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RealSkiers: Carpe Skiem

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on Wednesday, 15 October 2014
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Lonely Bootfitter RealSkiers

Now is the time. Not to go skiing, but to prepare for frolics to come. Most skiers wait until the last possible moment to rediscover that the boots that caused so much distress last season are still lurking in the back of the hall closet. No time like the present to pull them out, slap them on and wonder, “Is this the best I can do?”  

 

RealSkiers: The Gifts We Possess

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Real Skiers Gifts

People are weird. Everyone thinks that he or she is superb at something, even if that something should happen to be monumentally trivial.   

 

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RealSkiers: Can't Get There From Here?

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on Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Real Skiers illiustration skis

There’s a folk tale about a native Vermonter that begins with a lost tourist asking for directions and ends with the native's curt advice: You cain’t git they-ah from he-ah. Lessons like this one can only be found at RealSkiers.com.

RealSkiers: Motion Beyond Mechanics

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on Monday, 15 September 2014
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Harold Harb, RealSkiers

Among the many ways to define the boundary between good skiers and true masters is that the former tend to be obsessed with technique (the better to breach said boundary), while the latter rarely, if ever, think about it. We think about it often here at RealSkiers.com.

 

RealSkiers: Ski Lessons In Real Life Mean 'Being Present'

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on Monday, 08 September 2014
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Guru shot for Presence Blog

A ski lesson is a period of instruction meant to advance one’s skills.  But a ski lesson can also mean something skiing teaches us about the meaning of life. 

 

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RealSkiers: Tips To Avoid Fall Ski Sale Sins And Snafus

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on Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Fall ski sales

If you’re a real skier, you suffer from a chronic condition caused by the Gottaski virus. One of the only forms of relief available in the late summer is attendance at a well-stocked Labor Day ski sale and even weeks beyond. Which is where I’ll be for the next five days, ministering to those in the greater Reno area who are terminally ill with Gottaski. 

 

RealSkiers: Are Skis Overpriced?

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on Wednesday, 09 April 2014
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Anton UForia skis

No question about it, alpine skis are pricey. Middle-of-the-line models run for over $500, top-shelf all-mountain skis routinely check out for around $700 or more, unmounted, and some exotics seem to reach second mortgage territory. One has every right to wonder, what am I paying for?

 

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RealSkiers: The Lessons of 2014

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real skiersThe first week of spring seems a propitious moment to look back on the lessons we learned from our stewardship of realskiers.com over the past season. 2014 was a watershed year for realskiers, as the editor’s pen was passed from founder Peter Keelty to me.

RealSkiers: The Rides Of March

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on Friday, 14 March 2014
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Rides of March real skiers

Recent commentaries I’ve posted in the Member Section of realskiers or in comments here at SnoCountry.com have looked beyond the near horizon at next year’s collection of new skis.

RealSkiers: How Is It In The Bumps?

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on Monday, 03 March 2014
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How is it in bumps?In today’s market, we define the skis we use by the terrain for which they’re best suited. For example, narrower, Frontside models are adapted for hard snow at high speed. Wider All-Mountain skis are presumed equally adept at groomed and off-piste conditions; it’s their terrain versatility that makes them the current market darlings.

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