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Fun Ski Lessons This Last Weekend

I worked the last 4 days at Cascade and I had a lot of fun lessons over the new year. The temps were good (not too cold or too warm), there were fireworks and we were making snow. On Saturday, there was some nice sun shining down. Today, we had some nice, light flurries. I […]

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More PSIA Level 2 Exam Questions and Resources

Sample Teaching Assignments and Information Hey, I found some more resources to help you study for the PSIA Level 2 exam! Level 2 Flash Cards (freezingblue.com) They’re trying to sell an app on this page but they have a few sample exam questions there, so check it out and see if you can answer them. […]

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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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Slow Start for Midwest Skiing

Well, Mother Nature is throwing an El Nino at us and we’re seeing warm temps here in the Midwest. Cascade Mountain has been open the last two weekends and we’re open this weekend as well. I noticed Tyrol Basin is pretty much closed as well as many other ski areas in Wisconsin and the Upper […]

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Want Happier, Healthier Kids? Just Add Snow!

Want to have happier, healthier kid this winter? Get them on a steady diet of snow, encourages the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). “Placing children in a ski and snowboard lesson can help them stay active, put them in a playful outdoor environment, and introduce them to a […]

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Beginner and Intermediate Skiing Lessons in Wisconsin

Take a Ski Lesson! This year, I’ll be teaching beginner and intermediate lessons at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. If you would like a lesson, please book it through the Ski School desk and request me (Tony Herman). Ideally, a 2 hour lesson would be best but an hour is fine. With a 2 hour […]

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Ski Camps 2015

Well, I just spent a week on the Rocky Mountains doing 2 ski camps. I did Erika and Arnie’s camp along with Jennifer’s. We have awesome snow! I skied 6 days in a row and there was fresh powder 4 of those days for sure. Thursday and Friday were complete powder days. Just amazing conditions […]

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PSIA Level 2 Book Published!

Well, it took some time to put together but I’m proud of it. I have a lot of people to thank for working with me over the years. There’s no way I could have reached Level 2 or written the book alone. I’m happy to be able to publish this resource with the hopes of […]

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Winter Snow Forecast 2015-2016

2015-2016 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction What I keep hearing so far is all about “El Niño.” NOAA Predicts A Strong El Niño For Winter 2016 (unofficialnetworks.com) There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere fall 2015, and around an 85% chance it will last through the 2015-16 […]

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Level 2 Certified!

Well, I’ve been waiting to take the PSIA Level 2 Alpine exam for a while. We tried to have it at Cascade for 2 years but we didn’t have enough people so I went up to Marquette, MI at the end of the season and took it – and PASSED IT! It’s a 3 day […]

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