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Who is this blog for?

This blog is here to help ease the learning curve for new skiers, improve the experience of the average skier, and help you get the most out of the money and time you invest in skiing by providing everything from quick guides on how to set yourself up for success on your first day of skiing to reports on which resorts are going to be the best value based on your skill level to analysis of which pieces of gear will be the best long-term investment. You might not leave here able to do backflips under the lift, but you’ll definitely have the information you need to get one more day in with the kids, and have a great time doing it.

Who am I, and why am I writing this blog?

I’m James Miller, and I’ve been skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range since I was five. Unfortunately, when I was sixteen, I tore my ACL. After that I joined the Marines and moved to Southern California. Long story short, I didn’t ski for over twelve years. When I finally got back on skis, I found that I basically didn’t know how to ski anymore. I had to learn all over again, and found it was much more difficult than it had been to learn as a child. Since then, I’ve developed my skiing to the point that it’s like I picked up right where I left off when I was sixteen. I’ve skied at over fifteen ski resorts on two different continents, and I’ve gathered a lot of knowledge about learning to ski and making the most of the time and money I put into it. If I can use my knowledge to help one person avoid attempting to put their skis on backward the first time they try skiing, I’ll consider this project a success.

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