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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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Free Skiing at Cascade Mountain

If you want to ski free at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI, it’s easy – just become an instructor! You can instruct skiing or snowboarding or both. You can teach adults or kids (although teens now have to first teach kids). “But I’m Not Good Enough to Be a Ski Instructor” Yeah, that’s exactly what […]

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2013-2014 Ski Season Wrap Up

Well, it was a great season… as always. It was DARN cold but I got in a record amount of lessons… 81! Last year, I think was struggling to get past 40, so I taught twice as many ski lessons this year. Teaching Skiing The snow at Cascade was amazing this year. Seriously, I don’t […]

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What’s Up With DIN Settings on Skis?

This season, I’ve had some people show up with some pretty weird DIN settings on their skis. Mine are at 7 for my height, weight and skiing ability. I had a guy taller than me with a few more pounds had his set at like 4. WAY too low. He kept popping out. It was […]

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Should You Buy or Rent Skis for Kids?

Buying or Renting Kids Skis If you have kids, you know that they outgrow clothes and shoes like crazy. Combine that with the cost of good ski equipment and you start to wonder if it’s better to rent or buy their gear. Here’s a good article I found today about this with some good advice: […]

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My First Time Snowboarding

Here are some pictures of the first time I learned to snowboard. What a noob I was! This was back in March of 2006, so 7 years ago. This was before I was a ski instructor, even. What happened was, my buddy, Karl, and I went up to Indianhead Mountain for a ski trip. The […]

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Not Good News: Man Dies at Devil’s Head

This is just horrible. They don’t mention if he was wearing a helmet or not but it’s a good idea to wear one. Madison man dies in skiing accident (channel3000.com) Man struck a tree while downhill skiing Remember to be safe skiing – follow the rules: Your Responsibility Code (psia.org) Always stay in control. People […]

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Congrats Level 1 Skiers!

We were able to have a Level 1 Ski Certification Exam at Cascade over the weekend and 5 of them passed. Congrats you guys! -Tony

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Cascade Opens on Friday!

Cascade is open this Friday through Sunday. Come and get your ski legs! Friday, November 30th: 9am to 9pm Saturday, December 1: 9am to 9pm Sunday, December 2: 9am to 4:30pm Lift tickets will be $35 for all day/night or $25 for a “closing ticket” (last five hours before closing). -Tony

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Ready for the 2012-13 Ski Season!

This week I head out to Colorado for 3 days of skiing (maybe 4 if my legs can take it). We’ll be doing some clinics at Loveland to review our skiing and get some early runs in. What I hope to get out of it is a good warm up, great carving and nice, smooth […]

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