How to ski when NO chairlifts are running
The horror story of my first knee injury
I started backcountry skiing only this winter. The ski season ended abruptly when the Coronavirus closed the resorts, but the gorgeous snow-covered mountains were still there. Backcountry skiing aka alpine touring aka skinning up requires a different set of equipment than that used when riding lifts. Here I’ll give you a brief introduction to backcountry […]
The horror story of a crushed wrist
Here are some of the horror stories I’ve experienced on the mountain and to avoid them. They’re real life experiences that happened to me or my friends, and they’re totally avoidable. Learn from my experience, and don’t fall into a tree well like we did. I was working towards ski instructor certification one day in […]
What level of skier are you?
Monte and his son Ziggy visit me in Park City from Los Angeles each winter. He’s a snowboarder as is his 15-year-old son. Monte is very athletic, lifts every other day, and does yoga regularly. He pays Ziggy $1 for each push up after 50, and Ziggy makes at least $50. Monte is a captain […]
Did ice bathing help my skiing?
What level of skier are you? Check out the descriptions to determine your skiing level. You’re a FIRST-TIMER if you have never skied before. You have never put on skis to glide over snow. You’re a BEGINNER skier if you say YES to 3 of those: Do you know how to stop? Can you turn […]
Calling all beginner skiers!
I attended icebath training in December. Ice bathing is a combination of breathing control and cold therapy. I have done cryotherapy and cold plunges before, however, this experience, led by a Wim Hof’s trainer, was quite different. We gathered at a yoga studio in Park City, Utah on an empty stomach for a 3-hour session. Our […]
10 Fun Facts About Ceylan
Hi, ski bunny wannabe! Would you like me to ski with me? I’m available for private lessons on select days in December, January and February via Deer Valley Ski School Please call to request me personally for private lessons. Deer Valley Skier Services Reservations has my up-to-date schedule, and they can also assist with your other […]
10 Fun Facts About Me I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2003, I’ve been living in Los Angeles, California and Park City, Utah. I still have an accent. I got my level 1 ski instructor certification at Big Bear, California and level 2 certification at Snowbird, Utah. I taught skiing to more […]