Feedback & Responses to
Vision for 21st Century
(Safety and Fun through Turning)
Here are some
responses to the
to ski areas (by Emilio Trampuz).
Feel free to
voice your ideas and thoughts in our
Forum. Or, email Emilio at
Glen Plake (extreme skier; star in Warren
speaking, this is not a feedback, but credit should be given to Glen for
voicing some very similar views at the Far West Ski Association
Convention in June 2005. He spoke very eloquently, and with some
sadness, about the fact that training gates (practice race courses) have
all but disappeared from the slopes. The next day, after seeing
Emilio's letter, Glen told us about the whisker gates - of which we had
not heard before. See photos on
Deb Armstrong (Ski racer, instructor, and
Olympic gold medal winner)
"Emilio, you should write an article expressing
these ideas to Professional Skier Magazine, the official
publication of the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America). They
might publish it."
Mike Sanford (President, Far West Ski
and provocative stuff. This really does offer a different approach for
the resorts to consider.
to look at this as a serious opportunity for us to follow up with some
of our partners."
(Manager, Mt. Hood Meadows)
"Thank you for
sending this to me. Itís very interesting and we will discuss it within
the areaís management group and see what the group feels about your
Brian Logsdon (Marketing & Sales
Representative, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area)
"Emilio, thank you for the input. I will be
going over your points with our Dir. of Mtn Operations and the Mtn
Staff. We will see what we can do to implement your suggestions."
own opinion and express your ideas in our