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Colder Weekend But Great Snow!

On Friday, I had a group from American Family Insurance and some school kids from Oregon, WI. The lesson took longer (we went over) but had a good time, so I didn’t mind. On Saturday, I had a private lesson with two girls (9 and 11 I believe) and we worked on some edging and […]

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First Set of Lessons and Re-Training

This last weekend, I worked Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday night, I had a group of middle school kids. I was able to go through my entire beginner lesson. It went well and the kids were great. It was really cold, so I kept everyone moving to keep them warm. We came all […]

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Rocker Skis to Blame for Less Snowboarders?

I thought this article was interesting: Snowboarding appears to be in serious decline (bostonglobe.com) “I snowboarded for four seasons,” said Sanchez. “The skis then were pretty traditional, and the technology was not advancing. But the past couple of years, the new designs have made skiing much easier, especially in powder and the woods. So I […]

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Cascade Open Last Weekend

I got out on the snow this last weekend at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI where I teach. We had a good amount of runs open and the snow was actually really, really good! There weren’t many people either, so not nearly as dangerous as I thought (since the opening weekend at a place can […]

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Ready to Ski? Ski Lessons in Wisconsin

Well, I got back from training out in Colorado and I’m ready to start skiing in Wisconsin! I’ve been talking to people I meet and it seems many of them don’t have plans to ski this year. If that’s you, then why not? Why stay indoors all winter, watching TV or whatever? Why not get […]

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Ski Camp in the Rockies 2013

Last week we had our ski camp at Loveland. They had a lot more runs open this year than last year as it looks like an excellent start to the ski season in Colorado. I stayed out in Breckenridge, CO, which is about a half hour southwest of Loveland through Frisco. My brother has a […]

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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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2013-2014 Snow Forecast for Wisconsin

Well, there’s some good news! The snow forecast for Wisconsin looks good. They’re saying “Above Average” snow is being predicted for Wisconsin with below average temperatures. Preliminary Winter 2013-2014 Winter Outlook (weatheradvance.com) In the words of Forrest Gump: “One less thing.” -T

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Ok, I’ll Say it Now…

I. Want. To. Ski. It’s July. I’ve made it 3 1/2 months. That’s enough. Where’s the snow? I need to downhill ski ASAP! -Tony

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Days Are Getting Shorter Now

Well, it just turned summer and I can’t wait to get back to skiing. This is just a reminder that the days are getting shorter now. Loveland starts making snow in 3 months, too. Ski season will get here – it’s not that far away. During the summer, I’m studying skiing. I want to keep […]

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