Skiing

Ski Instructor Clinics

Most of the time when you go out for a training class in the business world you typically have sessions that last 50 minutes then have a 10 minute “bio” break — Maybe they do one and half hour sessions with breaks. I’m doing a Children’s Specialist certification class for the next few weeks and I realized just how “odd” ski instructors are. Which after being a ski instructor isn’t that “odd”, but funny in comparison.

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Team sports and Ski hill accidents

After being hit and watching other people getting hit on my local ski hill, I’m working on a few theories.¬†Fundamentally I think there are a few classes of skier (snowboarder) v.s. skier (snowboarder) collisions.¬†This is just your day-to-day type, since of these end up with bruises not sled off the hill injuries. Loss of control — being on terrain that’s beyond your “true” skill. Doing dumb things — I’m going to hit that jump without making sure the person who crashed is clear.

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Skiing in Chile

Ok, spent a week in Chile skiing at Portillo — totally cool!  But, like anything I’m both totally psyched and totally frustrated…  Here’s some video from the last day…  My left hand turns suck (ok, it’s relative…)

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Shopping out of season

It’s really hard to find ski gear in the middle of summer… REI sucks, not only is 90% of the clothing closeout, but there isn’t anything outside of rain gear to be found.

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Severe Weather

Skiing and Surfing are probably some of the only sports that look forward to extreme weather… Waiting for the five feet of snow to pile up in my driveway.

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Warren Miller vs. MSP

The more I watch Warren Miller ski films the more I realize that it’s pure pluggage. We went to see Impact on Saturday and walked out realizing that there is now once again less snowboarding than skiing, but gosh I really need a Jeep, helicopter and three killer ski buddies to ski… Oh, wait a minute, skiing is fun and I don’t need to travel to remote parts of the world just to enjoy an afternoon.

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