I have been having a blast with this blog over the past two years. You will probably find a number of topics on this page. I have very diverse interests, and many of them can be found throughout the page. I keep a “Daily Journal” during the ski season and some choice summer and autumn days. Further down the page you can find how to contact me or book a private lesson through Breckenridge. Because Vail Resorts (VRI) owns Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek you can book a lesson through Breckenridge and ski at any of the VRI resort. I make a point of know each of those area well.
Other sections include my Trader Journal. From 2002-2005 I was a professional futures trader in the Treasury and Currency arena. But as I wanted to further continue one of my passions of teaching skiing, I looked for another type of trading that would allow me to maintain different trading strategies. I found option trading to allow me incredible flexibility with time frames and strategies. I keep a journal on a number of trading topics. Enjoy.
Finally, I have a number of video lessons, Breckenridge area information, and my now famous RANT section. The rants put me in a little hot water over the past two years, but enjoy them anyway.
Jon Lawson @ 13,000 feet
It is often asked of an instructor, “Who do you prefer to teach? My answer is: A person who wants to learn and have fun while doing it. Being an ski instructor since 1991, I have taught 2 yr olds, teens, top athletes, desk jockeys, moms, executives, grandparents, and great grandparents. A good attitude and a desire to find something new is all that is required. In 1999 I was certified as a PSIA-RM Accredited Trainer. I typically teach instructors at least one day a week as well as teaching my regular and new ski clients.
I have switched some of my equipment this year (2008-09). I am keeping the Nordica Hot Rod TOP FUEL as my core ski, and I will be adding the Nordica Hellcat to my quiver. I have been skiing Nordica Speedmachine boots for the past 3 years. But this year I am making the switch back to Lange World Cup 120s. I look forward to giving them a go. I am bound to be putting my bootshoppe Surefoot through their paces as I dial the boots in. When you make it to the store, tell them JonLaw sent you.
Always feel free to comment or email me Summit County, Breckenridge, Vail Resorts questions. For that matter, feel free just to drop a line or make a comment on the site. Rest assured, I do read all the comments/emails.
Enjoy the site, and the lifestyle,
These are some concept from Weems Westfeldt from the Ski Schools of Aspen. I have been using this framework in my ski teaching since 2000-01. He truly is a Master Instructor, and this is excellent to understand.