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post #1 of 27
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At the very first Epicski Academy, only seven students of the female persusasion were present. Year by year, the number increased. This year, it looks like we had close to a 50/50 split!

A side benefit to the great instruction at these events is the opportunity to meet your cyberfriends in real life. I was pleased to see "old" friends like Delta88, Frau, Nolo as well as the others who I regularly see around Summit County. I also loved getting to meet some of the other "Epic Ladies" such as Sellis, Linds and Sonja, Sonja. Mountainskigirl1961 is wicked cool! She won the prestigious "Most Improved Skier" award. For you single guys who did not attend, you missed seeing how great Disski looked when she was dressed for the banquet. Your loss!

Coach Ursula Howland is the finest role model any woman over age 35 can have! Many 25 year olds would kill to be as attractive, athletic and mutli-talented as she is. My goal is to one year be good enough to get into Ursula's group!

Let's hear it for the Epic Gals, and let's hope our sport continues to attract more women of their caliber!
post #2 of 27
Congrats gals!!
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Coach Ursula Howland is the finest role model any woman over age 35 can have! Many 25 year olds would kill to be as attractive, athletic and mutli-talented as she is. My goal is to one year be good enough to get into Ursula's group!
You're only half right... She's the finest role model anyone could have, male or female. Not to mention that there wasn't a skier at the ESA who she couldn't give a run for their money--even the coaches. The three guys in her group certainly got enough skiing every day! She's exceptional in every way. I'm glad you were back, Little Bear, and we'll find a way to hook up soon!
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Let's hear it for the Epic Gals, and let's hope our sport continues to attract more women of their caliber!
O, yeah! I know that Terry was very comfortable with the mix, and enjoyed her group tremendously. It was a nice blend, I agree.
post #4 of 27
And imagine my incredible good fortune to have a great group full of terrific women again!

I really enjoyed skiing with all of them. However, skiing with Disski was especially fascinating and rewarding. She is perhaps the most motivated skier I've ever worked with, and her courage is just enormous. And she skis damn well. To her previous coaches (who are many), I extend my sincere and respectful compliments.
post #5 of 27
Go Dis.

miles n miles = smiles n smiles.
post #6 of 27
My girls (Kathy, Kathy, Madeleine, Sabrina, Sonja, and Terri) were a joy to have in the group. Props to Mark for being the only rooster in the henhouse and an exceedingly good humored one. (Such a tough assignment to be the only guy in a group of attractive women...)
post #7 of 27

Talking about roosters ....

Thanks to my roosters Jason, Hitu and Rick! They had do deal with me as a hen!

And thank you Lisamarie and SSH for the compliments.

Little Bear
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Coach Ursula Howland is the finest role model any woman over age 35 can have! Many 25 year olds would kill to be as attractive, athletic and mutli-talented as she is. My goal is to one year be good enough to get into Ursula's group!
Ursula is over 35?
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by weems
Ursula is over 35?
She's timeless

I often see groups of men skiing, or husbands and wives, or families. Rarely have I met so many women in one place who share the same passion for skiing. Lisa Marie, DiSki, Nolo, Little Bear, Maggie, Terri, Karen, Sonja, and all you others, it was a pleasure to put faces to the screen names. I look forward to skiing with you again in the near future. Frau, I don't think we met, but I wish we did since we both ski the same hill in WV (the closest to me, 6 hours). I am up for a gal gathering.
post #10 of 27
Gal Gathering! YES! Where and When?
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by nolo
My girls (Kathy, Kathy, Madeleine, Sabrina, Sonja, and Terri) were a joy to have in the group. Props to Mark for being the only rooster in the henhouse and an exceedingly good humored one. (Such a tough assignment to be the only guy in a group of attractive women...)
Joan, it was a "terrible asignment", how could one guy accept such torture? To ski with the cream of the crop and not rise to the occasion. It was Awefull!!! LIER, I really enjoyed our 4 days together. Could not have been in better company!:

Mark
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Coach Ursula Howland is the finest role model any woman over age 35 can have! Many 25 year olds would kill to be as attractive, athletic and mutli-talented as she is.
She also makes quite an inpression on a man in his mid-forties.

True, Ursula's skiing and coaching skills are beyond compare, but did you see how hot that babe looked in her slinky dress...

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My goal is to one year be good enough to get into Ursula's group!
So you want to be one of Ursula's roosters, too? Better work hard! We all became better skiers over those four days, and with her advice we're just going to get better and better...

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Originally Posted by ssh
You're only half right... She's the finest role model anyone could have, male or female. Not to mention that there wasn't a skier at the ESA who she couldn't give a run for their money--even the coaches. The three guys in her group certainly got enough skiing every day!
Tell me about it.

Not only did we have a blast, but the really great part is that I learned to be a more efficient skier. By the end of the academy, I could ski harder and longer than before.

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Originally Posted by Little Bear
Thanks to my roosters Jason, Hitu and Rick! They had do deal with me as a hen!
The honor and pleasure was all ours, Ursula, and I look forward to being one of your roosters again at Snowmass in 2007. In the meantime, I'm practicing what I learned from you: I'm working on flexing my ankles and hips while keeping pressure on the balls of my feet...
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Gal Gathering! YES! Where and When?
I'm an east coast girl and usually ski at Snowshoe,WV. We skied Killington before Christmas and had thought about going back if we could get cheapy flights into Boston (Stowe would be good too). Here's another thought. There's a clinic at A-Basin in early May that cost's only $45/day. 'Alireiner' one of my ski team buds from ESA 2006 told me about. I did some searches on Expedia this weekend and found low price airline fares ($200 roundtrip) in May. Soo...In other words, I am wide open and happy to organize a gathering if you are all game. Let me know your thoughts.
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Sellis: We have an extra room if you don't mind two extremely affectionate cats and a greyhound.
post #15 of 27
ABasin in May is out for me.

I'd vote for Killington, but there may not be any decent coverage the rest of this year. What I saw on Monday didn't look good, although they are blowing snow now. I've only been there this once, but it looks like a nice place to play.....it's huge by Eastern standards.

I have a nice guest room too....and since we're getting new carpet next week, lots of clean floor space (I have an air bed and a few decent sleeping bags.) We're an hour from Killington. Ya'll are welcome.

Just an idea.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by weems
And imagine my incredible good fortune to have a great group full of terrific women again!

I really enjoyed skiing with all of them. However, skiing with Disski was especially fascinating and rewarding. She is perhaps the most motivated skier I've ever worked with, and her courage is just enormous. And she skis damn well. To her previous coaches (who are many), I extend my sincere and respectful compliments.
Thankyou very much- the feeling is reciprocated re the fascinating & rewarding part....

Courage - nah I'm still a big chicken.... just over the years some things start to scare me less...

I'll pass on the compliments to coaches - they know I love 'em to bits but they do like the odd compliment from peers...
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Man from Oz
Go Dis.

miles n miles = smiles n smiles.


weems even made me ski IN the snow.....

btw - I guess you get a rap from weems as you are one of my "between the ears stuff" coaches.....
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski


weems even made me ski IN the snow.....
I take this to mean that you made turns in powder....
post #19 of 27
yes - eventually weems convinced me to turn repeatedly.....

but the bet was this
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Originally Posted by bbinder
If I can ski powder, then I am sure that these coaches will get anyone flying through powder within 1 or 2 runs. Believe me, you will not want to back to piste... .
actually within 1-2 runs I was quite upset... within half a day I was in tears....

BTW - you welched on the bet I did not get my drinks!
post #20 of 27
I'm not seeing pictures, Dis! Video, anyone, anyone????
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski
yes - eventually weems convinced me to turn repeatedly.....

but the bet was this


actually within 1-2 runs I was quite upset... within half a day I was in tears....

BTW - you welched on the bet I did not get my drinks!
Oh well, I hope the tears were worth the turns -- I really did not intend to welch on the bet (although I admit to losing according to the letter of the bet, I believe that I won when considering the spirit of the wager). As I had posted elsewhere in the ESA threads, I was not attending ESA, but was staying at Goldminer's Daughter Lodge at Alta with some friends at the same time. WTFH told me that folks from ESA would find their way to the Goldminer's Saloon at some point, and I thought that we could settle up then. Consider this an IOU: my wife and I are going to try and go to ESA at Aspen next year, and I will buy you your drinks then...
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski


weems even made me ski IN the snow.....

btw - I guess you get a rap from weems as you are one of my "between the ears stuff" coaches.....
All your own work Dis.

You should be very, very proud of yourself.

She went all the way to America
for a blind date with destiny ....



P.S. What skis did you end up skiing on ?
post #23 of 27
If your having your next years meeting in Aspen, you should have Weems set up a day with Kim Reichelm. She's really fun to ski with and she can RIP.


http://www.skiwithkim.com/pages/about/about.htm
post #24 of 27
Thanks Lisa Marie and Bonni

WV is getting snow right now. I have 2 up and coming snow girls. Actually,they are already there (one is a snowboarder, I forgive her for she knows not what she does: I think we'll take take a trip next weekend. I will post more information on the meeting on the hill site in case anyone wants to join us.

Steph
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Man from Oz
All your own work Dis.

You should be very, very proud of yourself.

She went all the way to America
for a blind date with destiny ....



P.S. What skis did you end up skiing on ?
Lotta Luvs in 153cm and 160cm....

PS - I skied better today - the disabled mob gave me SHORT poles.... short turns ripped today
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dr Rick


Tell me about it.

Not only did we have a blast, but the really great part is that I learned to be a more efficient skier. By the end of the academy, I could stay harder and longer than before.
What'd he say??
post #27 of 27
I'm intrigued by the 'longer' part....wow.....
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