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I suck...looking for help in Tahoe

post #1 of 12
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I'm a green skier. Hesitant as I am to admit that.

My technique is fine for the local hills (MD) but it keeps me from an experiencing more of the mountain out West. Banff, Steamboat, Big Sky, it doesn't seem to matter. My typical quest is to find blues that I can handle. I'd like not to have to care so much. I'm stiff and tend to skid more than slide.

Am going to Tahoe over the first week of March. I'm all about lessons. Any suggestions as far as specific resorts and/or lessons/instructors? Thanks.

Moftel
post #2 of 12
Robin Barnes and Mike Rogan both work at Heavenly. I don't think you could possibly go wrong with either one. (Tip: call the resort now, as I'm sure they both have pretty full schedules).
post #3 of 12
I'll echo the vote for Michael Rogan. We also have a few Epic instructors who work out of the Tahoe area. The big names are not always available but it does not hurt to ask. Another name to consider is Mark Palameras at Sugar Bowl.
post #4 of 12
No you don't. You just need some help. Give a shout, and let's see what we can do.
post #5 of 12

Another vote for Robin and Mike!

There ya go ...personal invite to go learn to ski like Mike (That's a good thing!)
post #6 of 12
Heidi Ettlinger at Heavenly
post #7 of 12
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There ya go ...personal invite to go learn to ski like Mike (That's a good thing!)
The serious side of me wants to say. Good Choice!!!:

The funny bone in me wants to ask if you don't think the OP should consult Philpug about his choice of skis.
post #8 of 12
Wait till Phil finds out that you think he needs help selecting skis!

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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by moftel View Post
I'm a green skier. Hesitant as I am to admit that.

My technique is fine for the local hills (MD) but it keeps me from an experiencing more of the mountain out West. Banff, Steamboat, Big Sky, it doesn't seem to matter. My typical quest is to find blues that I can handle. I'd like not to have to care so much. I'm stiff and tend to skid more than slide.

Am going to Tahoe over the first week of March. I'm all about lessons. Any suggestions as far as specific resorts and/or lessons/instructors? Thanks.

Moftel
I am going to this one, http://www.allmountainskipros.com/All-Mountain-Clinics , taught by Eric.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by therusty View Post
I'll echo the vote for Michael Rogan. We also have a few Epic instructors who work out of the Tahoe area. The big names are not always available but it does not hurt to ask. Another name to consider is Mark Palameras at Sugar Bowl.
If you can get Mark, He just made the western division tech team! His availability may be going down! Congrats Mark!

With an invite from Michael however, TAKE IT
post #11 of 12

Getting good

Great instructors are found in lots of places, and you don't need to just take private lessons. If you are going mid-week, consider a group lesson. It will probably be a small class.

Instead of one of the pretentious resorts, consider Sierra at Tahoe. It's less crowded, less expensive, and has some great instructors. At Sierra, they have a great value "early bird" private lesson. You could take that first, and work on some things on your own. If you call yourself intermediate, you can take limitless group lessons for $99. Sierra has a long green run from the top, and some great blue cruisers. I think the terrain there would be more fun at your level.
post #12 of 12
The best beginner terrain in Tahoe is at Squaw Valley. Ride the cable car to the top and ski a beautiful alpine meadow with great views. Then go for a swim in the pool at High Camp.
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