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post #1 of 20
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I just took a PSIA workshop clinic and to my plesant surprise the clinlician told me that I was skiing above the LIII standards.

I had planned to train for and take it next year but figured what the heck and signed up for the skiing portion March 13-14 at Huntah. I have not skied there scince the '80s.

I just moved here from CO so I have not even look at the eastern study guides and don't know the format, standards and am still having trouble breathing in the thick air. I guess at the very least it will be a good learning experiance and the exam cards will help plot my course of training next season or I could pass.

I guess I really don't have a point here but if you could send me some good karma and any insights from recent eastern LIII candidates I would be much appreciative.
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by tief schnee
I just took a PSIA workshop clinic and to my plesant surprise the clinlician told me that I was skiing above the LIII standards.

I had planned to train for and take it next year but figured what the heck and signed up for the skiing portion March 13-14 at Huntah. I have not skied there scince the '80s.

I just moved here from CO so I have not even look at the eastern study guides and don't know the format, standards and am still having trouble breathing in the thick air. I guess at the very least it will be a good learning experiance and the exam cards will help plot my course of training next season or I could pass.

I guess I really don't have a point here but if you could send me some good karma and any insights from recent eastern LIII candidates I would be much appreciative.
I'm a recovering L-III -E from about 20 years ago.
I'm sending all the good kharma i can, your way.
best- Vlad
post #3 of 20
Congratulations and good luck!
post #4 of 20
Tief,

I ski Hunter once a week on my day off from full time teaching (except this week, going to Killington 8th to 10th). I took the LIII skiing there 2001 and passed.
Day one, we skiied both sides of the mountain, both bumps and groomed slopes. We had some coaching from the examiner the first day.
Day 2, only on the north face and repeated the same drills with 2 different examiners.

Some of the drills were:
Accelerating and decellerating short turns on steeps. (cliff or hell gate)
free run in bumps (fall line skiing) cross over
Free run on double blacks (racers edge)
pain in the S turns on single blacks (eisenhouer)
Lane changes (kennedy)
one footed skiing (Hell gate or kennedy)
medium radius turns in bumps (lower cross over)
long radius turns (midstation to kennedy)
wedge turns to open P (lower kennedy)
sincronized skiing (hell gate)

I am very familiar with Hunter, so any way I can help you, let me know.
Good luck!

RW
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Vlad and Heuva, Thanks for the karma.

Ron Thanks for the info.

I am still not signed up as I am still a member of Rocky Mt and need them to tell Eastern that I can take the test here. This is all being thrown together last minute
post #6 of 20
IMO (having taken exams in both divisions), RM is tougher than Eastern, but eastern is more finicky about things. RM just demands that you can ski the standard and not fudge it.
So find out the "form" for Eastern and dot the i's and cross the t's.
post #7 of 20
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Thanks ant!

I just got done coordinating between E and RM and I'm in:

Ahh!!
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by tief schnee
I just got done coordinating between E and RM and I'm in:


Talk about going the wrong direction!!!

You're supposed to go from east to west, not the other way!
post #9 of 20
Some of us go back and forth! I love the east, I really do. And when it's good, BOY is it good. I learned the best powder/fresh technique there from Merriam and Barbour, what an unfair advantage.
I dunno. The east, if you have the choice, just draws you back again and again. And again.
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ant, JohnH,Ron White, Heluvaskier, and Vlad,

Thanks for the karma and info. I had a great time and passed.
post #11 of 20
All right! Well done! That's a really tremendous accomplishment!
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by ssh
All right! Well done! That's a really tremendous accomplishment!
Thanks. I wish I could take my teaching portion right now.
post #13 of 20
Congrats Tief,
Enjoy the moment. Some bad weather too, well done.

RW
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ron White
Congrats Tief,
Enjoy the moment. Some bad weather too, well done.

RW
Thanks Ron,

I skied with your man Franz K. He was great, put the group at ease. And he reminded us about Warren Witherall's complaint about ski instructors. They all look the same and can't go over 20mph.

I feel for the Dev team and DCL candidates. That rained on sloppy mess is now frozen solid. Oh well, anytime and anyplace. Right?
post #15 of 20
Teif,
What was the pass rate? I was there doing the teaching so I did not get to see the ski portion results. Oh by the way I am now a full L3! Yeah!!!

Congrats to you!

Terry
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by tcarey
Teif,
What was the pass rate? I was there doing the teaching so I did not get to see the ski portion results. Oh by the way I am now a full L3! Yeah!!!

Congrats to you!

Terry
Good on you!

I was in the strongest group. 5 out of 7

Overall 12 out of about 40.
post #17 of 20
Congrats! Very cool. When are you taking part 2?
post #18 of 20
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Thanks JohnH. Next year. Most likely Huntah again, my sis lives less then an hour away, so I can eat her food and not pay for a hotel.

PS I skied with your college, Stan.
post #19 of 20
Teif,

I was planning on taking the dev. team exam this week, but knew the weather was most likley going to be really bad, so I opted to not take the exam this year. Hope to take it next year. Where is your sister?? I am about 55 minutes away from HM.

I am lucky to have Franz as my boss. I had him in my LIII part 2. No BS there on "know your ski area" module.

I was hoping to make it to HM this week, but other things got in my way. Again, Congrats.

RW
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ron White
Where is your sister??

RW
High Falls, outside of New Paltz.
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