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Thanx all for the good ideas. One thing I want to do is keep all the skiers in the group moving up so I have to find some stuff to challange the more advanced skiers in the group and not spend every lesson getting the weakest skiers to match.

Here are some activities I think I'll give a try this weekend--

I think for warm up we'll try to medium radius turns where they have to be pointing at the trees 90* across the slope between each turn (complete turn). Part way through, we'll emphasize being matched (french fries) before starting the next turn.

Do that again but in a circle ski. Gives me a chance to free ski through the group and give pointers (they tend to all ski at me if I to follow the leader which hurts turn completion).

I've used uphill christie but will try the game of who can go up the hill the highest. I have some streamer I can throw out on the hill to use as marks they can try to pass. That should help the skiers not matching and give the more advanced skiers a challange two as they will work on getting a good edge to ride up higher.

Next, maybe some one ski stuff. Get to the side of the trail. Take one ski off. Do some simple J turns to stop. That ought to challange everyone and be good for a few laughs. Then repeat and get them to concentrate on turning the inside, boot only, foot into the turn.
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Originally Posted by learn2turn
One thing I want to do is keep all the skiers in the group moving up so I have to find some stuff to challange the more advanced skiers in the group and not spend every lesson getting the weakest skiers to match.
Sounds like you may also be having a split, if your staff cannot seperate the split and you have to deal with it then I'd offer you this advice, Mix it up and spend some of the lesson dealing with any potential fear issues on easy/mild terrain before you notch it up and be more exacting on the easy terrain and more forgiving on the steeper terrain. If you have a child with a fear issue and do not address it, then no amount of drilling in the world will help until the kid is no longer afraid. Hint: they may not tell you they are afraid.
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