Hi, I've been browsing the forums for the better part of two weeks in my sudden-onset obsession with skiing. I'm actually going to Hunter through a NYC bus trip on Wednesday Feb 15, and likely a few more Wednesdays in the coming weeks and maybe some of Spring Break. Since Wednesdays are Ladies' Days, for $58 you get an all-mountain lift ticket, rentals, lunch, and a group lesson (1-1.5 hrs).
I've skied before, but in far-and-wide times in-between. I first skied when I was maybe 11-12 years old for three days at some mountain in the northeast (I honestly don't remember - I just remember ski school and my uncle flying/flipping down the mountain in an epic fall). Next, I skied in high school for two days at Sugarloaf with a friend around age 16 and took two 1-hour privates where I think I was learning parallel turns. Lastly, I skied when I was 19 for two days and took one 1-hour private at Okemo. From what I recall, I could ski greens comfortably and parallel, but once I accidentally ended up at the top of the mountain and needed to call snow patrol to snowmobile me down because it was all black and rather terrifying where I would be a danger not only to myself but my peers as well. Now I am 22, but as athletic as I have ever been - I am recently an ex-waterpolo player and run about 20 miles and swim about 10k meters a week.
So onto my question - the lessons run as follows:
- First Time
- Control - Want better control of your wedge turn
- Parallel - Can turn and control speed but want to ski parallel
- Refresher - Used to ski parallel, but it’s been a while
- Dynamics - Can ski parallel but want to be more dynamic
- Quick Feet - Can ski parallel, but want to make shorter turns
- Extremes - Can ski well but want to master the entire mountain
Session times: 9:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm for all abilities (ages13 +).
Should I do the 1:30pm lesson so I can figure out if I can do Dynamics after some practice or should I just start at 9:30am with Refresher? It shouldn't be too crowded as it is Wednesday, but I am also coming with a bus of people from NYC. Is it better to do a lesson in the afternoon for more attention -- it's been a while since I've had a group lesson, or a lesson at all? I'm not sure if I need more attention, but given I never actually paid for any of my prior ski trips, I wasn't about to turn down privates.
Edited by swimbaby26 - 2/6/12 at 11:34am