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My New Skiing Love – No Poles

I have to say, the last few weekends, I’ve been doing runs without my poles and I just love it. We went last night and I had my poles here at home, getting ready for my trip (on purpose) so I was skiing without poles all last night. I felt so free. I really wanted […]

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Snowboarder Dies at Granite Peak

Yikes: Snowboarder killed at central Wisconsin ski area He had a helmet on but probably shouldn’t have been on those moguls. -T

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Is This What Skiing in Heaven Will Be Like?

Will we get to ski in majestic scenes like this? I hope so! We probably won’t need lifts there but might want them anyway if it’ll look like this. 🙂 Click on the image to go to the full picture (then save it as your desktop wallpaper!). -Tony

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We Have Snow

Cascade Mountain is making snow now. It’s no wonder, it’s cold enough. We have our orientation meeting on Sunday and then we may open by the 22nd, I’ve heard. Nice! -T Update:   We’re trying to open this Saturday. Here’s an updated photo (from the webcam):   There will probably be just 2 runs open: […]

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How to Wax Skis

Well, ski and snowboard season starts this month, so it’s time to dig those skis out, see how dry they are and get them tuned up. Until, I’ve had my skis tuned maybe twice a season and just did some paste wax in between tunings. I just bought a Swix waxing iron and now even […]

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Want a Cool Job for Winter?

Check out the job fair at Cascade Mountain on November 4th and 6th next week. You can work full or part time. Make some extra cash on weekends instead of sitting around inside the house! The people there are great and it’s kind of fun working at a resort type of place. People are paying […]

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Skiing in October?

Tyrol was open last night and they’re supposed to be open tonight, too. Kinda tempting. 🙂 It looks like they changed their website. I think I like their old one better. -T

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Carving a Steep Pitch

Here’s a video of someone carving a steep pitch. We’re going to look over this tomorrow night it sounds like. Some good skiing. I’m working on the details for my ski trip this season. It looks like we might do Tahoe. I’ve got a cousin out there and she and her family like to ski […]

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Rent or Buy Equipment This Season?

Here’s an email I sent sent to a friend of mine that was asking my advice about buying or renting skis. He plans to go quite a bit this year and this is a good question. Enjoy: …Really, the best place for sure to put money is in your boots. No doubt. Spend money on […]

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Skiing in September?

No, I haven’t gone skiing this month but we did have our first ski instructor ground school on Monday. We talked about a bunch of technical stuff. I’m going for my PSIA Level 2 Certification this year, so I’m trying to soak up as much "technical stuff" as I can to be ready. It’s a […]

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