I am wondering if anyone offers classroom lessons. I have been skiing for a long time and for someone like me it would make sense to have an alternative method of recieving instruction. I think that a classroom approach would lend itself toward teaching all aspects of the sport.
When skiing the instructor correctly focuses on the ability of the skier based on what the instructor sees as the skier demonstrates a techniqe or exercise first demonstrated by the instuctor. This is great for all of the right reasons but having a classroom presentation would enable the address of topics usually not covered during a lesson.
A classroom format would allow video taped technique with in-depth explanation, repeated viewing of the video and multiple questions from the student.
A discussioni of Different kinds of skis and boots for different purposes and conditions would be really helpful and would help the student to focus on new ways to ski.
Or just a Q&A about whatever is on the mind of the student which may be difficult on slope.
Discussion of physical conditioning for skiing is another topic that could be covered.
Of course the classroom lesson would never replace the invaluable on-slope instuction but this would be a great adjunct regular lessons or could be a way to end a lesson.
perhaps to intersperse classroom with on-slope would be good.