Rick H, Lisamarie, and all:
It seems that by default and accident the time and location of the gig has been set.
January 25 was chosen as the start date for the overall event. The consensus is that the clinic will start on either January 26 or 27 and end on Wednesday January 29th. The gathering/free ski will start on Thursday January 30 and run through Monday February 3rd. January 25/26 is scheduled for instructors to familiarize themselves with the ski area. The waffling is due to the fact the length of the clinics has not been determined as yet.
for the details. Read the first post for the essential information about time, location, and lodging.
Si was good enough to run interference with Solitude Resort. I understand that tickets for a group of 30 or more will be $34 per day. Solitude seems to be the best option for a clinic. While I have never skier there the reports are that it has few crowds, and a complete variety of terrain to accommodate everyone from beginner to expert.
The poll shows that the skiers are 1/3 intermediate, 1/3 advanced, and 1/3 expert. In approximately equal amounts they want to learn the following skills: carving, bumps, steeps and off piste skiing. About ½ want the clinic to last 3 days and 1/3 want it to last 4 or more days.
Based on Bob Barnes idea, the clinics will be 3 days in length (I suggest we create a 4 day option somehow), scheduled for all day, with a lunch break, and should include some kind of videotaping. I will make and bring a helmet cam for use at the clinics and think it will be reasonable to assume that we can rely on others to bring video cameras from home.
It is my intention to work with one or more instructors to structure a syllabus for the clinics. Since I have never taken a lesson, I am eminently unqualified to do this myself. If any one is willing to help, send me a PM or E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. My goal is to structure courses for general intermediates, general experts and advanced/experts who would like some special training in moguls, steeps, etc.
I would like to create a specific syllabus to be reduced to writing for publication. That’s lawyer for “I want a schedule of the skills at each level the students will likely work on.” If we can publish something, it is more likely to generate interest. It will also give us something to vet through a poll to see if we are on target for our general audience.
If you are an instructor and are intending to come teach, please let me know by PM or E-Mail. I would also like help determining which dog should go with which pony in this show, or which instructor should teach which level of student. I know that may mean waiting until the day before the clinics but some differentiation may be workable now.