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Old October 14th 10, 10:56 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Alan Baker
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

.....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...

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Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Old October 15th 10, 12:48 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
pigo[_2_]
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

On Oct 14, 4:56 pm, Alan Baker wrote:
....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...


Oh well. Maybe you can SKI instead ! :-)

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Old October 15th 10, 01:48 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Stuart[_5_]
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

"Alan Baker" wrote in message
...
....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg



I did my Level 2 last March. Not much more difficult that Level 1 except
there is quite a bit more emphasis on "detection and correction" They start
to get more picky with your demonstration skiing as well...



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Old October 15th 10, 03:44 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Alan Baker
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

In article , "Stuart"
wrote:

"Alan Baker" wrote in message
...
....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg



I did my Level 2 last March. Not much more difficult that Level 1 except
there is quite a bit more emphasis on "detection and correction" They start
to get more picky with your demonstration skiing as well...


The demo skiing shouldn't be much of a problem for me...

.....except with no ACL in my left knee I'm not wild about bumps.

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg

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Old October 15th 10, 03:45 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Alan Baker
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

In article
,
pigo wrote:

On Oct 14, 4:56 pm, Alan Baker wrote:
....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...


Oh well. Maybe you can SKI instead ! :-)


That thought occurred to me, too. ;-)

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Old October 15th 10, 07:14 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Richard Henry
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

On Oct 14, 8:45 pm, Alan Baker wrote:
In article
,

pigo wrote:
On Oct 14, 4:56 pm, Alan Baker wrote:
....and that's OK.


Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.


Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...


Oh well. Maybe you can SKI instead ! :-)


That thought occurred to me, too. ;-)

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg


One of my high school girl friends was a weekend ski instructor at
Cannon Mountain. I expressed envy at her being on the mountain so
much. She said "I spend all day skiing with 6-year-olds!"

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Old October 15th 10, 07:32 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Alan Baker
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

In article
,
Richard Henry wrote:

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.


Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...


Oh well. Maybe you can SKI instead ! :-)


That thought occurred to me, too. ;-)

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg


One of my high school girl friends was a weekend ski instructor at
Cannon Mountain. I expressed envy at her being on the mountain so
much. She said "I spend all day skiing with 6-year-olds!"


Well there's no doubt that there's a fair amount of that when you're
working...

.....but on the flipside, for working only one day a week, I did get a
season pass.

However, I'm not sure it made up for the days when I had to teach...
.....anyone... ...in the rain. :-(

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Old October 15th 10, 02:43 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
pigo[_2_]
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

On Oct 15, 1:32 am, Alan Baker wrote:

....but on the flipside, for working only one day a week, I did get a
season pass.

However, I'm not sure it made up for the days when I had to teach...
....anyone... ...in the rain. :-(


The season I worked I got a pass. It was a park west so not somewhere
I skied unless I "had" to. The deal was that I be available to teach
when I showed up there. I think I ended up teaching 4 lessons. I knew
what day the bump clinic deal was. So those were the days I went. I
had other passes too so it wasn't a big deal. It was enough to not try
instructing again though. Plus you know how I feel about kids. I
figured it was only a matter of time before I got stuck with some. NOT
worth it!

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Old October 16th 10, 01:25 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Alan Baker
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

In article
,
pigo wrote:

On Oct 15, 1:32 am, Alan Baker wrote:

....but on the flipside, for working only one day a week, I did get a
season pass.

However, I'm not sure it made up for the days when I had to teach...
....anyone... ...in the rain. :-(


The season I worked I got a pass. It was a park west so not somewhere
I skied unless I "had" to. The deal was that I be available to teach
when I showed up there. I think I ended up teaching 4 lessons. I knew
what day the bump clinic deal was. So those were the days I went. I
had other passes too so it wasn't a big deal. It was enough to not try
instructing again though. Plus you know how I feel about kids. I
figured it was only a matter of time before I got stuck with some. NOT
worth it!


I liked working with kids well enough--which is good, because Cypress
has a huge thing each year with schools bring their students up for
lessons as a part of their PE programs, but what I actually found most
satisfying was helping adults learn to ski for the first time.

Taking someone from being completely unable to stand on ground with any
slope at all and have them in a couple of hours enthusiastically looking
upward and asking if they could now ski from the top...

.....that was very satisfying.

:-)

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Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Old October 16th 10, 05:27 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine.moderated
Stuart[_5_]
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Default No instructing for me this winter...

"Alan Baker" wrote in message
...
In article , "Stuart"
wrote:

"Alan Baker" wrote in message
...
....and that's OK.

Last year, I didn't instruct because Cypress Mountain downsized their
staff during the Olympic Games. This year they've changed the rules
enough that it's no longer worth the hassle.

Oh, well... I guess I'll take my level II course this year and see what
next year brings...

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg



I did my Level 2 last March. Not much more difficult that Level 1 except
there is quite a bit more emphasis on "detection and correction" They
start
to get more picky with your demonstration skiing as well...


The demo skiing shouldn't be much of a problem for me...

....except with no ACL in my left knee I'm not wild about bumps.


There's no formal bump skiing or teaching in level 2, however there is "all
mountain tactics" which involve some off-piste skiing as a teaching tool,
and "free tactics" which may involve doing 360's charlestons zig zags which
may bother your knees if you get carried away.

Bumps are for level 3


--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg



 




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