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post #31 of 41

Do you get to use a separate Ski School lift line if you are taking Adult Group Lessons at Keystone? I had a group lessons pass at Breck a few years ago and that was one of the best things about it besides the good coaching...

post #32 of 41
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I don't know! This will be my first time skiing in Colorado. I expect someone will enlighten us.

 

Fo far every other mountain I've skied in the US does have separate "Ski school" lines, but I never saw one anywhere in Switzerland or Austria.

post #33 of 41
The season lesson programs at Breck and Keystone both use the ski school entrances to lifts where they're available.
post #34 of 41

Having just bought an Epic Local Pass and wanting to get some affordable lessons this thread has been very useful. Whats surprising is VR hasnt been promoting this option to pass holders!

 

Are there other similar options for the Tahoe resorts on the Epic pass or at Canyons?

post #35 of 41
Only Breck and Keystone, among the Vail resorts, have the season lesson pass, as far as I know. The program was developed by the guy who used to run the Breck ski school and now runs the Keystone resort. You cannot sign up for one and use it at the other resort, even though the program is tied to the lift pass. However, the Vail resort ski and ride school directors currently are working together to "standardize" operations, something that's supposed to occur in the next couple of seasons. I think they should make it the Epic Lesson Program and allow the client to take his/her lesson at whichever resort they happen to be visiting that day.
post #36 of 41
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The season lesson programs at Breck and Keystone both use the ski school entrances to lifts where they're available.

 

That's a huge plus for weekend skiers like myself. Thanks for the info! 

post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by mauricem View Post

Having just bought an Epic Local Pass and wanting to get some affordable lessons this thread has been very useful. Whats surprising is VR hasnt been promoting this option to pass holders!

Are there other similar options for the Tahoe resorts on the Epic pass or at Canyons?

A change in ski school management that may expand the lesson program again: The second-in-command for Adult ski and ride operations at Breck has just been named the new ski and ride director at Canyons.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by tameware View Post
 

For some reason VRBO hasn't worked well for me. I've gotten the best results from summitdaily and from padmapper, which includes mostly listings from craigslist but also other sites.

 

I'll be sure to connect with any EpicSki locals when I head out in December!

 

I heard that Keystone would be open Nov 1 and managed to make it out here last week. I've skied five days so far, three with lessons (all with Corky) and am having a great time.

 

I'm staying in one of the Plaza Mall condos, behind the Keystone Lodge. I like it a lot. The facilities are excellent.

 

I'll try Arapahoe Basin tomorrow.

 

I will PM the locals who have posted. Anyone else who's in town, please drop me a line!

post #39 of 41

Canadian Ski Quest which operates at Red Mountain Rossland BC has a good range of programmes.

post #40 of 41

Big Sky has a program for local adults called "Master the Mountain".

 

http://bigskyresort.com/the-mountain/mountain-sports-and-lessons/adult-local-programs

post #41 of 41
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Thanks for the tips.

 

I like Keystone enough that I am in the process of purchasing a condo there. My skiing has improved through the lessons and daily practice, though I still have a lot to learn. I am not exclusive, though -- I continue to visit other resorts!

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