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Dave Berger

Make the gravity guru your personal slide guide!

I Teach: Ski, Telemark
Programs: Private Lessons, Group Lessons
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Years Teaching: 12
Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level II, PSIA Telemark Level II, PSIA-E 2016 Kåre Andersen Award Recipient
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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 PSIA Level 2 certifications in both telemark and alpine disciplines, 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!
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Beginner Wendy Telemark in a Private Lesson (Feb 14, 2017)
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!

Beginner Griffyn horst Ski in a Private Lesson (Feb 11, 2017)
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!

Intermediate Anne Thomas Ski in a Private Lesson (Jan 15, 2017)
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!

Beginner Peter V Bulota Telemark in a Group Lesson (Jan 10, 2017)
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!

Beginner Peter V Bulota Telemark in a Group Lesson (Jan 10, 2017)
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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