REGISTRATION FOR THIS SEASON IS CLOSING THIS WEEKEND, JANUARY 16-17. RISK MANAGEMENT DICTATES A LOWER NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS THIS SEASON TO HELP MAINTAIN DISTANCES. IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP THIS IS YOUR TWO MINUTE WARNING! SORRY, JUST THE TIME WE ARE LIVING IN.
 
This is last season's Sky Tavern's Professional Ski Instructors of America graduating class. These are the newest instructors of the instructors at Sky Tavern. Learn more about the next step in instructing and getting nationally certified at Sky Tavern here.
 
The thermostat got turned up. Someone reach over and reset it, please. We are melting!
 
January 16-17
Instructor Clinics
Ski and Snowboard Instructors make the mountains a better place. Come learn to be that person, please!
 
Last Saturday worked. A fair number of instructors showed up for their lesson on how to teach kids. Because that is what we do around here, teach kids, we are repeating the process this weekend. If you are an instructor you know there is a lot to teaching snowsports. It is not overwhelming but it is something that you need some skills and tricks for. We want the teaching here to be constant and amazing. We have a reputation to uphold as being the best place to learn. Come on up.
 
If you took a clinic last week come and take another from someone else. If you didn't, get up here. This includes JR Instructors and anyone that might have registered as a support member but is thinking instructing is more fun than washing pots. As instructors, you are directly changing kid’s lives so come learn the tricks to make that happen, please. Sky Tavern will be open all day 9-4 both days is the plan.
 
SkyKids you received a separate email from Eaton about what the plan is for your group this weekend. Please follow those instructions.
 
So no huge amounts of regular kids up here yet. To be very honest the snow level is going the wrong way for January. We need snow to open and you might want to check the website Friday and Sunday just to make certain the grooming crew found their stash of pixy dust and did some magic. We can train instructors now on less snow, so they are ready for kids when the storms hit.
 
Storms are coming. Still a bit out yet most of the mountain is covered with a foot deep ice cube. Not a perfect base but not bad. Now we need the snow that goes on top of it we ski on. It will happen soon. This is winter in the Sierras these days. Why we need snowmaking badly.
 
That postcard your passes were attached to had the list of what kids are to do to make it snow. Just like our lifts actually run on smiles, kids have to do their part around here. You didn't throw it away, right?
 
Bill
 
 
Support member orientation and the first class for kids that have never been on snow is the next task. Some of this is done in the California Building, in town, during a normal year. Not possible this season, so there will be a long email and some time at Sky Tavern next. Watch the emails and watch the weather. The job list is coming next.
 
Download the Sky Tavern app, read your emails, and look at the front page of skytavern.org for quick messages. We try to keep everyone informed.
 
 
Click the poster to the left for Sky Tavern COVID info.
 
More new to the program information can be found here


Wednesday, January 13, 2021





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