What's the best way to learn to ride in the park in Tahoe?
Are there any instructors (preferably independent) who really standout?
My girlfriend and I are in our mid to late 20s, and we're both advanced intermediate/expert skiers who can tackle anything on-piste from the baby greens to the double blacks through the moguls. We can ski backwards on greens. But, we've never skied in the park. We're always fascinated watching everyone from kids to adults skiing it as we ride up the lift lines, and we'd love to learn how to ski it.
Maybe it's just us being risk averse, but we'd prefer to learn it in a safer more controlled fashion. It's just how we tend to learn best. So we were thinking less "watch YouTube" and more "take a lesson". That being said, we're really open to learning from both online, books, websites, instructor-led, camps, and any way that allows us to learn how to ski and enjoy the park.
One option we've had trouble finding online despite hours of research is whether there are any good instructors who are independent of the ski resorts, who charge an arm and a leg.
- Are there any great resources online (e.g. videos or websites) or offline (e.g. books) that you all would recommendation to someone starting to learn park?
- We have our own skis for non-park, but do we need shorter poles or twin tips to safely ski park?
- Anything else that you would recommend for beginner park skiers?
Thanks in advance for your advice!