At 15 years old, Ally Nadolecka has a big dream. As an aspiring professional snowboard rider, Ally wants to bring the Gold home to the USA. Originally from Claremont, NH, folks around know how much she loves to ride, when she's not hangin' with her friends or her husky, Cheko.
Making her entrance to snow sports when she was very young, Ally switched from skiing to boarding around the age of 10. "I've never looked back. Boarding is my passion." Shortly thereafter, she began competing in USASA events, riding for the Mount Sunapee snowboarding team in New Hampshire. Ally later switched to training at the Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow Vermont.
So how is she doing, you ask? Amazing! Ally has qualified for the USASA nationals in Colorado the last three years straight! Last year she even competed in all five events: slalom, giant slalom, border cross, halfpipe and slopestyle. The #1 major accomplishment that is sought after by anyone competing in the USASA series, and ALLY DID IT! Only a very few riders from each region qualify and are invited to compete in nationals.
After a long week of competition at the USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain Colorado Ally was named 2016 USASA National Champion in the youth women’s division. The riders at this competitions represented the nations best of the best. "My goal is to one day represent the USA in the Olympic Games," says Ally. What's her favorite event? She says, "border cross. I love the head to head competition and thrive off the winner take all style of riding."
Besides her love of boarding, Ally also loves her fans. "I hope everyone enjoys my site! I'd like to invite everyone to follow me on facebook and instagram. See you on the mountain at the finish line!" - Ally
Claremont Snowboarder Competes In Canada
The Eagle Times
February 4, 2017
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Claremont snowboarder competes in Canada
Ally Nadolecka of Claremont competed in her first NorAm snowboarding event at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
The races are part of the Canada Snowboard-Speed Nation Tour.
Nadolecka placed 27th Thursday and 22nd Friday. The top 16 women in time trials advance to the next round and although Nadolecka didn't qualify, it was an impressive effort for her first attempt in open class events.
Snowboarders from the United States, Canada, Australia and Korea participated.
Nadolecka is in Canada until Feb. 10 and will now head to the next race in Ontario.
Accomplished snowboarder has bigger aspirations
January 6, 2017
By TORY JONES
CLAREMONT — Aspiring professional snowboarder Alicja Nadolecka of Claremont may be able to start training again this week, following an injury that kept her off the slopes at the beginning of her 2016-2017 school year at Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA).
Nadolecka, known to her family and friends as Ally, said her goals include taking part in the XGames, and ultimately, bringing home the gold for the USA.
“I’m hoping to get into the Olympics,” Nadolecka said in an interview on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Donek Snowboards December Newsletter
This racer girl lives in Claremont, NH and competes in boardercross, slalom and giant slalom. Ally has been on the podium thirty-six times and is using her experience to get her to a podium position at the Revolution Tour and Holeshot events in the US with the goal of getting to Junior Worlds. In her lifetime she would like to create a trick and compete at the World Cup events which will lead to the Olympics. She is inspired by Chloe Kim and Kelly Clark. Ally uses her family, friends, coaches and video review to help cope with failures. When she is not on her snowboard she longboards, paddle boards and swims. Her advice to other athletes is “keep trying your best and always have fun because snowboarding in supposed to be fun, remember. You might not see it but you are improving every day” You can follow Ally on Facebook @Ally-Nadolecka and on Instagram @its.not.ali
Local Athlete Has Olympic Dreams In Snowboarding
e-Ticker News Sports Section B
July 11, 2016
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NH--Alicja Nadolecka of Claremont is 15 years old and an aspiring professional snowboarder. For the last three years she has been competing all over New England and also in Colorado in United States Snowboard and Free Ski (USASA) events.
This past season she attended and trained at Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow, VT, and had her most successful season to date. After competing all winter long in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and even Pennsylvania, she was able to qualify for the USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO, not only in one event but in all five events that the USASA offers. This in and of itself is a major accomplishment. However, when she got to Colorado, finishes of 3rd in slalom, 3rd in giant slalom, 6th in bordercross, 10th in halfpipe and 13th in slope style gave her enough points to be crowned overall national champion in the USASA Youth Womenʼs division.
“She worked very hard training year round for this and we are all very proud of her,” said her mother, Kasia. “Alicja is a very talented athlete and also excels in school, and we are very proud to say she is a very well rounded young lady.” This year Nadolecka has a hance to train at the Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine which is one of the nationʼs leading winter sports schools. They have trained many young athletes and have helped them to World Cup and Olympic glory, said her family.
“They have offered her a generous scholarship, but our family is of very modest means and are trying to raise the rest of the money needed to help Ally seize this opportunity and take another step towards realizing her dream of one day representing the US in the Olympic Games,” said her mother.
Alicja Nadolecka, center, took 1st Place Overall at Copper Mountain in the 2016 USASA Youth Womenʼs Division (Courtesy photo).
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BEST OF THE BEST
By Josh Weinreb
Valley News Staff Writer
Monday, April 18, 2016
Claremont’s Ally Nadolecka and her parents tried to stay calm as the list of overall finalists were read last week, after days of competition at the USASA National Championships. It wasn’t her first trip out west; she knew what to expect. What she didn’t expect was to finish first overall among her age group.
Nadolecka won the gold medal in the 14- to 15-year-old age group in last week’s snowboarding championship at Copper Mountain, Colo., after competing in five different events: boardercross, halfpipe, slopestyle, giant slalom and slalom. In the end, Nadolecka had enough points accumulated to earn the top spot on the podium.
“I was hoping to do well in racing but not so much overall,” Nadolecka said last week. “I was hoping to get on the podium for that. No. 1 overall is pretty cool.”
Accompanied by her stepfather, Bill Richards, Nadolecka placed sixth in boardercross, 10th in halfpipe and 13th in slopestyle and also earned bronze medals in both grand slalom and slalom, her strongest events. For Richards, the overall gold medal also came as a surprise.
“In the end, she basically had enough points for the overall championship,” Richards said, a tinge of shock still lingering in his voice. “It was a great time. We were all really excited.”
Nadolecka spends her winters training at Okemo Mountain School, where she is able to pursue her academic and snowboarding goals in one place.
Though she only started snowboarding four years ago, Nadolecka has since dedicated herself to training for a sport that, by now, she has fully adopted.
“I like everything about it,” she said. “I like being able to just ride and have fun with my friends. I think that’s what it’s really all about.”
Okemo Mountain School
April 8, 2016
MY NEW RIDE!!!
October 9, 2016
My new ride has arrived!!! I can't wait to get it on the hill!
Thank you Donek for making this sweet ride just for me!!!
October 4, 2016
Yoga time with my CVA snowboard team!
September 9, 2016
We went to Boothbay Harbor for our 10th grade orientation trip
HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE AT CVA!!!
September 7, 2016
Having the time of my life at CVA!!! So many AMAZING things to do and see!
August 17, 2016
Training hard in Woodward, PA... American Ninja style ;)
July 29, 2017
July 20, 2016
Having a great summer relaxing and getting in some paddle boarding in Rand Pond Goshen, NH.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
So honored! I received the Academic Excellence Award!
April 20, 2016
I'd like to thank my coaches Luke Bonang, Matt Fortuna, Eddie Johnson, and Garrison Anne for helping me improve my riding and learn new tricks/techniques. Thank you for putting up with me, I look forward to another amazing season with you this fall.
I would also like to thank my sponsors I've could not have done it without their generosity: Okemo Mountain School, Kelly Clark Foundation, Okemo Mountain Resort, Level Field Fund, North Country Smokehouse, and all who donated through my Go Fund Me page.
"BEST OF THE BEST"
April 18, 2016
Thank you to the Valley News for writing this article about me and a special thanks to my dad who called this in. Here's a link for those who would like to read it:
April 7, 2016
March 15, 2016
After traveling from New Hampshire to Seven Springs, Pennsylvania for my first ever Revolution Tour, I am proud to say I placed 15th in Halfpipe. Congrats to my teammate Anna Valentine for placing 3rd!
FIRST EVER SLOPESTYLE
March 4, 2016
I've never really been a fan of riding park, for I am a racer, but I would say I'm not terrible at it. In my first ever slopestyle competition at Okemo Mountain, VT for a Southern Vermont regional competition I picked a few grabs out of my bag of tricks and I placed first.