I am happy to have escaped from the oppression of Vail Resorts as an employer. I will be working with another fine ski area in the county build their training program. I will be teaching on a part-time request only basis this season. And you may contact me directly.
1.6 million skier/rider days make Breckenridge one of the most popular destinations in the world. Parking in Breckenridge can be at a premium. If you are staying in Breckenridge, you probably have a parking spot and use the excellent bus system to get from your home to the Gondola.
But if you are like many who visit Breckenridge for some skiing, here is a quick primer on parking. When you are arriving from the North, I-70 and Frisco, you will first see the FREE parking on Coyne Valley Rd (stoplight) make a right turn and you will be guided to the Airport Rd parking lot. There are many buses which can take you from Airport Rd to the Gondola (1mi).
Parking for the 2010-11 season will be the same as last year. $5 Monday-Thursday, and $10 Friday-Sunday with $5 discount if there are 4 or more people in the vehicle! That’s right FREE parking during the week if you have 4 or more in the vehicle. You may also buy a season’s parking pass for $159.
If you come into Breckenridge (which I would suggest). You have convenient options. The map to the right shows you 3 of the main lots. When you pass the Breckenridge Recreation Center, make a right BEFORE you get to the roundabout, this will keep you on HWY 9. You will pass the City Market on your left. Make your first left on North French St, and this will take you to the NORTH GONDOLA Lot. This lot is paved, so during a wet spring it is a good option.
However there are two more options if these fill. Go to the next street and make left on Watson Rd, then a right into the SOUTH GONDOLA lot. This is an unpaved lot, but still very convenient. The Gold Rush and Postal Lot (possibly returning) are overflow lots. These will both be charged at the rate of the Gondola lots.
BONUS: Insider Tip
During busy days Weekends or Holidays, instead of making the right before the roundabout go THROUGH the roundabout. Drive down Main St, then make a RIGHT on Watson Rd. You will see Ski Country Sports (Yellow Building). You will access the South Gondola lot and save yourself 5-10 minutes.
The Gondola will take you to the bases of Peak 7 and Peak 8 (Main Facilities base). You can pick up lift passes at the base of the Gondola.
Lessons for Ski and Snowboard have been busy over this Christmas holiday. I have also been transitioning from Futures and Dollar Index Trading back to equity options and teaching skiing. In addition we have been growing the MySnowPro.com instructor database, and growing our Web 2.0 reach via Twitter. You can actually follow us @MySnowPro or me personally @JonnieLaw on Twitter.
The Dew Tour is hitting Breckenridge. A tent city of swag is in the Base area on Peak 8. Lots of cool stuff, including GoPro HD Cameras! I made it there for Skier Halfpipe Qualifiers. 48 men trying for 9 spots in the Prelims (friday), who will eventually qualify for the finals on Saturday night under the lights.
A few internet friends are creating a Circle of Thankful Thursday. I like this idea. I like it a lot. We all have the ability to create heaven or hell on Earth. Some people think one must wait to visit these places. I believe it is in your power to create either one.
Starting off as a snowy morning. 18* @ 7:30pm. It was not snowing as of midnight. We are expecting snow all day today and tomorrow.
You could ski with your family and everybody could have their own optimal experience. Adjust gravity, pitch, snow conditions, weather conditions and surroundings.
What if you could change all the rules?
That was a theme for Breck Trainer Training this week.
Retinal Scanners, TAGR (Thought-Adjustable Gravity Regulators) with VAK plug-in (Visual Auditory Kinestetic), COPs ((Conveyer of Pillows (drops) and Conveyer of Pipe (Endless pipe)), LPAs – Learning Preference Adjuster, Orgasmitron suits (instant feedback), “Powderoy” (adjust depth of snow with the skis and boards sliding on a perfectly groomed surface, and GUT Goggles were all conceived, and explained. We even created the perfect run and mountain the “BUFLET” Breckenridge Ultimate Family Learning Experience Trail, viewable from the EverSun Deck with integrated UV protector.
You could ski with your family and everybody could have their own optimal experience. Adjust gravity, pitch, snow conditions, weather conditions and surroundings. Ski with your friends and family and see them at all times (only if you wish).
Science fiction – yeah probably.
But perception many times defines our reality. One person’s death-defying run of glory is another persons intermediate groomer. How can the instructor create these alternate realities? What becomes our role as professional instructors. How do we share these “supernatural” powers with our 550 instructors at Breckenridge? These were all questions asked, and considered. How can we affect such change as a band of 50 trainers?
Every morning Breckenridge instructors, as well as thousands of instructors worldwide, have the opportunity for training. To not only improve their skiing and riding, but to also take what they have learned, and share the passion with an individual or group of ski and ride students.
a skier or rider could see, feel, and experience the mountain the way the pro does? How fast could learning take place. Instant feedback. Understanding when one is doing it well, the instant it happens. The power of an affirmative response the instant it takes place.
The power of quality instruction, and of quality learning.
Thought-Adjustable Gravity Regulators don’t yet exist. But the ability to perceive gravity in a different way. That adjusts every time you slide on snow.
For more ideas on this subject (on and off snow), check out www.thesecret.tv , and come back to MySnowPro.com for the inside scoop!
Thank you to our facilitators Christina, Tommy, and Nina.
Keep looking for the pro of your dreams,