Are the Epicski Academy sessions still running? It would be neat to meet some of the bears.
The EpicSki Academy hasn't been run in several years... best way to meet lots of Bears at this point is to attend one of the Gatherings. There's the annual "big one" out west (in Jackson Hole this year) or smaller ones in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions as well.
There is also a pretty big gathering at A-basin for Mother's Day.
Lots of folks come early and stay late, and nearby folks like me stop by occasionally. So, even if you have a mother to attend to on the big weekend, you can still meet a bunch of Bears the week before or after.
Seems like an EAS at A-basin the week prior to Mother's Day could generate some good interest.
The official answer from Trekchick on 1/7/15 in another thread asking about ESA.
Hi @Headstyle, Welcome to EpicSki.
EpicSki Academy took a hiatus a few years ago and has not been revived at this time.
There is always hope of re-creating an ESA of some kind but costs and time constraints have prevented that from happening.
If you are interested in taking a lesson from one of our amazing ESA Coaches please let us know where you'll be skiing and we may be able to put you in touch with one of the coaches for a lesson on their home mountain.