Hi Gang--I appreciate the vote of confidence, and I will do my very best to help Tom, and to come up with something truly unique, and truly Epic, based on the information that we've got from the many, many pages of posts from interested people. I have several ideas, that I've bounced off a few Bears, and a few of our instructors, and I'm eager to hear more from anyone. My intent is to involve as many interested instructors as possible, keep group sizes to 6, keep costs down as far as reasonable, and come up with a general format that still allows the individual instructors to "do their thing." I intend to incorporate the option of video analysis in some form, offer optional evening tech-talks and workshops--including boot-alignment (I've contacted Jeff Bergeron, arguably Summit County's most reputed specialist, who has expressed interest). I'd love to see Lisamarie or another qualified and interested person come up with a fitness/nutrition presentation, and perhaps offer a morning stretching session (PM me, LM, if you're interested). Any other ideas to get us started, that have not already been expressed?
Tom and I will get together at our earliest opportunity, and I promise that we'll firm things up as much as we can. In particular, I know that there is a lot of concern that we settle on a location, finalize dates, finalize costs, and develop a syllabus/program/camp format of some sort. We will do that as much as possible. I am still very open to suggestions from participants, potential participants, and interested instructors--don't hesitate to PM me--or Tom. We'll surely be contacting a few others, too, for help. Si--I'll certainly get in touch with you to confirm that Solitude will, or won't work, and to find out what sort of parameters, opportunities, and restrictions we have to work with.
Tom Burch--I'll send you an e-mail and give you a call too, but how does Sunday-Monday, September 7-8, work for an overdue visit to your ranch? Susan and I can drive down Saturday evening, and return on Monday. I'll get in touch....
I believe that we have a great opportunity here to create a ski learning experience unlike any other, and I am totally committed to making the EpicSki camp unique and great!
I'm getting excited!