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Hello,

I've been doing research on Multi Day Ski Clinics, without much luck. Does anyone know of any multi day (7+days) ski clinics? Preferably with some sort of package that has lodging, lift ticket and lessons covered?

post #2 of 11
Many resorts offer multi-day lesson packages, some of which can be tailored to specific ability levels. Most will package lodging and lifts into the program. I'd start checking the websites of resorts you might like to visit to see about lesson plans.
post #3 of 11

Taos ski week:

 

http://www.skitaos.org/content/ski-weeks

 

Due to the (relative) isolation of this resort, a high percentage of people who go there do this...

 

IF (big IF) they have snow, its a great mountain.  If...

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by docbrad66 View Post

Taos ski week:

http://www.skitaos.org/content/ski-weeks

Due to the (relative) isolation of this resort, a high percentage of people who go there do this...

IF (big IF) they have snow, its a great mountain.  If...

You are currently a long way from home in Afghanistan! Anyhow, what the guys above posted sounds right. Taos, for example, has been operating their ski weeks (communal dining and lodging included) successfully for decades.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by docbrad66 View Post

Taos ski week:

 

http://www.skitaos.org/content/ski-weeks

 

Due to the (relative) isolation of this resort, a high percentage of people who go there do this...

 

IF (big IF) they have snow, its a great mountain.  If...

Thanks! I just checked out the website, did a quick flight and hotel quote and it looks pretty reasonable! I dont know if I read it correctly, but the website said Active Military pays 0 for lift tickets! I hope thats right... I sent an email to the snow school asking about it. Have you tried it?

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You are currently a long way from home in Afghanistan! Anyhow, what the guys above posted sounds right. Taos, for example, has been operating their ski weeks (communal dining and lodging included) successfully for decades.

Haha, tell me about it... I think the Afghans would have something if they tried opening ski resorts out here.... just have to navigate around the land mines, but i'm sure that might add some excitement to the sport. I looked on the website and it mentioned something about dining, but nothing about lodging. At 110 during non peak weeks, thats still a steal w/o accommodations!

 

Thanks!

post #6 of 11

NASTC has something at Crested Butte that includes 4 days of instruction and 2 days of cat skiing if you are up for that level.  It's called Steep N Deep.  Includes lift tickets, lodging, breakfast, and one dinner.  They have other clinics in other places that are shorter.

 

I did a clinic set up by NASTC especially for our group in north Tahoe a few years ago.  Learned a LOT.  The bonus was a foot of fresh powder at Alpine Meadows one day and two feet the next at Squaw.  We had an intermediate group, an advanced group, and an advanced/expert group.  Everyone had a good time.

post #7 of 11
Mattsch--

I'll give another recommendation for Taos. Look for the incomparable St. Bernard Hotel, still owned and operated by one of the legendary founders of Taos Ski Valley, Jean Mayer. It will be a rare experience, with some of the best food you'll ever eat, in an atmosphere that Warren Miller once described as "more European than Europe." With good snow--which they usually have--Taos is a great ski area, particularly for advanced skiers. It has less to offer for novices, but it would still be a good experience, I suspect. Jean Mayer is also the Technical Director of the ski school there, and their ski week program is one of the last remaining of a dying breed.

I'd go there!

Best regards,
Bob
post #8 of 11
I would agree with Bob Barnes (Hi Bob!) about Taos. Helen and I did a ski week there in 2010. The class was cheap ($100 for 5 days) and given the steep terrain you ski a lot of bumps. They also have a neat deal on the final day where you ski to the "Martini tree" and drink a martini during the class. We stayed at the lodge just next to the Bernard but had drinks there and again would agree with Bob.
post #9 of 11

+ 1 for Taos. It is a great mountain and I can testify to the food at the ski-week lunches. If you can, choose a week later in the season, say February or March. The steeper terrain is rocky and needs good cover to be open.

post #10 of 11

+1 more for Taos.  +1 for the Saint Bernard Hotel too. Its about 25 feet from the lift. smile.gif

 

I did a ski week there a couple years ago and it was fantastic, really upped my skills and helped eliminate some bad habits and old school technique. Gotta do both to improve.

 

If you are on a tight budget, consider staying in town, its a short 20 minute drive to the parking lot.    Good grub at the Guadalajara Grill, 5 Star Burgers and the Dragonfly.

post #11 of 11

Another option to consider:

 

http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-ski-camp.html

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