With a little help from my friends I had an awesome day at Timberline Ski Area in WV on Sunday, 1/24/16. Glades, bumps, groomers...it's all good when you get 28" of snow the prior 48 hours and then the sun comes out like it's the first day of creation!!!
My ski instructor buddy Jimmy got me in as an observer in an 8AM instructors clinic with Mike Cavalaro., technical director of the Timberline Ski School. This was a very cool experience and gave me a little glimpse of all the effort instructors make to become pros. I also got some good tips out of it. Mike C. is an exceptional teacher/communicator; clear, direct, persuasive and always on target.
Jimmy in the bumps:
Early morning T-Line clinic:
Mike C, teaching the teachers:
JohnL sequence, this guy is a glade addict and Timberline provides the fix:
Off the Wall
DavidW sequence, Cherry Bowl Glade(?):
in the bumps on Off The Wall:
Matt sequence, in Old Dominion Glades? OMG was this a beautiful glade!
Chris and Charlie instructing a gung-ho Adaptive Skier: