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Jay Palace
Works at Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Attended University Of New Hampshire
Lives in Avon, CO
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It's not too late to get in shape for your ski season!
Beaver Creek is scheduled to open November  26th and my alma mater, Northstar California opens on November 21st. Will you be ready to ski? Will your little ones ski circles around you? Will you be too tired to  get in the hot tub? It's a bit late for a comp...
Beaver Creek is scheduled to open November 26th and my alma mater, Northstar California opens on November 21st. Will you be ready to ski? Will your little ones ski circles around you? Will you be too tired to get in the hot tub? It's a bit late for a comprehensive, pre-season nutrition and ...
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Nancy Huang, a friend and parent of three great kids, let me know last year that many folks would appreciate knowing etiquette around tipping the coaches who guide and shape mountain experiences. Like a few other guests, Nancy didn't know until several days into her vacation that it was OK to ...
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It was snowing today at Northstar, and tomorrow is my first day teaching. I'll be with two great kids I've known for the past two seasons, and I know we'll be having fun while we're getting the rust o...
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Just added a fun posting to the blog about the snow in Tahoe, and our Ask an Instructor event at the Sports Basement tomorrow!
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latest blog posting for skier and parents!
With the ski season upon us, I've been getting l questions from clients and friends referred to me about booking ski lessons, sharing private lessons, gratuity etiquette, etc. So, here's a helpful overview that attempts to answer many of the most frequently asked questions.
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Here's a helpful link for folks who drive up to the mountains to get their ski or snowboard fix.
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thanks for the invite, Kim! Happy to join the group.  So, I'm sort of ski bum like you, part of the time. I have a year-round gig taking executives outside their comfort zone on high impact experiential retreats and leadership development programs (Group Experiential Learning is like Outward Bound for the C-Suite) but in the winter months, I teach skiing at Northstar California.  I love teaching kids age 3 to 93, and write a skiing related blog called "This Mountain Life."  I'm looking forward to the discussions here, and  hope to learn some things and/or be helpful to others.
It was snowing today at Northstar, and tomorrow is my first day teaching. I'll be with two great kids I've known for the past two seasons, and I know we'll be having fun while we're getting the rust o...
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100% open. Wow. You are sooo lucky.  
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With the snow dumping, here's a guest blog post from my buddy Tom Sherry.
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Mark your calendars for a cool event (snowboarders welcome!)
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Have him in circles
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Ella Schlink's profile photo
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Occupation
Leadership Coach in Summer, Ski Instructor in Winter
Employment
  • Beaver Creek Ski Resort
    Children's Private Lesson Ski Instructor, 2014 - present
  • Group Experiential Learning
    Founder and President, 2003 - present
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, 2008 - 2014
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Currently
Avon, CO
Previously
Truckee, CA - Auckland, New Zealand - Mendham, New Jersey - Sausalito, CA - San Francisco, CA - Annapolis, MD - Boston, MA - Natick, MA - Durham, NH - Portsmouth, NH - Cambridge, MA - Summerville, MA - Morristown, NJ - Chicago, IL - NY, NY -
Story
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Outdoor Leadership Coach, Ski Instructor, Over-educated Peter Pan Wannabe
Introduction
I'm a PSIA Level Two instructor and proud to be a member of the Beaver Creeki Ski & Snowboard school.

I specialize in teaching kids ages 3 to 93, and enjoy working with folks from never-nevers to black diamond skiers.

I also run a company called Group Experiential Learning, which helps people and organizations develop high performance leaders and teams utilizing high impact experiential programs. http://www.gelcorp.com
Bragging rights
Love my family... they're the best in the world!
Education
  • University Of New Hampshire
    Poly Sci and Business, 1983 - 1987
  • Harvard Business School
    Marketing, 1992 - 1994
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Male
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Single