Monday, December 15, 2014

Hi STARS:

Well it is time again to get our Senior Program STARS going for 2015!!  We would like to officially "Welcome" you to the Mountain High Seniors Ski/Snowboard program (STARS). We are looking forwarding in adding many NEW Seniors this year to our STARS program.

We will begin the Senior Program on January 7, 2015. We will determine by January 3nd if we are at the East or West Resort. Mother nature and our snowmakers have given us a great start on our Ski and Snowboard season. We have lots of snow to have a great time! If you have any questions about the program you can go to http://seniorprogramstars.blogspot.com/  
or contact me.

Remember we have online registration process. This way you will never have to get in another line again to purchase your lesson or lift ticket.
But YOU MUST FIRST GO TO THE VIP WINDOW AT THE RESORT on the day of the clinic to begin the process. After you have shown your ID you will be given an Express Pass ($5.00 charge) to be used at the next clinics. After this initial set up at the ticket window you will be able to purchase your lesson, lift ticket and rentals from your own computer at home. For more information on our online program, please paste this URL in your browser.

All seniors who have an Express Card already & were previously registered DO NOT NEED TO COME TO A TICKET WINDOW. You can purchase the first lesson online. You do not need to buy another Express Card. Online purchase process will be active one week before each clinic.

Just remember our program offerings are every Wednesday at 9:00 am at Mountain High beginning on January 7, 2015. We will begin with introductory comments, an indoor clinic and then a 2-½ hour clinic from 9:30-12:00 pm. Safety and fun is the key, with the morning being the best time to meet.

Please RSVP to this email if you will be making a reservation for January 7th.


Just a reminder:
Cost: Lesson $25. Equipment rental $15 (New shaped skis), and under age 70 lift ticket - $10 (free age 70 and over).

Additional information for the STARS Program, please call the Winter Sports School at 760-316-7861 or email bill_teague@mthigh.com or


Hope to see all of you on the 7th of January!!

Ski u later,


Bill

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome Back STARS!!
Just a note to let you know it is getting that time of the year to pull out your skis/snowboard and get them tuned for the upcoming season. We are all looking forward to the Senior Program STARS beginning its 6th year!!

Mt High is ready to open as of this week but we need to let Mother Nature take its course. Look for sometime in the next week or so for the mountain to open. This will be a great snow season and I know you will have lots of fun in the STARS Program; I will guarantee it!

All us here at Mt High are anxious for the season to begin! Please mark your calendars for January 7, 2015 for the first day of our STARS clinics.

Don’t forget your skis/snowboards tuned and waxed so you will be ready to go this ski season. If you need any equipment for this season, please give Steve Crane a call, at Sports LTD in Woodland Hills. Let him know I sent you and you are in the STARS Program at Mountain High. I know he will take care of you.

His contact information is:

Sports LTD 22642 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills CA 91364
818-225-7669

Call and set an appointment up with Steve.

Don’t forget to check out our STARS Blog http://seniorprogramstars.blogspot.com

I will be in touch with you in a couple of weeks.

Until then…

Ski u later, Bill

Thursday, March 20, 2014

STARS Wrap up for 2014

Hi STARS:
I want to thank each and every one of you that participating in our STARS clinics this 2014 season. This season will go down in our Mt High history books as one of the lowest snowfall years since the 70’s. We received a total of 25 inches of natural snow this season but we were able to make snow to enhance our mountain conditions.
As far as our STARS Clinics went we were able to have only 6 clinics but we averaged 47 STARS each week. Big THANK YOU to all of you that made it up each Wednesday.
We still need to continue to move our program forward so I will need your help. Please give us something “to glow on” (positive) and something “to grow on” (improve) so we can plan for next year. Your input is valuable so we can continue to plan for next seasons STARS Program.
Thanks for all your support this season and skiing and riding in the Senior Program. Our STARS Family will continue to be the BEST because of YOU!
Ski U Later,
Bill

Bill Teague, Supervisor
Winter Sports School - Mt. High Resort
760-316-7861

"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one"

Sunday, March 9, 2014

STARS Update

Hi STARS:
Mountain High is closed for the time being, however there is a chance to reopen if we received new snow. I will keep you updated in any changes. 

It has been fun this season with all of you STARS. Hopefully we will reopen and get a couple of STARS Clinics in before the end of the season. 

Each year we have made some changes in the program based on your input. Please take the time and give us something to "glow on" and something to "grow on". This will give us your input to plan for next STARS season.

Ski u later,
Bill

Sunday, March 2, 2014

STARS Clinic March 5th Cancelled

Hi STARS:
Mountain High reopened today! We received several inches of snow last night but it is going to be a day-to-day situation. So with conditions not the BEST for Seniors we have cancelled this Wednesday. March 5th.
I will send an update next Saturday to give you more information on Mt High and conditions for our next Senior STARS Clinic.

Ski u soon,
Bill

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hi STARS:
Just wanted to give you an update on STARS Program for this Wednesday, February 26thWe will have to cancel this clinic due to the lack of snow and Mt High has temporary closed the mountain and will reopen Saturday, March 1st..
We are anticipating from 6” and 16” from these storms coming at the end of the week. With the NEW snow we will be able to continue our operations and there will be skiing and riding for everyone.
So it looks real good for Wednesday, March 5th for our STARS Clinic. So EVERYONE continue to do your “snow dance” and I will update you on Saturday, March 1st on conditions and information on our next clinic.
Just thought I share a photo I took on February 20, 2005. This is the BullWheel Bar Grill and Children’s Sports Center. Can you see it?

Ski U later,

Bill

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good Evening STARS:
Due to the extreme warm temperatures at Mountain High our snow has diminished to a point where it might be unsafe for our Senior STARS Program this Wednesday, February 19th. Therefore we are cancelling the STARS Clinic, and I will get back to you by Sunday to let you know about the STARS Clinic on Feb 26th.
Even though we will not be skiing/riding this week it will give the instructors time to develop new movement patterns to share with you on the next STARS Clinic.

Ski u soon…..
Bill

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Good Evening STARS:

Just a reminder about our SENIOR PROGRAM STARS 7th CLINIC this coming Wednesday, February 19 at 9:00 am.
Plan to get there a little early so you can purchase your ticket so you will be on time for your lesson. If you booked your lesson online just plan on meeting inside the lodge.
We will meet in the Big Pines Lodge at 9:00 am. We plan to hit the slopes at 9:30 am sharp!
The weather will be perfect with the high temperatures in the 50's and crystal clear blue skies. We have spring snow so make sure your boards and skis are wax and you are ready to go this Wednesday.
We will have another bluebird day this WEDNESDAY! Please RSVP prior to our clinic.
Thanks....

Ski u later,
Bill


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hi STARS:
Spring skiing and riding at its BEST! 47 Senior STARS participated in our 6th Senior STARS Clinic of the season. Blue skies and plenty of sunshine were experienced by all Seniors today! We had a great time and met 5 NEW Senior STARS to our Program. WELCOME everyone!! 

Lift operations shared with me that our Senior Program takes over the mountain on Wednesday's and they said we are glad the Seniors STARS are here! Not only are the lift ops glad you Seniors are here at Mt High but we as a Winter Sports School are glad too. Thanks for continuing to show up each Wednesday to have a fun-filled day.


Don't forget our 7th Senior STARS Clinic will be next Wednesday, February 19th at the WEST Resort. Looks like there will be a change in the weather pattern next week so keep doing the snow dance going, and maybe if we are lucky we will be riding in some fresh snow.

Please RSVP for next weeks clinic as soon as you can. Enjoy our group photo and all the other photos can be found at http://seniorprogramstars.blogspot.com

Ski u later,

Bill









Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hi STARS:
Just a reminder about our SENIOR PROGRAM STARS 6th CLINIC this coming Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 am. We will be at the WEST RESORT. Plan to get there a little early so you can purchase your ticket and be on time for your lesson. We will meet in the Big Pines Lodge at 9:00 am. We will get on the snow at 9:30 am sharp!! 

The weather has been perfect with the high temperatures in the mid 50's and crystal clear blue skies. The coverage is excellent! (Check out the photo below) We will have another bluebird day this WEDNESDAY! Dress for warmer temperatures and please RSVP prior to our clinic. 

Ski u Wednesday,

Bill


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hi STARS!

Great day at Mountain High for the 5th Senior STARS Clinic of the season. We taught 53 Seniors today in almost perfect conditions. Special THANKS to the snowmakers at Mt High which continues to do an excellent job. The snow was excellent today for our 53 Seniors and all of you seemed to have a great time. I know your instructors felt the day was fabulous too and so did I.

Our boot clinic this morning by Ron Parody gave you some special insights about how your boots should  fit and also how they will perform too. Great job, Ron!

Next Wednesday, February 12th will the our 6th Clinic of the season and our halfway point in the STARS program. Thanks to all of you who RSVP each week.

Don't forget to check out all the photos from today at http://seniorprogramstars.blogspot.com . We did have a great time today! Next week, we could have better snow conditions too. So make sure you do your "snow dance" so we can bring some fresh powder to our resort.

Please RSVP as soon as possible for Feb 12th.

Ski u later,

Bill









Monday, February 3, 2014

Hi STARS:
Reminder for our 5th STARS clinic of the season on Wednesday, February 5th at the WEST Resort.

Weather is here! We made snow this past weekend, and we are currently making snow every chance we get. Conditions are excellent for our 5th STARS clinic this Wednesday. A picture says it all!

RSVP as soon as you can!

Ski u later,
Bill

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Good Evening STARS:
Just a reminder for our 5th STARS clinic of the season on Wednesday, February 5th at the WEST Resort. Don’t forget to get there early (by 8:00 am) if you need to purchase a lesson, lift ticket or rentals. If you have already registered at West for online purchases just go ahead and purchase your lesson and lift ticket online right from your own computer.

The weather has been perfect and we have been able to make snow, so Wednesday should be lots of fun! Here is a photo from this weekend and you can see the coverage is excellent.

As always, please RSVP by email so I know we will have enough instructors to meet your need.

Ski u later,
Bill


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hi STARS:

Another beautiful day at Mountain High with 44 Senior STARS taking part in our 4th Clinic of the season. Snow conditions were very good today, despite all the warm weather we have had in the past couple of months.

A “BIG THANK YOU” to our Groomers here at Mountain High who keep the runs “Senior Perfect” for us on Wednesdays.

Another thank you to the 5 NEW Senior STARS that participated in our clinic today. In fact, we had a Senior today that is 87 years old! WELCOME to the New Seniors and Dick Kennedy too! Dick shared with me today, just because he is 87 doesn’t mean he can’t ski. His instructor told me he was really making some nice turns today! GREAT JOB DICK!

Don’t forget to check out the photos from today at http://seniorprogramstars.blogspot.com, Our 5th Senior STARS Clinic of the season will be Wednesday, February 5th at the West Resort. There is a chance of snow later in the week, so keep your fingers crossed… okay?

If you have any questions about the Senior STARS Program, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, please RSVP for next Wednesday’s STARS Clinic.

Ski u later,


Bill







Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hi STARS:
Just a reminder for our 4th STARS Clinic of the season at Mountain High. Thursday night we were able to make snow, which is always a great sign. Temperatures are dropping at night so snowmaking will continue when conditions are favorable.
This Wednesday, January 29th our clinic will be at the West Resort. We will be checking in at 8:15 am and our indoor clinic will begin at 9:00 am. As I have shared with you, the cost of the clinic is $ 25, lift ticket $10, and if you need rentals $15. Don’t forget to purchase your clinic online (for those Seniors who have registered and have an Express Pass) at https://shop.mthigh.com/c-16-senior-stars.aspx
During our indoor clinic we will be addressing “How To Tune Your Skis/Board”.  So make sure you have checked in and ready to go at 9:00 am for this clinic.
If you need any equipment, give Steve Crane a call at Sports LTD. (818) 274-8046 cell, shop (818) 225-7669.  Most skis he can offer 20% off the Sale price right now. They have some up to 40% as well, and boots too!
 
Please RSVP for Wednesday’s Clinic!

Ski u later,
 
Bill

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hi STARS:
Just a fantastic day at our 3rd STARS Clinic of the season with blue skies with plenty of snow. Great conditions were just what every one of the 42 Senior STARS that participated wanted today. A lot of smiles were on everyone’s faces and mine too. We welcomed some NEW Senior STARS to the program and also a guarantee that it will snow in February!
Next Wednesday, January 29th will be a great day as well.
Don't for get to RSVP!!

Here is the group photo from today!   Enjoy!!

Ski u later,
Bill