So, thanks for the positive response.
First, it was not my intention to compete with ESA tahoe at all.
i just wanted to comment on the idea and point out that there are some pretty solid resources close to home for some of us. I respect Eric and he still makes his living teaching steeps. I'm not Eric and now that I spend most of my work time as a desk jockey, I don't want to promote myself. I also will say that as a ski instructor, I beleived ski instructors were underpaid, but looking at rates, camps themselves seem somewhat expensive. Where's the right balance?
I may make some turns in a week or two with Cirquerider and discuss this idea further.
I have to say that i am a big fan of sugarbowl for teaching and skiing steeps.
you get good pitches with some rocks and excitement, but the exposure and length of the runs is shorter then similiar runs at Squaw.
UTAH49, i was talking about how i ski the steeps and bumps. i'm not that old, but i ski well beyond my age
. i just like the feeling of low impact and my skiing follows that. I don't think most of us want to bounce off bumps at 30+ mph and be reactive.
that doesn't always mean skiing slowly. i believe that every snow condition mixed with terrain has and ideal turn shape and speed that smooths it out and makes it feel best. My friend Jeff Hamilton (speed skier, olympic medalist and still only man to have crashed on skis over 150mph) says the same thing of his expertise. "there's a point when the speed is right, the tuck is perfect and the pitch comes together and everything just goes calm and quiet"
anyway, i'll touch base with Eric D on this idea and look at his pricing. I believe Cirq and i will ski together and I'll throw out some ideas there as well.