January 19th-20th

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The weather has been very pleasant for the past few days. Unfortunately, too pleasant. We could really use some new snow around the majority of the mountain.


The weather has been very pleasant for the past few days. Unfortunately, too pleasant. We could really use some new snow around the majority of the mountain. Contest Bowl is great, 6 chair, Whale’s tail, and P7 are very good too.
Yesterday I skied with my Babes in the Bumps group. I will putting a post on their category page later this evening. Today I was the clinician for an “Intermediate Zone” clinic. The group was excellent. I plan on posting this tonight too. Stay tuned.
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The temps the past two days have been great. Mid 20’s. The very light breeze feels very good on the face. A few days back, keep the skin covered. Heck, who needs Botox? Just go to the top of the Colorado Chair and put your skin in the wind. It will tighten right up.
Anyhow, the mountain is still skiing well. Just go where it is less traveled and you are ok. Fortunately for upper level skiers that includes some of the least crowded areas on the mountain.
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Last year, I only had to tune my skis once. Some wax every few days, but no files needed. This year has been alittle different. I have just received my new tuning equipment (file, file guides, diamond stone, and scraper) from a company I am attempting to get a very good rate from for all of us. You can email Paula@fktools-us.com to say, “hey any discounts for readers of Jon Lawson’s ski blog?” It couldn’t hurt.
I will continue my writing of a few stories after dinner.
Jon

One thought on “January 19th-20th”

  1. Jon-Here’s my comments on the intermediate zone clinic on 1/20.
    As with every clinic we pick up on different parts of the clinic based on our experiences and what we individually can relate to. I
    absorbed quite a bit from the clinic and was able to use what I
    obtained in my lessons the following day. First, I really liked the idea of ,if you can’t figure out what your student is doing wrong follow behind them. I was able to see where my student was getting out of neutral stance and she consequently corrected her technique. Second, the picking up the toes in the boot in which the direction you want to go, releasing the pressure!
    Trying to work not just on the technique but also in other portions realms of mind and body.
    As a first year instructor I feel bombarded by models and theories.
    Seeing those models implemented
    helps make those principals a little more palatable. Anyway
    great day, Thanks for helping me
    grow as instructor.
    Kenn Lee

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