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Need an instructor in Utah (PC or SB)

post #1 of 5
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Hi Pros!

 

I've been skiing for about 6 years - that is I've had about 5-7 days experience each year since 2010.  I go on the annual "guy trip" and sometimes get an additional trip out with family or on my own.  This year we went to the newly combined Park City / Canyons resort and I'll be going back there in early March, with one day in Snowbird.  

 

One of the guys on the trip asked us what is your perfect day on the hill.  Some said bombing a groomer, some said powder, etc.  I thought about it and what I really want is beautiful turns.  I have an OK turn at a low pitch but on anything steep or varied it just falls apart.  I've taken a few lessons, watched videos, read up on technique, and try to follow a nice line when I find one.  None of it has really stuck so far.  So while I can survive just about any run, I want to achieve a rhythm and style that has eluded me so far.  

 

There are NO instructors listed for Park City, Canyons, or Snowbird.  I'm looking for a personal recommendation for a good one anyway, that can un-teach whatever bad habits are holding me back and instill new ones.  Please shout out if you know (or are) one!

 

Jim

post #2 of 5

I can teach beautiful turns. I teach at Deer Valley, but I can be booked through DV to teach at PC. It's ridiculously not cheap but is a few bucks cheaper than booking a PC private. I'll reach out for PC contacts. DV also has custom privates where you can 1-2 hours vs a full or half day, but they can not be booked in advance. Booking a custom and requesting a specific instructor is tricky.

post #3 of 5

I would vouch for TheRusty. He has a great eye and has given me lots of effective feedback over the years on skis and snowboard (remotely). He's also a level 3, which is the upper level limit in the US.

post #4 of 5

Thanks Met. L3 cert may be the highest certification in the US, but it's only the starting point for the second phase of an instructors growth. There is no limit on getting better. One of the benefits of working at a larger resort is the opportunity to hang out with many more L3 certs who have much more experience than I do.

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That's why psia needs a 4!
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