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Utah Ski Instructor Recommendations

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I've always avoided going over moguls, but my daughter -- as she's gotten better -- really enjoys them so I thought I should try to learn how to handle them properly so I could ski with her. I ski about 7-10 days a year and am fairly comfortable with blues and some blacks (as long as they're wide). I would like to perform short radius turns and be able to navigate bumps. I see others being able to go down moguls and still control their speed; my problem is that I can't seem to go slow enough to control myself. I know that I tend to lean back, and I'm trying to fix that (among other things).

 

Anyhow, I was hoping that someone could recommend a good ski instructor in the SLC area?

post #2 of 6

There are a ton of great instructors in the area, so the real question is:  You're going to be skiing at which resort?  

 

At that point, call the resort and tell them your skill level, what you're looking to learn, and if you prefer a male or female instructor. 

 

That's the best info I can provide without knowing your actual skiing level, your gender, and your skiing location.

 

What ever you decide to do, have a great visit!

 

T. -- www.wasatchreport.com

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for your reply. I'm open to going to Park City but prefer to stay at Brighton, Alta, or Snowbird (don't know Solitude that well). I'm a 45-yr old male and prefer a male instructor.

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Thanks for your reply. I'm open to going to Park City but prefer to stay at Brighton, Alta, or Snowbird (don't know Solitude that well). I'm a 45-yr old male and prefer a male instructor.

Check out this recent thread for recommendations for Alta:

http://www.epicski.com/t/125911/instruction-at-alta

 

My sense is that Brighton puts a lot of emphasis on ski school given that it's where a lot of local families get season passes.

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Thanks to everyone who replied. Based on his being mentioned several times in this forum, I took a half-day (3 hour) lesson with Arthur Haskell and really enjoyed it. My skiing (ability to navigate bumps and stay in control) improved noticeably after my lesson with him. I tended to lean back when skiing and he instructed me on taking a more "offensive" approach. He also adjusted my boots so that the skis would respond better to my feet.

 

Scott Mathers, it seems, does not do much teaching anymore.

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Thanks to everyone who replied. Based on his being mentioned several times in this forum, I took a half-day (3 hour) lesson with Arthur Haskell and really enjoyed it. My skiing (ability to navigate bumps and stay in control) improved noticeably after my lesson with him. I tended to lean back when skiing and he instructed me on taking a more "offensive" approach. He also adjusted my boots so that the skis would respond better to my feet.

 

Scott Mathers, it seems, does not do much teaching anymore.

Glad to know that you had a good time with Arthur.  Working experienced instructors in the last few years has certainly made a difference in my skiing abilities in ways that I never expected as an older skier.

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