Patented use of gravity

   Ride In Harmony™   Founder, Cary Thompson , was granted a patent with 19 claims by the US Patent and Trademark Office, for telemark bindings used in free-heel skiing.  The Kam-Holdz™ technology,  operating like a shoulder or hip joint, features a partial release system which pivots back into place with a gravity assist, following a release during a fall.
Cary says he expects new free-heelers to welcome the security of a release system, and stay with it for the enhanced performance that the strategic placment brings to skiing. 
Experience the "Unbearable lightness of skiing", and patented "return to center force" of KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology, with apologies to Milan Kundera.


Vanina Walsh
Roxy Girl, Vanina Walsh blows it out of the water for us
at Christmas. A link we liked.

Sunday  January 15, 2012  
  3 Rivers To One Ocean
          One Motion

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KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology -Patented use of Gravity
The Residence Hotel - Aspen, a Luxury Boutique Hotel
Vanina Walsh - Christmas Surfer
Skip A Generation - Outski Your Son At 65 - Testimonial

Glenwood SPRINGS, a RIDE IN HARMONY™ destination
The Historic Hotel Colorado and Ride In Harmony
ACCLIMATION DAY!™ Step up your vacation going to a higher altitude

                           OUTSKI YOUR SON AT 65

     My son took me up to Telluride for my sixty fifth over the MLK long weekend. He hasn't skied for awhile, but this year he got back into it.
He hasn't seen me ski since I was Harmonized (and Shenderized) at Snowmass.
     Being my son, he tells me to lead out on the first run. I do, put the throttle on, and wait for him at the bottom. I must admit I did some smooth skiing on that run.
     So, being my son, he ups the ante, and we move on to something tougher. Same thing. 
     After two or three more times of this, he gets serious and we head over to Revelation Bowl. A lot of people look, but not that many people ski it. I did! Dropped right in!
     Then it's time for the Plunge. He's yelling there's too many bumps, but I'm off. There was lots of loose snow and the bumps were spaced so I ran it top to bottom. No breaks.
      With that he gave up and told me to show him how to do it.
     We headed over to an easy blue. He had watched your video and I gave him the Shender lecture (it's short and to the point) about the importance of the uphill hand. Then I had him follow me down while I did the exaggerated hand/arm turns that Steve used with me at Snowmass,
      One run. One run! The it was back to the blacks. He'd get nervous on the steep headwalls and switch hands, but he'd practice on the catwalks. We ran all the blacks at speed. As he said: 'the feet follow the hands.'
     The next day it was back to the Plunge and Bushwacker, going back and forth to each run.
     You can really see how the old way doesn't work on these steep runs. People get behind on each turn, because they're pulling their shoulder away from the direction of the turn as they start and then can't catch up. Two or three turns and they shoot up hill to save themselves. A lot of people standing catching their breath on the Plunge.  With your technique, you bring your hand around, the shoulders square up to the fall line and the skis are right where they're supposed to be. You don't think about them! the end of the day you're not tired. Everybody else is!
     Skiing steep runs, again and again, with power and control, at my age is gift.
      I'm working on my son for that trip ... for some serious advanced lessons.
Mike Parr
The marque hotel of Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the 114 year old, Hotel Colorado. It has hosted 6 presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft, and now it's ready to host you for your RIDE IN HARMONY™ styled learning experience.
Get discounts on vacation packages that include  rooms and the largest hot springs pool in the world, when you ask for or use: 
                                     promotion code:  SKI
 This winter, through the marketing tandem, you will get specially priced ski and snowboard lessons, training camps, and unique ski and and snowboard events.
We would like to thank the fine Colordo ski resorts who have opened their doors to us and our guests, making a guided variety of experiences a  component of an extended vacation.
Call 970.945.6511 and say Ride In Harmony™ when you book your hotel room. Start today. THE HOTEL COLORADO provides lodging and RIDE IN HARMONY™ provides athletic instruction, independently of each other.

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Inspiration for athletes
The Ute Indians are native to Colorado and return to Sunlight Mountain Resort in the land of their ancestors to ski, ride, and to celebrate their culture this weekend on Martin Luther King Day.  Monday January 16.
Concepts of  the 16 relationships and 4 directions are indigenous, and we use them in our teaching as well.
"The hands and feet move in the four directions and vertically, into the plane of the hill, and in the direction of travel, changing planes to start the new turn and release the edges of the skis."

"Done slowly, as the hands tilt and turn, each part of the body follows, creating a weave like wind blowing over tall grass; the rhythm of the new pole swing beginning the flow into the new turn."

"Harmonious, coordinated, movement of the arms and legs through the four directions create spiraling motions into the new direction of travel. These spiraling motions through the 4-directions are the athletic gifts displayed as you apply the concepts of Ski (and Ride) In Harmony ®."
Our lessons are online this year, but tell them RIDE IN HARMONY (TM) sent you.
The Residence Hotel, Aspen

Step up your vacation the
smart way.


Take a smart vacation in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where we  serve our Aspen, Vail, and Roaring Fork Valley guests. Combine a day on the slopes learning an "Easier Way To Ski", with a sublime trip to the world famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool*, and The Historic Hotel Colorado.  
Acclimatize. Rest for a day or two at around 5000 feet in elevation if you’re going higher. We are just an hour from Vail or Aspen.  Or spend your vacation with us learning an easier way to ski and snowboard. Experience more of central Colorado.
Rest at pool and hotel elevation at night after skiing.

Glenwood Springs, Co                        5761  feet                 YES
Aspen, Co                                       7890 feet                  No 
Vail, Co                                           8022 feet                  No