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Private at Breck....who?

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So I'll be up at Breck all next week with my family. My brother wants his 3 kids in a private (full day) for the first day skiing (Sunday) to get their legs back. They've skied about 5 times in their lives for a couple days at a time so not "never evers" but probably need to get the feel for it. They're 14,12,9...any suggestions on a particular instructor? And can you request one in particular or do you have to "take whomever"? I've never run into an instructor I didn't like at Breck, so I don't see an issue, but just wondering.
post #2 of 6
Lisa, I'll get you a name and number by PM when I get home from Peoria tomorrow night or Saturday. There is a supervisor at the Peak 9 base that I took level 2 with (she passed, too). She was really great on the kids part of the exam, and I would very much recommend her. She's young and vibrant and really connects with what the kids are about... She played Quidditch two different ways with us on skis (as an example).
post #3 of 6
Lisa--Jane Tarlow would be a good choice. She's been there about 30 years and is high energy and an Ivy league Grad.

ssh's post almost sounds like Jen Loash, but I'm not sure.

Call Dave Holcraft---He is the (I think highest ranking) kids supervisor and his office is in the Peak 8 locker room. Mention my name (UL will work) and get his ideas. He can set you up.
post #4 of 6
Chris Meyer, Lucy Woodall, Tony Kirk, Joanne Ashborne, Rennata Bulova Patrick Fagen, Carl Richter. All are chidrens acred.and full cert. and great kids instructors!
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Originally Posted by Rdy2ski
So I'll be up at Breck all next week with my family. My brother wants his 3 kids in a private (full day) for the first day skiing (Sunday) to get their legs back. They've skied about 5 times in their lives for a couple days at a time so not "never evers" but probably need to get the feel for it. They're 14,12,9...any suggestions on a particular instructor? And can you request one in particular or do you have to "take whomever"? I've never run into an instructor I didn't like at Breck, so I don't see an issue, but just wondering.
This sounds like a disaster. Those kids are at different levels of physical and social deveopment. They'll behave just the way they do when they're home alone. They'll all be manipulating each other and the instructor. At best, the older ones will be bored and held back by the youngest one.
Put them in separate group lessons. Peer pressure is a wonderful thing.

BK
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for all the great replies! BK, appreciate what you're saying about different levels, they definitely wanted to go private so maybe I'll head them with different instructors.
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