Monday, October 31, 2005

Mogul Skiing News

New Warren Miller Flick Features Bumper Bloom

Warren Miller’s latest ski film, Higher Ground, includes the skiing and co-narration of World Cup mogul champion, Olympic hopeful, former UC-Boulder football star, NFL-aspirant and sometimes underwear model Jeremy Bloom. Higher Ground documents Bloom’s first heli-skiing experience and beautifully demonstrates the all-mountain ability of good mogul skiers. (Good bump skiers are good skiers. Period.)

Higher Ground’s primary tour schedule began, in various locations around the country, on October 19th and will continue into December. From November 2nd to December 3rd, Higher Ground will tour east coast locations including: Albany, Binghamton, Boston, Burlington, Hartford, Lebanon, Pittsfield, Portland, Providence, Somerville and Stamford. Although most of the mid-west tour stops have already happened, the film will return to the mid-west for one more stop in Royal Oak on December 9th and 10th.

For a complete tour schedule, visit

Bump Skiing on Halloween Weekend
New Hampshire’s Wildcat Ski Area was the third U.S. area to open this season. Colorado’s Loveland and A-Basin were first and second. A freak storm dumped four feet of snow on Wildcat, and eastern skiers were choosing lines through soft, natural-snow bumps on October 28th.

As grooming was minimal for Wildcat’s opening weekend, bumps of various sizes were nearly everywhere on the area’s 20+ open trails (translation: four or so long, distinct routes down from the top of the Tomcat Triple lift). There were a few good, rhythmic lines to be found, and the all-natural snow held up well, even under Sunday’s sunshine and 50-plus-degree temperatures. It was possible to ski all day and not hit a rock!

To see Wildcat photos, visit

World Cup and National-Championship Bumpers to Visit the East
This season, mogul skiing fans located in the east will have two great opportunities to watch live, world-class mogul competition. This year’s World Cup Lake Placid meet will take place on January 20 – 22, and the U.S. Freestyle Championships will be held at Killington, March 21 – 26. (Visit for scheduling details.)

If you’ve never stood beside a modern mogul course and watched the likes of Travis Meyer, Travis Cabral, Jeremy Bloom, Nate Roberts or Janne Lahtela fly by at 30 miles an hour, you need to do it this season. While World-Cup and national-class bump skiing is impressive on television, you will be blown away when you see it in person.

New Mogul Skiing Book Now Available Everywhere
If your local bookstore doesn’t have my new book in stock, ask the clerk to order a few copies: one for you, and the rest for the shelves. Everything the Instructors Never Told You About Mogul Skiing is also available on-line at,, and everywhere new books are sold.


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