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    I'm Back!

    Well I figure that here is the best place for this in the ol Snowsports Technique Forum. Some of you may remember me around here but anyone who has joined in the last year or so will not. Here is the rundown for those who care... I am still living in NW Pennsylvania and teaching at Peek 'n...
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    What are your plans?

    Every year at about this time as I ait here in brown PA as the rest of the NE starts making turns I mull over the same thought. I want to figure out what my focus for the year should be. I like to look at each year as an opportunity to focus on a fart of my skiing that needs the most...
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    Lake effect a big factor this year for snow-belt resorts?

    Well... The current temp in Lake Erie is 51 degrees.... Only one degree off the record temp of 52 since it was recorded starting in 1927. For anyone not familiar with lake effect snow it is the sweetest thing for east US skiing. Cold air from canada comes across Lake Erie or Ontario and...
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    I suppose it's update time...

    Wel a lot has happened since the last time I managed a post in here so I thought that I'd drop an update. I'm already getting stoked and ready for the coming season and it is only mid august... I'm hosed. Here is the big news for me. I FINALLY got the nerve and quit my Computer Analyst desk...
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    How do you cut through crust???

    I bet that there is someone in here that can help me with this. At Peek N' Peak this past week we got 34" or reported snow between Monday and Thursday. Yes it was really there and it was amazing.... Friday was warm and it softened up the top. Saturday was nice and cold again but any sun...
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    Guiding someone through their first true carve

    I had a very fun experience this past weekend that I just thought I'd pass along. I'm breaking a big ol' rule and teaching someone that I am dating. She did however have a major breakthrough this weekend that made me think about some great teaching techniques. The moment that I am talking...
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    Peek'N Peak 1/22 - 1/23

    I saw something this weekend that I never thought I would see. I got to ski in knee deep untracked power in the wooks at Peek'N Peak in western NY. For anyone who has skied this far south/east of the rest of the eastern world you will realize what an amazing thing this is. Conditions were...
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    If I get hit 1 more time....

    ...I'm going to really freak on someone. I was teaching a low level lesson this past sunday with 5 beginner/intermediates in a slow skiing zone. We were working on turn shape to control speed and working on completing turns. I was out in front of the class and they were following behind me...
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    SW New York/ Western PA

    This is repulsive. that is all I have to say. This is a multi resort report for the Western PA/ SouthWest New York Area. From the South end of it all I am sitting in Pittsburgh thinking that it is time to move. Seven Springs and Hidden Valley: (friends reports) Are looking forward to a VERY...
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    What would be the best focus to learn something new at a sma

    I ski at a small mountain and really want to pick up something new that I know nothing about this winter. I am thinking that I want to either buy a set of twin tips and learn how to freeride or get some tele equipment and try that out. Looking for some opinions.
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    Peek'n Peak Opens Tomorrow

    WooHa the Peak opens tomorrow. I just checked their website. They are currently blowing and in the last 48 hours they have had 20+ inches of POWDER! 20..... I would like to mention again that this is south-west New York. that much powder this early in the season is sick. unfortunately it...
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    What is a plow and why would you throw salt?????

    So my usual 15 minute drive to work turned into a 2 hour odyssey. Winter has FINALLY arrived in Pittsburgh. An Erie station is calling for 12" in town and 18" in the lake effect zones. This I would love to see. I ', not sure that I believe it but we shall see. Fully half of the roads that...
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    Pittsburgh is way too brown!

    I need some help from the crowd here. I am sitting in Pittsburgh right now and I must ski this weekend. What do folks out there think would be the closest open resort that is worth showing up at? Right about now I would go run human slalom on 1 trail if it meant that I could ski. So lets...
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    A lesson for the ages.

    Question for anyone. What is the single most effective/fun/enlightening thing you have ever encountered in a lesson? Have you ever run into a tip that just turns on a lightbulb in your head and screams "why did I never see that before"? For me personally it was the day many moons ago when...
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    Memory of a quote that made me ski....

    This thought just wandered back into my mind so I though that I would share it. I was reading Power magazine in the early 90's. Me, a 15 year old punk kid in the boonies of Northwest Pennsylvania pouring over page after page of the finest pictures I had ever seen. I came across a full page...
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    Seeking instructors

    Are there any other insturctors that post in this place? This seems to be the part of the board for it but thus far there is nothing here. A simple yes or no would be a start
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    Sugarbush, VT 4/12/00

    <I>(Note from the Administrator: This report was originally posted on 4/12/00. Due to our move to new servers, the date and time attributed to this post is incorrect.)</I> <BR> <BR>Only the SuperBravo and Heaven's gate open today. NOBODY there in the afternoon. I managed to get there at 1230...
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    Sugarbush, VT 3/5/00

    <I>(Note from the Administrator: This report was originally posted on 3/5/00. Due to our move to new servers, the date and time attributed to this post is incorrect.)</I> <BR> <BR>A surprisingly nice day at the bush, it snowed all morning. Got there at 7:50 and took the Super bravo (the only...
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