Genius comes into this world in many forms. So often we think of genius in terms of an IQ test, although this is genius in its narrowest measure. Watching Tiger Woods playing his “A-game”, Hermann Maier or Bode Miller on Super G course, or Benjamin Reich on a slalom coarse. The way Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, or The Dalai Lama live their faith. And to watch a genius like Andy Irons in the water can make us all richer. The power of doing what you love, and sharing your joy is truly special.
Vail Resort just announced EpicMix for the 2010-11 season. Reliving your ski or snowboarding day into the evening. Bejeweled has nothing on this. The connection with Social Media should be fun for a number of uses. I am excited to see how this is used by the skiers and riders. It is a very compelling and free product. However, having a pass with RF technology will allow VR to collect your daily usage data. For some people that is no problem. For others, we feel we don’t need to give this data if we choose not to do so.
We have been enjoying our summer riding, rafting, parades and golf. However, we can’t help but think towards the autumn season and golf. And this morning Park County, CO highest peaks saw a little snow.
I had a pleasant surprise when we woke this morning. Although skiing and snowboarding came to mind initially, I started thinking about the great events and weekends in Breckenridge coming in the fall. The Labor Day Weekend offers cool mountain air and sunshine. There are art festivals right behind Ski County Sports. Then one of the great events of the autumn, Breckenridge Oktoberfest on Sept 17th weekend.
The golf courses, mountain bike trails, fishing, and hiking are all in prime condition this time of the year. There is no reason to have to endure city traffic and 90+ temps when Breckenridge and Summit County is so easy to visit.
This is a repost of Elsbeth Vaino’s MySnowPro.com Blog. This is an excellent pre-ski day routine. Visit Elsbeth’s blog regularly. You may follow it via an RSS feed, by selecting “subscribe to the feed” in the right hand column of her blog page. Thanks Elsbeth.
I had a great 2 months skiing with the ladies of the Babes on Bumps. We came to the season with diverse goals.
We trying to focus and integrate 1 of the 3 skills (Rotary Movements, Edge Ctrl Movements, and Pressure Ctrl Movements) during the first 4 weeks of our time together.
We just finished a busy and pleasant weekend in Breckenridge, CO. Skiing and riding was reasonably good. I can’t wait for some “horrible” weather to replenish the soft snow on the mountain. It looks like storms are rolling through.
The contents of this post have been incredibly important to my ski and golf teaching. I have also used the concepts here for other types of athletes and performers. I labelled zones of comfort, performance, and fear in my own sports growing up (Motorcycle racing 1978-82, Surfing 1981-1992, Track 1986-92, and Cross-Country) I have found that several others have moved in parallel with these ideas. I first shared this with my students around 1992. In the mid 90’s I started meshing some of the terminology and ideas of John Phillips from Aspen Mtn. I honestly don’t know where my original ideas end and others began. And for the learner’s sake, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that these ideas are simple and work well if used during a learning process and the student stretches their personal comfort zones. When I have the opportunity to have an “Adventure Lesson” with a skier I like to create a syntax in which the skier and teacher can communicate. I call this the Zones of Comfort and Fear.
I remember a few times I’ve told myself, “Mind you can tell me how scared I was when we get to the bottom of this run. I will listen to you. Until then, body… do what I have trained you to do”.
Arrived home after a quick ski trip to Silverton, CO. I expected a big mountain, a slow 2 person chairlift, a quiet mining town, and plenty of hike-to-terrain. All of which we found.
I taught all day and had a good time with the Level 8 class. The evening Skier Halfpipe is an INCREDIBLE event. Several thousand people smiling and excited for the event. The athletes rose to the challenge.
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Many of the local skiers are still in training mode as we prepare for a real snow fall. We are looking at the upper mtn wishing for a few big dumps. It will come. Breckenridge has had the temperatures to make snow. We have had the winds to blow snow into the bowls. We just need some more snow soon. Contest Bowl did have a brief opening on monday.