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whats a level 8 lesson like at Breck?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

So,

 

I have decided to take a level 8 group lesson at breck the last week of March.  how many people are normally in upper level classes...I know it maxs at 4 or 5 but on a week day is there ever the max?

 

What type of stuff is skied in a level 8 class?  

 

Just curious of what to expect.

 

I need to work on bumps more and Tight tree skiing and skiing in trees and bumps (building confidence) .  I guess that is what is worked on in level 8, but whats a typical day like?

 

Tim

post #2 of 6
Tell the supervisor at the group class gathering (red jacket) what you want to work on. You can say Level 8 but define it so there is no question what you want to do.
post #3 of 6

^^^This. Say level 8 so that you are buying the right product and getting sent to the correct place. Once there state what you want to do pretty specifically.

 

You are as likely to be the only one in your class as you are to have a full class on a weekday.

 

What you ski will depend on who you get paired with, but again, say what you want and you should get it. Many of the instructors will ski "level 9 terrain at level 8 pace."

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

cool,

 

Thanks... 

 

I wonder what days tend to be the slowest for lessons?  I was thinking about doing tuesday.

 

Tim

post #5 of 6
March is high season due to spring break, so expect class sizes to reflect that. That doen't mean a level 8 lesson will be crowded though. Even if you end up with five in a class most of those folks are going to be your equal and typically that makes it more of a workshop where everyone helps each other. So having class mates often is better.
Goal wise trees with bumps and zipperline bumps outside the trees are within that level 8 range. Exactly what you work on depends on what habits you bring to that workshop. Perhaps sharing what gives you trouble might help you dial in a stronger focus on what would help you improve the most.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that's kinda what I thought was going on in level 8. Thanks for the help.

I can't wait to get back out at breck. I was at vail for 2 days in Feb and spent the whole time in the back bowls. Thats where I found my tight tree and bigger bumps skiing to be lacking.
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