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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 Study Guide

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 ( 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 Exam

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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U.P. Ski Trip Video

We got back from a guys’ ski trip up to the Upper Peninsula earlier this week and here’s a video from our trip. It was Jason, Jeremy, Adam, Kelly and I. We stayed at Indianhead Mountain Village and watched the Super Bowl in Bessemer, MI. We had an outdoor hot tub, interesting neighbors, played some […]

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Skis on Backwards – Funny

Yeah, this is why you take a lesson. 🙂 -Tony

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What Ski Signs Mean – Funny

I found this online and had to share it… pretty funny!

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Skiing Lessons in Full Swing

In December, I worked with training the new hires and the returning instructors and now skiing season is rocking. I taught 3 lessons yesterday – one private and then two groups. They were all great. The private ski lesson was a 13 year old named Lawson and he was really into sailing and was a […]

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