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Gold Level III Pin! Thanks very much to Weems and Bob for your support - it was great to meet you guys! And, of course, my FAVORITE examiner - Vail Sno Pro - you know darn well I couldn't (and wouldn't) have done it without you, your wise word and, most importantly, your valuable time!
post #2 of 21
Congrats! All these instructors passing level 2 and 3 is a nice balance to all the walking wounded this year!
post #3 of 21

Walking wounded? Please explain.


Congratulations on earning your License to Learn.
post #4 of 21
Way to go gal!!! Level 3 seems to be pretty hard core flip frak frippin rippen hard core from what i can see. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #5 of 21
Unfortunately, our wounded are not walking!
post #6 of 21
Congrates to VSG.
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VSG- Congrats! I know how hard you worked to achieve this goal. Thanks for suffering through the (unintentional) abuse necessary to get you to realize your potential. I know I can be a real SOB sometimes, but I'm glad you showed the strength of conviction to hang on. I'm proud of you!

And to all those that passed exams this winter- good job, and keep on learning!

vailsnopro :
post #8 of 21
Nolo, Miles actually explained it better whan he said "our wounded are not walking".

This season, we have a few Bears with ACL injuries, a few torn gasronemius muscles, a few separated shoulders, Oz had a bunch of injuries, 2 broken legs, one broken arm, and I know I'm forgetting a few.

Its just nice to hear some good news! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #9 of 21
Congratulations VSG! It was good to meet you, too. I look forward to skiing with you sometime. And I look forward to hearing the detailed observations of the exam process....

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #10 of 21
Don't know if he's checked in here recently, but I'd like to announce that our MikeM also had a successful exam day yesterday at Vail, passing the Level 2 exam.

Great milestones, both! Congratulations to you both!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #11 of 21
Geez! That's a lot of injuries.

My sympathies to those recuperating from last season's injuries.

I know it's off topic, but were all "done in" while indulging in the sport we love?
post #12 of 21

You da Queen!
post #13 of 21
I want to add my congratulations. I know that a great deal of hard work went into passing the exam.

Kudos to MikeM also!
post #14 of 21
Welcome to the ranks... ....Ott
post #15 of 21
Way to go VSG!! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #16 of 21

Look at VSG's professional pride in this achievement and the support she gets from this group. That's the special quality of this certification that goes beyond the pay, beyond the well-meant and often accurate critiques of PSIA, and beyond the business arguments about the necessity for certification.

We all know it's only a milestone--we've started some very successful "beyond level 3 clinics" in Aspen/Snowmass--but it's one hell of a milestone. It signifies that some highly experienced members of this "guild" have determined that she has worked hard enough and acquired enough of the tools of the trade to be successful most of the time in all sorts of ski lessons. It is an acknowledgement of her skills--one that really had a lot of meaning for me in 1970 when I passed the exam, and even before that, when I admired the pins of my childhood coaches, and listened with awe at their exam experiences and pride in being part of this "gang".

(Also, they seemed to talk about beer a lot!)
post #17 of 21
VailSkiGal ,

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

For me it was like getting a monkey off my back. And also I felt like I really did something to make me a better Ski Pro.

I remember back when I was just a happy go lucky level 2 pin holder. Back then, we weren't really driven to make the gold standard because of management beliefs at the time. That all change when these guys by the name of Weems and Victor came to town.
: Weems came over to me back then and said " Hi, I'm Weems ". And I said "Hi, I'm Wigs " ). And then he looked at my jacket and saw my silver pin and said " HOW long you been teachin' ???? ) " Quite some time now " I said. That's when he started frownin' at me, and I finally figured out why he was frownin'. :

That was awhile back, and I've had that bright shinny GOLD pin for quite a few years now. The one thing that I can tell you is that it's NOW you will start to become the very best Ski Pro you can be. See if I'm not right in ten or twenty more seasons. Congrats girl!!!!------Wigs :
post #18 of 21
Well done! I heard the conditions at Vail were challenging after the snowfall and spring conditions (I love this stuff but others don't). Level 3 is really something, now you make sure to keep that gold badge polished!
post #19 of 21
congrats. keep em turning.
post #20 of 21
WIGS! I frowned? Really?

Yeah, I probably did. Sorry about that.

But Wigs is right. He did get his III and has used the material to grow with and has become a great ski pro.
post #21 of 21

Congratulations to you. It is quite an accomplishment. Be proud of yourself.


ps, Hopefully, I will be back in Vail next season and I hope to be able to ski with you.

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