First family ski trip

Old Mar 11th, 2014, 08:57 AM
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Rope tows and poma lifts used to freak me out, as a beginner. So glad they're gone.
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Old Mar 12th, 2014, 04:46 AM
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Geesh - maybe it's a bit of senioritis - but the point I was trying to make about my niece and her young group of beginning beginners coming down from the top of Deer Valley to the base after only two days - was that in today's teaching methods - they really don't emphasize snow-plow turns very much like they used to.

They get the kids to parallel very quickly (and learn to stop check)- and then they just dance down the hill. Amazing compared to the way I was taught where they had the class practice snow plow turns over and over.
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Old Mar 12th, 2014, 04:52 AM
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And Kureiff - we had a small ski resort by where I grew up in Klamath Falls, a small town in Southern Oregon - and the ski area was called Tomahawk. My mother bought us full ski equipment packages twice while we kids were growing up in the 50's - but I never really took to skiing back then as I was too busy playing football and basketball and baseball year round.

About 12? years ago - they were going to build an extensive snow making system at Tomahawk - taking the water from nearby - 40 mile long Klamath Lake - but then slick Willy Clinton - in one of his last presidential decrees - pledged the forest land to being some kind of special preserve and sadly - no ski area for the old town.

It could have worked nicely as a ski area all the while taking care to preserve the forests - but nooooooooooooo - not for Slick Willy's storm troopers.
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Old Mar 13th, 2014, 07:11 PM
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 04:19 AM
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You especially can't beat it if you are a PR person FOR it.
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 04:21 AM
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Thanks COski. Forget about Steamboat sometimes - and the great Billy Kidd skiing "under" the powder there.

One of my college buddies helped developit waaaay back in the late 60's - and I haven't been there since - and think it has only gotten better.

Don't they have the great - ski behind a horse - races there?
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 04:27 AM
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PR person or not - it's a great suggestion.
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Old Mar 19th, 2014, 04:39 AM
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Steamboat is a cute town and area--haven't skied there but went in the summer on our loop through RMNP.
It WAS mentioned above, and at a considerably lower elevation than Summit County, the snow may not be as good late season--which I believe was also mentioned.
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