My December. Teaching Children with a higher level of understanding.

Colorado snow has been light this year, but the snow making crew has been providing. We have started receiving a few storm cycles in the Central Rockies, and that is helping quite a bit. I’ve been traveling a little for the powder days. Traveled to Monarch Ski Area last week for a day. They have received more snow this week as well. I am looking forward to planning a few trips this winter. Snowcat Trips to Monarch, Silverton, and Steamboat are in order. 

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EpicMix – GeoTagging, Geolocation, and Facebook updates live from the slopes

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.

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Ski Lessons in Breckenridge – December 20-29, 2009

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 instructor database, and growing our Web 2.0 reach via Twitter.  You can actually follow us  @MySnowPro or me personally @JonnieLaw on Twitter.

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I say that to say… “I have been busy”, but I wanted to share some photos and videos from the past week in Breckenridge.  The T-bar, Falcon, and E-chair are open and skiing pretty well.  One or two more storms should do us a world of good. is planning a trip to Silverton Mountain, CO for a fun trip ($285).  Arriving on January 6th and Skiing 7 & 8.  Two nights (bed&breakfast), Two days on Silverton Mtn (1 day guided, 1 day without guide), 2 Breakfasts included, Wine and Cheese after skiing, and a ski movie on Thursday night.  I will also be taking all video and photo clips and putting our personal ski movie together. 
But more important that the future, here is some of the fun I shared with students over the past week.  I have had the good fortune of skiing with many new people this Holiday period.  Here are two lesson from the a week ago.
And here is a slide show from my day with Sherry and Valerie.  We spent much of our day finding intermediate runs away from the Christmas rush. You can double click on the slide show to go to the individual photos.
I was also blessed enough to ski with the Smith family from just outside of Aberdeen.  What a pleasure.  We met in a Level 8 class in Breckenridge, and skied a private lesson two days later in Vail.   We started at Vail Village and immediately made our way to the Northwoods (chair 14) area before the people found it.  I skied with Sue in the morning.  After lunch Emily, Rachel, Patrick, and I skied SunDown for a few runs.  Whistle Pig, then several runs in Game Creek Bowl.  It was a very afternoon route in which we found some very good winter snow and “Hero bumps”.  The theme of the afternoon was to maintain similar pressure between the skis and snow throughout the turn.  We improved as the day went on.
Breckenridge still has another busy weekend ahead, and I have a Birthday tomorrow. So no rest ahead, although I can’t wait to Ski Silverton Mountain next week. We still have some space available, so if your are able to join us we would enjoy having you.