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post #31 of 57
Thread Starter 
It's great to see so much interest in the Big Sky ESA. I'll be talking to the group sales guys next week and will keep you all apprised of the outcome.
post #32 of 57
Thread Starter 
Okay, gang, we have the dates nailed down: March 29-April 2, 2009, the same time window as last year to take advantage of lower rates, longer days, deeper snowpack, and better coach availability.
post #33 of 57
I think keeping the Big Sky event available at a budget sensitive cost for accommodations and other seasonally priced items is important. Good choice.
post #34 of 57
It's in my calendar, although waiting to see how the snow year shapes up.

Mike
post #35 of 57
Well since people are still skiing in June now in CO and Utah and all sorts of other places, the begining of April is midseason!
post #36 of 57
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post
Okay, gang, we have the dates nailed down: March 29-April 2, 2009, the same time window as last year to take advantage of lower rates, longer days, deeper snowpack, and better coach availability.
Here I sit in my office Dreaming of a blanket of snow.
May as well book the flight now. See you in March!
post #37 of 57

My only concern about attending Big Sky so late in the season is that it would be the end of the season for me. The local areas would be closed, I wouldn't (likely) have a chance to get back to Colorado, so once I had all this great instruction, I would have to wait 6 months to really put it into practice and use... and by then I will have forgotten it :. So, I guess I'd like to do something earlier in the season so it will help me during the season......
post #38 of 57
But then, you'll totally miss me!
post #39 of 57
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...so once I had all this great instruction, I would have to wait 6 months to really put it into practice and use... and by then I will have forgotten it :...
Well, I've spent the summer traveling about, hiking, biking, working (a little) and I can still remember a few things from Big Sky:
Mermer's discussions with me about my movement into the turn
Mermer's theory on the two types of retreaters
Squatty's addressing the group about transition and where to finish your turns
Squatty's tip about waiting just that much longer to let your feet travel that much further before turning them in the moguls.
Weems' chiding me to keep my skis on the snow to increase the feed back available to me for better touch in that crud we were in.
Weems' coaching on moving forward to engage the shovel of the ski and our discussion following about the timing and relationship of the core to the feet during different portions of the turn.
Stuff from Barnes before, during & after BigSky
Stuff from Charlie in January
Stuff from Annie Black before and after BigSky
Stuff from Tony Sears after BigSky
Stuff from Ron LeMaster after BigSky
Stuff from Dan Eagan at Stowe and after BigSky
I can go and on and get more detailed....

Seems a reasonable argument you'll lose it, but it is not true. Don't let this fallacy keep you from experiencing these great coaches.

You'll keep what you learn and begin building on it first turns the next season!

Of course, if you're just trying to avoid Trekchick, then by all means, anything you learn at the end of the season is immediately lost
post #40 of 57
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Of course, if you're just trying to avoid Trekchick, then by all means, anything you learn at the end of the season is immediately lost
Now would be a good time for you to
post #41 of 57
Tag, it's a valid point.
My last run in 2008 was on my last day of ESA instruction. I'd like to have had more time to reinforce what I was taught. A habit is not formed until it's repeated frequently so I'll see how much I remember in December. I know thqt sitting here in the July heat I remember my problems a lot more than I do the coaching.
I'd like for the camp to be earlier in the year too, but I'll probably be at BS again this year anyway.
post #42 of 57
I'd prefer same time frame as last year. Your Aspen dates don't work for me this year, but BS would be great.
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tag View Post

My only concern about attending Big Sky so late in the season is that it would be the end of the season for me. The local areas would be closed, I wouldn't (likely) have a chance to get back to Colorado, so once I had all this great instruction, I would have to wait 6 months to really put it into practice and use... and by then I will have forgotten it :. So, I guess I'd like to do something earlier in the season so it will help me during the season......
Do the Snowmass ESA instead?
post #44 of 57

Big Sky

Agree on late date for training BUT I will be there anyway. Maybe I will remember for the next year - if I write it down, highlight, use quotes, pics and daigrams. Maybe.

Just finished Mermer's book In the Yikes Zone, interesting compilation on FEAR. Nolo if you read this can I contact her on Epic, don't know her call sign etc. wanted to send her an E mail etc., re. book. Thanks Pete
post #45 of 57
Thread Starter 
Pete, if you'd like to send your email to me at academy@epicski.com I will see that Mermer receives it.
post #46 of 57
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Do the Snowmass ESA instead?
Well, that's the dilemma. I'd rather ski Big Sky than Snowmass, but like the dates for Snowmass better than Big Sky. What's a Bear to do? :
post #47 of 57
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Well, that's the dilemma. I'd rather ski Big Sky than Snowmass, but like the dates for Snowmass better than Big Sky. What's a Bear to do? :
Go where your heart pulls you..........See you at Big Sky!!!
post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tag View Post
Well, that's the dilemma. I'd rather ski Big Sky than Snowmass, but like the dates for Snowmass better than Big Sky. What's a Bear to do? :
Do you want a clinic or do you just want to ski?
post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tag View Post
Well, that's the dilemma. I'd rather ski Big Sky than Snowmass, but like the dates for Snowmass better than Big Sky. What's a Bear to do? :
Go to both!
post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by minlou01 View Post
Go to both!
Both would be sweeeeeeet!
Am I to assume we'll see you at Big Sky this year?
post #51 of 57
I think its great to have a full length ESA available later in the year, but for those of you who crave early season instruction to "tune up" for the coming year, don't forget about ESA-Stowe. This is a shorter and somewhat more affordable alternative to get us going early in the season. Admitedly it is more conveenient for us Easterners, but there is no better way to get your season off to a good start. Dates December 13-14 with many of us free skiing on the 12th and 15th. Of course Stowe doesn't offer the terrain of Aspen, Big Sky etc, but the coaching is still superb and that's just what we need early in the season.
post #52 of 57
Thinking...thinking....
post #53 of 57
Don't hurt yourself
post #54 of 57

Going to Big Sky

OK, today I:

Completed installing my chairlift in my back yard.

Paid my $200 deposit for Big Sky ESA.

Got my new Camera and took some pics of my chairlift.

Stoke yeah I have some. Now all I have to do is wait till November.
post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
OK, today I:

Completed installing my chairlift in my back yard.

Paid my $200 deposit for Big Sky ESA.

Got my new Camera and took some pics of my chairlift.

Stoke yeah I have some. Now all I have to do is wait till November.
Aug 21, 2008

Hi PeteNI:

Worthless without pictures (of your chairlift).

CP
post #56 of 57
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Aug 21, 2008

Hi PeteNI:

Worthless without pictures (of your chairlift).

CP

I AM working on it - I am sort of electronically deprived - and slow, sort of a defensive snowplow type. eek.
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
I AM working on it - I am sort of electronically deprived - and slow, sort of a defensive snowplow type. eek.
Aug 21, 2008

PeteNI:

You and me bro, "electronically challenged". Ee Gads, thats us.

CP
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