What I do on a day off

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Great snow. Here are some action videos for you skiers and riders. We are looking forward to another nice winter storm on Thursday.

This was a fun day of skiing. My wife and I were skiing around the mountain and we had a video camera handy so we took a few shots. Here is what I do on my day off.
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8:30am clinic with Carl Richter. A few runs in the bowl. A few phone calls while I ate a bit. Meet up with a clinic group @ 11. Then met Sadie for a ski and some video. The temps were great. 20’s light breeze. Super fun snow. And low crowds.
I have been asked on a few emails to show you how I ski on my day off. Well, here it is. I put this together for you rockers.
I will also be breaking this video up to describe some bump skiing and air carving.
Enjoy and rock on!
Jon
Some visitors and guests have asked about my bio and background. Here goes:
Hometown: Dana Point, CA I moved to Breckenridge in the Fall of 1993.
Teaching: Cross Country and Track Running 1987-89, Skiing 1992- Present, and Golf Professional 2000-04.
Past competitive Sports: Surfing (NSSA), Triathlon (former Quintana Roo team rider), Golf (former Titleist club pro), Skiing (Fully Certified Alpine, and PSIA-RM Accredited Trainer), Track and Field, and Cross-Country (sub-4 minute mile).
Teaching Philosophies: A) Teach, Coach, Guide B) Safety, Fun, and Learning
C) Learning is a partnership between the student and instructor. It takes both parties to create an excellent lesson and learning environment. The instructor should not be the cap to progress. He should be the magnifier of possibility.
Where I teach: I can teach on the mountains of Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Arapahoe Basin. I also am available for Snowcat and Heli-skiing around the globe.
Favorite Books (abridged selection):
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Power vs. Force series by Dr. David Hawkins, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Market Wizards series by Jack Schwager, and Journey to Center by Thomas Crum

My Breckenridge fantasy route

Can you imagine a 19.75 mi route (including lifts) around Breck while skiing ONLY 1 blue run while the rest is black and double Black Terrain.  I was playing around with Google Earth this afternoon to find such a route.  Of course this requires that a few of our trust fund town council members to pull their head out and approve the expansion to P6.  After all this is a Ski and Ride Resort!  Let’s make it the best it can be. 


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Here is the route:
Starting at the Village, you take the Quicksilver, then head to Peak 10 for a lap on the southside.  Take Falcon Chair again and ski The Burn.  Come down an then over the Mercury, down Tom’s Baby on the E-chair side of P9.
Then go to the mid-station of the P8 Interconnect, to Imperial Chair.  Hike up to the Lake Chutes and ski back to 6-Chair.

Then to Imperial Chair again, this time head out to the Whale’s tail and cut across to P7 (Magic Carpet), back to the T-bar.  Take a lap in Horseshoe and head to the base of Peak 7 (1st Blue Run).

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From the base of 7, go up the Independence chair (1st base lift since your first chair).  Drop into Ore Bucket and over to the proposed Peak 6 Lift. Ride to the top of P6, hike to your favorite drop and ski the 3/4mi wide bowl.  Enjoy the powder, and then enjoy a long, yet enjoyable ski back to the base of Peak 7 to have lunch at Seven’s restaurant.

Currently there are many great route options, but I must say, this one would ROCK.  Breckenridge has many diverse wind and weather patterns which would influence the actual route.  But the best way to get around Breckenridge is to have an experienced guide and instructor.

Summit County Autumn 2009

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It has been a busy, yet enjoyable autumn. It is my favorite time of the year in Summit County. It is cool, less crowded, and beautiful. Christian and Isabel are playing soccer. The Rockies are in the playoffs. The kids are back in school, and allows time for me to

become productive with my projects. The project list is varied. Pre-Paid Legal/Identity Theft Shield, Blastoff Network Launch, MySnowPro.com, and futures trading are filling my plate nicely.

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MSP is pleased to announce a benefit to PSIA and AASI-RM instructors

I am pleased to announce MySnowPro.com as a benefit to PSIA-Rocky Mountain (Professional Ski Instructors of America, and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) for the Rocky Mountain Division.

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