What a weekend, there isn't much more to say really, but I'll try anyway. Saturday morning was cold, calm and bluebird. Masters training was the call of the day which we spent "freeskiing" (powder piggin'!) in the morning with actual training in the afternoon. There were boot deep freshies everywhere in Guthega and when we ventured onto them the groomers were perfect. At the end of the day Ben and I went for a quick dash down Farm CK.
Telemark Courses run by the Australian Professional Snowsports Insructors are aimed at telemarkers who think they might like to do some Telemark Instruction. The course is over two days and introduces you to the beginner telemark progession, pedagogy and your skiing skills. These courses are a great way to improve your skiing by learning how telemarking works.
Courses have already run at Perisher and Falls Creek, two more are on offer at Threbo and Mt Buller
The New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance Telemark Division have announced the dates for their Telemark Courses. You can get a truck load of information from their website. If you have any questions send an email to Greg McIntyre the Telemark Course Director.
In most cases a skier with even a modicum of courage will try to surmount obstacles in his path and pass them directly. Nevertheless, in exceptional situations a skier may need to execute an abrupt stop. When skiing in a snowplough position, the T-stop is a technique suitable for executing such a stop.
I forgot my camera yesterday so no pics. But I was pleasntly suprised by all of the snow at Blue Cow, it looked like a dust on crust day at the Perisher Car Park, but at Blue Cow there were drifts of 10cm! I had a great morning on Brumby and spent the afternoon as an examiner at a APSI Nordic Level 1 course. Onto the report. There was a dusting of snow at the Waste Point Poo Tube and 2wd cars had chains on at Wilson's Valley. For Masters Training we headed over to Guthega after the summit mysteriously closing shortly before we arrived. Today was another day of the season.