Originally Posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado
Hey...thanks everyone! The new job at Keystone promises to be quite a challenge, but I look forward to it.
Sorry for being out of touch, Ott. I've sort of exiled myself from EpicSki for a while, trying to use the time for some other pressing projects. Now that my new job starts in about a week, I'm working overtime trying to put the finishing touches on a video project for the PSIA-RM Adaptive program, and on some projects for the Alpine program as well. But I have been checking in at least semi-regularly.
I will find time to come back to play at EpicSki soon, I promise.
Meanwhile, I'd love to hear from anyone with any suggestions, comments, ideas, complaints, whatever, regarding the Keystone Ski and Ride School. With a new Director (Pete Sonntag, formerly of Beaver Creek and, most recently, Copper Mountain) and lots of enthusiastic support from the big wigs at Vail Resorts, it is the dawn of a new era at Keystone. What sort of programs and opportunities would inspire you to consider coming to Keystone and skiing with us?
Welcome to winter, everyone. It starts now!
Now for the complaints. We often have never-evers and lower level skiers visit us. Ski School has been a real disappointment. Both the adult and kids school. An example. My sister-in-law a snow boarder took several lessons. She was doing pretty well but they never got her out of the learning area. She got pretty bored pretty quickly. We skied by once to see how she was doing. Going down the slope by herself her instructor was not watching, to busy flirting with another instructor, his back to my sister-in-law. This year she said she is not coming back, to boring. Same with my nephews there seems to be a real hesitancy to take the kids off the learning hill. They are 7 and can pretty much ski most blues. But each time we put them in ski school it is the learning area and only the learning area for them.
Thanks for listening, I look forward to seeing you on the hill.
edit adding a thought,
Last year, at least I think it was last year, my sister took what was touted as a half day lesson, turned out to be 2 hours. That bugs me. At the time Keystone did not offer a full day adult group lesson for upper level skiers. It would be nice to have a FULL day lesson offered.