I'm wondering if this is worth it. I'm a strong, dare I say advanced intermediate Eastern skiier. I have skied out West last May at Loveland and A-Basin. I get into the trees whenever I can in the East and have a few days "powder" experience. I put powder in quotes because I don't think I've ever dealt with as much snow as is possible in Utah. I have skiied Killington the day after a big dump and got tossed around pretty good at first but I eventually started to get it by the afternoon. Since then I have plenty of days skiing cut-up powder and searching for whatever few scraps of fresh I can find, including in the trees.
And since that day at Killington I feel my skiing has greatly improved through lessons and experience. While still not a great bump skiier, my bump skiing has improved a lot. I get down most bump runs, even the double blacks without falling and even strarting to ski them with some authority. Ungroomed snow does not scare me; I look for the piles of ungroomed on the edges of the trails and where I can find them on the more advanced trails. I even practice making powder turns on groomed just to get the sensation - feet closer together, even weight distribution, not too high of an edge angle, etc...
Soooo, if it's crud we're dealing with I think I can figure things out on my own but I do want to greatly improve my off-piste skiing while in Utah.
Wondering if anyone has experioence with this workshop and if they feel it's worth the time and money.
Also, I'm a bit on the fence as to whether to bring my Bushwackers or my Prophet 98's. Leaning towards the Prophets since I feel they do better in crud and hold a better edge on the groomed. Not saying the Bushwackers are bad in crud just that the metal in the Prophets seems to slice through the crud a little better.