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obvious.....

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What's the beer like in Chile?
Chiled, of course.......
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What's the beer like in Chile?
Since it's Bad Joke Day...

What's the chili like in Chile?

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Since it's Bad Joke Day...

What's the chili like in Chile?

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post #34 of 46

Lets go skiing this summer!

Now that the prices are out if you have any questions feel free to call us here in skiclinics, our number is 603 968 2351.

Del Sol is a four star hotel and very nice, the Tres Puntas is a three star which is a great option. Both hotels are at the base of the lifts and close to each other.

Santiago is just 45 minutes to 60 minutes from the resort. Most US flights arrive in the am, Delta and American are the best carriers but check into Lan Chile as well.

Let me know if you have any questions....

Dan
post #35 of 46

level of skill to go on such a trip

does a begin/intermed qualify to join, to get an idea of my level..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8-421g2wAM

i am the dad in the background..

also, i was planning to take my son to south america ..he is the one leading..
please advise, mulling all options

thanks...
no flying to bariloche right now it appears because of chaiten eruption
post #36 of 46
I could be in for this....depends how big the year-end bonus is...this looks awesome!
post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 
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All levels and abilities welcome on this trip the skiing is as hard or as easy as you choose and the lift system great. (Dan Egan)
That should answer your question, dustyfog.
post #38 of 46

thanks

i read that...ok
post #39 of 46

curious - Dan Egan is also taking a group

to Valle Nevado in 3rd week of August, found this browsing the web on SkiClinics.com, this is an Epic Ski sponsored trip from what I can tell. I am new to this community, is it the case that its the same firm going to Valle Nevado twice in a month?

Educate this reader, thanks

The Skiclinic.com site welcomes young kids, but says age 7 and up, my son turned 5 in March, his skiing ability as per Sunshine instructors is Black-runner, ie. could do all black diamonds there - but not something like Delirium Dive, or cliffs, too small for that, and of course he will need escorting on chairlifts - any advice, insight appreciated. He juststarted with poles on last two days there but no real instruction on plants yet but that is next step.

After all I am learning to ski because of him and am hooked, its really addictive when one can relax doing it. If you need a fresh view of our skiing ability - here is the same video, for any of you pros who wishes to take another gander but doesnt want to scroll up..and feel free to advise us. As you can tell, I am trying to figure out best way to do this, skiing is his first love...

best and thx

Fog

post #40 of 46
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... is it the case that its the same firm going to Valle Nevado twice in a month?
Yes but they will probably stay there the whole month ...
- with other clients or private groups.
- to enjoy vacation.
- or possibly swap out coaches, they've got more than one.

It's great that they can accommodate you and your son. The coaches will determine your ability and put you in the right group. I'm sure the video was an enlightening tool for that assessment.
post #41 of 46

thanks amigo

that helps, now to figure out school schedule and then make decision about whether we can do it.
post #42 of 46

Abilities in Chile

Fog,

Great video! Cool very cool looks like your son is going to be a ripper! There is a great ski school down there for children its mainly spanish speaking but he english speaking children fit is fine. He could ski with a group and you during the week but I am sure full day would be too much for him with an adult group maybe a mix of ski school, ESA group and skiing with you might work.

Call me to discuss if you would like - 603 968 2351

Our Skiclinics.com group heading down in Aug is an option for any and all as well, the style of the clinic is aimed more at backcoutry and skiing off the trail, best to call if you are trying to choose between trips.

I'm skiing at Mt Hood this weekend if anyone is around, let me know!

Dan
post #43 of 46

Trip Dates and Details

Just reposting the info...
ESA Valle Nevado, Chile is now OPEN
Hi Gang,

You can now register for EpicSki Academy, Valle Nevado, Chile, September 13-20, 2008, by calling 603 968 2351. This is the number for Dan Egan's skiclinics.com, our partner. The nice folks there will get you all set up for the trip from soup to nuts.

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All levels and abilities welcome on this trip the skiing is as hard or as easy as you choose and the lift system great.

If you have any questions about the resort, skiing or traveling to Chile just let me know!

--Dan Egan
Here's the rundown on prices:

The prices quoted are for 7 nights lodging, including breakfast and dinner at area restaurants, 6 days of skiing, 4 days of coaching, 3 days of video, lift tickets, one optional heli-ski day, booking fee, and round-trip transfers from Santiago Airport.

Camp Cost: $925
Booking Fee: $40
RT Transfer:$150
Lift ticket for La Parva and El Colorado: $40 for the week
Heli-ski Day:$875

Lodging (7 nights/person)

Puerta Del Sol
Single North $2387
Single South $2219
Double North $1365
Double South $1267
Triple Suite $1428

Tres Puntas
Single $1841
Double $1050
Triple $910
Quad $840
Six $735

C'mon to Chile while it's hot!
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http://esa.epicski.com/
Last edited by nolo : May 28th, 2008 at 05:24 PM.
post #44 of 46
dustyfog,
fun video. You really should contact Dan and Nolo directly to assess the situation. Certainly your level is fine for an esa. I can't speak for nolo and Weems, but I don't think technically under 18 yr olds can do an esa for insurance reasons. You could make arrangements for your son though, and maybe you have lunch with him and leave a bit early in the afternoon.

In general, lessons with such a wide age range don't work all that well anyway. Adults need some explanation, if this goes on more than 30 seconds a 5 year old is bored to death and wonders why your not skiing. Even 30 seconds is pushing it for the kid - it's an eternity, while the adult is just starting to think. The kid will always be waiting for the adult unless the adult is much better (uh...not so much the case here)

It's good for you anyway to do a lot of skiing away from your son. For one thing, he's going to get better very quickly if he keeps at it. If you follow him too much now you will start to pick up habits which are ok for him at his age but not so good for you.

It would be interesting to move you son's bindings forward some. Since they're so short maybe only 2 - 2.5 cm. It's doubtful he'll notice really, but he might ski dramatically better - guiding the tips more and not so hunkered back. This would mean you need lessons even more if you want to keep up...
You could start a thread seeking opinions. The video is a good reference.
post #45 of 46

thanks Tog

I will be calling Dan or his pal Nolo later this afternoon.

Interesting technical point, I do see my boy sit back on his haunches a bit...they are rentals - but will ask for precisely what you said, i.e. set the bindings more forward, his instructor thought his boots were too loose so he was losing edge grip..

and absolutely, I couldnt agree more, I was wondering if there were enough kids to sequester them in a separate class from the adult learners like myself.

In any event, school is the issue now..but am almost certain will go to SA once if not twice - i.e. once with him, and then once by self maybe with camp..that way i can try to catch up with the kid..

once again, thx for the interesting technical detail ... the physics of skiing for neophytes like me are fascinating
post #46 of 46
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Dan:
Our Skiclinics.com group heading down in Aug is an option for any and all as well, the style of the clinic is aimed more at backcoutry and skiing off the trail, best to call if you are trying to choose between trips.
esa is separate - that's nolo (a woman btw)
but contact both for more info on what would suit you the best.

On the binding issue if they are rentals it is unlikely a shop will adjust them to other than a recommended mark set by the manufacturer.
This is solely for lawsuit reasons. It is not more dangerous to move them reasonably forward but if something happens...well you know the deal.

Unless you get a very progressive shop anyway, they'll probably think you're nuts and will tell you so. "I never heard of such a thing" or "the manufacturers know what they're doing" etc. All of this is definitely a matter of discussion here though. Welcome to the weird ski world.

Why the manufacturers put the mark so far back is a whole other matter and may not have a very good answer.
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