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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
Wayne Homens remembers when he was 29 and asked a friend to teach him to ski. At the end of the day, Homens was lying in the snow, soaking wet and wondering what he was doing, when a man who looked to be in his 70s sailed by doing beautiful ski maneuvers. "I said, this is a sport I'm going to love because I can do it for the rest of my life," the 40-year-old Elkridge computer programmer recalls. Despite his shaky start, Homens did become an avid skier, and a certified ski instructor as well.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER | December 10, 2006
It's not easy being 3 -- especially at a ski resort. Just ask Ethan Sitzman, who is 3 1 / 2 (not 3!) and heading to ski school for the first time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. There are all those clothes to put on: long underwear, fleece sweat shirt, heavy socks, ski pants and jacket, goggles, ski helmet, waterproof mittens and the orange bib tied over his jacket that designates Ethan as a ski school cub who hasn't yet learned to stop on his skis. How come the mittens keep falling off?
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER | December 10, 2006
It's not easy being 3 -- especially at a ski resort. Just ask Ethan Sitzman, who is 3 1 / 2 (not 3!) and heading to ski school for the first time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. There are all those clothes to put on: long underwear, fleece sweat shirt, heavy socks, ski pants and jacket, goggles, ski helmet, waterproof mittens and the orange bib tied over his jacket that designates Ethan as a ski school cub who hasn't yet learned to stop on his skis. How come the mittens keep falling off?
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
Wayne Homens remembers when he was 29 and asked a friend to teach him to ski. At the end of the day, Homens was lying in the snow, soaking wet and wondering what he was doing, when a man who looked to be in his 70s sailed by doing beautiful ski maneuvers. "I said, this is a sport I'm going to love because I can do it for the rest of my life," the 40-year-old Elkridge computer programmer recalls. Despite his shaky start, Homens did become an avid skier, and a certified ski instructor as well.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | December 11, 1994
"Barry Fieldman, please report to the children's ski school," the announcement blared over the din of the crowded slope-side cafeteria.Mr. Fieldman raced over to Northstar-at-Tahoe's ski school on the north shore of California's Lake Tahoe, where his 6-year-old son was enrolled. "I was sure Michael had gotten hurt," he explained later.But nothing so dramatic had happened. When Mr. Fieldman, a Las Vegas developer, arrived at the ski school breathless, he found Michael all in one piece and grinning from ear to ear. "I just don't want to ski anymore," the kindergartner told his dad.So Michael, my nephew, spent the afternoon happily playing in the snow near the condo where his family and mine were staying.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | November 12, 1995
Melanie was so excited by her hot-pink ski boots that she was oblivious to the pandemonium.Some of the 3-year-olds were wailing for their mothers: Others were just as loudly laughing, clopping around in ski boots, practicing keeping their balance. Their patient young instructors zipped jackets, tugged on mittens and buckled boots at Winter Park Resort's big, bustling Children's Center to get these pint-sized skiers ready to hit the slopes.Just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park is one of Colorado's largest ski areas -- with three mountains in the Vasquez Mountains of the Arapaho National Forest and a total of 59 miles of trails.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Contributing Writer | November 15, 1992
The 7-year-old was a talented skier, having a great time on the mountain with a ski school group her own age. But that wasn't enough for her parents. They insisted the ski school put her with older, faster children."
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 2, 1997
Aah. Hot water never felt so good.The frigid mountain temperatures and snow all around us in Steamboat Springs, Colo., made the natural 30-foot wide hot springs all the more inviting. Despite the chill, we'd whipped off our clothes (we had come prepared with bathing suits underneath) and jumped into the large, 4-foot-deep, 104-degree pool, where other families already were soaking away skiing aches.After a day of skiing, we'd wound our way six miles up the mountain north of town to Strawberry Park.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 4, 1996
The Goldens were set on taking their kids out West this ski season -- until they spent a weekend testing the slopes in Killington, Vt., the East Coast's biggest ski area."
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | February 5, 1995
For once, the children agreed on something. "Forget ski school," Matt and Reggie said in unison. "We don't need it."They proved their mettle skiing on the back side of the mountain on one of Vail, Colo.'s famed back bowls, the steep snowfields that are the bastion of expert skiers from around the world. They sped down a race course. They jumped moguls. They left me in their wake on every run here at the largest ski resort in the country."I think this is the last year I can keep up with them," my husband, an avid skier, acknowledged breathlessly after one particularly brutal race down the mountain.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 2, 1997
Aah. Hot water never felt so good.The frigid mountain temperatures and snow all around us in Steamboat Springs, Colo., made the natural 30-foot wide hot springs all the more inviting. Despite the chill, we'd whipped off our clothes (we had come prepared with bathing suits underneath) and jumped into the large, 4-foot-deep, 104-degree pool, where other families already were soaking away skiing aches.After a day of skiing, we'd wound our way six miles up the mountain north of town to Strawberry Park.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | March 24, 1996
The trip was long-planned and expensive, designed for the cousins to spend some time together. But that doesn't mean it would go without a hitch. Not even when an expert is organizing it.Friday: My sister calls the day before we're supposed to meet in Utah for the week of togetherness on the slopes. My 8-year-old nephew has chickenpox, though he doesn't feel a bit sick.Saturday: First crisis averted. My mother volunteers to stay with my nephew. My sister opts to come anyway with her husband and younger son, hoping my nephew will join us later.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 4, 1996
The Goldens were set on taking their kids out West this ski season -- until they spent a weekend testing the slopes in Killington, Vt., the East Coast's biggest ski area."
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | November 12, 1995
Melanie was so excited by her hot-pink ski boots that she was oblivious to the pandemonium.Some of the 3-year-olds were wailing for their mothers: Others were just as loudly laughing, clopping around in ski boots, practicing keeping their balance. Their patient young instructors zipped jackets, tugged on mittens and buckled boots at Winter Park Resort's big, bustling Children's Center to get these pint-sized skiers ready to hit the slopes.Just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park is one of Colorado's largest ski areas -- with three mountains in the Vasquez Mountains of the Arapaho National Forest and a total of 59 miles of trails.
NEWS
March 1, 1995
Friedl Pfeifer, 83, a founder of the ski industry in Aspen, Colo., died of colon cancer Sunday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. A three-time U.S. slalom champion, he helped organize construction of the first chairlift on Aspen Mountain in 1947. The native of Austria also started the Aspen Ski School and the Aspen Ski Club. He was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 1987.Dr. Joseph Wortis, 80, who introduced insulin shock treatment for schizophrenia in the United States, died Feb. 22 of prostate cancer in New York.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | February 5, 1995
For once, the children agreed on something. "Forget ski school," Matt and Reggie said in unison. "We don't need it."They proved their mettle skiing on the back side of the mountain on one of Vail, Colo.'s famed back bowls, the steep snowfields that are the bastion of expert skiers from around the world. They sped down a race course. They jumped moguls. They left me in their wake on every run here at the largest ski resort in the country."I think this is the last year I can keep up with them," my husband, an avid skier, acknowledged breathlessly after one particularly brutal race down the mountain.
NEWS
March 1, 1995
Friedl Pfeifer, 83, a founder of the ski industry in Aspen, Colo., died of colon cancer Sunday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. A three-time U.S. slalom champion, he helped organize construction of the first chairlift on Aspen Mountain in 1947. The native of Austria also started the Aspen Ski School and the Aspen Ski Club. He was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 1987.Dr. Joseph Wortis, 80, who introduced insulin shock treatment for schizophrenia in the United States, died Feb. 22 of prostate cancer in New York.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | March 24, 1996
The trip was long-planned and expensive, designed for the cousins to spend some time together. But that doesn't mean it would go without a hitch. Not even when an expert is organizing it.Friday: My sister calls the day before we're supposed to meet in Utah for the week of togetherness on the slopes. My 8-year-old nephew has chickenpox, though he doesn't feel a bit sick.Saturday: First crisis averted. My mother volunteers to stay with my nephew. My sister opts to come anyway with her husband and younger son, hoping my nephew will join us later.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | December 11, 1994
"Barry Fieldman, please report to the children's ski school," the announcement blared over the din of the crowded slope-side cafeteria.Mr. Fieldman raced over to Northstar-at-Tahoe's ski school on the north shore of California's Lake Tahoe, where his 6-year-old son was enrolled. "I was sure Michael had gotten hurt," he explained later.But nothing so dramatic had happened. When Mr. Fieldman, a Las Vegas developer, arrived at the ski school breathless, he found Michael all in one piece and grinning from ear to ear. "I just don't want to ski anymore," the kindergartner told his dad.So Michael, my nephew, spent the afternoon happily playing in the snow near the condo where his family and mine were staying.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1993
It was blustery and cold as we rode upward into the night on the ski lift at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. The gusting wind swirled around the chair, and we burrowed a bit deeper into our parkas for warmth.As we began to ski along the ridge, we saw a young blonde wearing jogging shoes instead of skis. She greeted our ski instructor warmly before continuing her evening run through the snow.The woman, the instructor explained, was a member of the Dupre family -- longtime owners of the year-round resort in the Allegheny Mountains that plays host to crowds of skiers throughout the winter months.
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