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Ski Camps vs Private Lessons

post #1 of 4
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If you've had experience with both, which worked out the best for you?

Let's say the ski camp is 3-5 days.  Compare that to 3-5 privates, spaced out.  Which works best?  Does it all depend on so many variables that they can't be compared?  Or do the two different learning environments deliver different goods?

 

 

post #2 of 4

All of the above.  

 

Given the same instructor and same price, I'd go with the private lessons.  

post #3 of 4

One big difference between a ski camp and a series of private instruction is that in the ski camp environment, you are taught some skill and then you continue to practice it under the (hopefully) watchful eye of your instructor, and (s)he can provide you feedback until you actually have the new movement pattern "dialed in".

 

Under the private lesson model though, you are taught some skill, and then it's up to you to practice and hopefully practice correctly.  Otherwise, you're just ingraining the wrong moves and your task becomes that much more difficult (i.e., you've just added another bad habit that needs to be unlearned).

 

Basically, I think that at the end of a couple consecutive days of instruction, you have a better chance of having a new skill be ingrained, and more importantly, be ingrained correctly.

post #4 of 4

Part of the camp experience is being part of the group.  Hopefully this ups the fun factor and makes the camp better.  In my group lessons, I am very happy if the group bonds and learns from each other as well as from me.

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