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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
As decided upon in a previous discussion thread on the subject, I am organizing a formal listing of the Ski Pros (Instructors, Coaches & Guides) that are regular contributors in the EpicSki forums. This is to address the many questions I and others get about contacting our regular contributors about lessons and related professional services in the ski industry.

To Qualify:

1. You need to provide a ski-related service such as Ski Instruction, Guide Services, or Fitness/Training Services that are relevant to skiing. (you should be actively accepting clients)

2. You need to have made a minimum of 25 substantive posts to one of the skiing-related forums at EpicSki (Classifieds excluded). "Substantive" means contributing insightful ideas, raising important questions, or sharing experiences (as opposed to idle chit-chat -- which is welcome, but does not help qualify for this).

3. You must be a Supporting member of the EpicSki Forum and in good standing. Become an EpicSki Supporter (If you feel that the quality and quantity of your written contributions should satisfy this requirement, please apply to academy@epicski.com for consideration. We do make such considerations in exceptional cases.)

That's it!

If interested in being listed, send BillA a Private message, do not e-mail, with the following copied, pasted and answered in the PM.

EpicSki Username:
Real Name (Optional):
Location & Home Mountain:
Instructor Level:
Specialties (if applicable):
Preferred Contact Info:
Comments:

*Note 1: contact info may be phone, e-mail or Private Message -- PM is recommended because it offers others the ability to contact you without your disclosing personal info -- you might want to keep the PM e-mail notification on if you chose this. Be sure to list phone # or e-mail address if you chose one of those.

**Note 2: Instructor level is assumed to be 1 - 3 PSIA, unless otherwise noted.


With each listing, I will also include:
A link to your EpicSki profile.

This will be promoted as a particularly good resource for those in the market for ski instruction because they can, through your post history, get a good sense of your approach to skiing and teaching.

Listings will be organized by geographic region.

Also feel free to send additional suggestion regarding this program!
post #2 of 23
AC, what a nice surprise! You rule! Thanks!
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
It will take me a few weeks to collect all the info and get it up.
post #4 of 23
I see this announcement drifting off into the "too old to read" category, so I thought I'd bring it back to life. Not everyone who might be interested gets to read here every day or two.
post #5 of 23
Hi AC-
Tried to PM you with my instructor profile, but your inbox was full and wouldn't take it. How would you like me to get this to you?

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post #6 of 23
And that reminds me, you'd better change my listing to Unemployed and Stuck in Summer for this season!
post #7 of 23

bumping to the top

However it's probably best if you send changes to me. Either via PM or the "contact us" button that appears at various locations throughout the forum.

Also we have removed the recent posts link because when you view a members profile there is a link to view posts.

DC
post #8 of 23
A suggestion has come up among the members of the operational team for EpicSki. It will be added to the requirement for posting your information in the instructor list.

In addition to the 25 posts (see original info) Instructors will be required to be EpicSki Supporters.

This does a number of things, it gives the instructors a little bit of "buy In" or ownership in their listing.

It also gives you the readers/members some assurance that the instructors listed here will take some responsiblity for their postings and teaching.

If you are an instructor with a listing, and are not a supporter, you are encouraged to become an Epicski Supporter. We will remove your listing at the end of the week (October 5th) if we don't get a decision by then.
post #9 of 23
Just a thought, but wouldn't it also be useful to have a place for testimonies from those who take lessons from the listed instructors?
post #10 of 23
Goody. Now maybe finally my extremely out of date listing will be removed!
post #11 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ant
And that reminds me, you'd better change my listing to Unemployed and Stuck in Summer for this season!
Ant what about Europe?
I thought Aussies could get "easy" access to UK, and there there is a number of opportunities to find a job in the Alps...
Try contact natives.co.uk (or something similar)...or try directly here (as an example):
http://www.suedtiroler-skischule.it/...terricht-e.htm
Don't know, maybe you'll find something interesting there.
post #12 of 23
she posted that in 2002..... she is working this season... but not where the entry says....
post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
Just a thought, but wouldn't it also be useful to have a place for testimonies from those who take lessons from the listed instructors?
Excellent Idea!!! I have a few "Hosannas" I'd be willing to offer!
post #14 of 23
I am 2 resorts past the one on my listing. And one cert level up.
It's actually quite hard to work in the EU now, if you don't qualify for an EU passport. People in commonwealth countries can get a working visa for other commonwealth countries if they are under 30 (so UK, Canada, oz etc) and some non-commonwealth countries also participate in this.

US is getting harder each year, due to S11 stuff and your rising unemployment rates. Resorts are being encouraged by your gov't to hire locally, so only a few dedicated resorts continue to import foreigners. I haven't heard of any locals being refused a ski instructor job because the spots are filled with foreigners.
post #15 of 23
Sorry to hear that Ant,

BTW. Your listing has been removed. Sorry for the delay.

DC
post #16 of 23

would like to know more

I just learned about epicski today and have nosed around a little finding this post. I would like to become a contributor. What do I have to do? I am a past PSIA examiner, PSIA W demo team member, past Salomon Sales/service rep, and current ski shop owner and boot balancing specialist (16 years experience balancing) have balanced boots for hundreds of skiers including olympic medalists, elite racers, National PSIA D team members, and average joes. (www.snowind.com) My shop is in Reno, Nevada. I am interested in talking with Weems about possibly getting involved in some camps? Any suggestions as to how to contact who I should contact? thanks a bunch.
post #17 of 23
Welcome to Epicski! Here is the info about becoming a Supporter: http://www.epicski.com/Content/Gener...tDonations.htm

In order to be listed, you need to have at least 25 posts, that are not chit chat!
To contact Weems, click on his name and a drop down menu will come up. Then select "Send a Private Message to Weems"
Any other questions, just ask!
post #18 of 23

thanks ;)

thanks for your help lisamarie
post #19 of 23
Hi Bud - Welcome to Epic. Bud probably won't remember me, but he ground my boots (Tecnica Icons, 3 deg both L&R) a couple of summers ago. He came highly recommended by someone here on Epic. The entire interaction was by mail. I was very pleased with the professionalism, quality and accuracy of his work. I'll be teaching in those boots once again this season.

I'll add my strong recommendation to the one that first put me in contact with him.

Thanks, Bud!

Tom / PM
post #20 of 23
Bud, you can also get your name on the Master Bootfitterrs list, if it's not already there.
BTW, I still like my idea, even if I only like it because it's my idea.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=20018
post #21 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by bud heishman
I just learned about epicski today and have nosed around a little finding this post. I would like to become a contributor. What do I have to do? I am a past PSIA examiner, PSIA W demo team member, past Salomon Sales/service rep, and current ski shop owner and boot balancing specialist (16 years experience balancing) have balanced boots for hundreds of skiers including olympic medalists, elite racers, National PSIA D team members, and average joes. (www.snowind.com) My shop is in Reno, Nevada. I am interested in talking with Weems about possibly getting involved in some camps? Any suggestions as to how to contact who I should contact? thanks a bunch.
Welcome to Epic Ski.

I am one of the "average joes" that Bud Heishman balanced boots for, in fact, three pairs over the years. He does great work.
post #22 of 23
We're pleased to announce that Bud Heishman will be our official boot guru at ESA 2005, January 23-27, at Big Sky. See this thread for more details: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=20165
post #23 of 23
To make it easier for any instructors and coaches who are interested in being included in the Ski Instructors I've pasted the criteria below. If you want to be included and you think you qualify send me a PM with your information and we'll get to work on it.

Quote:
To Qualify:

1. You need to provide a ski-related service such as Ski Instruction, Guide Services, or Fitness/Training Services that are relevant to skiing. (you should be actively accepting clients)

2. You need to have made a minimum of 25 substantive posts to one of the skiing-related forums at EpicSki (Classifieds excluded). "Substantive" means contributing insightful ideas, raising important questions, or sharing experiences (as opposed to idle chit-chat -- which is welcome, but does not help qualify for this).

3. You must be a Supporting member of the EpicSki Forum and in good standing. Become an EpicSki Supporter (If you feel that the quality and quantity of your written contributions should satisfy this requirement, please apply to academy@epicski.com for consideration. We do make such considerations in exceptional cases.)

That's it!

If interested in being listed, send BillA a Private message, do not e-mail, with the following copied, pasted and answered in the PM.

EpicSki Username:
Real Name (Optional):
Location & Home Mountain:
Instructor Level:
Specialties (if applicable):
Preferred Contact Info:
Comments:

*Note 1: contact info may be phone, e-mail or Private Message -- PM is recommended because it offers others the ability to contact you without your disclosing personal info -- you might want to keep the PM e-mail notification on if you chose this. Be sure to list phone # or e-mail address if you chose one of those.

**Note 2: Instructor level is assumed to be 1 - 3 PSIA, unless otherwise noted.

With each listing, I will also include:
A link to your EpicSki profile.

This will be promoted as a particularly good resource for those in the market for ski instruction because they can, through your post history, get a good sense of your approach to skiing and teaching.

Listings will be organized by geographic region.

Also feel free to send additional suggestion regarding this program!
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