Happy New Year!

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We could use another snowfall. That said, I will take these 4 beautiful days up here. Mid day temps have been in the 30’s. I think our guests who are skiing this week are having a good time.


We could use another snowfall. That said, I will take these 4 beautiful days up here. Mid day temps have been in the 30’s. I think our guests who are skiing this week are having a good time.
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I missed Leah and Becca today. I guess the New Year’s Eve festivities caught up with them. Shear comedy and fun skiing with those two.
Leah skis fast, she was on my tail all day long. We were working on getting both legs turning at the same time. Her tendency was to use the strength of the outside leg and let the inside leg slide ahead. The caused the inside leg to be less accurate than necessary. When she was skiing Cimarron she used both legs well. I liked what I saw.

We will work on getting a more rounded shape on the top of the turn, and start working on the bumps. Her energy should treat her well in the bumps. We will be turning that energy into down the line bump turns.
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Jessica skied great on Dec 31. This was a highlight turn taken on Cimarron on Peak 10. Great day Jessica. Way to turn the stripes on the legs.
Also, today it was fun to ski with the Gobal family from New York. What great kids. Lots of fun. Blue, Black,and Double Black runs.
Peak 7, P8, P9, and P10 including Horseshoe Bowl.
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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Awesome. I was giving lessons to a couple of newbies and had my buddy who was a first timer doing parallel turns at the end of day one. It helps that he was an all-state football player and spent the last 20 some odd weeks playing and practicing, but it is beautiful to watch the progression. One of my favorite things. Certainly not better than a two foot dump with bluebird skies, but it reminded me that I spoiled myself with powder days and had gotten out of touch with what made things so fun at first. When you stop challenging yourself and plateau, you lose perspective until you watch someone else absolutely loving the corduroy and taking huge strides and falling in love with the sport.
    I am at a plateau now with my skills and there are very few Level 3 instructors at BH as well as the fact that Brian Head does not have the terrain to challenge me. My oldest son Jake and my brother Jackson shocked me with how much they had improved and how crisp their turns were(but they also already have 9 days in this year plus 20 something last year). I skied with them and my dad all last week as well as two first timers. Until this last trip, I had almost forgotten that even a bad day skiing with cool folks is better than the best day at home in Phoenix. =)

  2. Justin,
    good stuff! And yes, sometimes the students just plain make us look good.
    I think we both know what it means to watch and participate in someone’s learning. There are only a few feelings better.
    You are doing the right things friend!
    jon

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