Ski and Snowboard School
Author Rick Rauch is the Training Manager for the Vail Ski and Snowboard School at Lionshead. Originally from Wisconsin, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 1985. In addition to his duties at Vail, Rick enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with Professional Ski Instructors of America – Rocky Mountain.
Some of you may be disappointed that this post is not about skiwear fashion or salon visits. Instead this is a blog about the most common question we get from skiers that visit the Vail Ski and Snowboard School: “How do I improve my form and look better when I ski?”
Before we get into the 10 easy steps, let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for bringing your children on a ski vacation to Vail, Colorado. It is a daunting task with many details to be organized; gloves, goggles, and assorted cold weather clothes to be packed; and how about just getting the kids through airport security. That said the suggestions below will make things a little easier, and hopefully a little less stressful.Read More»
Written by guest contributor Joe Schmitt, “Vail’s Nordic guy”.
Whether you’re a snow boarder, skier or new to the whole downhill thing you should give Telemark skiing a try. Telemark is where it all started thousands of years ago and has made a huge resurgence in the last decade. This season the Vail Resorts Nordic School is offering three coed workshops for all levels Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd and Mar. 2nd.Read More»
What lesson is right for you? A sampling of the Vail Ski and Snowboard School’s 2012/2013 season offerings
Whether you’re taking your first turns on the hill or are an advanced skier or rider looking to improve your skills, the Vail Ski and Snowboard School has lesson packages to suit every level.Read More»
Announcing the latest addition to the EpicMix platform: EpicMix Racing! Now you can use your RF enabled pass or lift ticket to race against your family and friends, and compare yourself to Vail’s most famous ski racer, Lindsey Vonn!Read More»