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I can answer questions about downhill skiing, telemark skiing, & freeride snowboarding. Feel free to ask me about techniques, riding styles, conditions, equipment, etc. I can also give information about many ski areas along with links to other informational sites.

Experience in the area

I have been downhill skiing for 40 years, snowboarding for 18 years, and telemarking for 8 years.


I have always been #1 or 2 expert in skiing, snowboarding, & windsurfing categories at


Ski instructor for 5 years

What do you like about this subject?

Riding down a mountain of powder snow is one of the most fun and exhilarating things in the world.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Improve my telemark abilities and become more knowledgeble about backcountry skiing.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Many skiers feel that telemark skiing is not for them. After many years of perfecting my carve turns, I tried telemark skiing. It was a new challenge for me. The thing that stands out the most is that it is a much more balanced form of skiing. It requires a different stance and balance than regular skiing.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Tele skiers say 'Free your heel, free your mind'. If you are a downhill skier looking for something new and challenging, try telemark skiing.

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Recent Answers from Windlover

2017-02-17 Query re Ski goggles:

Hey Geoffrey,    There are a few different types of electric googles that work with prescriptions. They are easy to use and work great. When you are skiing you turn off the small fan and turn it on when

2016-03-01 stopping:

Hey Nickie,    The thing to do to help your edges dig in when you are in a wedge position is to drop your hips and roll your knees in towards each other. Dropping your hips will help push your tails out

2015-11-26 What size snowboard should I get?:

Hey Johnny,    The rule of thumb is, stand the board up and the tip should reach from bottom of your neck to your nose. Some of board length depends on the style of riding you will be doing the most. If

2015-10-30 Rai hole flex on comp ski boots:

Hey Rocky,    My best advice is to take them to a local ski shop that offers custom fitting. They can assess your boots and determine exactly what is needed and then advise you on whether they can be fixed

2014-12-16 Yellow spots on the base of my board:

Hey Tyler,    You have presented me with a few questions as to what your spots are. I'm trying to figure out the cause first.     You mention 'P-tex' wax. We're you trying to fill in some shallow gouges?


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