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Start to the ski season

December 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

The 2021-2022 ski season has finally started. Saturday the annual AMC NH Telemark clinic with Jim Tasse came back after a year’s hiatus, and Sunday we got some fresh snow and family time at Cannon. Tasse Clinic Every year, except 2020 (for reasons that start with a C), the NH AMC starts the season with […]

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Skiing in the rain: ski leader Telemark clinic

December 14, 2019
Emilie Phillips

What’s surprising about this weekend, was that everyone showed up. 12 of us AMC-NH ski leaders came out to practice our Telemark turns in the rain. We did spend extra time on indoor discussions. This trip is part of regular training provided by the NH AMC. PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) says instructors should […]

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Telemark Instruction Refresher with Jim Tasse.

December 17, 2016
Emilie Phillips

The next class in the AMC NH ski committee leader training series is the yearly telemark class with PSIA instructor Jim Tasse. This year 16 leaders attended on a cold powder day. Tasse gave everyone a few individual tips and reviewed general telemark form. Here is what I can remember of what he taught. We […]

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Jim Tasse Telemark Clinic

December 19, 2015
Emilie Phillips

There was no natural snow anywhere, and it rained the day before, but the NH AMC pulled off a good clinic at Loon for the ski leaders. A few folks bailed the night before, forecasting solid ice and a Webcam image showing more grass than snow. Most of us had skied only one other day […]

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AMC NH Jim Tasse Telemark Clinic

December 20, 2014
Emilie Phillips

Today was the annual NH AMC telemark clinic for ski leaders.  As usual we hired the PSIA instructor Jim Tasse for the course. For the second year, we held it at Loon Mountain. We skied terrain all across the mountain from greens to icy double black diamonds. It was my first day out on telemark […]

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