Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
You should just get that thought right out of your mind.
Any quality coach (with a name w/o a name) and the vast majority of Instructors will work with you at whatever level you are at. Not only is it their job.....but their passion to take skiers to the next level............no matter what that level.
If you are anywhere near Summit County, Co...I'd be happy to cruise around with you next trip out......any doubts ? Search for the "Lets Go Colorado" thread from last spring in the "Meet on the Hill Forum" and I'm sure you'll get a feel for the attitude and quality of the folks that are just waiting to ski (and hang) with you.
I totally agree with Louie, Sugarcube.
You and I are probably around the same level, and despite being lower level, NO ONE out there made me feel like I was holding them back. Don't let being lower level stop you - after all, how do you get to a higher level unless you get some instruction? That's their JOB.
Also, I felt like I got better when I skiied with people who were better than me even just for fun- not sure if it's osmosis or unconscious modeling, but it happened.
I hear-tell that I may get a week off in December, so I may show up out there sometime too - maybe we can learn together