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Abigail Slingsby commented on Abigail Slingsby's blog post Inspirations ...
Dec 18, 2010
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Inspirations ...

Today was one of those days. You know the one when you get home from the second job and think how lucky you are to have the day you had, despite the fact you are exhausted and can barely walk .Today I was fortunate enough to teach an amazing group of young adults. Each one of them has inspired me to do more. Grow more, learn more…See More
Dec 14, 2010
Mary left a comment for Abigail Slingsby
"I was hoping that that was you! Give me a call at the Res to chat if you have a minute - 879.0740. Aren't you at Ski & Bike Care, too?"
Nov 24, 2010
Abigail Slingsby replied to chad fleischer's discussion New Terrain and New Base Area
"Although, the removal of the dead pine beetle trees is definitely needed up on the hill what you need to remember is there will be stumps and scrub in the areas. Both National Forest and Ski Patrol have told us that until there is a lot of coverage…"
Nov 23, 2010
Abigail Slingsby left a comment for Mary
"hi mary .. not sure if you remember me. I am the Australian girl who used to catch the bus with you. I am still here - 10 years later!!! Still teaching skiing and snowboarding. I came for one season and have made an amazing life here. Thanks for…"
Nov 22, 2010
trudeska commented on Abigail Slingsby's blog post Getting out and experiencing life ....
"Hey, crazy Abi! Irving just booked his flight. And he is not leaving early this time since he's coming back with us to Miami on Feb. 1. His first day on snow is Jan. 23, his last is Jan. 31. He asked me to make sure he's booked with you…"
Nov 22, 2010
Abigail Slingsby posted a blog post

Getting out and experiencing life ....

So this winter I find myself without a car and that poses the question "how am I going to get from point A to point B". Of course the practical person in my life says "ride your bike". Here I am faced with another snowy day and I am on my bike. I can tell you all - life is better by bike. I have been seeing events that I would have missed in my car, smelling scents that the windows would have blocked and everybody has commented on my rosy cheeks.The next time you find yourself without something…See More
Nov 22, 2010
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Nov 18, 2010
Abigail Slingsby posted a blog post

Is it time yet????

Ok I will now admit it - the summer is officially over. I am finally alright about this. I was a little upset for a few weeks, because I was loving the Autumn biking, but now Mother Nature has provided us with that fluffy white stuff I am stoked and excited. I am that impatient kid counting down the days til I can slide on the snow. I am the fashion nista who is trying on her outfits to see which one to bring out on opening day. I am the techy making sure my boards, skis and teles are tuned up…See More
Nov 17, 2010
Abigail Slingsby replied to c's discussion special needs maybe?
"C .. the adaptive snowboard program at Steamboat is awesome. A useful idea is for you to come in with your nephew and the snowboard equipment. We could probably develop some kind lift under the bindings to even out his leg lengths. I work at a shop…"
Nov 17, 2010
Abigail Slingsby replied to Dutch's discussion Snowboard or Ski Which School?
"You can get private lessons for a 4 year old snowboarder and many of us have taught them, but my personal opinion is if the child doesn't wake every day wanting to snowboard then teach them to ski first. Skiing gets them exploring the mountain…"
Nov 17, 2010
Abigail Slingsby left a comment for Jim Markiewicz
"the snow is holding strong .. we keep getting little flurries of snow and the weather has been staying below freezing ..."
Feb 7, 2010

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How do you carve powder?
Skier, Rider, Freeheeler, Adaptive
Do you work for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation?
Yes
If you answered yes please provide your title and a brief description of what you do.
Ski and Snowboard Instructor

ABOUT ME

Mmmm where to start? I mean how do you describe how a girl from Perth, Australia ended up teaching all aspects of snow sliding in the magical town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For those of you who don't know Perth (and there are many) please google it !!!! The city of Perth is located in the state of Western Australia in the country of Australia. W.A. is about the same size as Washington State, Oregon and California. Texas fits into W.A. 6 times! It is a pretty big and desolate place with NO SNOW. The temperature in winter drops to about 50F during the day and sometimes around 30F during the night. The closest thing to snow I ever saw was some pretty big hail stones!

Long story short .. well maybe medium short! After studying Sports Science (kinesiology) at university I decided to travel around Australia. I learnt to snowboard in Victoria (another Australian state), learnt to REALLY snowboard for 3 years in Whistler, then learnt to LOVE and APPRECIATE snowboard teaching in Steamboat about 9 years ago. I am that typical local who came for a winter, stayed for the summer then never left.

So what now? I am a fully certified Snowboard instructor who learnt to ski this season and even did the alpine skiing certifications so I knew what I was talking about. Last season for fun on my days off I learnt to tele ski - just because I could. I still love instructing to the point where I am now studying for an Education and Psychology degree then putting it all into practice during the day.

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Inspirations ...

Today was one of those days. You know the one when you get home from the second job and think how lucky you are to have the day you had, despite the fact you are exhausted and can barely walk .

Today I was fortunate enough to teach an amazing group of young adults. Each one of them has inspired me to do…

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Posted on December 14, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Getting out and experiencing life ....

So this winter I find myself without a car and that poses the question "how am I going to get from point A to point B". Of course the practical person in my life says "ride your bike". Here I am faced with another snowy day and I am on my bike. I can tell you all - life is better by bike. I have been seeing events that I would have missed in my car, smelling scents that the windows would have blocked and everybody has commented on my rosy cheeks.


The next time you find…
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Posted on November 22, 2010 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Is it time yet????

Ok I will now admit it - the summer is officially over. I am finally alright about this. I was a little upset for a few weeks, because I was loving the Autumn biking, but now Mother Nature has provided us with that fluffy white stuff I am stoked and excited. I am that impatient kid counting down the days til I can slide on the snow. I am the fashion nista who is trying on her outfits to see which one to bring out on opening day. I am the techy making sure my boards, skis and teles are tuned up… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 8:47am

Sliding out of my comfort zone ...

As an instructor we are often asked to do things that make us feel uncomfortable .. for me it was this week and it was called "Alpine Snowboarding". Huh? You may wonder. What is alpine snowboarding? It is a small niche of the sport of snowboarding (very small out here in the west). It is typically practised with hard, plastic shelled boots called "hardboots" and carving or race-oriented snowboards. The boards themselves are usually no wider than a fat powder ski. You may have noticed the bright… Continue

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 11:11pm — 2 Comments

Go Todd Go

Tomorrow sees the Olympic trials for Nordic Combined. Although I will be happily working on the mountain my thoughts will be with Dual World Champion Todd Lodwick in his quest to make the US Olympic team for the 5th time. If he makes it he will be one of the only a few athletes to have made this many olympic teams. Plus he is a local Steamboat boy.





Go Todd… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:18pm on November 24, 2010, Mary said…
I was hoping that that was you! Give me a call at the Res to chat if you have a minute - 879.0740. Aren't you at Ski & Bike Care, too?
At 11:17am on February 6, 2010, Jim Markiewicz said…
How's the snow been. We're coming out the first week of March.
At 6:06am on January 23, 2010, Frank O'Neill said…
Hi Abigail - thanks for the friend request! I have not been to Perth but, being a South African have loads of mates who live there. We (wife and 3 kids) are looking forward to our first snow vacation in mid Feb and hope to see you while we are there. We will al be in snowboard school except my 3 year old who they said has to go to ski school as she is too young to snowboard.

Hope you are doing your snow dance!

Best
Frank
At 10:42am on January 10, 2010, Amy said…
Turn and burn, lady. Turn and burn!
At 7:07pm on January 7, 2010, Cody Baker said…
schools going good,just went back to school this week from being on winter break..it was great..wish i could have stayed in steamboat and snowboarded :-)
At 7:23pm on January 6, 2010, Cody Baker said…
Hey abbi hope all is well!
At 7:51am on December 31, 2009, Julie Cohen Wearren said…
My son Austin and his g-friend Hope are coming on Jan 4th for a week .He can"t wait to do some boarding and she has never skied at all!!!They are staying at my daughters apt on the mtn.It looks like ya'll gettin some big snow!!!!Happy Skiing New Year,I'll be watching the torch parade tonight at 12!!!!
At 9:52am on December 18, 2009, Julie Cohen Wearren said…
Hi new friend!!!You'll have to go see my daughter,she's a server at Mambo's Italian !They have great food!!!She's a nanny there a snowboarding freak!!!!Yahoo!!!!!!!!!
At 8:43pm on December 16, 2009, Greg I. Hamilton said…
Greetings!
At 7:35pm on December 16, 2009, William Browning said…
Hi Abigail,

I just signed up for "my.steamboat" and you were my first friend invite. Thanks. I took this photo last year during my annual trip to Steamboat. I will be coming out again on Jan. 4th. I hope more snow falls by then.

Take care,
Bill
 
 
 

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