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More Expert Ski and Snowboard Instruction and Fun in Telluride

André Koslowski:  Ski Instructor/Yoga Teacher Extraordinaire

André Koslowski: Ski Instructor/Yoga Teacher Extraordinaire

Annie Vareille-Savath with Her Women's Week Ladies

Annie Vareille-Savath with Her Women’s Week Ladies

Instructor Patty Lowe and Her Lady on Top of the Telluride World During Women's Week

Instructor Patty Lowe and Her Lady on Top of the Telluride World During Women’s Week

Telluride Ski Instructor Vince Boelema Skiing Fresh Pow (photo credit:  Tommy Pyatt)

Telluride Ski Instructor Vince Boelema Skiing Fresh Pow (photo credit: Tommy Pyatt)

There hasn’t been much of a January lull this year—at least not for me—and it’s been hard carving out time at my desk. I’ve been busy teaching and training with the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School and have also managed to eke out some “free” ski days to enjoy the wonderful snow we received mid month. Lately we’ve been blessed with super sunny days, glorious, near March-like weather which has left visitors and locals grinning.

People lucky enough to travel to Telluride Ski Resort outside of the busy vacation weeks feel like they have the mountain to themselves and, of course, never wait in a lift line (a rarity at this ski resort even during busy times). Now with Telluride Ski & Snowboard School’s new Multi-Day Camps, there are new benefits to coming outside of peak times. These clinics offer several days of instruction on a variety of themes including Ski Biomechanics, Nastar Race Camp, Ski, Ride, Yoga!, Intermediate Breakthrough, Heli Ski Camp and Women’s Week, a long-standing program that has existed for over three decades. The others are new yet hopefully they’ll become part of the regular lineup in Telluride as word gets out about all there is to learn and experience on the mountain with the assistance of T-ride’s professional ski and snowboard instructors. (Some of these camps include fun and relaxation off the slopes, too.)

Steve Hindman:  Telluride's Heli Ski Camp Leader

Steve Hindman: Telluride’s Heli Ski Camp Leader

It’s still possible to sign up for Heli Ski Camp and the second session of Women’s Week. I interviewed Annie Vareille-Savath, founder of Telluride Women’s Week, a couple of weeks ago on my Travel Fun radio show. Listen to what this Telluride legend has to say about this beloved program, the concept behind Multi-Day Camps in general and her more than forty years with the Telluride Ski School. She’s a treasure, an amazing teacher and skier and certainly the most revered member of our unique “club.” Before chatting with Annie, I talked with André Koslowki, an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer (currently director of the Pennsylvania Dance Theater) as well as a yoga teacher and instructor at the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School. This year André launched a unique product called Ski, Ride, Yoga! which just took place.

Women's Week Chairlift Ride

Women’s Week Chairlift Ride

More Women's Week Fun

More Women’s Week Fun

Ski Instructors Partying During Women's Week

Ski Instructors Partying During Women’s Week

Voilà Annie!

Voilà Annie!

Indeed, we are blessed in Telluride to have an extraordinarily diverse bunch of people teaching skiing and riding. It’s nice to encounter these instructors in a lesson and even better when they create a special program that allows you to approach snowsports in a fresher, more innovative manner. No matter your skill level, there’s always so much more to learn. And savor.

For more on Telluride Women’s Week, read Telluride Women’s Week:  Skiing and Fun for the Ladies.

Partaking in My Own Two-Day Training Recently with PSIA Instructor Bjorn Sutton

Partaking in My Own Two-Day Training Recently in Telluride with PSIA Instructor Bjorn Sutton

To find out more about Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), Rocky Mountain division, click here.

Click on the play button below to listen to my interview with André and Annie.

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