Originally Posted by Fififoll
We're planning on coming to the USA next year for ~6 weeks, to do some skiing, and are looking for a ski improvement course. Preferably in Colorado, but would consider other areas in the USA only. Would also mix locations / courses.
I've looked on the internet and am struggling to find something that will run for over a few days at a time (which we have done in the past, but really feel as if we need some more intense coaching).
We're both good intermediate skiers, who have been skiing for about 20 years. Currently ski most seasons, however only for 1 - 2 weeks at a time, which never gives you a chance to really improve. We want to be able to get up the advanced level / increase confidence and able to go off slope.
Can anyone on the forum recommend any courses.
Welcome to EpicSki! Where have you been skiing? Do you have a favorite ski resort in the Rockies? Would also help a bit to know if you have a particular time in mind.
From what I've read about the Taos Ski Week program, that could be a great way to get started.
A couple seasons ago I learned about Bridger in MT. It's very close to Bozeman and an hour from Big Sky. Combining the two was great for me. I'd warm up with a private lesson at Bridger, then go for a ski week at Big Sky. Bridger is mainly for locals, but has great terrain for all levels. As a non-profit, the prices can't be beat for lessons. There are several very good Level 3 instructors, so you could almost set up your own multi-day "clinic". You could spend 4-5 days skiing Bridger, than have a great time exploring Big Sky. Lots of terrain, few people.
If you want to learn powder, Grand Targhee would be worth considering. Only a few hours drive from SLC. Lots of options there.