Vail library presents ‘Women are not Small Men’ on Wednesday and Feb. 18 |

Vail library presents ‘Women are not Small Men’ on Wednesday and Feb. 18

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What: Women are not Small Men presentation by Jeannie Thoren.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and again Feb. 18.

Where: Vail Public Library.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2187.

VAIL — Local business owner, Jeannie Thoren, will share her popular presentation, “Women are not Small Men,” and explain its driving philosophy at the town of Vail Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on two separate occasions this winter: on Wednesday and Feb. 18. Thoren will explain the differences in male and female skeletal structure and how these differences influence one’s ability to make a ski perform properly. She will also discuss the evolution of women-specific ski equipment and the need for gender-specific equipment. The most common skiing problems for women are: sitting back, ski tips wander or cross, heels lifting in the boots, cold feet and/or cramping, fatiguing easily and skiing “knock-kneed.”

Thoren owns and operates Jeannie Thoren Women’s Ski Center in Vail with her husband, Tom Haas.

‘The Thoren Theory’

Ski Magazine said this about Thoren: “Jeannie Thoren spent the last 30 years researching the way women ski. The Thoren Theory evolved as a way to help women skiers radically improve their technique through equipment modification…along the way she found herself revolutionizing the thinking of an entire industry.” Thoren has also been recognized for her work by Skiing Magazine, North American Snowsport Journalists Association and the Skiing for Women Hall of Fame.

And, of course, men are welcome to attend to the program.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 970-479-2187.

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