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Local ski training center offers dry land in-line clinics

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What better way to prepare for the ski season than by finding those ski legs that we all seem to lose over the warmer months. What: North American Ski Training Center’s Dry Land TrainingWhere: Tahoe, CA When: October 9-11 For Whom: Skiers and skaters of all abilities that want to be in top shape when the snow flies and want ski-specific workouts. Price: $599 (3 day) (or $399 2 day) plus a 10 percent discount on your first NASTC 2004-2005 ski course. Includes: in-line skating clinics and coaching, ski conditioning clinics, special presentations, in-line skates and all equipment and one nice group dinner. You will have three half-days of in-line skating clinics, which is one of the best ways to get in shape or stay in shape for skiing.Even if you have zero experience with skating, you will come away with solid skills and the know-how to skate on your own to keep in shape. You will also learn fundamental ski conditioning techniques, plyometrics (ski-specific exercises that work on explosiveness, balance, and quickness drills with the use of bongo boards, jump boxes, medicine balls, gym balls, etc. that build power and agility), core and balance workouts, and Pilates or yoga.Powder clinics at Snowbird and Grand Targhee, multi-resort clinics at Squaw and Alpine, international ski training vacations at St. Anton, and our tried and true all conditions/all terrain courses around the globe.Remember these are customized ski training vacations: All you have to do is come, ski the best mountains with us, and then enjoy beautiful hotels, delicious food, and fine wines!Space is limited, so sign up today. Contact NASTC at (530) 582-4772, ski@skiNASTC.com or visit http://www.skinastc.com.

DatePlaceCoursePriceDecember 4-8Squaw Valley, CAEarly Season Jumpstart (Levels 6-9)$1895December 11-13Sugar Bowl, CAInstructor Certification Training (Levels 7-9)$655January 8-12Grand Targhee, WY Catskiing Powder Improvement (Levels 7-9) $2090January 20-21Sugar Bowl, CA Boot & Ski Technical Tune-Up (Levels 6-9) $641January 22-26Snowbird, UT Powder & Free-Skiing Improvement (Levels 6-9) $2116January 28Alpine Meadows, CA Womens Ski and Spa Day (Levels 6-9) $338January 28Sugar Bowl, CA One Day Refresher (Levels 6-9) $279Jan 30-Feb 3Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley, CA All Conditions/All Terrain (Levels 6-9) $1683February 12-14Tahoe, CA Avalanche I Course (Levels 7-9) $298February 18-26 St. Anton, Austria European Ski Adventure (Levels 6-9) $3185March 6-7Kirkwood, CA All Conditions/All Terrain (AC/AT) (Levels 6-9) $675March 8-10Squaw Valley Off-Piste Adventure Skiing (Levels 6-9) $998March 12-13Tahoe, CA Intro to Backcountry Skiing Skills (Levels 7-9) $399March 15-17Tioga Pass Resort, CA Overnight Ski Mountaineering Adventure (Levels 7-9) $965March 24-26Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Backcountry Tahoe Mixer (Levels 7-9) $961April 3-10 Alyeska, Alaska Free-skiing Improvement & Heliskiing Adventure (Levels 7-9) $4215April 15-17Sierra East Side Sierra Ski Classics Backcountry Adventure (Levels 7-9) $675May 21-22 Bay Area, CA Spring Skate to Ski Dryland Training (Levels 1-9) $399June 3-5 Mt. Shasta, CA Climb and Ski (Levels 7-9) $675August 12-22Portillo, Chile Summer Dream Skiing (Levels 6-9) $4595 October8-10Tahoe, CA Fall Skate to Ski Dryland Training (Levels 1-9) $599 COMING SOON:Summer 2005Tahoe, CA Sierra Mountain Guides Rock Climbing Courses for Kids and AdultsFeb. or March 2006Chamonix, FR International Ski AdventureApril 2006Big Sky, MT Spring Skiing Winter 2007Korea Exotic Ski Adventure FREQUENT SKIER DISCOUNTS:Attend 3 courses – 5 percent off each course. Each additional course will be discounted 10 percent. NASTC is for intermediate, advanced, or expert skiers. Please find yourself below:Level 6: Ski groomed blue and some black trails, usually with parallel turnsLevel 7: Ski groomed blue and most black trails with confidence, but steep terrain or bumps are a challengeLevel 8: Ski black diamond terrain and can handle most steeps and bumpsLevel 9: An expert skier; can ski most anything, but would like to polish it upLevel 10: Certified instructor level

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