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All Mountain Performance

I copied a list of topics from possible Rocky Mountain Trainer clinics and inserted them into a previous post. I said they would make great topics to write about and would be most useful to me in the future. So here it goes, first topic is All Mountain Performance. What do I know about AMP?…

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Cool Description

I saw this description of what a ski instructor does on Kevin Fay’s LinkedIn resume: Personalized method of instruction/coaching tempered by care and understanding for the needs of clients, our profession and my employer. The lifestyle has provided me with the physical skiing skills needed to be an efficacious demonstrator and a robust lesson producer-…

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Got a New Mac

I’m blown away at how this new machine feels. I’ve still got a ways to go in finding things, but I’m sure liking it so far. Sleek and simple. The whole idea is to get my creative juices flowing again. I know from experience that most creatives use a mac to do their work. Secondly…

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Attended PSIA Fall Training

Had the opportunity to attend PSIA-RM-AASI Fall Training in Breckenridge last week. Clinics I attended on day one: Movement Analysis Applications, Area Representative lunch (sort of), Coaching Exam Maneuvers, 2010-2011 Exam Process clinics. Day two clinics I attended: Personal Riding Improvement in the morning, Progression Building in the afternoon. All in all it involved a lot…

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How To Rate A Ski Instructor

PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors Association) has established standards for ski instructors in the industry. There are currently three levels of ski instructor certification in the U.S. At cert exams, a system of scoring three specific skill categories is used by examiners to ultimately determine if a candidate has reached the level of standards (actual current Level III Scorecard here).…

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My Skis on top of Continental Divide

Left ski is in the eastern slope right is on the western slope. Beautiful day at Monarch. Not many people but lots of great snow and open runs! What a great office space for work.

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