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post #31 of 46
It states, "Join Mermer AND HER STAFF", who were hand picked. There's no guarantee she's the one teaching. You could get Joe or Jane Blow, and have breakfast with Mermer (she'll be at another table, though.)

Green Mountain Orthotics sold me the oversize boots for $450 that never really fit, and I'm now selling these for any amount over $20. Steve at Gart Sports in Silverthorne, CO sold me a bloody beautifully fitting boot for half that. I'd rather see him.

Good luck, Windham.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bonni
It states, "Join Mermer AND HER STAFF", who were hand picked. There's no guarantee she's the one teaching. You could get Joe or Jane Blow, and have breakfast with Mermer (she'll be at another table, though.)

Green Mountain Orthotics sold me the oversize boots for $450 that never really fit, and I'm now selling these for any amount over $20. Steve at Gart Sports in Silverthorne, CO sold me a bloody beautifully fitting boot for half that. I'd rather see him.

Good luck, Windham.
Bonni,

You need to get in touch with Greg Hoffman (GMOLfoot on epic) He owns Green Mountain Orthodic Labs (GMOL). If they sold you an ill fitting boot, he'll get you fixed up correctly.
post #33 of 46
LM,

You would really benefit from Mermer's clinic's. She is not only more prolific, she knows what she's talking about!
post #34 of 46
Now what I always considered as great expereince is even more special. I got to ski in a clinic for a day with Mermer, and it didn't cost me $600. She truely has an an out of the box presentation style with many unique approaches to enhancing learning experience.

If I could sum up what I learned from Mermer it would be that rather than expecting the same comfortable approach to work for everyone, be brave enough to seek the personalized approach that will be most effective for each and every unique student's learning needs.
post #35 of 46
 I just read the book for the second time, it is truly a brilliant book and about a lot more then fear.

I also just found that finally it can be purchased again for under $25. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0525946381/ref=dp_olp_1

A must read as far as I'm concerned, whether you are dealing with fear (your own or your student's) or not.  Mermer's ideas on skiing are truly eye opening and can't help but improve anyone's skiing, from beginners to the most advanced expert amongst us.

Really.
post #36 of 46
Talk about timely. I was wandering through this thread looking for a link towards attaining Mermer's book to address some issues I wanted to prepare for as far as the fear and need for total control some students have that has kept them from busting through that scary door .

Thanks SMJ.

Got r dun. 29 bucks inc shipping . Cool.
post #37 of 46
 I just got a used hardback copy in "very good condition" for under $9 with shipping.  Thanks for the link.  I can't wait to read it!
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

 I just got a used hardback copy in "very good condition" for under $9 with shipping.  Thanks for the link.  I can't wait to read it!

Wow. That wasn't there when I looked. Nice.
post #39 of 46

Tuition now $5400...anyone with any real experience with the program? I am one of those who have tried for years to get to the next level with a lesson here and a lesson there, but to no avail.

post #40 of 46
They should rename it "The Bill Gates Clinic" as only he could afford it.  For that price the official jacket better be of Bogner quality. 
post #41 of 46
 I found that $5,400 thing you mentioned swisstrader, it's 48 hours of private lessons, a season pass to Windham and other things. http://www.windhammountain.com/lessons/powerlearn/

I think you could find something with Mermer for less then that!
post #42 of 46
 I just have to congratulate Mermer and Windam for having the guts to offer this. I hear that it sells out. I wish that we had such a program as I'd love to coach it. It sounds like a very solid no-BS approach to teaching skiing.
post #43 of 46
I took a 2 day PSIA clinic with Mermer a few years ago and enjoyed it very much She's a great teacher and the first instructor I've met who could quote Ezra Pound word for word. Very nice chairlift companion.

I've forgotten the cost. This was one of those PSIA masters clinics in which every clinician is a current or former demo team member. It was reasonable and probably included the lift tickets which just goes to point out what an incredible bargain PSIA membership is.
Edited by oisin - 10/26/09 at 11:45am
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

 I just read the book for the second time, it is truly a brilliant book and about a lot more then fear.

I also just found that finally it can be purchased again for under $25. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0525946381/ref=dp_olp_1

A must read as far as I'm concerned, whether you are dealing with fear (your own or your student's) or not.  Mermer's ideas on skiing are truly eye opening and can't help but improve anyone's skiing, from beginners to the most advanced expert amongst us.

Really.
 I read this book this summer.  It's fantastic.  If you're interested in learning to teach better, fork over the $$ and get a copy from your regional PSIA organization.  Mermer creates very useful ways of describing obstacles to learning, and ways of overcoming those obstacles.  I've quoted her plenty of times to others since I read the book, and not once was I talking about skiing.
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