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First fall of the season

Dan takes his fall of the season

  I’m never ready for a fall, especially the first fall of the season. But it happened on my first day, skiing down between the bumps and the ice, and then bam! It happened so quickly. I went down hard on my left side with my arm tucked in tight against my body—the impact was […]

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The Power of Powder

Skiers leave their mark on the powder slopes of Val-d'Isère, France. PHOTO BY DAN EGAN

At the core of every winter morning, even before the coffee is poured, the possibility of fresh tracks is the motivation for most skiers and riders. A pristine powder slope sparkling with snow diamonds is a vision that is hard to forget. That same slope with arcing tracks on it tells the world that we […]

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eBook

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  I’d like to recommend one of the best ski instruction ebook I’ve come across: “Learn to Ski” by Martin Hekelman, a dedicated ski instructor and a long-time friend.  Marty’s passion for ski technique is unmatched.  He is an innovator and was been pushing boundaries of ski teaching for decades and now has the best […]

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Are your ski legs ready?

It seems that no matter how many miles we rode our bikes, or number of ski conditioning classes we attended, our legs always feel the burn early in the ski season.   There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that the ski movement is hard to duplicate off of the snow, […]

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Feet together, back in style!

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By Dan Egan & Picture credit © Jen Bennett EBS Contributor What is old is new again, and skiing with your legs together is back in style. Wide or “fat” skis have brought us many benefits and they’ve made more of the mountain accessible to more skiers. When it comes to skiing powder, cut-up snow […]

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Floating Between The Turns

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Floating between turns By Dan Egan New England Ski Journal Contributor The moment between turns is magical. It’s a time of detachment from what was and what will be; a feeling of weightlessness generated by the energy of the last turn mixed with a freedom of floating through time and space. If you want to […]

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Film Review for Skiing Heritage

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Film Review for Skiing Heritage – August 2013 Crash Reels – The Kevin Pierce Story By Dan Egan In “Extreme Sports” athletes are inches away from sever injury and or death. One sport that highlights this risk is ski and snowboarding half pipe.  Here athletes are flying off of 22 foot ice walls, traveling 30 […]

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Commentary for Skiing Heritage

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Commentary for Skiing Heritage  Beyond the Limits – By Dan Egan September 2013 Freeskier Ryan Hawks, 25, stood on the ridge at the 2011 North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood, California. He was aware of the dangers. In 2008, during the Freeskiing World Tour Championships at Alyeska, Alaska, he had witnessed 27-year-old John Nicoletta catch […]

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