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post #31 of 36

The custom ski week is a good idea if you want the full attention of the instructor and have specific goals you wanted to attain.

 

Instructor recs will totally dependent on how you learn best. 

post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

The custom ski week is a good idea if you want the full attention of the instructor and have specific goals you wanted to attain.

 

Instructor recs will totally dependent on how you learn best. 

Not sure if I know how to describe how I learn best, but I can try to think back to previous experience.

 

I had one crappy instructor who kept telling me to do something that wasn't clicking for me and made me feel like an idiot. I had an other instructor who told me to do things that made sense and I improved a lot. I guess I do well with instructors who are flexible enough to explain physical concepts in various ways until something clicks. Any recs?

post #33 of 36
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Thanks for all the great tips guys.

 

Regarding Taos: I was considering booking a private week for $750 instead of the regular week for $150. Even though it is way more expensive, it still seems like a ridiculous deal for 6 2-hr private lessons...but correct me if I'm off base.

 

Also regarding Taos: I've read that it's a serious expert mountain. The greens are like blues anywhere else and the blues are like blacks, with very few of either. Does Taos still sound like a good idea for someone who mainly skis blues and easy east coast blacks?

 

Thanks!

 

P.S. If anyone wants to PM me the names of really good Taos instructors I should request, I would really appreciate it!


Private vs small group is a personal decision.  No right or wrong.  Personally, I learn a lot when an experienced instructor is working with another skier.  So I tend to do lessons out west with a friend of similar ability level.  Started doing that when I was Level 7 (of 9) and continuing as a Level 8.

 

A good instructor will find the right terrain.  I have no doubt that Taos is good for anyone who can ski an east coast black, even an easy one.  Assuming they are ready to listen and work on fundamentals.

post #34 of 36
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Any opinions on Schweitzer? I bring it up because I've seen a lot of people call it a good intermediate mountain the 2 hour private lessons are quite affordable at $140. Any good instructor recs? Still considering Taos as well but a bit concerned about what I've read with the very limited number of blue runs.

post #35 of 36

Taos have more than enough runs for the learning  requirements.

 

PM sent for instructor recs. 

post #36 of 36

@FF9000 - a few epic bears are having a mini gathering at Taos for the week starting 2/27. If you are there we can make a few turns together. Regardless, have fun becoming a much improved skier.

 

BTW, when people comments on my skiing, my standard reply is "I'm a product of the Taos ski week". 

MMmmmmm, not sure that is good. :D    

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