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Please HELP! -- Park City Adult Foundation vs. Adult Workship lesson [southeast skier]

post #1 of 10
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Hello, I need advise on the ski school.. please :)

 

We're going to Park City next week.

I'm planning on taking a lesson, but totally confused which one to take. I can't decide.. should I do adult foundation or adult workshop. I ski on greens and blues. I need improvement on blues and parallel, but not ready for blacks yet. I'm afraid adult foundation lesson might be too basic that I don't need. But when I read description of adult workshop, I'm afraid I cannot perform as well if most of the skiers are advanced.

 

please help! a

ny advise is appreciated!

thanks

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by rrnm96 View Post
 

Hello, I need advise on the ski school.. please :)

 

We're going to Park City next week.

I'm planning on taking a lesson, but totally confused which one to take. I can't decide.. should I do adult foundation or adult workshop. I ski on greens and blues. I need improvement on blues and parallel, but not ready for blacks yet. I'm afraid adult foundation lesson might be too basic that I don't need. But when I read description of adult workshop, I'm afraid I cannot perform as well if most of the skiers are advanced.

 

please help! a

ny advise is appreciated!

thanks

Welcome to EpicSki!  Where have you skied before?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

NC, Snowshoe WV, Keystone (some blues were kind of steep)/Breck (no prob with blues) CO

post #4 of 10

mm96, just sign up and don't worry about it, they will shuffle you around if you need to be moved into a group that matches you better.  Most of the workshop classes don't hit  black runs, honestly speaking and anyway we are in need of snow.

post #5 of 10

Always nice to have new folks who ski in the southeast.  Where do you ski in NC?  What slopes do you like at Snowshoe?

 

Are you a morning person?  Notice that it's possible to do Adult Foundation in the morning or afternoon, while the Skiers Workshops are only in the afternoon.  Personally, I prefer to do lessons in the morning when I'm fresh.  Never a bad idea to work on fundamentals more.  The way to transition confidently to black runs is to be very good technically on easy blues.

post #6 of 10
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Thank you for the feedback.

I could do either morning or afternoon.. basically, whichever gives me the most benefit.

In NC I did Sugar Mtn, Cataloochee.

 

I do need technical improvement. But since I dont get to ski often, I want to use the lesson wisely and not to learn what I already know/go over the same things again, or be pain to advanced skiers if that is the majority.

 

 

 

post #7 of 10
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Thank you for the feedback.

I could do either morning or afternoon.. basically, whichever gives me the most benefit.

In NC I did Sugar Mtn, Cataloochee.

 

I do need technical improvement. But since I dont get to ski often, I want to use the lesson wisely and not to learn what I already know/go over the same things again, or be pain to advanced skiers if that is the majority.

 

 

 

 

I like Beech in NC.

 

Might be a good idea to call the ski school before you go.  Tell them where you enjoyed skiing in Colorado.  Ask questions about how they create groups for the Skiers Workshop.  As borntoski628 said, you should not end up in a group with people at a completely different ability level.  It's not like they take the first 5 people and send them off with an instructor.

 

When I go out west, I prefer to ski for a day to get acclimated before I do a lesson.  The advantage of a morning lesson is that you can immediately apply what you learned that afternoon.  But for a short trip, if you warm up the first morning and then do the group lesson in the afternoon, that's perfectly reasonable too.

 

Are you renting skis?

post #8 of 10
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I tried calling before I posted question, unfortunately - no luck.. when I say I need improvement - they say do the foundations, when I say I don't need very basics - they say take the workshop :) not sure who's answering and how much they know...

 

We're bringing our own equipment.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by rrnm96 View Post
 

I tried calling before I posted question, unfortunately - no luck.. when I say I need improvement - they say do the foundations, when I say I don't need very basics - they say take the workshop :) not sure who's answering and how much they know...

 

We're bringing our own equipment.

Well, you have invested in equipment, you have skied out west before . . . seems like taking a workshop may be the better fit.

 

Where else have you taken lessons?  How long ago?

post #10 of 10
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Only at Snowshoe, couple years ago.

 

thanks!

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