Friday, November 9, 2012

18 inches and Final Preparations for Ski Season!



Don't you love Northstar's countdown to opening day?  I love that it includes minutes and seconds.... We can be skiing on what promises to be a good base in 6 days, 14 hours, 25 minutes and 40 seconds....

And KRON 4 is reporting about Tahoe as I type. While the snow has stopped falling, chain control is still in effect on Route 80 in Truckee.  And the reporter can see that Northstar's snow-guns are going full blast.  Those guns are why Northstar had the most coverage of any Tahoe resort last season!

So two quick reminders:

First, Ask an Instructor Day is this Saturday, from 10am to 2pm at the Sports Basement in the Presidio.  If you happen to be a member of the Golden Gate Mother's Club, you can attend an early session at 9:30.

Anyone who signs up or stops by the Community Area to chat with us gets 10% off their purchases that day, even if the things you purchase have nothing to do with skiing or boarding.

Event details are here on this Facebook page, which you can feel free to pass on to friends with nascent or potential young skiers or riders.

The format is 15 minute talks on various topics along with a lot of personalized Q&A and shopping/sizing assistance from the instructor team.   Unlike last year, I've invited David Overfield, a great snowboard instructor from the Burton Academy.  Those of you whose kids are ready to break my heart and trade their skis for a board should meet David, as he's one of the academy's best children's instructors.

Second, there's a special number for folks wanting to reserve lessons prior to opening day.  It's (530) 562-3546. After we open, (530) 562-3848 will again be the private lesson reservation line.

As some of you have already done, the easiest way to book a lesson is to call or email me, and I will work with the office to block off the time for you. The office staff only needs a quick confirmation call if your details are not up to date in their computer system.

Hope to see you on Saturday at the Sports Basement, or very soon on the slopes in snowy Tahoe!

PS.  As always, I'm commenting here on my blog and on Facebook as a private citizen and crazy ski instructor. I'm not representing Northstar or Vail Resorts.

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