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post #31 of 42
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I will revisit once it gets a bit closer to the date to finalize interest and groups.

post #32 of 42

As our plans for the winter are firming up, it's looking unlikely we'll be at the Gathering, so we (obviously) won't be there for these lessons, either =/

 

(I blame the new Breck lesson club rules)

post #33 of 42
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Lesson updates:

 

Any lessons would be a maximum of 7 in the group. An advanced private lesson is $730.00 per day (9am-3pm).

 

 

Here are my suggestions:

 

 

Highlands Rippin Group (not the bowl -just lots of steeps and bumps).  February 5, 2016 with Tanya Milleli who is a great instructor and Aspen trainer.  February 6 with Annie Black is also an option.  

 

Snowmass Bump lesson:  Level 7/8 could be done any day the group wants with Mark Bagby.  He is PSIA Emeritus examiner, Aspen trainer and great instructor.   Snowmass has great bumps from easy to difficult and is a great place for a bump lesson.

 

If you are a Highlands ripper, please respond as to what date you prefer.

 

If you want to do a Snowmass lesson, please let me know your date preferences and I can arrange.

post #34 of 42
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Lesson updates:

 

Any lessons would be a maximum of 7 in the group. An advanced private lesson is $730.00 per day (9am-3pm).

 

 

Here are my suggestions:

 

 

Highlands Rippin Group (not the bowl -just lots of steeps and bumps).  February 5, 2016 with Tanya Milleli who is a great instructor and Aspen trainer.  February 6 with Annie Black is also an option.  

 

Snowmass Bump lesson:  Level 7/8 could be done any day the group wants with Mark Bagby.  He is PSIA Emeritus examiner, Aspen trainer and great instructor.   Snowmass has great bumps from easy to difficult and is a great place for a bump lesson.

 

If you are a Highlands ripper, please respond as to what date you prefer.

 

If you want to do a Snowmass lesson, please let me know your date preferences and I can arrange.

Thanks for the update! I was just wondering about this. 

 

I've looked at the Level Descriptions on the Aspen site and I think I would be considered a level 6. Are there any intermediates who would like to form a group that might be a level below the suggested Snowmass Bump group 7/8? And @skier31, would you have any suggestions/ideas for instructors who are good at pushing intermediates to that "next level":rolleyes?

 

I initially mentioned that I would like to focus on BUMPS way back when, but after my first actual ski days this season, I'd like to open that up to more general goals: exploring off-piste, intermediate-ish trees and bumps....And if we're lucky enough to get fresh snow, I would love to learn how to ski powder. I struggled a bit in a foot of Tahoe "sierra cement" over Xmas.  My boyfriend and I also started exploring trees, which we loved!....We were crossing our skis and all over the place, but it was a blast!!! Would like  some insight as to tree strategies and techniques.

 

Thanks,

 

k

post #35 of 42
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Thanks for the update! I was just wondering about this. 

 

I've looked at the Level Descriptions on the Aspen site and I think I would be considered a level 6. Are there any intermediates who would like to form a group that might be a level below the suggested Snowmass Bump group 7/8? And @skier31, would you have any suggestions/ideas for instructors who are good at pushing intermediates to that "next level":rolleyes?

 

I initially mentioned that I would like to focus on BUMPS way back when, but after my first actual ski days this season, I'd like to open that up to more general goals: exploring off-piste, intermediate-ish trees and bumps....And if we're lucky enough to get fresh snow, I would love to learn how to ski powder. I struggled a bit in a foot of Tahoe "sierra cement" over Xmas.  My boyfriend and I also started exploring trees, which we loved!....We were crossing our skis and all over the place, but it was a blast!!! Would like  some insight as to tree strategies and techniques.

 

Thanks,

 

k

 

Kasuncion, Mark Bagby would be really good for Level 6's.  If you get a group together and let me know what day, I can get this set up for you.

post #36 of 42
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Thanks for the update! I was just wondering about this. 

 

I've looked at the Level Descriptions on the Aspen site and I think I would be considered a level 6. Are there any intermediates who would like to form a group that might be a level below the suggested Snowmass Bump group 7/8? And @skier31, would you have any suggestions/ideas for instructors who are good at pushing intermediates to that "next level":rolleyes?

 

I initially mentioned that I would like to focus on BUMPS way back when, but after my first actual ski days this season, I'd like to open that up to more general goals: exploring off-piste, intermediate-ish trees and bumps....And if we're lucky enough to get fresh snow, I would love to learn how to ski powder. I struggled a bit in a foot of Tahoe "sierra cement" over Xmas.  My boyfriend and I also started exploring trees, which we loved!....We were crossing our skis and all over the place, but it was a blast!!! Would like  some insight as to tree strategies and techniques.

 

Thanks,

 

k


A famous man once told be "just ski between the trees" Seems to work well for me and when I forget the trees remind me every time!!

post #37 of 42
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A famous man once told be "just ski between the trees" Seems to work well for me and when I forget the trees remind me every time!!

 

Only ONCE was I ever "reminded" by a tree. It was motivating enough I took some lesson as a result. In fact, a bunch of lessons. I found lessons with human instructor work somewhat better than trees as instructors. 

 

Unfortunately, my arrival will be too late to join the lessons. 

post #38 of 42
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Kasuncion, Mark Bagby would be really good for Level 6's.  If you get a group together and let me know what day, I can get this set up for you.

Thanks @skier31. I'll reach out to the other intermediates on the Roll Call to see who is interested. 

 

Anyone...:rolleyesThumbs Up?

post #39 of 42

Are these specifically for advanced skiers? I'm mostly beginner, wondering about taking a lesson when I get in. I didn't do it my first time in Breck and sort of wish I had.

post #40 of 42
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Are these specifically for advanced skiers? I'm mostly beginner, wondering about taking a lesson when I get in. I didn't do it my first time in Breck and sort of wish I had.

 

 

Jon, there are both group and private lessons at Snowmass. If you are a relatively new skier, a lesson would likely jump start your skiing career.   I can help you figure out what would work best.

 

I was going to arrange for some "private groups" so all Epic people would be together but there does not seem to be a lot of interest.

 

Feel free to send me a pm. 

post #41 of 42
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I was going to arrange for some "private groups" so all Epic people would be together but there does not seem to be a lot of interest.

 

 

Thanks for trying to set this up.  I still think it is a good idea, but the specifics of Aspen were working against you.  With 3 different areas meaning only 2 days apiece, it becomes harder to set aside a lesson day.  It might go over better at a single-mountain venue, where one day set aside is a smaller fraction of the whole. (I did take a lesson when I was there by myself last year.)

post #42 of 42

Indeed, I think a Highlands Rippin Group would make for an interesting lesson, but:

  1. There are only two official Highlands days on the schedule, and I definitely don't want to miss the hike (which is difficult to predict since it depends somewhat on weather).
  2. I don't really want to commit to go to Highlands instead of the regularly scheduled mountain on another day unless enough other people also commit to do the same. (And so far, I don't think anyone has expressed much interest.)

 

If a Highlands Rippin Group does manage to form, I'm still interested.

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