Why Ski?

Why Ski? Psychologists have studied the rationale for skiing – skiers speculate about it – ordinary mortals shake their heads in dismay over it. There is an ambivalence to this sport. There are no scores or points to skiing, but the beauty of movement gives a self-assurance that is better than winning a game. It […]

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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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kid at ski resort

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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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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Ski instructor training at Cascade Mountain

5 Fundamental Mechanics of Skiing

This last weekend, I got some training. We had Rob Sogard at Cascade and many of our instructors attended his 3 sessions. They were good. I liked the different perspective that he had and it was upper level training, which I enjoyed getting. During the training and in our own training last week, we discussed […]

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Ski Camp in the Rockies 2014

We had a fun camp this year with Erika and Arnie. I went during the 2nd week this year. We had great weather and even some fresh snow to start off with. Here’s a video I made – I decided to shoot more video instead of just take pictures and I think it turned out […]

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Take a Lesson in December

Ok, so it’s going to get really cold again this season. If you remember last year (who could forget?), you’ll remember that it was nice in December and then just colder than the North Pole the rest of the season… brrr! So, if you’re even thinking about getting outdoors this late fall or winter, get […]

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2014-2015 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction

Ready to ski yet? Well, we’re past June 21st, so the days are getting shorter. In fact, during the weather forecast this morning, they said we just turned a corner and it’ll basically be getting cooler from now on until the end of February. The snow will be here before you know it! We’re getting […]

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