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Lesson Learned, Skiing Moguls with Ease

by Mountain Correspondent on Jan.30, 2014, under Colorado Skiing

Long after we step into our skis, learn the “pizza” and move on to the “french fry”, the people who taught us how to slide down the mountain fade into the distance. But what happens when you’ve been cruising the blues for the millionth time, and you’re just ready for a new challenge?

Despite what you may think, Ski School is not just for the kiddos. It’s not just for the first-timers. Let’s face it, we could all benefit from some lessons on the hill to sharpen up our skills, learn some new tricks and master challenging terrain. It’s an investment that will benefit you throughout your entire ski and snowboarding career. You’ll become more efficient with your turns so you don’t feel so tired or sore the next day, you’ll feel more confidence, and you’ll be able to ride more of the mountain. Imagine carving down groomers, floating through powder, weaving through the trees, hitting up the terrain park or mastering moguls–you know you want to!

PSIA certified ski instructor and trainer Erik Mogensen of Winter Park has made a career out of teaching skiing. It’s amazing how quickly the tips and tricks can transform the way you ski. On his lesson with Victoria, an intermediate skier and a mom who fears the day her son will surpass her on the mountain, Erik shows her how to take her skiing to the next level in the bumps.

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A Dad’s Season on the Bunny Slope

by Guest on Jan.06, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Casey Day, Powderhorn

Casey Day, Powderhorn Mountain Resort

By James Lummis, braveskimom.com

I am a professional and I think it imperative to involve professionals when you want to get the job done correctly.  This is true whether you’re hiring an architect, doctor or auto mechanic. It’s also true when you’re learning to ski.

When our second son was three years old, we signed him up for ski lessons on Sundays. After his first lesson, he was excited to practice, so for the rest of the winter he skied with me every time he didn’t have a lesson.

That season I skied 13 days at Powderhorn Mountain Resort and never left the bunny slope. (continue reading…)

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Daddy Day Care in Colorado Ski Country USA

by Mountain Correspondent on Mar.03, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, General

Skiing with kids can be tough.

As a recovering ski instructor who seemed to always get stuck instructing about thirteen four-year-olds, I can tell you that skiing with kids can make the days stretch on forever, and not in a good way. And skiing with adults ain’t easy for the kids either, especially when they’re learning. Dad wants to rip turns, grom wants to chill on the magic carpet. So what do you do?

The smiles say it all

The smiles say it all

You head to a place where everyone can get their fix; you head to Monarch Mountain. (continue reading…)

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Season Kickoff Video | A Mountain for…

by Mountain Correspondent on Dec.09, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, General, Resorts

Colorado Ski Country USA | A Mountain for Everyone

Colorado Ski Country USA | A Mountain for Everyone from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

Greetings, all, and welcome to winter. I know a bunch of resorts have been open for a while already, but it’s finally starting to actually feel like winter too. Not only does it feel like winter, but the snow-gods have made it look like winter too. Want proof? Check out the snow report. That’s at least 11 resorts that are open with fresh snow. Bam. Like I said, welcome to winter.

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