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Okay, I'm a very good skier. I am an ex-athlete in great shape and I have been skiing for 30+ yrs. I quit for about 14 years because I was a pro athlete (no one famous...lol!) and I was not allowed to ski. When my contracts were up I started skiing again in 2000, seriously in 2003. When I started again, it was like I never quit...I could do everything I could before...my skiing was the same....and I still sucked in the bumps!!! No one who knows me can understand how I go from prowess to pathetic when I hit the moguls! I may be too old to really become efficient in the bumps, but God I still want to be! I never took lessons for it because when I was younger I was more interested in racing, so that's what I did. However, it is still a passion I want to fulfill...sorry for gushing! LOL! Before I die I want to dominate 3 dimensional terrain while I still have the physical ability and the balls to do so!  

 

I will be in Stowe from the Feb 9th to the 12th - please no West coast vs East Coast stuff! I love the East, I grew up there, and like most people, if I could I'd move out west tomorrow! Anyway, can someone suggest a good instructor in Stowe that could help this wannabe not embarrass myself with the ever pending yard sale awaiting me in the zipper line?!?!? Not sure if I will be able to schedule a lesson, but if my schedule allows I would love to! 

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Okay, I'm a very good skier. I am an ex-athlete in great shape and I have been skiing for 30+ yrs. I quit for about 14 years because I was a pro athlete (no one famous...lol!) and I was not allowed to ski. When my contracts were up I started skiing again in 2000, seriously in 2003. When I started again, it was like I never quit...I could do everything I could before...my skiing was the same....and I still sucked in the bumps!!! No one who knows me can understand how I go from prowess to pathetic when I hit the moguls! I may be too old to really become efficient in the bumps, but God I still want to be! I never took lessons for it because when I was younger I was more interested in racing, so that's what I did. However, it is still a passion I want to fulfill...sorry for gushing! LOL! Before I die I want to dominate 3 dimensional terrain while I still have the physical ability and the balls to do so!  

 

I will be in Stowe from the Feb 9th to the 12th - please no West coast vs East Coast stuff! I love the East, I grew up there, and like most people, if I could I'd move out west tomorrow! Anyway, can someone suggest a good instructor in Stowe that could help this wannabe not embarrass myself with the ever pending yard sale awaiting me in the zipper line?!?!? Not sure if I will be able to schedule a lesson, but if my schedule allows I would love to! 



well you have two options on here.....

 

me(Josh Matta) and epic

 

the thing is to be blunt to a potential client if you cant ski the bumps there is something up with your normal skiing. I am sure either of us and many others at Stowe if we are booked can help you out.

 

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roof867, Josh gives you a couple of great alternatives for that Stowe trip.

 

Have you also been through some of the threads about moguls here on Epic? There are a few very basic concepts that might "flip the switch" for you as you ski moguls and suddenly make them far less of an issue for you. A lesson is still the best alternative, but if you can take a look at some of those threads, you could get a leg up...

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Thanks! I'm sure I have some issues! Funny, I hear that from my wife too! Thanks guys. I will check out the threads suggested and I will get in touch before I leave...

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All good advice above, Roof. Two quick points: you're never too old to learn new tricks, and a top flight coach or instructor is key to quickly climbing the learning curve. And the guys I regularly ski with are all in their late 60s or somewhere in the 70s, still skiing bumps, and still loving em. None of us ski the zipper line on the double blacks, but we can ski em. Go get em!

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Roof,

 

For a group lesson, you don't get to request a specific instructor. You can ask the supervisor for a specific pro and sometimes they can accomodate you, but it's not a guarantee, But at Stowe, the random pro you get for a moguls lesson we'll undoubtedly be a great one.

 

For a private lesson, Erik Timmerman (Epic) or Josh Matta (BushwackerinPA) are excellent choices. Another one I can recommend is Mark Goodman. If this is what you are looking for, you should call Stowe's ski school ASAP to make a reservation to lock in the pro of your choice for the date of your choice,

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Thanks!

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