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post #31 of 75
Ok Pierre Eh,
Sign me up for that un-pounding mogul class.
post #32 of 75
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nolobolono:
When's the Fernie trip? Who is going?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Feb 22-24. About 20 Bears getting together (see the Meet on the Hill Planning section for the thred). Better yet, come join us for some turns. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #33 of 75
Cat 1 - How 'bout bumps, steeps, landing, and teaching me to get the guts to heli off a drop? I like to ski all conditions, so whatever there.

Cat 2 - I guess I'm a strong level 8 skier, maybe even a 9 on some days, pending on Fox Hat's and my night at the pub the night before the lessons. I'll take lessons from anybody as long as they are arogant! I'd be happy to help people out with powder, but I'm not an instructor.

I'd be all about Jackson Hole, Whistler, or another big mountain area! Or maybe a smaller place that we could just take over for the time, something like Grand Targee?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 14, 2002 09:22 AM: Message edited 1 time, by AltaSkier ]</font>
post #34 of 75
Alta,
Grand Targee is a pretty good choice for something like this. It would has a good verity of terrain.It is small but not to small with eazy accesses to backcountry skiing.If some in the group wanted to challenge the Jackson Hole steeps They could do a day trip or two to Jackson.
post #35 of 75
Cat 1: Just about anything and everything - I like to learn!
Cat 2: I've skied most stuff at one time or another on both sides of the Atlantic, but there's always masses of room for improvement and (to date) I've only ever skied on "straights". By next season, this will have changed! By next month, this will have changed!

And as to who to nominate as teacher - hey! I imagine I could learn tons from any one of you!

It's a brilliant goal - let's work together to make it real.

[img]smile.gif[/img]
post #36 of 75
Just a thought: What about a teaching clinic one afternoon? Its been said that one of the best ways to learn to ski is to teach it.
post #37 of 75
I have organized many ski teaching clinics in my day. I would be happy to help this group organize these clinics, but not if expected to occur this year as I do not think there's enough lead time for all potential participants to arrange the time off, travel, etc.

Time and place and numbers are the three key variables. These variables will determine cost to participants. The event should be priced as early as possible to market the event and get early registration to pay any deposits required.
post #38 of 75
Anyone interested in Video and Movement Analysis?

The topic could be conditions-du-jour, bumps, carving, pow, steeps, crud, gates, or anything anyone wants (Mambo? Wedlen?)

A day might go like this:
open-10:30 ski and warm up
10:30-11:30 Shoot video
11:30-12:30 Eat
12:30-3:00 work on whatever was needed
3:00-4:00 shoot more video
4:00-?? Drink beer, watch video do before and after Movement analysis

Or, this could be streched out over a few days.
post #39 of 75
Video would be outstanding!
post #40 of 75
Video is a ton of fun. Especially if it is a soft snow/powder day. Crashes can be spectacular. Guess how I know - that is right, I usually get the most wipe outs in a day award.
post #41 of 75
About an 8 until I get into the very heavy unpacked, then I'm a 1. Rats!

Instructors- anyone.
post #42 of 75
Hmmmm! lots of level 7-9. I may need to opt out. We'll see.
post #43 of 75
ski the base ace. :
post #44 of 75
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisamarie:
Hmmmm! lots of level 7-9. I may need to opt out. We'll see.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Honestly, I cannot believe that everyone is that good. But then, my definition is more strict. For me a level 7 is an outstanding skier (say Level I instructor). Level 8 & 9 are reserved for near experts, top pros and ski gods.

Most ski schools are far more generous than that and often call strong intermediates (who can manage black diamonds) as level 7-8. It is all relative.

In my definition I would be hesitant to call myself level 7, but I would probably end up in a level 7-8 class.
post #45 of 75
The ATS ranking 1-9 is a convention that casts a long shadow. It is just ridiculous that LM is reconsidering her participation based on a numerical comparison of herself and others.

One thing you should know, LM: women tend to underrate their ability and men tend to overrate (not a watertight generalization, just a tendency).

When I go heli skiing, the company reps ask all participants to rank themselves according to a similar scheme. I asked one year how honest people are in their assessment. She said, "Almost everyone puts themselves in the Alpha group." Alpha is only 11 people out of 44--only 11 can fit on the whirlybird, but it's incredible how the jockeying goes that first day to be there.

Guides have the final say. You can always "ski down" but they are quite adamant about who goes in Alpha.

Anyway, LM, don't let the number keep you from coming to the Bears' Camp. You are the top dog in the other training category, for one thing, and you would be the darling of all the instructors there, as the candidate most likely to improve dramatically and make them look good!
post #46 of 75
Well in that case.... [img]smile.gif[/img]
What usually happens is that if a school does a ski off on flatter terrain, I get placed with people who have been skiing much longer than i have. Then when it gets steep, the group has to wait forever for me! :
Maybe if I get over that across the hill thing by next year....
post #47 of 75
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisamarie:
Well in that case.... [img]smile.gif[/img]
What usually happens is that if a school does a ski off on flatter terrain, I get placed with people who have been skiing much longer than i have. Then when it gets steep, the group has to wait forever for me! :
Maybe if I get over that across the hill thing by next year....
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Let them wait. If they don't like it they can go to the next level of instruction. But then they may be holding back others.

Anyway, I wish you and Mark a great trip to Canada. Be safe, have fun and we'll see you guys in Fernie.
post #48 of 75
LM,

If this thing happens, and I can be there, it's you and me baby!! [img]smile.gif[/img] I don't know what seems to be the holdup with your skiing. But if your at the Bears Camp next year, I will personally make sure your a 7 by the time you leave. I may be going out on a limb, but I don't think so. And it will be the last time you traverse across the hill, because gravity is your friend! --------Wigs
post #49 of 75
Now that's an offer i can't pass up! Keep in mind I've only been skiing 3 years, but lets see! Off to Canada in about an hour! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #50 of 75
LM,
Can I just add - you're a 10 in my book!


S
post #51 of 75
LM

The number doesn't matter. How big is the smile? Besides You probably really are better than a 7. ( I have read your posts too) I'll ski with you anytime we can get together.

Remember, always have FUN

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 21, 2002 06:57 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Tom Burch ]</font>
post #52 of 75
Like Lisamarie I was also starting to feel a bit inadequate in among all these high numbers!

No idea what number I am - years of experience and I can get down most things, but have been taught too many conflicting techniques in too many different countries!

One thing I do know, though: I'm not proud and I love learning!

[img]smile.gif[/img]
post #53 of 75
Ohhh c'mon you guys, my wife is intermediate skier that is not looking to get into too much trouble skiing. I am sure that there will be enough random people with all sorts of ability levels. I may be level 4 in Bob Barnes's book for all I know.

Even if the format that instructors agree on is intermediate skiers and up (I have never seen a camp advertized as PSIA level 7 and higher ), everyone on this forum should have 4-5 people of similar ability to ski with.

Even someone has to wait for others one day, next day people in stronger group may have to wait for him/her. It is not like a ballroom dancing where a lot depends on your partner, if we are all prepared to treat this as instructional session and not a race to get the most vertical it should be all good. Unless of course it is a perfect powder day, in which case we may have to do a few quick laps in the morning.
post #54 of 75
Mmm, fair point eug, but I was already working on the principle that the rest of you won't mind waiting for me.

I may have all the gear, but I'm kinda low on ability.


S
post #55 of 75
Sorry, Fox?

Thought you were a 7 (or 8 on a good day)?

:
post #56 of 75
That is in a bar on any day.
post #57 of 75
I met a very drunk girl once who thought I was a 10.


S
post #58 of 75
Dare I ask a 10 at what?
post #59 of 75
Ah, well, that would be telling...

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure it's like a morning Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the Angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
post #60 of 75
CATEGORY 1: backcountry steeps, powder, trees....heck, if we actually make it out West for this...I'll put up with a few PM hours of the History of Duck Tape 101-104.

CATEGORY 2: Me?..~Level 7.
AC, Bob, Todd, Pierre Eh!, Wigs, dchan(out @Corbetts sometime!...you've had it wayy too easy up till now! [img]tongue.gif[/img] ..and everyone from NewEngland!!!(LisaM..etc)
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