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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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Top 10 Favorite Ski Runs

Ok, it’s the end of the season. I’m sad. It was great though. I now look forward to winter more than summer, I think. I never thought I’d be saying that since I still prefer it warmer than colder, but if you dress for it, you’re fine. Anyway, here are my top 10 favorite ski […]

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Granite Peak Trip

This was fun… a group of us ski instructors went up to Granite Peak in Wausau, WI for the day (Rib Mountain). We had an ex-Cascade ski school director, Paul, be our guide out there. We got to most of the runs. Some on the right were kind of bad with the snow that was […]

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Fresh Powder!

Well, this looks like the last harrah… Cascade Mountain was closed, but Doug and I got in to help with the Pink Flamingo Camp that was going on where they train kids on jumps, boxes, tabletops, rails and other stuff I can’t do yet. The weather was great and we ventured off and enjoyed some […]

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Indianhead Ski Trip / End of Season

Well, Karl and I enjoyed 2 glorious days of skiing at Indianhead. The first day was actually a little cool and we had flurries. The second day was a little warmer, it became sunny and was about perfect. Our favorite runs were Geronimo and Tomahawk which are both black diamonds next to each other but […]

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Almost the End of Ski Season

Well, I put in my last weekend of ski instructing at Cascade Mountain for this year. They’re open one more weekend. It doesn’t sound like there will be many instructors there but it’s not likely that people will be taking a lot of lessons the last week of the season unless they’re going out west. […]

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Ski Season is Almost Over… Crap!

There are only 3 more weekends left to ski at Cascade Mountain. Where has the time gone? It looks like I’ll ski 5 times in the next 7 days, so I’m trying to get in as much as I can. I’ve had a few “ah-ha!” moments this year. This may not mean much to anyone […]

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Skiers Versus Snowboarders

Ok, there’s this ongoing battle, it seems, for control of the snow from both sides. Although riding is newer than skiing, it has matured into a great sport and has propelled snowsport recreation. There are some mountain resorts that ban snowboarding and that’s ok. It is nice to have them out of the way… This […]

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