I'm Chalky White. Luckily for me, I'm a high profile ski instructor. For any skier, but especially advanced & expert skiers, maybe the biggest secret in the U.S. is my home resort, BEAVER CREEK. As a Beaver Creek ski instructor, it still amazes me when I look up or down any of the black and double diamond runs at the Beav. What do I see? Often nobody - not a skier in sight. Amazing, fantastic terrain with so few skiers - absurd, but great at the same time. And, ssshhh, don't tell anyone, but weekends are even better. When Vail, Breck, Keystone, Copper are crawling with skiers, there's still very few skiers on Beaver Creek's famous Birds of Prey trails, like the ultra long bump runs, Peregrine, Goshawk and all the tough terrain on Grouse Mountain.
But, then there's the 'jewel in the crown' - Golden Eagle, the very highly rated World Cup run that many of you will know as, 'The Birds of Prey' downhill. On powder days, they often leave it for the powder hounds to track out - then, they groom it for advanced skiers to hammer down making carved GS turns; arguably, it's the Beaver Creek ski instructor s' favourite run. Plus, because Beaver Creek is still such a 'secret', you can still make fresh tracks days after snow falls. As one who's been a Beaver Creek ski instructor for so many years, perhaps you can realize why I wouldn't want to leave to work in a place that's skied so much more. And, there's always adventure in the Beav; in bounds, you have places like the long Royal Elk and other steep glades. Nearly forgot, the old Rose Bowl slow chair 4 is now a high speed quad; we waited for that for years. Why? It gives faster access to a couple of, my all time favorite, black/double black diamond runs, Spider, Spider's Web & Rip-Saw. What a great place to teach advanced & expert skiing. Such great, uncrowded ski terrain so assists me to help accelerate my clients' progress to the next level.
I am lucky to be a Beaver Creek ski instructor; I am one of many high level, even world class, ski instructors to be found there. Yes, this thread was aimed at higher level skiers, but, if you're not at that level yet, worry not; there will be a Beaver Creek ski instructor for you, including me, that can take you from beginner on upward. We Beaver Creek ski instructors look forward to seeing you very soon. Never forget, "An advanced/expert skier is a beginner that continues to master the basics." Cheers.