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Any Holiday Valley Instructors?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
If so, could you let me know which runs are usually used there for L2 skiing exams?
post #2 of 19
If you don't get a response here you might try asking here...

http://www.holidayvalleyforums.com/board/index.php
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Cool, I never knew they had a forum. Thanks.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hey Boats...

Is anyone running that site? It's been 24 hours since registering and I still haven't been "approved" to post my question.
post #5 of 19
Hmmm....I don't know them, but would be happy to ask your question if you don't get on soon enough.

I did not know you had to be approved.

Did you give them a credit app?:
post #6 of 19
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RKubicki sent me an email. My account was denied b/c I didn't meet the criteria. I responded what criteria? No questions were asked. He got back to me, apparently, their software picked up my email as a commercial account, which is not allowed. He's correcting it for me. Thanks.
post #7 of 19
I did post your question over there. The answer I got was "any hill".
post #8 of 19
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Thanks for trying Boats. That's a lame answer IMO, but I have yet to find any helpful people at HV in both trying to use the forum and calling into Central Res for reservations.

Yes, they can use all slopes, duh. But there's probably a high chance of using 4-5 specificly b/c of convenience and not knowing the lift structure there, I don't know what they are.

I guess I'll figure it out on my own there.
post #9 of 19
Matt,

Did you try calling the ski school? I bet they would know. You could call the Patrol. They are a bunch of good dudes.
post #10 of 19
Yes, not much of an answer. Take a look at the trail map. If I had to guess it would probably be one of the slopes serviced by the Yodeler Chair down that face of the hill. They are all blacks, wide, with a fairly sustained pitch the whole way down.

Skiied there yesterday with Roundturns. Had a good time.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by SpringsRegular View Post
Matt,

Did you try calling the ski school? I bet they would know. You could call the Patrol. They are a bunch of good dudes.
I'm almost positive the lazy answer was given by the SSD on the board. I'll see what I can find out once we arrive I guess. I'll also talk to our Examiner on staff and see what he knows about testing there.
post #12 of 19
I'd put money on the Yodler and Chute Chairs. Both chairs access a lot of terrain. Most trails at the Valley are all the same anyway (short and flat, accept for Mardi Gras which is long and flat), so you'll probably be fine.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
What blues are typically left bumped?
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt View Post
What blues are typically left bumped?
Morning Star has a narrow line of bumps between the chair lift and the trees usually. Think of this trail as skiing through a corn field. Yes, its that flat.

I have also seen bumps on Sunrise, but they usually suck if they are there at all. BTW - fun trick on sunrise (not to be done during an exam)... go really fast as you approach the head wall and find a small bump to get some air from and jump off the headwall. You can get some serious air there.

If you want extreme skiing - try Mardi Gras on a Friday "ski club" night. Bring your health insurance cards.

Chute is one of the best (if not the best) bump trails in WNY. If you're skiing bumps, you'll probably be there.

Later

Greg
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
L2 testing will have the candidates doing blue bump runs. That's why I asked. Although, it's not uncommon for the examiner to take a stronger group of candidates to a black bump run just to see some free skiing. Thanks for the info.

I'll be on Chute while they are testing :
post #16 of 19
Chute a blue bump run equivalent I think. There are not many other options at Holiday that will really provide a good testing ground. Basically if your examiner skips the headwall it is a blue. It won't be challenging at all. anyone testing for a L2 should be more than capable of skiing the trail in its entirety. It is actually probably easier to ski than other bump runs at the valley because it receives more traffic and therefore gets better rythm to the lines.
Later
Greg
post #17 of 19
Still not really an answer to your question but there has been a little activity on the thread I started over there, might help.

One thing for sure the skiing has been really good there. The past few days they have recieved over a foot of natural and have been pounding the snowmaking. 2* there now.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, still not much. I already know what to expect from L2 exams. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. I'll ski around and figure where to prep the candidates when we get there. Thanks for the help

As for skiing, hope it stays good. We just got nailed with 18" of fluff yesterday and the skiing was phenominal. Face shots were had until noon where it drifted deep. Rain and 50's coming in for the weekend....the Mid Atlantic sucks donkey ballz.
post #19 of 19
Here too. Just when things were really looking good. I better get out there tomorrow and Saturday.
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