We (family of 4) will drive up to Stowe this Friday and plan to ski on Saturday and Sunday. Appreciate recommendations on 2 ski instructors this Sunday (2 or 3 hours), one for my 2 children (11 and 9) and the other for my husband and me.
This will be our first time skiing in Stowe. We have skied in New England in the past 3-4 years: been to Okemo (3 days), Mount Snow (2 days), Mohawk (6 or 7 day trips), Jiminy (7 days), Wyndham (1 day) and Catamount (2 days)
On Saturday, I am planning to have our kids ski with the Adventure program while my husband and I practice drills and techniques. On Sunday, we will probably take private lessons in the morning.
Main Objective: Looking for overall improvement and breakthrough in terms of form and techniques (this is sort of a warm-up trip before our upcoming trip to Beaver Creek in February )
- Daughter: 4th season this year. A careful Level-4 or 5 skier. Flexible and have a good sense of balance. Listen and follow instructions well. Ski mostly parallel and can do hockey stops. Skied on green, blue and easy black trails...
- Son: 4th season this year. A fearless Level-4 or 5 skier. Behave well in a group lesson setting but may not follow detailed instructions well (being a boy and all...) Athletic with good hand-eye coordination (good with basketball, soccer and football.) Lefty. Tend to ski with a minor wedge even he can do turns well (sometimes parallel, sometimes wedge.) Also skied on green, blue, easy black and more challenging (icy and steep) blacks on the east coast (same ski locations as above)
- Me: 3rd season this year. Careful and conservative Level 3-4. Athletic, fit, flexible, exercise daily, but with meniscus tear on my right knee (exterior.) Ski wedge or parallel depending on terrain, speed, and how my right leg feels. Have been skiing without poles so far but would like to start using them as I began to feel the turns and can do (quite) smooth s turn shapes on easy greens. Skied on green and easy blues (same locations)
- My husband: 3rd season this year. More daring than I, Level 4-5. Athletic, fit, flexible, exercise daily and have a good sense of balance. Ski mostly parallel and can do hockey stops. Skied on green, blue, easy black and challenging blacks on the east coast.
Thanks in advance for recommendations (instructors or skiing in general.)
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