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Interesting perspective from former Olympic racer and now ski instructor

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It is no surprise to me that he did some of his training in Aspen. They have a great training program.

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http://interski.nzsia.net/from-olympian-to-instructor/#.U-RUkTa0vdk.facebook

 

 

I bet it would be fun to ski with him.

Thanks.  That was a good read.  

Here are a few words from the article:

 

The life of an elite athlete is intense.  The focus is almost entirely internal.  You become goal-driven, one-tracked and completely absorbed into your sport.  Your emotions, which are so often worn on your sleeve, are a product of both your successes in terms of results and how hard you feel you have trained.

The life of a ski instructor, by contrast, is externally focused – we are constantly judging someone’s motivations to ski and how to best fulfil the needs of the guest.  We have to make their goals our goals.

The coaching world lies in the most challenging area of both worlds – we are responsible for designing programmes which best fit athletes’ needs, but at the same time we have our own goals for the athletes. The success of the athletes has a major bearing on our job satisfaction and, in truth, whether or not we are doing our jobs properly.

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Tim Cafe is one of the best recent additions to the Aspen Highlands Ski School, along with that Bob Barnes fellow, who seems to show up on these pages from time time.

 

What sets him apart is he is such a passionate student of the sport. I have had the considerable pleasure of participating in a SL Camp at Aspen mtn. where he was coaching and having him attend a course I teach for the Ski Schools of Aspen/Snowmass.

 

I would recommend him highly as a Ski Pro (that's what they call 'em here).

 

Now if I could just get him to race for the BOOTech Team on Saturdays.....

 

 

jl

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