Today was CSIA Ignition Day at Red Mountain. This is a day when CSIA Members get a day of training from CSIA Course Conductors (myself and Jonathan Campagna).  The goal of the day is to Ignite Instructors skiing and teaching passion for the 2017 season.  We aim to send each participant off with a direction…
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On Friday the Red Mountain Free Ski Team had the opportunity to train at the Legacy Training Center at Red Mountain.  Red Chair was open with good skiing on Back Trail.  There is now snow-making all the way to the top of Red.  The top pitch was your classic hard man made snow, great for…
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Simon on the road to Chimo Cabin with his snow skate  I have still been out everyday, four days since my last post, Cross Country at Strawberry Pass for 3 days and one day at 49 North Ski Resort.  On Sunday with the Red Mountain Freeski Team.  Unfortunately I forgot my phone (camera) and do…
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#thuglife It snowed all day yesterday, looking good.  The conditions at Nancy Greene Lake improved dramatically.  I skied around the lake with good conditions all the way.  It feels like we are on track.

Energized Hounds  My challenge continues and the skiing has improved everyday.  At the very least this challenge has been great for getting me out of the house.  For example, the weather today in Rossland was drab and uninspiring but up at Strawberry Pass the day was transformed into a winter wonderland. On Friday I skied…
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 Day 6 and 7 of my challenge.  I am back in Rossland now and am happy to report that it has snowed so, my challenge continues.  Yesterday I went for a ski at Strawberry Pass between Rossland and Nancy Greene lake.  The snow was quite good up there, definitely good enough for a cross country…
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https://youtu.be/1mt27lty-6Y November 15:  Today was Nonstop Instructor training day.  The Lead Instructors (Ski) from The Fernie Program (Jens Mende) and the Banff program (Anna Steckle) and Red Mountain (myself) had the opportunity to ski together for the day and to get our minds (and bodies) into Nonstop mode. As you can see from the video,…
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I had the opportunity to ski with Chris Fels today form Caution Skis at Sunshine Village.  I have know Chris for a long time and in the 90’s was really impressed with his then Fels ski.  It is great to see Chris back in the ski design business with this new venture and his unique…
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