Coming over from Oz in Feb. First up I need to become a better skier on shaped skis as I am new to shaped skis - maybe 4 days so far :)
I am advanced intermediate ( but have done many black runs and even a few double black) however I only recently changed to shaped skis and bought new boots.
Many years ago I was lucky enough to stay at a house owned by the guys that ran the Race School at Mt Hutt in New Zealand. They coached some of us and I have to say that is the only instruction I have ever had.
Priority 1 - I need to become a better skier on shaped skis before doing any camps next year and beyond etc.
I have a Tahoe Value Season Pass (Heavenly, Kirwood and Northstar).
Options so far
I have Harold Harb's Essentials of Skiing book (which I have read in some detail) and a number of his video clips but not
I have Klaus Mair's Sofa Ski school DVD which I have not really looked at much yet.
I have John Clendenin's book (not read yet) and intend to get his DVD sent to my friend's San Francisco address before I arrive.
I don't want to go through too much technical detail or spend many hours (100 plus) researching methods. Been there and done that with golf (1000 plus hours).
I know the Inner Game stuff and stay with one of the original Extraordinary golf coaches in San Fran so I will use that approach to coach myself on the "method" I choose.
I am 54, I love snow skiing and I intend to spend a lot more time on the snow in future years. Fitness and strength are a long way from where they were when I learnt to ski.
I don't want to pick a method that will teach me bad habits as I intend to progress.
I know this is big ask but I would like your feedback on my situation and options.
I think I need to pick one DVD/video series and stick with it until I am more proficient on shaped skis. Then I can build from there next season.
I believe PMTS and Clendenin are compatible with each other (Clendenin is accredited in PMTS).
Klaus Mair - I do not know enough yet to know if his teaching is compatible with Harb/Clendenin. Hopefully it is as he runs a camp in Treble Cone NZ which I could go to later this year.
I know shaped skis are designed to work in a certain way and possibly all approaches should work however that is like saying golf clubs are designed to work in a certain way so just use them as they are designed to work.