My Schedule Displayed to the World

Nov 2, 2007

Here’s my schedule using Google Calendar. I’ll be able to make updates to it from my cell phone! I think I’ll place a permalink to it in the sidebar so people can find it easily. I’ll try to keep it updated. Right now you can only see entries in the Month view. I guess I…

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Filled Out My 2007-2008 Schedule Today

Nov 1, 2007

Today was the deadline for filling in our 07-08 work schedule for ski/snowboard school. I’ve signed up for 90 days which is the highest level for full-time instructors at Monarch. I’m pretty sure I’ll be working more days than that. They don’t necessarily have to hire me again, but I’m counting that they will. After…

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New Business Card is Here!

Oct 29, 2007

I mentioned earlier that I was in the process of updating my business card to include more personal information. The reason being I would like to be more involved with setting up bookings with students and guests. I’ve included my personal phone number and email address. Here’s what it looks like now. I was going…

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Guest Centered Teaching & Experience Centered Teaching

Oct 21, 2007

Horst Abraham, one of the pioneers of teaching method in PSIA, method once known as the American Teaching System, published an ariticle in the latest PSIA Rocky Mountain Newsletter, Instructor to Instuctor (p. 12). (go here for a pdf of the newsletter). He says the purpose of the article is to “review teaching systems from…

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MyMonarchSpace Up and Running

Oct 21, 2007

So we were asking about getting Monarch email addresses for instructors to help them develop longer term relationships with guests. Well it seems that some department at Monarch has been working on a social network for a little while. I was very excited to hear that Monarch has officially launched its own social network called…

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Visualization in Sport

Oct 17, 2007

This article talks about how we can visualize ourselves to better, or worse, performances in sports, skiing in particular. read more digg story I ran across it when I Googled Horst Abraham. I was going to comment on his article in the recent Fall edition of PSIA-RM Instructor to Instructor entitled Experience Centered Teaching. Oh…

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Guests/Students From Around the Country

Oct 11, 2007

Wow I ran across this story in the Macon County, Georgia Telegraph newspaper that talks about how many of Colorado’s ski resorts are spending lots of money to improve their areas. (http://www.macon.com/262/story/155557.html) And guess what, they mention Monarch as an area that has opened up lots of new terrain! I’m looking forward to meeting all…

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Gun Barrel Anyone?

Oct 10, 2007

Jack Sciacca, Monarch Mountain’s Ski School Director, invited me to climb Gun Barrel with him as soon as there is enough snow at the area. Way cool! I’m definitely going to take him up on this. I might have to dig up a pair of rock skis somewhere though. He says he’s going to climb…

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A-Basin Opened Today!

Oct 10, 2007

Well A-Basin got to be the first ski area in the nation to officially open today. They said this is the earliest it has ever opened. We’re going to Boulder this weekend for the annual Spyder sale. Maybe we’ll stop by the Basin and take a few runs on their man made snow. Skiing most…

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10th Mountain Division

Sep 25, 2007

I started skiing in the Army in 1977. Even before I was released from active duty I was working part-time as a ski instructor at Monarch in ’78. I had never skied before in my life having grown up in Connecticut where the snow is icy and, in my opinion back then, dangerous. Soon after…

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Opening Day at Monarch

Sep 25, 2007

Opening day at Monarch is the day before Thanksgiving, the 21 of November. I think that’s 56 days from today. It’s been so windy here in Salida lately that I haven’t been riding my bicycle for a few days. I’m gonna have to get my butt out there regardless of the wind and chilly temperatures.…

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Stop In and Ski Monarch

Sep 22, 2007

Crested Butte is giving out free lift tickets between Nov. 25 through Dec. 15. It’s also a four hour drive from Denver. Why not just stop at Monarch instead? Early season passes are only $27.00. And we always have better snow and no crowds.

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