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if taking a private or group lesson 'max4' at whistler/blackcomb, anyone I should keep eye out for for huge teaching kudos?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

if taking a private or group lesson 'max4' at whistler/blackcomb,

anyone I keep an eye out for ask who gets huge kudos

 

i'm in between intermediate and slightly advanced intermediate....

trying to become a very solid advanced intermediate by end of this season.

(get out 40-50x/yr , when at WB summit series i'm in high blue/low black)

...might also take the Dave Murray program.

 

cheers and thank you for any suggestions.

 

would be great to pay one ''under the table''...sheesh the prices are steep

for private @ $400-600 per day (gulp)


Edited by canali - 1/23/13 at 12:57pm
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I've had great sessions with Kim Fournel, Paul Sauve, Cam MacKenzie and Garret Gentle. Book early with these guys as they're session trainers (ie they train other ski school instructors). 


Edited by Metaphor_ - 1/23/13 at 2:37pm
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would be great to pay one ''under the table''...sheesh the prices are steep

for private @ $400-600 per day (gulp)

 

 

Personally, I think CSIA level 4/PSIA 3 should be able to 'free lance' with a percentage paid to the area per diem. The amount of that percentage is another discussion altogether. 

 

What would it accomplish? Maybe a bit of pressure on ski schools to have better economic incentives for their high level instructors and up their game. 

 

In the meantime, under the table isn't a very good idea at all.

post #4 of 10
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sure, free lance or whatever...just a way to cut the very expensive costs.

I wasn't even thinking thinking of freelancing, so just tossed the 'under the table' idea out there.

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Personally, I think CSIA level 4/PSIA 3 should be able to 'free lance' with a percentage paid to the area per diem. The amount of that percentage is another discussion altogether. 

 

What would it accomplish? Maybe a bit of pressure on ski schools to have better economic incentives for their high level instructors and up their game. 

 

In the meantime, under the table isn't a very good idea at all.

post #5 of 10

If you want to get the best value for your money, book with the trainers that Metaphor has recommended.

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I've had great sessions with Kim Fournel, Paul Sauve, Cam MacKenzie and Garret Gentle. Book early with these guys as they're session trainers (ie they train other ski school instructors). 

Most of these guys will be away Friday and Saturday, as we're running a high performance camp over here in the interior, and if they want to make it to demo team, which I imagine they all will, they probably won't be available all weekend. 

We run a similar max 4 program for our level 5 &6 clinics here, with a guarantee of a CSIA level 3 instructor with a minimum of 5 seasons of experience. For $70 2 hours. And our private lessons are cheaper, we can guarantee a CSIA level 4 for only $529 for a full 6 hours Private lesson. 

http://www.winter.skisilverstar.com/my-snow-school/snowsports-school

Sorry for selling but hey...worth a shot. 

post #7 of 10
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thanks to the replies.

 

i'd probably take whichever program during the week (less crowds, plus a nice break from work)

 

some helpful chaps on here have suggested the CSIA Level 1 course

too. ...but the Dave Murray program looks good too, as does the Max4.

 

just unsure as per which would offer the best bang for the buck to to ramp up my skill sets as they all seem interesting.

 

that 2 wk ''all tracks'' ski improvement program looks GREAT, but a bit pricey for me this particular yr.


Edited by canali - 1/24/13 at 2:29pm
post #8 of 10

Denis Ebacher is the man at Whistler Blackcomb - amongst instructors. And it costs between CAD 624-659 to private for a day, and there is sales tax so it's a little over CAD 700/day minimum.

post #9 of 10

I think I'd PM Skidude72 and try to track him down. I don't know who he is, and not sure if his home area is WB or not, but he seems to know his shit.

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i've also emailed wb's ski school to enquire if any of these individuals teach the csia level 1 or are involved in the dave murray program

..and if so when they're next involved in said courses

 

given their reps, i doubt they'd teach level 1 courses however.

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