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Winter Snow Forecast 2018-2019

So who out there has the skiing/snowboarding “bug” already? Are you anxious to get out on the snow yet? Those days are coming but I know it’s hard to wait. Last year’s snow predictions were a bit off the mark here in the Midwestern United States if you ask me. We didn’t get much snow […]

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PSIA Level 3: Clinic for Ski Instructors – Pole Usage

A week ago, I gave a clinic for other instructors here (as we do on Saturday mornings) and I felt like doing that clinic was my start to PSIA Level 3. The topic was pole usage for short radius turns. I got a bunch of ski instructors to attend by announcing that this will help […]

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Skier on a steep slope

Winter Snow Forecast 2017-2018

LOOK FOR UPDATES BELOW! Well, it’s July and that can only mean one thing… when do we get to ski again? It seems that La Nina tried to happen last winter but didn’t quite live up to expectations. There isn’t a lot out yet for this winter (and I’ll update this page as that changes) […]

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How to Keep Ski Goggles from Fogging Up

Ski goggles that fog up are a problem. You’re outside and it’s cold (probably freezing) and it’s hard to get them clear again outside but there are some things you can do. Anti-Fog Tips The main thing is to keep moisture out of them, of course. If you’re wearing a balaclava or mask, then make […]

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Awesome Early Season Lessons

I had Christmas in Arizona with my family but once I got back, I was teaching lessons at Cascade and they were really fun. Two in particular were really cool and I’ll share them here. On Saturday, I came in and found out I had a requested private lesson. That’s always great. I had a […]

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Why Ski?

Why Ski? Psychologists have studied the rationale for skiing – skiers speculate about it – ordinary mortals shake their heads in dismay over it. There is an ambivalence to this sport. There are no scores or points to skiing, but the beauty of movement gives a self-assurance that is better than winning a game. It […]

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Newer Ski and Snowboard Helmets Have Better Technology to Protect You

A MIPS Ski Helmet is Worth It It used to not be cool to wear a helmet but now everyone’s wearing them when they go skiing or snowboarding. It really only makes sense because you can easily hit speeds of 30-40 MPH or more when coming down a hill and trees don’t move. You need […]

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Ski instructor training at Cascade Mountain

5 Fundamental Mechanics of Skiing

This last weekend, I got some training. We had Rob Sogard at Cascade and many of our instructors attended his 3 sessions. They were good. I liked the different perspective that he had and it was upper level training, which I enjoyed getting. During the training and in our own training last week, we discussed […]

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More Ski Camp 2014 Footage

In addition to the video I made about the ski trip, I was able to get some footage of myself skiing during the camp. I’ve got gray pants on the first day and then red pants for days 2 and 3. Some of it is in slow motion, which we use to analyze every, tiny […]

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Ski Camp in the Rockies 2014

We had a fun camp this year with Erika and Arnie. I went during the 2nd week this year. We had great weather and even some fresh snow to start off with. Here’s a video I made – I decided to shoot more video instead of just take pictures and I think it turned out […]

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