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Getting instructions in Mt. St. Louis Moonstone

post #1 of 12
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Hello people,

I enrolled my kids in a ski program at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone.
2 hour sessions on Sundays 1PM, starting Jan 13th.

Since I will be driving them, and since my technique sucks, I might as well take some lessons myself.

The resort instructors charge $75/hour ($150 for 2 hours), probably with whatever instructor they will have available. May be a great one, may be not.

I also stumbled upon a posting by a private instructor (CSIA certified) that was advertising $60 (to "pay for the cost of his skiing") for 2 hours, in any resort in the area. Called him but, unfortunately, he was fully booked. So, not an option.

Are there other alternatives?

Thanks,
Alex.
post #2 of 12
Request a level III and book in advance.
post #3 of 12
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Request a level III and book in advance.
... if they have them
post #4 of 12
They do.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you BigE,

I will call them.
post #6 of 12
The SSD at MSL runs a very solid operation, and has some excellent staff trainers who work to make sure all of the instructors can give good lessons. There is a good selection of strong Level 2 and Level 3 instructors who I'm certain you would have great sessions with. If you want a real treat, book a session with the SSD (if you can get him).
post #7 of 12
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Thank you mogulmuncher,

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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post
If you want a real treat, book a session with the SSD (if you can get him).
Sorry for being dense but who or what is "the SSD"?
Is there a name attached?
post #8 of 12
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Just saw the prices at "Not So Pro" Toronto. Even including the membership price it is a sweet deal. Unfortunately they seem to offer them on Blue Mountain only.
post #9 of 12

Ssd@msl

Oops...getting a little too carried away with acronyms here...
The Ski School Director (SSD) at Mt.St.Louis/Moonstone is Jim Morris, CSIA Level 4.
post #10 of 12
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Hi mogulmuncher, thank you for your reply.

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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post
Oops...getting a little too carried away with acronyms here...
The Ski School Director (SSD) at Mt.St.Louis/Moonstone is Jim Morris, CSIA Level 4.
I will call him, although I'm afraid that a Ski School Director would have better things to do than give private lessons to the likes of me.
post #11 of 12
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I will call him, although I'm afraid that a Ski School Director would have better things to do than give private lessons to the likes of me.
Actually, he didn't! Yay!
Pre-booked two 2-hour lessons with him in January and we'll see how it goes from there.

Thanks again mogulmuncher.
post #12 of 12
Wow, wish I'd seen your question earlier. If you're interested in lessons, the High Park Ski Club gives free lessons to all members. We're at Mount St Louis Moonstone every Saturday and most Sundays January through to March/April. Instructors are all CSIA trained. Membership's somewhere around the $175 range, so if you take three lessons in the season, it's worth your while. Plus you get a discount on your lift ticket.

I learned to ski through the club and passed the CSIA level 1 exam at the end of last season - my second season skiing.

The website is http://www.highparkskiclub.com

Best of luck!
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