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Skiing in India?

Ok, I wasn’t skiing in India but got to teach of few people from Chennai how to ski. Up at Cascade, we seem to get a lot of people in from the Chicago area. I ask them where they’re from and they just say "Chicago" instead of what actual suburb they’re in since they think […]

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Warm Day on the Snow

I think the threat of rain scared everyone away today. It’s usually pretty busy at Cascade but today… nope. I didn’t even get any lessons but had a fun day anyway. I took a clinic with Erika in the morning, then some free skiing with Bob and Jaime C. and then lunch up at the […]

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Ski Season 2009-2010

I think the season’s going well so far. I’ve taught a bunch of lessons and have just been skiing up at Cascade Mountain. We’ve had good snow but the temps have been cooler than normal. This last week and right now we’re in a break from the cold temps, which is really nice. The snow, […]

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Local Ski Lift Disaster at Devil’s Head

Yikes, you hate hearing stories like this – people getting injured using a ski lift. There was some sort of problem with the lift where people were going backwards for about 2 minutes. People were jumping off while others were somehow getting slammed into a wall or something. Three people were seriously injured and 14 […]

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Skiing Equipment Online Resource

Well, ski and snowboard season is what? Like 2 to 3 months away still but I’ve got skiing on my mind! In just two days, we start our dryland clinics at Cascade. Those should be fun and useful as I got for my Level 2 exam this year. We’ll talk about skiing, do presentations, do […]

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Actress’ Fatal Skiing Accident

It’s sad to hear about Natasha Richardson’s ski accident. She was apparently taking a lesson: Natasha Richardson is Brain Dead After Ski Accident (www.nypost.com) The British-born Richardson, 45, fell during a private lesson at Mont Tremblant resort yesterday and allegedly told resort employees she felt fine. But an hour later, she complained of an extreme […]

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Michigan Ski Trip 09

Michigan (U.P.) Ski Trip 2009 This year I headed up north for a ski trip with Al and John. We left late Thursday afternoon and got back on Sunday night. We got to stay at Al’s uncle’s cabin in Mercer which was great. The first day, we went to Whitecap Mountain. Although confusing at first, […]

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Ski Clinic at Cascade

Last night we had our normal, Wednesday night clinics. We normally do a general clinic for an hour and then they do a certification clinic for an hour and half after that or sometimes there’s an alternate clinic. The first one was on movement analysis and that was good. John first showed us how to […]

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PSIA Level 2 Prep

Well, I spent 2 days over at Sunburst doing my Level 2 Prep. Actually, I got there one day early and spent a few hours out on their hill, reacquainting myself with it since it had been 2 years and the only other time I was there was during a blizzard where we cut the […]

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Utah Ski Trip 2009

  Well, we did another trip out to Utah again. Jason and I stayed at Dave’s place and another guy, Brian from Detroit, joined us this year. Day One: The Canyons. Jason and Brian rented skis in town and Dave and I got a good deal on lift tickets to Snowbird when a lady approached […]

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