Phil, thank you for letting me know there's conversation about Skiing and the Art of Carving, first published in 1996. In the past 5 years, I've co-authored instructional manuals for PSIA-AASI that are also available for the general public (Alpine Technical Manual and Teaching Snowsports Manual). Writing a how-to-ski book is a massive project that requires a tremendous amount of time. Now, my time is filled with leading clinics, mentoring trainers, and developing curriculum for the Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School. I'm also involved with projects for PSIA-AASI. Thank you for the kind words about my book. Although it was written over 20 years ago, there's plenty of information that is timeless!
Maybe for you. For some of us, shady lodging means scary. I have to feel safe where I'm staying. And insofar as I'm trying to get family to get into skiing too, decent lodging is important. Plus, sleeping uncomfortably the night before an athletic endeavor seems unwise to me. YMMV.Don't let uncomfortable or shady lodging options (including 1-star motels or even camping in a tent)
Whatever.And if they do hold you back, then reconsider whether skiing is really the best use of your time, instead of flying to Hawaii to eat BBQ and sip cocktails or something.)
That depends mate.Don't let uncomfortable or shady lodging options (including 1-star motels or even camping in a tent) or suboptimal gear or shitty snow conditions hold you back. (And if they do hold you back, then reconsider whether skiing is really the best use of your time, instead of flying to Hawaii to eat BBQ and sip cocktails or something.)
Thanks - that'll be good for my boy in a few years. We ski at Shawnee a bit.@jt10000 not sure how old your kids are or if you ski PA but SkiPA offers a 4th and 5th grade ski pass for about $35. That gets them 3 lift tickets to each resort in PA along with a lesson and rentals. My home mountain Blue also has discounted 3 packs that normally go on sale in the Fall. Comes out to about 1/2 the window price.