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Just wanted to thank you and Wendy for a phenomenol experience! What a thrill!! The sheer joy for tele that you and Wendy expressed was infectious and made your instruction and encouragement that much more effective -- and FUN!
I wanted to drop you a line and let you know what a great time Paul and I had on the Vermont adventure tour last weekend.There was not one second I wasn't having fun or being challenged. What a cool new world waxing will bring us!
Mari and I had a blast during our Jay Telemark Workshop. I felt that Mari's skiing advanced alot and personally I feel that I broke through that mediocre level of telemarking and now can ski anything. I've taken to heart the techniques learned and am practicing. Now I REALLY enjoy telemarking!! Your unorthodox teaching and love for the sport really helped me become comfortable with the equipment and really just have fun. Thank you for your dedication.
I had a blast skiing with you all this weekend and hope we can do it
I had such a great time with you and the group last weekend. I told my wife it was by far the best present she had given me to date (ok, she surprised me once with tickets to Breckenridge and it snowed 2ft. in 2days), but besides that, it was the best! I had such fun learning new tricks and meeting and listening to new people ( I could have listened to Kare all day ). And to take the clinic with you was a treat. I've been teaching for 20 years or more and recognize the passion you bring to your sessions. Great stuff! Once again, many thanks for the fun-filled, energetic learning experience on skis. I came away with an array of skills.
This is Les Blomberg, from the Wildcat class a couple weeks ago. I've
Thanks again for a wonderful class. I'm also amazed at how well you taught a diverse
Wowser. What a weekend. I truly appreciate the time, energy, dedication and expertise that you and Wendy applied to our course. Kyle and I found it fantastic. For me, it was about taking everything that I had ever learned and “blank paging” it. Stripped every motion of my turn down to its fundamentals. What a great feeling. Kyle was overwhelmed by your abilities as a skier and an instructor. He found that you really taught well and connected with him.
WE HAVE A NEW MOVIE. "The Joy of Telemark Skiing" is the long awaited addition to our complete library of Telemark instruction. Check it out on our movies page.
Received your new DVD the Joy of Telemark skiiing. It is excellent and gives
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed seeing your new movie at the
We loved your new movie!
Thanks so much for sending the Joy of Telemarking. It's excellent - good
Thanks again for the great instruction this past weekend at Jiminy Peak. I only started a few weeks ago but I’m now convinced that my 37 years of alpine skiing, including 10 years as a race coach, have merely been a precursor to my tele career. Hope to see you at the festival in March.
Having raised ( and taught skiing to ) three kids and and now grandchildren I am happy to offer this advice. Start your 2 year olds on skis now but not all bundled up and on cold and slippery snow. I started my kids on grass in the summer with one small cross country ski instead of two. The type of ski with a universal binding, ala LL bean etc. Anyway with street clothes on grass or even in the living room they learn all the moves without tripping up and falling over. With twins you can make a game out of it. You should join them and have one ski on too. I left the skis in the sandbox or in the toy corner of the living room. They even got to playing with them themselves. After a couple of times of goofing around with one ski you can give them two skis and play some more. They'll love getting on snow after this approach. I used very short multi use outings at that age. Skis on , ski to a small bump near by dragging a sled, skis off , sledding, chocolate, ski back. Yahoo.
What folks are saying.........
I took one your 2-day workshops last year. I learned more in those two days and made more progress than at any other point in my season. It was great ! By the end of the season I skied some of the steeps at Whistler as well as Tuckermans and the Gulf of Slides. I'm planning on giving my girlfriend one of your 1-day Primers for a birthday present.
HALL NAMED 2004 DAGFINN AWARD WINNER
For his tireless efforts in popularizing telemark skiing and making cross-country skiing more fun for thousands of skiers over the years, Vermonter Dickie Hall has been named the 2004 recipient of the annual Dagfinn Award.
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