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"Learn to Ski/Ski Better/Ski My Best"
(aka: "It depends...)"
inside the snow or on its top--it's all downhill from here!
SkiMyBest is devoted to your success in the skiing sport--so you will better
enjoy the winter outdoors--with tips on skiing, ski lessons, ski areas, ski
slopes, and ski instructors. The focus is alpine, or downhill, skiing, in its
"classic" form; i.e., there's a long slider under each foot, and both
usually in side the snow or on or near its top.
"If you don't learn to ski/ski better/ski my best this year, you'll be another year older (or
more) before you do."
--paraphrased from Warren Miller
What's the best answer to
all questions about how to ski/ski better/skimybest? "It depends..."
by Bill Jones, Ski Instructor
Certified Professional Ski Instructor (Registration
#110478), Level III
private ski lessons at Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek/Arrowhead, other areas
Synopsis of SkiMyBest website
(so you'll get primary concepts right away,
and then be able to drill down into topics below)
an Area to Ski
(so you'll go to the place that suits you
(so you can judge ski areas in
this popular ski region)
Epic Mix--Skiing the Vail
Resorts areas: In Colordo: Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek/Arrowhead,
Heavenly Valley, Northstar, Kirkwood. And elsewhere: Stowe, Park City, Canyons, Whister-Blackcomb, and moe
(so you can track vertical feet skied, earn virtual pins, race Lindsey
Vonn, track ski skill progress)
and How to Take a Ski Lesson from a Professional
(so you can judge how to start, reenter, or continue the sport)
PSIA 1--bronze How to Pick a Ski Instructor
PSIA 2--silver (so you'll learn the most for your time and money)
Jones, Ski Instructor
(so you'll know who maintains this website,
and can decide whether to ski in a
lesson with him.
Or, go now to
How to reserve a
private ski lesson with Bill
Ski Slope Ratings
(so you'll get on terrain suited to you)
Skier Skill Levels 1-9
(so you'll get in the right class to learn right)
as a Career
(so you'll know the pros and cons,
should you want a career as a ski instructor)
(so you can learn more about where
and how to ski your best)
Colorado Winter Outdoors
Books and Videos and Apps
(so you can expand your knowledge
of ski technique, equipment, and history)
Skiing Instructor Humor
(so you don't take all this information too
(so we'll better appreciate our opportunities
for skiing we have today thanks to others)
"SKIING IS A SLIDING SPORT/Skiing
Web Manual: Contents"
(so you'll understand skiing mechanics and equipment before you get on snow)
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Hosted by Bill Jones, ski instructor and former national park ranger,
naturalist, and planner.
for books on American history--maritime, gold rush, western
expansion, John Muir, Indian rock art, more. Published by Bill Jones, ski
instructor and former national park ranger, naturalist, and planner.
exits and SharsmithPeak.org:
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re Yosemite naturalist Dr. Carl Sharsmith. Created by Bill Jones (ski
instructor and former national park ranger, naturalist, and park master planner) of
exits for information
on national park and related sites.
for award-winning wines--pinot noir, merlot,
zinfandel, sauvignon blanc--from Truckee River Winery ("Highest
and Coldest" winery), in Truckee, California, now with tasting room.
Operated by Bill Jones' vintner
son Russell Jones, University of California at Davis vitiology graduate and former professional ski racer
and managed by Bill Jones' granddaughter Katy Jones, former cross-country
skiing Junior Olympian and biathlete.
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