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post #31 of 56

See you at the ETU

I'm refering to the ESA Eastern Weekend, also known as the ETU!
post #32 of 56
The onsnow link brought me to a page with this message:

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First I would like to thank everyone who proposed and supported the creation of this website and its associated Ski Improvement clinics. But, sadly I have to report that the entire venture is shutting down due to a lack of interest by the principles. We have been unable to maintain a sufficient motivational level to develop and promote the multiple events as promised, therefore in order to avoid delivering a substandard product we have decided to shut down.

We wish you the best of luck in all of your skiing endeavors and life in general.

Tom Burch
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post #33 of 56
Please correct me if I am wrong...

This does not refer to the Epic Ski program that is being planned for the East, right. It is still being planned, right?

Although this group was originally involved in the Eastern program called the ETU (which BTW was well organized and run), it is not the same as the one that is now being planned by EpicSki. There will still be an eastern component by EpicSki, correct?

It's a shame that the ETU and those involved in its organization and delivery are not going to continue, but I hope that their departure is not going to leave the East, and those who cannot make the ESA, without an option. I also hope that the two groups can find a way to work together once again.
post #34 of 56
The ESA Weekend at Stowe is on track, teach. Please be patient a bit longer and epic will post the particulars.
post #35 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo
The ESA Weekend at Stowe is on track, teach. Please be patient a bit longer and epic will post the particulars.
Then I am correct, they are 2 different things.
post #36 of 56
As a person who worked very hard organizing the first ETU and INVITED Ric Reiter, Tom Burch and Bob Barnes to join us, I do not accept that their creation onsnowproductions - in which I have no part - owns that name. While the people at ESA are entitled to avoid a fracas, I myself will call the ESA Eastern Weekend "the ETU".

This is the event being so capably organized by epic (Erik Timmerman) who assisted me in organizing the first ETU. It is at the same venue (Stowe Mountain Resort) with many of the same coaches (including Stu Campbell and maybe even Bob Barnes) and it is in the same general time slot in December. It's business activities are supported by the same ESA people, it is promoted on this web site as the first and second ETU were, and of those who want to attend many are some of the same people who attended the first ETU. It is indeed an eastern tune-up, and as far as I am concerned, it's THE Eastern Tune Up. There is no other, and if you view the onsnowproductions web site, you will see that they're folding their tent.

That's my belief, and I'm sticking to it.
post #37 of 56
I've always associated the ETU (Eastern Tune Up) with EpicSki. I tend to agree with you Oboe!
post #38 of 56
The owners of Epic Ski Academy are entitled to call it anything they want for any reason they want - it's their event. I do hope that the day will come when they choose to call it the EpicSki Academy Eastern Tune-Up.
post #39 of 56
Whatever the name, I can't wait. For those of you who met my wife Nonnie at last year's banquet, she's now doing so well that we think she may be on the snow for this year's along with me. And I hope that there's no bad blood between Epicski and Ric Reiter.
post #40 of 56
I thought this laundry was aired a while ago. Can't it be folded and put away yet?
post #41 of 56
I did not regard my post, which was removed, as childish or even abusive, unlike certain other posts which remained unedited for some time (I see that's been rectified today).
post #42 of 56

on the subject - who?

Who are the coaches at this year's event going to be?

Stu's in charge, but (maybe it's in this thread and if I missed it amongst all the other off topic posts, if so I apologize) who are the other coaches going to be?

Might be too early since it looks like the date is even still being discussed.

I personally don't have a problem with early in the year. Yeah its not all open, yes, its eastern skiiing so it might be a tad icy, but hey, it's eastern skiing and you can be there in January and get that stuff.

Sounds like the point is to start off with a good eye watching to give people things to focus on for the season. If that is a primary goal the earlier the better.

Hope everyone is having a great summer! November is not far away! Lisamarie, Katie, MikeW - warm up day again at copper before my camp Wed again? Gosh, I can't recognize myself from 50 ski days ago. Last year was quite a fun and productive year for me.
post #43 of 56
Hi John,
I think the first post here has most of the info you are looking for...
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=28461

(Rumours that Jim Michaels is going to teach slalom skiing on the Sunday are unfounded... )
post #44 of 56

Thanks WTHF

Yes - I read that one. I didn't know if "later" had arrived. Then everyone else seems trying to get the date to be later, undoing the idea of a kick-off to the season tune up.

So the coaches list is still in "Teaser" mode then.

Yes - I don't think Dr Michaels would do that unless a way to move the flags in the course could be devised for his demo runs. That worked in the water course since the moveable gates were part of his training setup. Not sure how someone could rig that up in a ski course!
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by ssh
If you learn to ski well in typical early season conditions at Stowe, you will be well-served to ski anywhere else on the planet in most conditions. What a great opportunity! Don't believe it? Go back and read some of the threads wherein Bears discussed their experiences at the eastern early-season events.
Well said, "clap" "clap" clap" "clap" "clap" ; I grew up skiing the east since i was 3, im now 27 and trying to get my wife to move out to CO, but....
I find it much easier to go huck some monster air out west in your conditions any day than here on the eastern crud, especially since you have above the timberline skiing up the yang. Not to mention the deep a$$ pow in the not so tight trees! But conditions do get right time to time here in the east especially if you know where your lookin
Traveling to CO 4 or 5 times a winter is the only thing i really look forward to! Everything else is just passing the time. Gonna have to stay for good some time !
post #46 of 56
Almost 2 months since the last post in this thread... Just wondered if I should hurry to get my powder skis tuned for the event... It would be a pity to lose this camp - it has done a world of good for my skiing (we'd be blue in Barnstead).
post #47 of 56
Bearberry, there has been more info in the two other ESA East threads. (Both made "sticky"--check out the sticky threads at the top.
post #48 of 56
Bearberry, I look forward to seeing you again at Stowe! As I posted earlier, I was in Stowe on Saturday at Inner Boot Works with Benny Wax getting worked over .

The leaves are just tinging at that latitude, more further north, less further south. Stowe was beautiful, as always. I'm thinking of a few places in Stowe where my dear departed mother would stay for her summer out-of-Florida time, and also the places where she was allowed to use a piano to practice on. One of them is that white church in the village. Post card perfect.

I have a new toy, being a digital camera, and hope to be posting Stowe photos as the season progresses toward the main event.

If you have questions for epic or any of the coaches, please do post them. There's even a chance I might have some of the answers

Keep in touch.
post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
I find it much easier to go huck some monster air out west
Yes, I know I'm quoting a post that's almost two months old. But this reminded me of the caption of an Eastern photo gallery published in Skiing magazine a year or two ago. They had a picture of somebody hucking a waterfall into a stand of trees in what looked like not-even-close-to-powder conditions. Anyway, the caption was "any cliff-hucking zero can be a hero out West with the endless landing zones and deep powder. Throw some ice and birch trees into the landing, and the stakes go up somewhat. Read: stick this".
post #50 of 56
Whatchya waiting for, Bearberry? We have PSIA D-Team members Mike Rogan, Jeb Boyd, and Terry Barbour, former PSIA-D Team coach Stu Campbell, one of SKI's Top-100 Instructors Robin Barnes, and arguably EpicSki's most erudite ski instructor Bob Barnes (no relation) waiting for YOU!

Learn more about these excellent coaches and our other equally outstanding faculty members at http://esa.epicski.com/people/index.shtml

P.S. I hope Fox likes it that Terry spells his last name correctly.
post #51 of 56
Man, I wish I could come up with some way of getting there for the weekend. What a line-up!
post #52 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinF
Yes, I know I'm quoting a post that's almost two months old. But this reminded me of the caption of an Eastern photo gallery published in Skiing magazine a year or two ago. They had a picture of somebody hucking a waterfall into a stand of trees in what looked like not-even-close-to-powder conditions. Anyway, the caption was "any cliff-hucking zero can be a hero out West with the endless landing zones and deep powder. Throw some ice and birch trees into the landing, and the stakes go up somewhat. Read: stick this".
That is the exact reason I find it much easier The west gets shredded when good eastern skiers arrive no doubt
post #53 of 56
How much is it if I just crash in the back of my truck like I always do. My truck is a second home come winter ! Just as comfy as a hotel but the prices are much better
post #54 of 56
Whether you stay in your truck or stay at the Stoweflake, the price for the event is the same, $350. Lodging arrangements are up to each participant. We worked out a fantastic deal at the Stoweflake for ESA people, and assume most will be staying there. We'd like ESA to have that great old fashioned Ski Camp feel, where we're all bunking together and staying up past our bedtime.
post #55 of 56
My check will be in the mail tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting some more of my on-line friends.
post #56 of 56
The check has been sent and skis recovered from the cobb webs in the basement... It's sorry to see expensive equipment in this state - speaking of which, how to get those muscles, chubby and cozy after a long rainy summer's slumber, back in shape? Now I did do a lot of biking including hills and high speed... Unfortunately, the bike had a big motor to help ;>P

See y'all in a few weeks.
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