Side note, our new t-shirts are here, and we have a very unamused Bakewell to model them for us.

Other side note, we're on Insta! So follow us @vasst.ski

New Webmasters Assume Position; Struggle for Website Control Over

SUMMER BREAK - Before the struggle could result in even more casualties, everyone went home for summer break and fighting ultimately ceased. Negotiations took place, where President Dooley mediated between noncompliant sitting webmaster Spencer and new webmaster team Danny and Gillian.

In the end, power transferred over peacefully as Spencer presented a tear-stained slip of paper to Danny on which the website’s executive login information was written.

Spencer, when contacted, had no comment on the matter. He assumes a new position in the Fall as Men’s Ski Captain, and must be very busy with that.

Webmaster team Danny and Gillian got to work on updating the website [believe us, that place was a mess] and transferring content. And alas, here we are! As webmasters, we will be keeping the website updated with important dates, details, and race info. And as historians, we will be posting photos and blogging on anything blog-worthy that the club is doing.

First up is the activities fair Monday, Aug 22. Make sure to stop by our booth from 11am-2pm to make it on this year’s email list, and to see all your favorite VASSTers in bikinis (even the guys).

 

New webmasters appointed, struggle for control ongoing

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Casualties are mounting as forces loyal to the sitting webmaster battle the encroaching soldiers of the internationally-recognized coalition webmaster team.

"Food supplies are running low, and the UNHCR has struggled to get us the supplies we need," said Red Cross aid specialist Sven Erik to reporters by phone.

Sitting Webmaster Spencer has refused to step down at the end of his term limit. Attempting to pass an amendment to the VASST bylaws which would allow a second term resulted in a walkout of chairs and a collapse of the government. Subsequent elections were marred by violence, which escalated into the skirmishes that have sent many Charottesville residents into hiding.

Gillian and Danny, who enjoy the support of broad swathes of first-years, various soccer teams and some sects of snowboarders, have secured the support the UN Security Council and numerous NGOs that operate in the small city in central Virginia.

"We ask Webmaster Spencer to recognize the right of the people to select their own Webmaster. We want to work together to end the senseless violence," the pair said in a statement to the dwindling corps of international press gathered in the historic Old Dorms area of the city.

SNOWBOARDERS CRUSH NATTYS

OK, so full disclosure, your correspondent is technically a skier. While he shreds on all types of planks and binding systems, he was not invited to the USCSA Nationals in Lake Placid, NY this year.

But, our men's and women's snowboard teams both were. And they shredded. Here are the results.

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GS

  • Men - 3rd
  • Women - 3rd

Snowboard Cross

  • Women - 4th
  • Men - 4th

Slopestyle

  • Women - 3rd
  • Men - 4th

Railjam

  • Women - 3rd
  • Men - 5th

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And if you only count colleges that don't advertise at ski mountains (lookin' at you Sierra Nevada College of Incline Village, Nevada), then all of our results go up by 1, so there.

Here's a pic of the crew mid-shred. Good job boarders!

Shamelessly stolen from Chandler

Wintergreen got wetter

Personally, I don't like science. Never trusted people in white coats. But if I can vaguely recall my 6th grade classes, I'm pretty sure that if a shallow pond is surrounded by snow, and currently being snowed on, then that pond will be close to 32 degrees F (F stands for freezing).

So, I noped out of the pond skim and went to a rugby and polo match in the same day (no joke). But apparently some dummies went and skimmed the pond anyway, and here is Danny's great video of it.

FACEBOOK: TELLURIDE WAS DOPE

99%, but not 100% sure, that that is not a selfie stickYour correspondent was not in Colorado during the Spring Break trip, but according to his Facebook feed, the trip was hella hype. The pow looked deep, the apres ski looked extra legal and sunny, and the fun with friends looked abundant.

Fourth-year Nick, who made this dope video, called the trip "an aggressive immersion in the Colorado lifestyle," which sounds like a diss to all us Southeast skiers.

If you missed the trip this year (or went on an aggressive ski road trip to Canada), then keep an eye out for the SB2017 trip next year. More pics in the "Photos" tab.