I learned some new things and cemented some old ones. Learned again that skiing with Bears is humbling, exciting, and is the best learning experience I have ever had. That Epic/ESA has some really absolutely top notch instructors and ALL the smiles were genuine.
Swing the poles, find the rythmn, be patient and let the ski turn, skiing the outside line and how to do that, ski separation changes with the terrain and snow. Extend the legs in the powder or mogul and use the rebound to my advantage. Pedal turns, how, where and when.
Having never been to and ESA before, this Big Sky function exceeded all my expectations. Squatty was really outstanding, NOLO and crew organized the Academy down to the last detail. Everything was run efficiently with everyone in mind and I for one was very happy with the experience. Got to meet Marcusfire (roomate) GW, Rabin Cajun, Bob Barnes, Bud, Chris, Phil, Philpug, Mountaingirl etc. etc.
really a fun time.
And, Yes way too much snow. Had to almost dig my truck out. Just way too much fun.