Adventure Skiing with Dan Egan

March 6, 2013 by  
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Described by Powder Magazine as one of the “Top Skiers of All Time”, Dan Egan is a pioneer of extreme skiing, and on March 9-10, 2013, advanced skiers will have the opportunity to join the award-winning adventurer to “Explore the Beast” at Killington Resort. Open to blue level and above skiers, who are at least 18 years-old, the program includes daily on-snow coaching and video analysis as Egan teaches participants the intricacies of reading the terrain and picking out the prime line down the mountain. The course also includes exploring the spectacular glades, side country and backcountry of Killington Resort in Vermont.

Brothers John and Dan Egan have skied all over the world in the most extreme conditions. In 1978, they were spotted by filmmaker Warren Miller in Sugarbush, and in the ensuing years they starred in more than a dozen of Miller’s films, either as a duo, or individually. Miller reportedly described the dare-devil brothers as “ATVs on skis”, as they could go anywhere and ski anything. Today, John Egan runs the Sugarbush ski school, and Dan has dedicated his time to coaching other thrill-seekers on how to get the adrenaline pumping, while staying safe.

Dan Egan has produced a number of snow-sport related films and has received three Emmy Award nominations. His television series, Wild World of Winter, continues to air today and his shows are syndicated to more than 70 million homes. In 1989 he founded the Egan Entertainment Network and he has produced a number of skiing videos and authored two books. He is a co-founder of Skiclinics.com and a coach for the X-Team Advanced Ski Clinics, which are held all around the world.

While an event like “Explore the Beast” is serious about safety, it is also about having loads of fun as Dan teaches total body skiing, focusing on balance, controlled acceleration and exploring terrain that is new to the skier. Following the Killington Adventure, Dan Egan is off to Big Sky Resort in Montana on March 14-16, and to Val D’Isere in France on March 18 to April 21.