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anyone had experience with whistler's ''club linc'' ski progam (link below)

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http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/tickets/seasonpass/pass_addons/index.htm

 

i'm thinking of joining that group both for company and to also get consistent technique feedback, as

you're with the same instructor for the series  (20 saturdays) and thus they get to know you. 

 

and am wondering just how advanced it is

....at whistler's summit series (group lessons) i'm often placed in the high blue/low black classes

...but there is still alot of things i'm trying to nail down and master...i'm more into technique/finesse than power/aggression.

 

... my fear is i just don't wish to ski with a group and be 'the weakest link' esp if they're all kick ass very seasoned skiers.

 

there's also the new 'max 4' program, as you'll see in the link, but you get different colleagues and instructors each time.

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... my fear is i just don't wish to ski with a group and be 'the weakest link' esp if they're all kick ass very seasoned skiers.


Oooh. I have the same question about Club Linc... did you ever find out an answer?  I've had no success contacting them in the past couple of weeks, with the exception of talking to the peeps in Guest Relations who aren't intimately familiar with the program.

 

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just PM'd you.

seems there are various 'advanced' levels and things sort themselves out after a few wks of sking together, ie people moved up or down to other groups.

 

bart, the ski school director, was nice enough to also suggest that should 'club linc' not work out, then i could move around to another ski program. ie the new supergroup 4 seems interesting too.

 

good points is having same social factor skiing together and a 'buddy' system evolve ....but am unsure if I wish to commit myself to whistler each wkend for 20 wks (of if i'll get bored of it)...still thinkin'...


Edited by canali - 11/15/11 at 11:59am
post #4 of 7

Thanks for the info... seems like the PM has not come through yet... plus as a new member, I can't reply due to my daily PM limit.

 

I ended up registering my wife for Club Linc today, since it's the last day of the early bird pricing (save a whopping $20 or 3%).  The WB rep said the program caters to level 4-6, and she's definitely a level 4 skier.  I agree, it's a big commitment of both time and money.  A friend of mine has been doing it for a couple years and loves it; she says not to think of it as a cost, but rather an investment. For her, she's married to an expert skier and needs to ramp up her abilities so they can ski together with less frustration.

 

My wife is in the same boat since her and I are of very different ability levels.  As well, since we just had a baby, our goal is to get my wife to a level 5 or higher skier before the kid learns to ski, cuz once he starts, he'll likely be a fearless little ripper tongue.gif and mom doesn't want to be left behind.

 

I agree the social factor can be a significant plus, esp with the same peeps in your groups every weekend.  Hopefully, it makes it more enjoyable than constantly being in "lessons".

 

I think the program will be great for you since it will get you on the slopes and in a learning environment on a regular basis - that's key for rapid progress.  Committing to W/B for 20 weeks should not a be problem in terms of boredom.  I've skied those mountains 40-50 days per year for the past 30 years and I'm still obsessed to ski as much as possible.  I pretty much never ski other resorts, and don't really care to, since W/B has so much to offer... we are truly fortunate to have this resort in your 'backyard'.

 

Opening early this weekend!  I can't wait! :)

post #5 of 7
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cecil...first congrats on the new arrival...great to get them started young when they have no fear.

 

2nd, good to hear your friends enjoy club linc,  and are repeat customers.

(i have a 10 day edge card pass so will now have to look on craigslist etc for 'cheaper tickets')

 

still not decided on committing myself to 20x at whistler for club linc, however.

 

 


Edited by canali - 11/15/11 at 7:12pm
post #6 of 7

Thanks!

The good thing about your Whistler and/or Club Linc decisions is that regardless of what path you choose, you'll still enjoy your days on the mountains.

post #7 of 7

Hi there,

 

I guess its a bit late in the season to be helping you make a decision but I've skied at W/B for past 2 seasons and found about Club Linc through some friends (the instructors that actually take the groups out) and ended up skiing 2 weekends with them a few weeks ago. Speaking to the people in my group, they have been joining Club Linc for years, and I can understand why. Their reports were great instructors (all Level 4's), friendly, divide groups perfectly in terms of ability, and you are skiing with the same group week in week out so you make some new life long friends. In terms of boredom - they get to know the mountain really well and will ski different areas depending on the conditions and general vibe of the group. I was lucky enough to ski with some seasoned skiers of Whistler and the 2 days I spent with them, some had told me they had never actually skied some of the places they were shown! I would definitely recommend Club Linc. 

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