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Breckenridge instructor Female Novice

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Looking for a recommendation for an instructor for my wife. She is 29, a novice, makes slow wedge turns on green runs. She is hesitant and probably a bit fearful. Looking for someone to help push her towards intermediate skiing and get over her fear. She has not gotten much out of her past lessons. Please PM. Thank you so much.
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Fear is a topic near and dear to me.  Is she skiing because she wants to or to please you?  Hopefully, it's because she wants to learn herself.

There is a book by Mermer Blakeslee called "Conversations with Fear" that is extremely helpful.  Mermer also does a fear clinic ay Wyndham in New York that is called "The Fear Clinic" (only for women, all levels).  Don't know any instructors at Breckenridge but Rick Schnellman may be a member on this forum you could try to contact.  His user name is "Coach Rick" on the Skier's Village ski forum.  He used to work at Breckenridge.

 

I hope this information is helpful for your wife.  I started skiing at age 48 because my husband asked me to.  He is extremely supportive of me, which is helpful beyond words.  However, if skiing had not clicked with me directly, I would never have pursued it to the point that I have (high intermediate aiming for advanced).

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Hi Cheechman--welcome to EpicSki!

Two very experienced and top-notch instructors at Breckenridge come quickly to mind: Patti Banks and Jane Tarlow. There are others, but if either of these two wonderful female instructors is available for a private lesson while you and your wife are here, I would jump at the opportunity.

You can request a private lesson reservation on-line at the Breckenridge Ski School website (click here). or call 970-496-3272.

Have fun!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
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