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Instructor Recommendation - Alta

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi.  I didn't see any Utah based instructors on the Epic Ski recommended list, and a search threw up a couple of names, but the threads were pretty old.

 

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a recommendation for an instructor for a half day private lesson at Alta.  I'm looking to book a lesson for a Thursday morning in January, and I'm probably somewhere around level 8-ish.

 

Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks


Wade

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Bump.  Anyone?  Would be happy considering either lta or Snowbird for the lesson.

 

Thanks

post #3 of 9

I skied with Scott Mathers from Alta a couple of years ago at PSIA Academy at Snowbird - he was the clinic lead of one of the clinics that I took and I learned a lot from him.  I believe that he is the training director at Alta.   

post #4 of 9

  I believe Scott Mathers is now the head of the Alta ski school. There are a lot of very good instructors at Alta. 

 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  I'll try to book something with Scott.

 

Any other suggestions if he's not available?

post #6 of 9

If Mark Quaintaince is still there he would be another good choice. Scott is a great instructor but with his responsibilities at Alta it is often hard to get him out for private lessons. I go by every time I'm at Alta just to try to say hi and it's always a chore just to find him.

 

If you want to try for a lesson at Snowbird, Try Joey or even Rob. Same problem with Rob however, his responsibilities at Snowbird often preclude him from teaching lessons.

 

 

DC

post #7 of 9

Actually if you can even reach Scott, Mark, Rob, or Joey, any of them can recommend a good instructor that would be a good match for you. They are all trainers and examiners at their mountains and know who is capable of giving you a great lesson considering your requests and abilities.

 

DC

 

 

post #8 of 9

I'd recommend J.W. Each year he is always in competition for most lessons at Alta. He will also find good snow for you, A little Zen -like, but you will definitely learn something

post #9 of 9
ALso headed to Alta end of this month and will check out some of the recommendations.

One question: how quickly do these guys get booked up? Not sure exactly what days I'll be skiing and I tend to book ski lessons last minute.
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