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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had taken a more advanced bump lesson at Copper and what they thought of it. I am really working at becoming a better mogul skier and am planning to take a lesson. I wanted to take one at Winter Park but a slide on berthoud didn't allow me to make it there and I'm not able to make any of their other dates because of work. I'm sure the instructors at Copper are good but I was wondering how their more advanced lessons were. As far as a mountain Copper doesn't have much for bump skiing. I am really trying to become a zipperline type of a bump skier. Any input would help, thanks.
post #2 of 19
I've never taken a lesson at Copper, but I've heard good things about the Bump Busters program. One of these days I'll check it out myself. But they offer clinics every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10AM. Price is $80 for one day lesson only, or $98 for day ticket + lesson. Check them out at http://www.coppercolorado.com/lesson...mp_busters.htm

BTW, if you're freeskiing, the best bumps at Copper right now are in the Resolution area. Under the liftline, and to skiers' left of the liftline are the best lines you'll find on the hill.
post #3 of 19
I believe our very own ssh is a bumps instructor at Copper, you might send him a pm. He was great to ski with last week so I'd highly recommend getting into his group if you can.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks for your help
post #5 of 19
Bump Busters is a very good program. In the morning the whole group skis together, working on the fundamentals, but then splits up into different ability levels after lunch, and ends the day with a bump-off.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
thats good to hear. i'm sure my fundamentals could use some serious work
post #7 of 19
It is a good lesson-Steve Karpe (sp?) and gang will get you bumping-if you are a good skier already.

If you are an intermediate-the lesson might not as productive

I did the Bump Busters a few seasons ago-the video analyisis was really good-and the bump off was fun too-we split and there were only 3 of us in the upper group-very one on one

It also helps to have a pair of bump friendly skis ( I was on K2 Mod X)
post #8 of 19
Moguls=Pain.
post #9 of 19
Bumps are nature's way of telling you that too many people have skied here already.
post #10 of 19
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Bumps are nature's way of telling you that too many people have skied here already.
Good one.
post #11 of 19
^^^ As much as I would like, I cannot take credit for that saying. I heard it from someone else.
post #12 of 19
I can't comment on the quality of instruction at Copper vs. WP but I was at Copper for the last three days and skied WP (actually Mary Jane) today. In my opinion the bumps at Copper are in poor condition this year. I agree with BMM the the best are under the Resolution lift but all in all they've been much better in years past.

Mary Jane on the other hand is off the hook as usual. Had an awesome day hitting soft, deep bumps with great lines everywhere you looked.

If you're looking to learn zipper line bumpin', look at Mary Jane
post #13 of 19
The Jane is in great shape, now skip the lesson since it won't really help and just be persistent and keep at it
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
I can't comment on the quality of instruction at Copper vs. WP but I was at Copper for the last three days and skied WP (actually Mary Jane) today. In my opinion the bumps at Copper are in poor condition this year. I agree with BMM the the best are under the Resolution lift but all in all they've been much better in years past.

Mary Jane on the other hand is off the hook as usual. Had an awesome day hitting soft, deep bumps with great lines everywhere you looked.

If you're looking to learn zipper line bumpin', look at Mary Jane
Ya know, it's funny. I've skied Copper about a dozen times this season, and the bumps were MUCH better in early season before all the snow. Seems counter-intuitive, but that's the way it is this year. Mid-December, there were some rockin' lines on Mine Dump, and whatever the trail is under Excellerator. The lines in the Rez area were actually better two weeks ago before the latest dump than they have been for the past two weeks.

Skied A-Basin today. Decent bumps all over lookers' right of the front side.

Heading to the Jane tomorrow for some serious bump skiing. I'm stoked!
post #15 of 19

Bumpbusters at Copper

for $98, you get a Copper lift ticket and a 5 hour lesson
with Steve "karpy" Karp.

http://www.coppercolorado.com/lesson...mp_busters.htm

given the cost of the lift ticket alone, a five hour lesson at this
price is a phemonenal deal.

i highly recomend this class (sat/sun only) or by appt.
i took it and would recommend it to anyone

brad
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
The Jane is in great shape, now skip the lesson since it won't really help and just be persistent and keep at it
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Originally Posted by docbrad66 View Post
for $98, you get a Copper lift ticket and a 5 hour lesson
with Steve "karpy" Karp.

http://www.coppercolorado.com/lesson...mp_busters.htm

given the cost of the lift ticket alone, a five hour lesson at this
price is a phemonenal deal.

i highly recomend this class (sat/sun only) or by appt.
i took it and would recommend it to anyone

brad
I will mosdef side with brad on this one. Lessons can be a huge help in learning bumps. I know nothing of this instructor but it's decidedly a great deal.

Oh yeah.....Ann Arbor represent!
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 

thanks for the input

Hey everyone, I appreciate your thoughts on the lesson. I already have a season pass to copper/winter park but I did find that with it I can get a lesson for $49 which is also a great deal. Decided to do the lesson on this coming Sunday and my girlfriend is also going to take it. It'll be nice that we can ski together for half the day then split up into our various groups. Thanks again, I'll let you'll know what I thought of it.
post #18 of 19
Cool, looking forward to your thoughts
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 

my review

Well I took the lesson with Karpy and Rob and have to say it def. helped. It got my hands up and in front and really helped with the seperation between my upper/lower body. Although I wish there was more actual bump skiing and less groomer training I think my ski technique in general needed the groomer training. Steve Karp (Karpy) is a helluva good skier and skiing the afternoon with him was a lot of fun (even though his jokes were repeated and not funny haha). The break for lunch/video analysis was def. too long though and I wish they videod me in the bumps and not on the groomers. I'd recommend it to anyone but because most of the skiers were not looking to become zipperliners but more just trying to ski a mogul run more effectively, I would be more likely to recommend a private lesson with him if you're an above avg. mogul skier. The afternoon was great but the morning seemed slow and repetative. Will def. consider the private lesson with him next year after I cont. to work on some things.
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