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Mimi Vadasz
Adminstrative Director
AMGA Certified
Ski Mountaineering Guide

Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director
IFMGA Certified Guide

Dec 9, 2009
3 Feet Of Cold Snow!

Looks like El Niņo has set his course with the jet stream bringing the storm track right over California and the Sierra Nevada. We knew all we had to do was be patient and here it is!

Skiing at Sugar Bowl is unbeleivable and there is more snow on the way. Come up and ski some early season powder.

Telemark Weekend at Sugar Bowl
Come work on some early season telemark turns and ski with the best. Master Instructor, Geoff Clarke is ready to share his telemark knowledge and tricks.

Intro To Telemark
Dec 12, 2009 (Sat)

Telemark with Geoff Clarke
Dec 13, 2009 (Sun)

The new BAC is ready to roll
You have to come visit us at the new ASI Backcountry Adventure Center at Sugar Bowl. It's a great base for your day of skiing either in or out-of-bounds in the backcountry. Upcoming programs include:

Dec 19, 2009 (Sat)
Dec 20, 2009 (Sun)

AIARE Intro To Avalanches
Every Sat
Dec 19, 2009 (Sat)
Dec 26, 2009 (Sat)

Guided Lake Runs
Posted the day conditions permit.

Mini Clinics
Backcountry Gear: Dec 19, 2009 (Sat)
Navigation Basics: Dec 26, 2009 (Sat)

Ortovox Transceiver Practice Park
Every Sat (3:30 - 4:30)
Dec 19, 2009 (Sat)
Dec 26, 2009 (Sat)

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 PLUS

Our AIARE Avalanche Level 1 combined with backcountry leadership skills. To the regular Level 1 cirriculum, we add more touring and travel techniques, navigation, emergency shelter and rescue evacuation skills. It's all based at the Lake Mary Cabin, barely in the backcountry near Sugar Bowl and includes lodging.

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 PLUS
Dec 26-29, 2009 (Sat-Tue)

Featured Book
With each Newsletter, we feature one of our favorite books from the library at the ASI Backcountry Adventure Center at Sugar Bowl. Look for them when you stop by for a visit.

Storm, by George R. Stewart
A fantastic novel presented to us by a student who took a Level 1 course taught out of the Lake Mary Cabin, next to old ASI on top of Donner Pass. The story traces a major storm generated in the North Pacific baring down on San Francisco, then forming blizzard conditions for days over Donner Pass. It colorfully creates the story of the fight to keep Donner Pass open to traffic, keeping the railway open and the telegraph wires clear in 1940.

We look forward to skiing with you and helping you achieve your goals. If you can't find the answer to a question on our website, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Bela & Mimi Vadasz - ASI Directors
Alpine Skills International

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