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Telemark ski clinic

December 16, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The NH AMC put on another telemark clinic for the ski leaders. These really are a great way to take the rust off at the beginning of the season. We had Keith Rodney as an instructor for a second time. He gave a different perspective than we’ve had previous years with Jim Tasse. I think […]

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AMC NH ski leader training

December 2, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We had our annual ski leader training day this weekend. Every year people come up with different topics to cover, so the content is a pleasant surprise each time. Ted presented topics from his recent PSIA class. The one that stood out, was for students to learn, they need to trust the instructor. To build […]

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PSIA spring fling at Stratton

March 26, 2023
Emilie Phillips

This past weekend we went west to Stratton Vermont for a PSIA telemark ski class. Some PSIA classes are focused on bumps and trees, or intro to tele, or racing. This class is supposed to be the fun, end of year get together in warm weather and refresher on whatever you want. We didn’t get […]

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AMC Tele clinic with Keith Rodney

December 10, 2022
Emilie Phillips

The ski committee once again got an excellent instructor to come teach us Telemark skiing at Loon. This time we had Keith Rodney as our instructor, and we had a few Boston chapter ski leaders join us. We started the day by demonstrating that backcountry skiers don’t know how to ride lifts — we blocked […]

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Isaac’s first Telemark lesson

February 19, 2022
Emilie Phillips

Isaac took his first Telemark lesson this weekend. It was a holiday weekend, so getting reservations was a zoo. The only slot for Isaac’s lesson was towards the end of the day. Once at the Gunstock mountain, neither the lift lines nor slopes were crowded. The snow conditions were better than in the woods, but […]

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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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AIARE 1 Avalanche Class

January 18, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Tyson wishes he could ski steep winter powder. I want to feel confident we are making safe choices when we ski Colorado next month. So we signed up for a three day AIARE 1 avalanche class out of North Conway. Given the fancy name, I thought it would be more technical, but it turned out […]

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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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