Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New year Everyone!

Snow conditions are improving daily in Sugadaira! The New year camp has been busy but great! Many kids which is good to see. Solid skiing from everyone to start the season.

Bye for now.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!

The great news is that it has been snowing for most of the day. The fore cast for the next few days is also for snow. Great news! It has been a slow start so far. So, I am very grateful for snow fall, and for the cold temperatures.

I look forward to the new year and seeing you all soon.

Bye for now. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16th Update


This week has flown by. 5 skiers or so have been here all week. We have been putting in many, many runs! Working on the basics. They look good!

Every day after skiing we have been doing stomach and back work outs! It has been fun. The group had stiff muscles for the first few days but have improved a lot. Great job!

Bye for now.

See you soon!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday update

It was a good weekend of free skiing! many came for the Sunday lesson!

Today it was warm but it did snow. Very heavy of course. It was snow though! It is suppose to rain tonight. Lets pray for snow.

See you soon.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

First day at Tsubakuro

Hi everyone,

It was a sunny day at Tsubakuro! The snow was hard, BUT there were many , many ice balls. Good for doing our basic training though. We will ski there tomorrow too. Should be better because the snow started to melt in the afternoon.

Bye for now.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Tsubakuro open for free skiing

Good evening,

Good news ! We had a nice dump of snow last night. We are able to free ski at Tsubakuro this weekend. It is nice we can stay in the Sugadaira area now.

We will meet at 9 am at the bottom of the lift. Looking forward to seeing you!

Bye for now.


Thursday, December 09, 2010

December 9 2010 update

Finally it looks like winter here in Sugadaira!!!!!! It is much cooler and has been snowing on and off from this afternoon.

Tomorrow from 1 pm Omatsu yama will open. We will ski there!

I am still not sure where we will train this weekend. I want to see the condition of Omatsu Yama. The Rossignol Opening Cup is Saturday and Sunday. I feel with having the race course on the same run as the free ski run, there will not be much room for basic training. 300 racers will be warming up and free skiing in that free space. Hare is also busy with Demo teams. 300 people! I am thinking of Hi no de ski area. The one very close to 7- 11. I will check all options tomorrow.

Bye for now


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Snow update


Finally it is cool here in Sugadaira. It snowed last night and it was cold enough to make snow too.
I will have a better idea tomorrow if we can ski in Sugadaira this upcoming weekend.

We had good free skiing at Yunomaru. Hopefully tomorrow will be the last day there

Bye for now.


Monday, December 06, 2010

Week day training


This week has been good so far for free ski training. 5 skiers Monday and 3 today. Yunomaru ski jo was actually busy both days with school children. Today was their last day.

Since the run is so flat, we have been working on fast balance changes and the first phase of edging with our knees and ankles. Consistent balance changes from foot to foot. Well, I have gone through all the phases of the turn actually. Drilling on the basics! When we are doing any technical drill I want everyone to look ahead and see everything down the hill. Too many of you have a bad habit of looking at the snow directly in front of you. Our vision should be wide. When we get into gates we want to see not only one gate but sets of gates in front of us.

Bye for now.


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Yunomaru ski jo training


This past weekend was the first weekend of training for Accel Ski System. It was a warm weekend, and since not many ski areas are open it was busy. We were able to do good basic training drills. We worked on looking ahead, using wide vision, Upper and lower body separation, pole planting. In the afternoon balance changes, lower foot and leg steering, and working the ski. It was a good start to the season.

Omatsu Yama is still short of snow. So keep doing those snow dancing routines!!!!

Tomorrow another day at Yunomaru. 5 skiers will be with me tomorrow.

Bye for now.

I am looking forward to seeing soon.