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Jackson Hole true impact 2day lessons.

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Any knowledge or experience with the jh "true impact" 2day sessions?
post #2 of 15

I was wondering the same thing. Going to Jackson this February and was thinking about it myself. Did you end up doing it?

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Paging @tetonpwdrjunkie to the white courtesy phone. 

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I don't know very much about them.  I became aware of them last season and asked my supervisor what they were.  I pretty much forget exactly what I was told, but my impression is that they are a cross between a "normal" group lesson and a camp.  They go out at a few different ability levels and last for two days with the same instructor and students.  I forget exactly who was teaching them, but I do remember that the instructors were people who had been around for a while and who I thought were pretty solid choices.

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Thanks.  I'm deciding between that or a couple of privates, but from I recently read the privates at JH aren't really privates.  The Steep to Deep is too advanced for my ability.  I saw that JH used to have an Steep Intermediate camp (http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-intermediate-camp.html) that would have suited me but it doesn't look like they offer that anymore.   

 

I'm an east coast skier comfortable going fast on blues and many blacks but not all blacks and stick to the front-side.  It's time I start to push my boundaries and start exploring the rest of the mountain and become comfortable skiing more varied terrain.  I'm coming to JH with my ski club and really want to start improving.

 

What would you suggest  I look into when I arrive at JH?

post #6 of 15
I am sure you can get a truly private lesson at some price. http://www.jacksonhole.com/private-lessons.html

It says 1-5 people. That doesn't mean they shove someone in the lesson with you. It means if you want, you can do it with your buddies.
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Originally Posted by Lpass View Post
 

Thanks.  I'm deciding between that or a couple of privates, but from I recently read the privates at JH aren't really privates.  The Steep to Deep is too advanced for my ability.  I saw that JH used to have an Steep Intermediate camp (http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-intermediate-camp.html) that would have suited me but it doesn't look like they offer that anymore.   

 

I'm an east coast skier comfortable going fast on blues and many blacks but not all blacks and stick to the front-side.  It's time I start to push my boundaries and start exploring the rest of the mountain and become comfortable skiing more varied terrain.  I'm coming to JH with my ski club and really want to start improving.

 

What would you suggest  I look into when I arrive at JH?

 

It might be that you read something I wrote about having private lessons with a group of people in the lesson and misunderstood.  At JHMR, a private lesson means that you hire an instructor for a lesson.  You can choose the instructor or one will be assigned to you.  For the cost of the private lesson, you can have a 1-1 lesson with that instructor or you can have yourself and four other people of your choosing join you for no additional cost.  It's a private even if you have 5 people in the group because it is your group.  The SS will not add anyone to that group, even if it is group of 1.

 

You could check out the two day lesson, it might be great for you.  You might also get a lot of the Mountain X group lesson product.  If you do a Mountain X and it goes well, you can do another day with the same instructor for as long as you feel it's working for you.  In this case the SS will add some new students each day to keep the class full.  Sometimes I have had groups of 3 or more stay together for several days and ski with me.  If 3 or more students stay together, the SS will not add new students to that group AND they typically get to skip the line-up and class forming process.

 

I will know more about the True Impact product after the season starts.  Feel free to ask me for more information in December. 

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Originally Posted by Lpass View Post
 

Thanks.  I'm deciding between that or a couple of privates, but from I recently read the privates at JH aren't really privates.  The Steep to Deep is too advanced for my ability.  I saw that JH used to have an Steep Intermediate camp (http://www.jacksonhole.com/steep-intermediate-camp.html) that would have suited me but it doesn't look like they offer that anymore.   

 

I'm an east coast skier comfortable going fast on blues and many blacks but not all blacks and stick to the front-side.  It's time I start to push my boundaries and start exploring the rest of the mountain and become comfortable skiing more varied terrain.  I'm coming to JH with my ski club and really want to start improving.

 

What would you suggest  I look into when I arrive at JH?

Last season I checked out JH for the first time with a couple ski buddies.  We had a "private" 4-hr lesson with early start set up beforehand for the three of us.  I asked my friends to join me to reduce the cost for myself.  Plus I learn a lot from experienced Level 3 instructors when they are teaching friends who are also advanced skiers.

 

Since your going with a ski club, perhaps ask around and see if one or two others of similar ability level would be interested in scheduling a private early in the week with TPJ.  He comes highly recommended by more than one Bear.  My friends and I were lucky enough to ski a few runs with him when he had a little time off.  He was nice enough to show us where to find good snow since it hadn't snowed for three weeks.

 

Based on what I learned about JH and the JH ski school, if I were traveling solo then Mountain X program would probably be on my list of things to do.

post #9 of 15

Thank you all for all the information it's much appreciated.  I'm going to wait to find out more about the 2 day true impact class before making a decision.  Right now I feel like I'm in between the Turn it up class and the Mountain X.   I'm hoping to get in some decent skiing before my trip and hopefully I will feel more confident in the Mountain X.  I don't ski moguls but have been told I should learn and that will help my overall skiing when going off piste so that will be my focus before JH.

 

TPJ thanks for the info and I'll def ask you more about that 2 day true impact course and if I choose to do a private, I'll send you a note.

 

Thanks again!

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Recently found this thread while searching for information here on Epicski about the Jackson Hole True Impact Clinic.

 

Like Lpass, I will also be at JH in early Feb and have been urged to take advantage of the high quality of instruction there. I see that TPR has provided some excellent information about private instruction and has also generously offered to provide information about the True Impact Clinic once the season starts and he's had an opportunity to get familiar with it. I hope to be able to take him up on that offer but also thought I'd take this opportunity to bump the thread to see if anyone else can offer some information.

 

Also like Lpass, I will be there with a ski club and will look into Marznc's suggestion to see if there are a couple of others at my skill level who may be interested in sharing a private lesson. For a variety of reasons, that's not likely to pan out, and I can't swing a private lesson on my own. Something like the TIC may be the only option for more intensive instruction - it would be very valuable to have more information about the clinic to see if that's true.

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Are you sure that they aren't new this year? Seems like that is why he said he'd have to let you know.
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Last year was the first year.  I heard about them on Epic and asked my supervisor, who gave me the run down on what they were trying to do with them and who had been tapped to teach them.  I don't remember what I was told accurately enough to comment more than I have already.

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Are you sure that they aren't new this year? Seems like that is why he said he'd have to let you know.

 

 

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Last year was the first year.  I heard about them on Epic and asked my supervisor, who gave me the run down on what they were trying to do with them and who had been tapped to teach them.  I don't remember what I was told accurately enough to comment more than I have already.

 

Ahh - that explains a lot. Have to stop being so impatient and just wait for the season to start to learn any more.

post #14 of 15

Bump for TPJ.

 

I know it's still early in December but wonder if there's anything more you can provide on the True Impact lessons.

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Sorry to forget about responding sooner, it has been a busy season.  I still don't know a ton about this product, but here is what I think I know...  It is a two day group lesson.  The groups will be split according to ability and each group will ski with the same instructor for both days.  Lunches are included.  I think that vouchers are being given out and each group can decide where to go to use them.  I think that there is at least one evening social event where video from the vid session might be played.  On the second day, an early Tram or Gondola is available.  For the novice groups that get the included gear option, a new 80 flex Rossignol boot is fitted to the student.  At the end of the lesson, the student keeps than boot and JH Sports will tweak the fit.  I haven't personally held or inspected this boot, but it looked nice in the training we did.  It was described to me as a very good first boot for a novice skier and much better than the average rental boot.  

 

I hope this is helpful.  I think one of them started today.  I have no idea who is working the product, but suspect that all of the instructors being used have been around for a while.

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