Ski Club of GB Rep

Week 16 Posted by Len at 10 Mar 2007 10:10 AM
My last week as the Ski Club of Great Britain Rep for Jackson Hole and this week felt like a real week of repping as I had a slightly more 'normal' mix of members rather than the two weeks of...


Two for the price of one Posted by Len at 9 Mar 2007 08:04 PM
The guy who's replacing me as the Ski Club rep here in Jackson Hole, and who'll be here for the next 3 weeks, arrived today and skied with us today. Apart from that, the group was the core of 4...


Snow! Posted by Len at 8 Mar 2007 08:12 PM
When I went to get the bus from Cowboy Village to the Jackson Hole base area at Teton Village this morning it was raining... At first it looked like wet snow, but as I stepped out of the cabin it...


Another warm day in Jackson Hole Posted by Len at 7 Mar 2007 09:01 PM
Today was warm again, not quite as warm as yesterday, but still spring conditions. I skied with the 5 members that I skied with yesterday and earlier in the week; the 'new' three that joined me yesterday didn't show today....


Spring skiing in Jackson Hole Posted by Len at 6 Mar 2007 08:00 PM
It was warm today, very warm, too warm... There were 8 members skiing with me today, the five guys who have already skied with me this week and the three new ones that I met in the bar last night....


Rinse, Repeat... Posted by Len at 5 Mar 2007 07:54 PM
Today was much like yesterday. I had the new member from yesterday and three new guys that I've never skied with. The guy who skied with me yesterday and also last week had a lesson today and will probably be...


Exploring Jackson Hole... Posted by Len at 4 Mar 2007 08:32 PM
Today I tried to cater for all of the members skiing with me, rather than just the stronger ones... As you may recall from last Sunday's posting I had allowed the Spirit of Jackson Hole to get into my repping...


Week 15 Posted by Len at 3 Mar 2007 10:53 PM
This week started with a bit of a standard beginners repping error; I failed to ski to the advertised standard, which is fine if everyone is above the advertised standard, but I'd misread one of the member's abilities and pushed...


Blue skies, steep, deep and fast Posted by Len at 2 Mar 2007 06:51 PM
Today was a blue sky day, it was cold, colder than yesterday according to the morning forecast, but the sunshine and lack of wind meant that it generally felt a little warmer. Today was an advanced/expert day so we headed...


No visibility, very cold, stayed in the trees Posted by Len at 1 Mar 2007 08:49 PM
It was snowing today and the visibility was poor and it was cold... We started with a run down in the fresh snow on the pleasantly groomed Werner off of Apres Vous. Next time down we did the off piste,...


Blue skies and lower faces Posted by Len at 28 Feb 2007 06:29 PM
This morning the skies were blue and it was rather cold. A lovely crisp, clear day that kept yesterday's snow in good condition and allowed us to explore the lower faces in Jackson Hole; things like the Hobacks which often...


Lots of snow, no members, half day Posted by Len at 27 Feb 2007 06:28 PM
The sound of the snow ploughs woke me at 6 this morning. I looked out of the cabin window to see lots of huge flakes floating down and a snow plough travelling far too fast over the speed bumps in...


Smaller group, advanced/intermediate day... Posted by Len at 26 Feb 2007 06:07 PM
Today there were just three members, including Gaelle. There had been a little fresh snow over night and the lines for the Gondola were pretty big so we began with a run down underneath Apres Vous. After that we dropped...


Exporing Jackson Hole... Posted by Len at 25 Feb 2007 07:17 PM
This morning I had a pretty big group; Gaelle, 3 members a guest who was with a member and the family from last week whos flights had been cancelled and who had to stay another couple of days. We started...


Week 14 Posted by Len at 24 Feb 2007 10:50 PM
My first week of repping and things went pretty well; though it's damn hard work leading small groups of really good skiers around a really challenging resort! My first day was quiet, very quiet, nobody turned up at the meeting...


End of week one Posted by Len at 23 Feb 2007 08:05 PM
Today I skied with the father and son team's whole family and a rep who was on the course with me in Tignes and his partner; my largest group to date! There had been a trace of snow last night...


Cowboy Thursday Posted by Len at 22 Feb 2007 08:23 PM
When selecting the options for our programme we have to select names for each day from a drop down list. Apparently, back in the day, reps were allowed to pick any names they wanted and make up new names on...


Intermediate Day, Jackson Hole Style... Posted by Len at 21 Feb 2007 07:55 PM
Well today was an "Intermediate" day, I tried hard to avoid one of these on my programme but the web page that let me build the programme forced me into it ;) Still, it didn't seem to be too much...


Cranking it up a notch Posted by Len at 20 Feb 2007 07:58 PM
We had 15cm of new snow last night and the plan for today was simple; head straight over to the top of the East Ridge chair and rip up the fresh powder on Rendevous Bowl....


Black diamond magic Posted by Len at 19 Feb 2007 09:00 PM
Today I actually had a Ski Club member ski with me! Woo! The lift line at the Gondola was pretty large so we headed over to Apres Vous first thing. We started off on a groomer, Werner, to get the...


Nobody to play with... Posted by Len at 18 Feb 2007 08:58 PM
I skied on my own today. No members turned up at the meeting point this morning and so I had nobody to lead around. I expect the lack of interest is due to the holiday weekend here in the states...


Paint Brush, Toilet Bowl and Four Pines Posted by Len at 17 Feb 2007 04:50 PM
I skied with Barrie again today which was very kind of him as he's no longer repping here, having finished yesterday, and he could have been skiing with him family! He had wanted to cover a little more yesterday but,...


Getting to know Jackson Hole Posted by Len at 16 Feb 2007 06:30 PM
Today was my first day skiing in Jackson Hole. Barrie King, the Ski Club rep who has been here for the last month showed me around and kindly dumped lots and lots of useful information my way. There had been...


London -> Jackson Hole Posted by Len at 15 Feb 2007 08:09 AM
I left London at 7am yesterday morning and finally arrived here in Jackson at around 1am local time, around 8am London time. It was a long day but it went reasonably well and I managed to sleep on all three...


Pictures from the reps course Posted by Len at 20 Jan 2007 01:55 PM
Anthoula has posted Johanna's photos from the reps course online. It includes a nice picture of Gaelle and me which I've re-posted here... and here's the full slide show... Ski Club Reps Course - Dec2006 If that doesn't work for...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 12 Posted by Len at 14 Dec 2006 11:45 PM
Today we visited a pisteurs hut and had a fun GS race. I then went for a lovelly walk around the lake and we finished the day with an after dinner cabaret with sketches done by the various ski groups...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 11 Posted by Len at 13 Dec 2006 05:29 PM
Today we had a full day of ski performance training with Phil Smith. We started with rotation skills that we'd need for the bumps. We had a fair bit of video analysis and practiced various rotation exercises to get our...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 10 Posted by Len at 12 Dec 2006 11:04 PM
Today was "Navigation with Nigel"... We spent an hour or so in the classroom going over some basic navigation skills and then got out on the snow and skied hard off-piste all day; there's a trend here......


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 9 Posted by Len at 11 Dec 2006 08:03 PM
Today was our second day of leading. The premise was that the day was an advanced off-piste day. Patrick arrived as a member, a complete member... The idea being that whoever was doing the sign up should check that he...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 8 Posted by Len at 10 Dec 2006 08:59 PM
We spent the morning in knee deep powder making our own tracks. Unfortunately we were down by the lake doing transciever searches with Kathy......


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 7 Posted by Len at 9 Dec 2006 06:41 PM
Today was a rest day, which meant that last night was a party night... People fancied going somewhere different for a change, since we've been in the Alpaka every night, and since I've been here a while longer than the...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 6 Posted by Len at 8 Dec 2006 06:52 PM
Today we had an off-piste skiing day with a Roland Stieger a mountain guide from Chamonix. Unfortunately there wasn't much open today due to the weather. High winds and poor visibility at the top meant that they closed everything except...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 5 Posted by Len at 7 Dec 2006 06:53 PM
Today we had snow stability analysis with Graham McMahon. After a brief intro to what we were going to do we headed out and went off-piste to find some interesting snow. We found a leeward slope above the Vanoise lift...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 4 Posted by Len at 6 Dec 2006 06:47 PM
Last night, after the final ski performance clinic finished, we were split into new groups. I think the idea of the grouping is that we're in similar skier ability groups so that all members of the groups can move at...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 3 Posted by Len at 5 Dec 2006 06:47 PM
Today we had our last morning "performance clinic" and skied with Phil Smith. The initial plan was to do some racing and some video analysis at some point but the lifts were late opening due to the weather and since...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 2 Posted by Len at 4 Dec 2006 05:32 PM
Today our group was in the classroom first thing. We smugly thought that this was good as it had started snowing late last night and was still snowing this morning. It looked a bit windy down at Le Lac so...


Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 1 Posted by Len at 3 Dec 2006 05:38 PM
Today was day 1 of the Ski Club of Great Britain's Rep's course. The first three days of the course consist of half day ski performance clinics with current or ex BASI trainers. We have Phil Smith, Andy Jerram (who...


BASP first aid course Posted by Len at 30 Oct 2006 11:48 AM
As part of my continuing avoidance of 'real life' I'm doing the Ski Club of Great Britain's Reps course in Tignes in December. This will enable me to be sent to resorts to ski guide Ski Club members, see here...