I started skiing when I was an adult and never had any real instruction. Just kind of went out and skied and of course, developed all kinds of bad habits. I've now skied with Dan 3 times over the past 10 years (the first time included his brother John along with their buddy Dean Decas). I've learned a lot from him and even the last time out (2 years ago at Kmart), his enthusiasim not just for skiing, but in helping others to ski better and have more fun doing it, was truly impressive. It's hard not to learn and have fun when skiing with any of these guys.