Originally Posted by Miramar
Great, I will consider Sunapee as well.
Okay, read the other thread mentioning Stratton and it does not make it sound appealing. May I ask though what makes the ski school there "to be avoided at all costs"? I really have nothing to compare it to besides Tremblant- which of course is also Intrawest. Thanks
stratton devotes very little time toward actual instructor training, and, llike all intrawaste resort schools, the mountain management cares little as to whether or not pupils progress.
intrawaste is strictly about selling units in their McVillages, and they dedicate little energy toward ski education.
they keep their schools around for when their McVillage residents want some guidance.
stratton, which had a decent, albeit largely conceited school prior to it's McMountain sale, simply doesn't emphasize good, solid teaching skills.
Bromley, on the other hand, is keenly interested in making breakthrough changes in their pupils, and thereby encouraging them all to return each holiday and weekend from Greenwich, Cos Cob, Scarsdale, etc.
Bromley likes the commuter skier, and therefore relies on a strong, progressive snowsports school.
Stratton would prefer that it's McVillagers have the hill to themselves, a sthat's where the money is, and being they already OWN the McUnits, the concept of 'return visits' is immaterial to them.
Just visit stratton and observe their classes,
then drive the eight minutes to Brom and observe theirs. You be the judge.
It would be very cool if epic sponsiored a sort of 'secret shopper spycam' with which to observe lessons at various resorts.