2020 Wolverton Calendar
33rd Annual Telemark Workshop
February 1 & 2, 2020; Sante Fe Ski Basin, New Mexico.
Details and registration information is available at Ski Santa Fe.
Wolverton Days 2020
February 8 & 9 • Priest Lake Nordic Trail • Matterhorn Cabin
Full moon is Saturday, February 8, 2020
The Priest Lake trails are located 12.5 miles south of Telluride, on the east side of Hwy 145, just past the Matterhorn Campground. The trail head is at the Forest Service facility about 500 yards past the campground entrance. These trails feature a variety of interconnected loops over rolling terrain. Download a Priest Lake Nordic Trails map HERE.
Since 1980 • Forty Years of Hind Sight …
Wolverton Mastery Learning
Accessing Wolverton is as easy as attending an event at ski areas that embrace the Wolverton Mastery Learning (WML) system.
Snow travel teaching/learning systems have existed since the invention of the ski. What began as a tool for hunting and survival evolved into a tool for recreation and survival of the day-to-day stresses of “real life”.
WML is the result of 40 years of research into the art of lifestyle enhancement on skis.
Here are some of the systems WML coaches use to deliver universal techniques:
-Diminishing Length Method (DLM). Start with long skis and steep slopes, everything will seem easy after that.
-Graduated Length Method (GLM). Start with really short skis.
-Professional Ski Instructors of America’s American Teaching System (ATS). Match instructor teaching styles with student learning styles to enhance the skiing skills of pressure, edging and turning while in dynamic balance.
-Accelerated LaTool Teaching Method (ALTM). The pros from Nose Cone Mountain tout the importance of vectors, faith healing to cure ski technical problems, skiing behind the book, instant parallel and the use of psychic powers in ski racing.
-R Skool: Friends teaching friends to ski like friends.
-Festival With Responsibility (FWR). Founded in humanistic perceptual psychology, FWR is student centered and helps discover the intrinsic motivations to higher goals.