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15th Annual Nybora Nightshine!

nightshine 2015

Major weekend ahead!

One of the biggest comps of the year! Don’t miss out!!!


SATURDAY, January 10

15th Annual Nybora Nightshine Double Slopestyle

Hyland Hills

Registration at 4:00pm

Training 4-5pm

Event starts at 5:15pm

This is a double meet!  Two Slopestyle events.  Special prizes for top finisher and Shiniest Nightshiner!


SUNDAY, January 11

The first BIG AIR event of the year!!  On the Nybora jump!

Hyland Hills

Registration at 9am

Training 9-10am

Event starts at 10:15am

This is a double BIG AIR meet



Registration in simple! 

Step 1) You will need a valid USSA license.  If this is your first event, PROOF OF AN ACTIVE USSA LICENSE WILL BE REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION.

Step 2) If you haven’t already, you will also need a completed MFA registration form.  MFA registration form.

Step 3) Entrance fees will be as follows:

  • $45 for one event (ex: one slopestyle event – 2 runs)
  • $65 for two events (ex: two slopestyle events – 2 runs x 2 events for a total of 4 runs)
  • $125 for the whole weekend – 4 events, what a deal!  Save time–register once for the whole weekend on Saturday! PLUS, if you register for all four events, you get an epic Nybora Nightshine t-shirt!!


Cash or check payable to Midwest Freestyle Association.



If you want to compete, you need a USSA LICENSE! Take care of this BEFORE you get to Hyland.  See the prior post for details!

2015 Competition Season Begins

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2015, Hyland Hills
Registration at 4:00pm—Training 4-5pm
Event starts at 5pm

Nybora Site
This is a double meet!  Two Slopestyle events.



Returning skiers – PLEASE BRING YOUR BIB to each competition


Registration in simple! 

Step 1) You will need a valid USSA license (details how to get this are below). Please obtain this license before the event. PROOF OF AN ACTIVE USSA LICENSE WILL BE REQUIRED AT EVENT REGISTRATION.  You are able to print your card from your account on the USSA website.

Step 2) You will also need a completed MFA registration form.  Please print this and bring the completed form to registration.

Step 3) Registration is $45 for one event, $65 for two events.  Cash or check payable to Midwest Freestyle Association.



If you haven’t completed yet, please bring this completed waiver with you to registration:

2015 MFA Competition Form

You can also find the schedule here:

2015 MFA Schedule 12-1-14




Schedule for January 3 (remember, this is not a timed event and times are approximate):

  • Registration is at 4pm, in the Hyland Chalet.
  • Note: The Hyland chalet is under construction. You are required to park remotely and take a shuttle. Just follow the signs.
  • Training starts approximately 4pm.  1 Hour of training
  • Course closes for short maintenance period (approximately 10-15 minutes)
  • Comp starts after 1 hour of training and the maintenance period
  • Comp end time depends on number of skiers entered and pace of the event
  • Each competitor will have 2 runs in the meet they enter.  Best run counts.
  • This is a double meet, meaning there are 2 Slopestyle competitions back to back.
  • All awards will be after all scores have been totaled.
  • New to USSA competition?  Make sure you check out this handy guide written by a Nybora parent alum, Al Dutcher.


If you want to compete, you need a USSA LICENSE! Take care of this BEFORE you get to Hyland. 

All Nybora and MFA events will be sanctioned by the United States Ski Association (USSA).  That means that in order to participate in a MFA or Nybora competition event this season, the participant needs to obtain a USSA license/membership.  PLEASE OBTAIN YOUR USSA LICENSE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  This is a competitor license that can be obtained online (info on how below).  Having USSA sanction all of our events helps ensure a consistent and safe event and allows all of our events to receive a national ranking.  National ranking is important to the division because it is through national ranking that we are able to qualify skiers for Junior Nationals at the end of the season.

Three types of licenses are available from USSA (from the USSA website):

Competitor License: if you’ve been a member of USSA in the past, this is the license you need.  You should have received your renewal earlier this year.  Cost = $150-175/season

Rookie License for 13 and up: All first time USSA members could obtain this license/membership.  Note: if a skier qualifies for Junior Olympics, she/he will need to upgrade this license to a Competitor License.  Cost = $80/season

Youth Competitor: 12 and under competitors that do not wish to be ranked and will not be eligible for Junior Olympics.  Cost = $60/season

And..once again this year, Central is the ONLY division WITHOUT a division fee!  So you just need to get your USSA License (outlined above) and you’re set!

USSA membership can be obtained online by visiting:


If you have any questions, please contact

We hope you’ll be a part of the fun with Midwest Freestyle Association this season!

You have plenty of opportunities to compete in Freestyle skiing.  Just take a look at the 2015 Schedule found on  You’ll need a USSA License.

Each meet will have an event registration fee, but they’ve been kept low again and will range around $45 depending on the event.  Central is the only division that does not charge a division fee at the beginning of the season.

The 2015 season should be a blast!

Thank you,

Midwest Freestyle Association
USSA Central Division Freestyle




Practice Starts Tomorrow!


Where/When to Meet 
Dec 9th is first night of practice.

  • 6:30pm, meet at the bottom of the Big Park
  • Look for the Nybora coaches in Olive Green Armada jackets, just like in the photo of Coach Kyle here
  • Check in with these guys!
  • Download the season schedule here


Wear your HELMET!  You ALWAYS need it

Make sure you have your name sticker (you got this at sign-up) placed on the front of your helmet with your name clearly written in black sharpie permanent marker.  If you registered by mail, we’ll give you a helmet name sticker at the first practice.


IMPORTANT: Stay Connected – bookmark & like the links below!   

We announce several things throughout the season on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Special photo days, swag giveaways, etc.  Fan and watch these sites for details.  Also, if we were to ever cancel a practice or event, it will be posted on our Facebook page.
Are you a fan on Nybora Facebook?  Following the Nybora twitter posts?

Make sure you watch your email too.  We communicate via social media, our website and email – so make sure you’re on the email list and bookmark our pages – better yet, become a fan of each social media site (if not already one).

Get your Nybora Pass!

The countdown is on!

Already signed up and need to purchase or take your season pass photo?  Here are the photo dates/times at Hyland Ski Area:
  • Friday November 21 3:30 to 6:30pm
  • Saturday November 22  8am to Noon
  • Monday November 24 – Wednesday November 26 3:30 to 6:30pm
Still need to sign up?  Here are some important dates to remember:
  • Tuesday November 25th:
    • The final sign up/info night at Hoigaards from 6:30 to 8:00pm
  • Sunday November 30th:
    • The last day to take advantage of early season team price!
  • Tuesday December 9th:
    • The first Nybora practice for the season!