|Originally posted by Xdog:
Can anyone advise about the ski school @ Mt. Snow? I'll be there on the dates above and I'd like to take a lesson. I'm Level 6/7 and wanting more experience on steeps & bumps. Also more confidence @ higher speeds.
Also, will any of you be skiing there? Let's take a run or 2.
good luck finding bumps. Everything is powder right now. Perhaps by the end of your visit, bumps will be reforming.
Like all American Skiing Company resorts, their ski school is more than passable, but their stong suit is in instructing lower level skiers. Like all of the major resorts, particularly the ones lacking in gobs of expert terrain, they simply have a larger market in lower level skiers. I'm sure you'll be satisfied with a few days of lessons there, but beyond two or three days it may be time to find an area that caters more to the kind of skier that you seem to be.
If you plan to do this again, say for another three days of lessons, you will probably be able to move past what mount snow has to offer. Allow me to suggest, that when that time comes, you consider the ski schools at Mad River Glen, Stowe, Killington, Jay Peak, Cannon Mountain (very highly regarded), or perhaps Magic Mountain as well. It is important not only the ski school be very good, which Mount Snow's certainly is, but also that the mountain itself has enough expert terrain to last you for three full days or more. Mount Snow's north face area is a fantastic learning area for newer experts such as yourself, and has some very attractive terrain. I fear however, that by the end of your stay there, after some successful lessons, you may need something a little steeper, and in particular much longer. You chosen a great place to make the transition from intermediate to expert, but once you have begun that transition you will need a more challenging mountain, like the one's I mentioned, among others.
Hope this is of some help.