Originally Posted by freeski919
Honestly, far too many variables to make any real evaluation. Some you may know, but some you probably do. So let me ask some follow up questions before I try to answer yours.
-What are your strengths while skiing? What aspects of your skiing do you want to get better at?
-Where do you usually ski? Your profile says you live in the Northeast, but do you spend a lot of time out West or in Europe?
-What do you like to do while skiing? Groomers, bumps, trees, pow, mega-gnar cliff hucking?
-Are there kinds of skiing that you want to do that you aren't able to do at the moment? Such as bumps, trees, pow, mega-gnar cliff hucking?
-Do you learn better through a consistent relationship with single learning professional? Or do you prefer a variety of different perspectives that you can assimilate into your own skiing?
All those questions will lead you to where you want to be.
I know that the biggest thing I need to get better is mileage. Spending said mileage wisely is the goal of the lessons/camps.
-What are your strengths while skiing?
I have few bad habits, and I pick up on instruction quickly.
-What aspects of your skiing do you want to get better at?
I could get better everywhere. I describe myself as capable of getting down anything, and doing it gracefully on most anything black or lower.
-Where do you usually ski?
Of the 75 days I have on slope - a little more than half are out west (Colorado).
-What do you like to do while skiing?
I ski the whole mountain, and have recently started to practice my cornice hucking. Trees, Bumps, Steeps, Go-fast on empty groomers, and gate training are all things I enjoy.
-What can't you do?
Highly variable terrain while maintaining complete control.
Rhythm in tight chutes or very steep trees (Windows@Breck and 2nd/3rd Alley/1st Notch at A-basin are safely doable for me, but tough).
Zipper lines at speed all the way down.
-Consistent instructor or different perspectives?
I don't know. Assimilating different perspectives on things seems to have worked well, but I've never had the chance to have truly consistent instruction over a season. The best learning I've had was at the 4 day Dave Murray camp at Whistler with one coach - which was fantastic (and I'm repeating this year).
Edited by Magi - 8/14/14 at 8:01am