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EpicSki Instructor And Coach Listing - Colorado


EpicSki Instructor And Coach Listing

The EpicSki ski training and snowboard instructions forums have attracted an exceptional group of top tier ski pros among their regular contributors. This is a listing of pros who are supporters of the EpicSki community both financially and by contributing to the forums. If you're looking for a private instructor, you can use this list to help find a pro who works at your favorite destination or who specializes in what you need help with. If you want to know more about these pros, you can follow the links to their profile and to their posting history. Booking a private request lesson with an EpicSki Instructor is a way to thank them for their support of EpicSki.


If you would like to become an EpicSki Instructor, please fill out a listing request.




EpicSki Username Real Name Resort/Location
Bob Barnes Bob Barnes Aspen/Snowmass
Certification PSIA Full-Certified (Level 3), PSIA Examiner, EpicSki Academy coach
Specialties All alpine skiing levels and interests.
Comments Lessons can be arranged through the Advance Booking office at 877-282-7736, open 8am-5pm every day, or send me a Private Message here at EpicSki. I am based at Aspen HIghlands, but I am happy to ski with you at any of the four mountains of Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, or Buttermilk. With sufficient advance planning, I can usually arrange to ski with you pretty much anywhere else, as well. I also enjoy traveling to ski schools anywhere to work with instructors. 


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icanseeformiles(andmiles) Lenny Blake Winter Park
Certification PSIA L1
Specialties Children, especially ages 7 to 10


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weems Weems Westfeldt Aspen/Highlands/
Certification Examiner PSIA-RM, EpicSki Academy Head Coach
Specialties left, right and straight.


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mikewil Mike Wilson Copper Mountain
Certification PSIA Level 3
Specialties I work with skiers up though Level 8
Comments Member of Copper Mountain’s Alpine Training Team. Known for patience I love to work with beginners and those who need to break out of the “intermediate rut”. Thanks. If you have any questions just shoot me a message.


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Tom Burch Tom Burch Copper Mountain
Comments I have been teaching and training instructors for ten years and just love to open up new doors for people on the snow.


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Wigs Steve Wiggins Snowmass Village
Certification PSIA RM Full Cert Level 3
Comments I've been teaching folks how to ski for over two decades and love it. If you want to learn how to ski, and are coming to the Aspen area, come see me.


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mike_m Mike Martorano Copper Mountain
Certification PSIA 2, also passed Level 3 Teaching and Movement Analysis
Specialties Skiers rehabbing from injury, those with fear/confidence  issues, those who have hit a dead end in their skill progression.  Coaching technique focuses on changing the skier's intent from defensive to confident offensive.  Very good at smoothing out turn transitions and guiding skiers to use gravity and the equipment to flow smoothly and effortlessly from turn to turn in all conditions and terrain.
Comments Been on Epic since 2001 (member number 776!), senior instructor at Copper, Bob Barnes' roommate for 5 years, assistant coach at two Epic Ski Academies.


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vera Joanne Yankovich Vail /Beaver Creek
Certification Level III & Children's Accreditation
Specialties 25+ years coaching/teaching skiing.  All ages/levels.  Bumps, carving, breakthroughs, confidence.  Equipment assessment/stance balancing/alignment. Spanish.  Families.
Comments PM me here or call the Vail Ski School at 970-754-4350, press 2.  Tell me who you are and what you want, I will adapt.  I coach Special Operations commando teams, 2 year olds, hockey players, athletic retirees and ski-traumatized significant others.  25-year Outward Bound instructor/trainer.  SKI Top 100 Instructor.  References available.


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ssh Steve Hultquist Copper Mountain
Certification PSIA Level II
Specialties Skiing as insight to life, carving and arcing, powder, bumps, discovery
Comments Author of "Open Your Heart with Skiing," love to share the joy and passion of skiing both with those new to the sport and those looking for a new spark or way of looking at skiing... and life.


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ziggyskier Richard Eisner Vail
Certification PSIA Level II
Specialties psych cases, kids, families, never evers, older entrants to this phenominally freeing medium. My studies deal directly with fear and motivation.
Comments (4/5 towards Level III certification including teaching. Politics - ARGH! I teach all levels.)
I have a soft touch. My mentoring nature nurtures one into success. As the students ability dictates I transform from mentor to coach. I believe in learning to trust and enjoy working with the physics - cause you know that the physics is always gonna win. Students interested in working with me can hire me at any of the Vail resorts. Check out my tips, exercises and articles at ziggyskier.com or send me a PM.


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manus Chris McManus Steamboat Springs
Certification PSIA Level III and PSIA-E Freestyle Accred (all levels)
Specialties Bumps.
Open minded instruction (work with what the student has and not trying to re-invent the wheel) larger sized students (all levels, especially higher levels and beginers) high level free-flowing skiing (stressing strong foundation in fundamentals in Double Diamond and off-piste skiing while allowing free-form skiing - not locking into any one turn or style of skiing)
Comments I like to push my students into exploring new ideas/techniques/terrain while maintaining the highest level of safety possible. I love nothing more than getting a student through something that they didn't believe they could ski, having them look back at it, and saying, "you just skied that!" The smiles on their faces are priceless.


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mosh Eric Ward Aspen Highlands
Certification PSIA III Trainer Accred, USSCA II, 10 year trainer in Aspen
Specialties Owner and developer of the Shim Balance System. 


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Andrew R Andrew Runciman Keystone and Treble Cone


Specialties Training methods & psychology.
Comments Management & Training Consultant - better at the training/ teaching than the skiing at the moment but everyone has to start somewhere.


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justanotherskipro Don Duran Keystone

PSIA III & staff trainer, NSP 3 & Staff trainer



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daysailer1 Glenna Kunkel Winter Park

AASI-RM Level 1

Specialties Snowboarding to adult never-evers, women specific, those recovering from well meaning friends. I've coached guests from age 7 to ladies in their 70's in a safe, fun, environment. Family groups with mom, dad, grandpa, and teenagers can be a bonding experience.
Comments Known for my patience and enthusiasm for the sport. I've been snowboarding since 1988 and skiing since 1978. Let's go have some fun together!


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Dean Wormer John Duval Pine Knob / Mt. Holly / Vail


Specialties Childrens Accredidation
Comments I love teaching skiers of all ages and abilities.
At Vail last week of March til the second week of April.


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Rick Rick Schnellman Summit County

Certified USSCA race coach since 1979

Specialties Helping people escape the intermediate plateau, and experience new levels of performance and fun on skis. Bringing world class skills to the recreational skier.
Comments PM me to get information on my DVD instructional series.


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Kneale Brownson Kneale Brownson Breckenridge
Certification PSIA Level III
Specialties Patience
Comments 40 years+ of ski teaching experience



 EpicSki Username Real Name Resort/Location
 jhcooley  John Cooley  Winter Park (not currently working)
Certification  PSIA-RM L3 Alpine, L1 Adaptive
Specialties  Versatility - beginners, family privates, adaptive
Comments  I've attended clinics at WP to stay current; not currently working




EpicSki Username Real Name Resort/Location
jonboylou  Jonathan Ballou  AspenSnowmass/Treble Cone
Certification PSIA Alpine Team, NZSIA Education Coordinator/Examiner, PSIA-RM Alpine Chair/Examiner, SBINZ Level 2, NZSIA Children's Examiner 
Specialties  Skiing,  not much else.
Comments  I currently work as the Training Manager for Aspen/Snowmass and as a trainer for the Rookie Academy in NZ.   



  Real Name Resort/Location
Mattadvproject Matt Appleford Telluride
Certification PSIA-RM Level 3 Alpine, APSI Level 3 Alpine, AIARE Avalanche Level 2
Specialties I specialize in teaching high-level adult skiers, particularly in the big-mountain realm and enjoy working with skiers that really want technical feedback and to improve their skiing skills.  
Comments Teaching for 22 seasons, I have taught all over the world including: Telluride, CO; Mt. Hotham, Australia; Killington, VT; Wengen, Switezerland; St. Anton, Austria. I enjoy training other instructors and leading in-house training clinics. I also own my own adventure ski/board travel company and run freeride camps in Gulmarg in the Indian Himalayas. LOVE my job! 



EpicSki Username Real Name Resort/Location
pdtj Parker Thompson Winter Park
Certification PSIA Level 3, USSA  Coach Level 200 
Specialties Ski Racing and Free Ski/ Bumps
Comments Ski Instructor since 1980.  Ski Race Coach Since 2000.  Former Collegiate Ski Racer.


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HippieFlippinNM Dean Spirito Copper Mountain and Woodward Copper
Certification PSIA Level 1
Specialties Freestyle and Big Mountain
Comments I am a Freestyle Ski Coach at Woodward Copper in the winter and I am the Head Ski Coach at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp in the summer.  I teach all levels of skiing, from never-ever through level 9, in addition to freestyle specific lessons in the park and big mountain. 


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