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Five Hour Private Lesson!

Yes, on Saturday I had a private lesson from 9-10 am and then had a 5 hour lesson after that. It was fun. There were essentially 3 of us instructors with 3 students for 5 hours. We all worked together because the students (three 16 year old guys) wanted to stay together. We’d do a […]

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Winter Fest in Madison

There’s the Madison Winter Festival this weekend – or just come up to Cascade and ski, tube or snowboard this weekend! Either way, get outside, people! -Tony

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Boy With Down’s Syndrome Ski Lesson

Last Saturday, I had my first lesson with a boy that had Down’s Syndrome. It went great. He skied really well. He was able to control his speed with a snowplow and even turn. He laughed a lot and had fun. The challenge was communication but even though I couldn’t understand him too well, I […]

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Snowboarding Decline? Bring in the Fat Skis!

Was snowboarding a fad? It’s in decline lately. We’ll see what happens long term but it seems skiing is gaining ground and I can see that people are really enjoying fat skis – even in the Midwest: Snowboarding craze fades, skiing becomes cool again (seattletimes.com) Sales of snowboards and snowboard equipment have slipped 21 percent […]

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Cold Snap in Wisconsin

Brrr! There’s a wind chill advisory for tomorrow and I’m teaching skiing tomorrow night. I better dress warm! 🙂 That’s winter in Wisconsin though… we get cold, then some warm and the warm stretches get longer and longer until it’s spring. -T

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January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month”

There’s still time to get out and learn and enjoy the rest of winter! www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org -Tony

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How Young Can Children Learn to Ski?

I just posted an article on my other website about what age kids can learn to ski. This was after I had a private lesson yesterday with two four year old boys. It was a fun lesson! -Tony

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Snow Tubing

I’ve worked there, what? Six years/seasons now? I still haven’t tried snow tubing. I think it would be fun in a group. Cascade has snow tubing season passes for $49 – that’s for all season. Want a cheap way to enjoy the snow? There it is! You can go all season as much as you […]

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Intermediate Skiing: Making Big Turns

Here’s a good video I found about how to make big turns in a smaller space. This is useful to control your speed on more of a pitch. I tell my students that you can ski really any pitch if you just make big turns and it’s true. -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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