Dave Berger

Make the gravity guru your personal slide guide!

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Dave Berger

Make the gravity guru your personal slide guide!


Teaches: Ski - Alpine, Telemark
Home Mountain: Blue Mountain (PA), Palmerton, PA
Gender: Male
Certifications: PSIA Nordic (Level III)
PSIA Nordic (Level III)
PSIA Alpine (Level II)
PSIA Telemark Level III, PSIA Alpine Level II, PSIA-E 2016 Kåre Andersen Award Recipient
Years Teaching: 12.8
Years at Blue Mountain (PA): 4.8
Certifications: PSIA Nordic (Level III)
PSIA Nordic (Level III)
PSIA Alpine (Level II)
PSIA Telemark Level III, PSIA Alpine Level II, PSIA-E 2016 Kåre Andersen Award Recipient
Years Teaching: 12.8
Years at Blue Mountain (PA): 4.8

About

You owe it to yourself to make some turns with “dr. dave, telemark turnologist.”  I have a passion for all-mountain skiing, whether on high-performance alpine equipment or freeheel nordic gear.  I’m a self-confessed soft snow junkie in the ungroomed fluff, but I have fun ripping big lines on groomers too.  If you’re game for an especially rewarding challenge, let’s do some downhill dancing on telemark gear!  (Unfortunately I no longer know any local places that rent telemark equipment.)

With a PSIA Level 3 certification in telemark skiing and a Level 2 in the alpine discipline, I pride myself in versatility.  Beginners and novices - have no fear!  I love working with people who are new to the sport or are returning, perhaps after a long layoff.  I strive to dial in just the right amount of intensity and technical content for each guest, while always keeping things safe, light and fun.  I’ll teach you how to get the most out of your modern equipment to ski more easily and efficiently, saving you some energy to enjoy your apres-ski time too.  Do you want to make more graceful, elegant turns?  I can teach you to be smooooooth.  But if you want to carve deep trenches in the corduroy or dance through the uneven terrain, I’ll be charging right along with you!

Recipient of PSIA Eastern Division’s 2016 Kåre Andersen Award for “extraordinary commitment to promote freeheel skiing and inspire others in living the Nordic life.”

Other passions: Music, woodworking, luthier craft, engineering and physical sciences.

If you seriously want to shred better, book a lesson with “dr. dave!


Reviews

Shaw
February 15, 2018
Intermediate - Another Program

Dave is one of the best couches I have ever had. He is a technical guy and explains things very well. I made big improvement after having taken his lessons. By the way, there was a lot of fun to have lessons with him.


Brandon
December 27, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

First time for this 10 year old. Dr Dave got me started right,,, taught me how to get up after falling down a lot! even with 6 kids in the class, lots of attention to each. I'll be back.


Wendy
February 14, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I am an advanced alpine skier and was in need of a change of pace, so I decided to give telemark skiing a try. I happened to be at Blue Mountain visiting and had brought both sets of skis. Thankfully Dave was available for a private lesson! I had a great time learning the ins and outs of the differences between alpine and tele skiing. Dave is genuinely enthusiastic about both tele skiing and teaching. By the end of the day, he had me "dancing" down the hill! I am grateful for the knowledge that Dave shared with me and highly recommend him for lessons. Great guy, great time - I'm hooked!


Griffyn
February 11, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I'm six yrs old and still talking about Dr Dave, the gravity guru, more than a week after my lesson with him. We spent two hours focused on nothing but turns and I want more! In fact, in three years of privates, he's the most impressionable teacher yet. Thank you; we will be back for more!


Anne
January 15, 2017
Intermediate - Another Program

After a very long mid-life layoff, I came to Dr. Dave for help. What a boost! He's analytical and can diagnose your problems asap and help you "fix" them. He makes it all fun and lighthearted. He instills such confidence, your skiing really takes off---whooohooo!


Peter
January 10, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

Dr Dave made something that looked "so hard ... so every easy".. I still Tele" with the same enthusiasm that Dr. Dave instilled in all of us in the class.. Thank again Dave!



About

You owe it to yourself to make some turns with “dr. dave, telemark turnologist.”  I have a passion for all-mountain skiing, whether on high-performance alpine equipment or freeheel nordic gear.  I’m a self-confessed soft snow junkie in the ungroomed fluff, but I have fun ripping big lines on groomers too.  If you’re game for an especially rewarding challenge, let’s do some downhill dancing on telemark gear!  (Unfortunately I no longer know any local places that rent telemark equipment.)

With a PSIA Level 3 certification in telemark skiing and a Level 2 in the alpine discipline, I pride myself in versatility.  Beginners and novices - have no fear!  I love working with people who are new to the sport or are returning, perhaps after a long layoff.  I strive to dial in just the right amount of intensity and technical content for each guest, while always keeping things safe, light and fun.  I’ll teach you how to get the most out of your modern equipment to ski more easily and efficiently, saving you some energy to enjoy your apres-ski time too.  Do you want to make more graceful, elegant turns?  I can teach you to be smooooooth.  But if you want to carve deep trenches in the corduroy or dance through the uneven terrain, I’ll be charging right along with you!

Recipient of PSIA Eastern Division’s 2016 Kåre Andersen Award for “extraordinary commitment to promote freeheel skiing and inspire others in living the Nordic life.”

Other passions: Music, woodworking, luthier craft, engineering and physical sciences.

If you seriously want to shred better, book a lesson with “dr. dave!


Reviews

Shaw
February 15, 2018
Intermediate - Another Program

Dave is one of the best couches I have ever had. He is a technical guy and explains things very well. I made big improvement after having taken his lessons. By the way, there was a lot of fun to have lessons with him.


Brandon
December 27, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

First time for this 10 year old. Dr Dave got me started right,,, taught me how to get up after falling down a lot! even with 6 kids in the class, lots of attention to each. I'll be back.


Wendy
February 14, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I am an advanced alpine skier and was in need of a change of pace, so I decided to give telemark skiing a try. I happened to be at Blue Mountain visiting and had brought both sets of skis. Thankfully Dave was available for a private lesson! I had a great time learning the ins and outs of the differences between alpine and tele skiing. Dave is genuinely enthusiastic about both tele skiing and teaching. By the end of the day, he had me "dancing" down the hill! I am grateful for the knowledge that Dave shared with me and highly recommend him for lessons. Great guy, great time - I'm hooked!


Griffyn
February 11, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I'm six yrs old and still talking about Dr Dave, the gravity guru, more than a week after my lesson with him. We spent two hours focused on nothing but turns and I want more! In fact, in three years of privates, he's the most impressionable teacher yet. Thank you; we will be back for more!


Anne
January 15, 2017
Intermediate - Another Program

After a very long mid-life layoff, I came to Dr. Dave for help. What a boost! He's analytical and can diagnose your problems asap and help you "fix" them. He makes it all fun and lighthearted. He instills such confidence, your skiing really takes off---whooohooo!


Peter
January 10, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

Dr Dave made something that looked "so hard ... so every easy".. I still Tele" with the same enthusiasm that Dr. Dave instilled in all of us in the class.. Thank again Dave!


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