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The Skier Within: Ski Instructors Change Techniques

When ski instruction went from formal technique to pop psychology.

More than three decades ago, skiing was ripe for a change in the way the sport was taught. Amid a new wave of research in psychology and neurology that supported a holistic approach to how people learn, ski instructors were still shouting orders to tense skiers about the placement of their knees and shoulders.

St. Anton, Austria

Looking for lots and lots of skiing on your European ski vacation, followed by lots and lots of dancing? Make your way to rowdy St. Anton.

The first thing people mention when they talk about St. Anton is the rowdy après-ski scene. "Rowdy in Austria's top ski resort means spending three to six hours with 1,000 of your fellow skiers at a standing-room-only outdoor bar that's not quite at the bottom of the mountain, tossing back Austrian beer followed by fruity schnapps while singing loudly to thumping Euro disco hits. While it's true that this is a signature St.

Reader Resort Survey 2005: Midwest No. 5 - Boyne Highlands

Features

Midwest No. 5: Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, Mich.

Build a Roaring Fire

Features

Battalion Chief Steve Zwirn of Park City, Utah, helps you spark a blaze that just won't quit

The Top Six For Families: East

Features

From Ski Schools to teen centers, a handful of resorts manage to please the whole clan. Here are SKI's picks for family fun in the East. Smugglers' Notch, Vt.

Home Away from Home

Travel

Renting a ski house may sound indulgent, but it's actually more economical than staying in a hotel—and more fun, too.

2002 Number 10 Resort in the Midwest: Whitecap Mountains, Wis.

Travel

Whitecap Mountains makes the Top 10 for the second year in a row, mainly on the strength of its second No. 1 finish in the Terrain category.

2002 Number 8 Resort in the Midwest: Big Powderhorn, Mich.

Travel

It's easy to sum up why Midwest skiers like Big Powderhorn: "good snow, good value," crows one reader. With adult lift tickets still priced at $33 and a natural snowfall that exceeded 300 inches last season, it's easy to see why.

Lifts Long Forgotten

Warren Miller

Sometimes new lift technology doesn't last long enough to get old.

Contributors: December 2000

From the Top

SKI Magazine contributors for December 2000.

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