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Was this the year you had your best lesson ever?

post #1 of 13
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What did you learn?
post #2 of 13
I learned that even little kids can learn direct to parallel
post #3 of 13
I learned about the "phantom" ski and saw the light.
post #4 of 13
I learned Ninja mogul snowboard technique thanks to Nick (Monarch) and Chris (Vail). They could also do a great "Hanz & Franz" imitation and could "pump you up" in a Cert Prep Clinic.
post #5 of 13
Go.
post #6 of 13
Yes, but not because of the lesson itself but because of the great terrain I skied at it.
This year I have skied such a gnarly steep 'n'deep stuff I could have never thought I am able to ski.
As I stood atop of the run I just asked the instructor if he thought I was able to ski this. He just answered Yes and went down.
I followed (what else could I do?) and what you think I just enjoyed it and skied it really easily and even with some style. The lesson totally rips!!!
post #7 of 13
Yes. Each & every lesson was the best ! I learned a lot. I learned : 1) Private lessons rock when you have a lot to learn and want to dramatically increase skills & ability. 2)Mileage counts not just in solidifying skills but in gaining experience. 3) It's like training horses. Patience,time, and always asking for more of the same, a bit stronger & more exaggerated each time until it's finally there. It takes time to build those reflexes, muscles, movement patterns, responses, balance, coordination, consistency, more understanding & to get the "feeling right". Patience is not only a virtue, but a really good thing.
4) There are awesome people out there that are also awesome instructors/coaches. 5) I am thankful there are these instructors that truly have the talent AND the calling to enjoy teaching people like me ! AND that I got to meet & learn from them. What a gift ! Thanks to them, I am a LOT stronger skier with more skills & understanding, as well as good advice stored away for when it's needed. Woo Hoo ! what a way to end the season that has not yet ended !
post #8 of 13
I leaned how to use epiphonatious in a sentence.
post #9 of 13
I learned the fancier a website is the bigger chance that the product isn't as good as the website *tries* to say.
post #10 of 13
I learned to let the skis run.
post #11 of 13

Best Lesssons Ever

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Originally Posted by 911over View Post
Yes. Each & every lesson was the best ! I learned a lot. I learned : 1) Private lessons rock when you have a lot to learn and want to dramatically increase skills & ability. 2)Mileage counts not just in solidifying skills but in gaining experience. 3) Patience,time, and always asking for more of the same, a bit stronger & more exaggerated until it's finally there. It takes time to build those reflexes, muscles, movement patterns, responses, balance, coordination, consistency, more understanding & to get the "feeling right". Patience is not only a virtue, but a really good thing.
4) There are awesome people out there that are also awesome instructors/coaches. 5) I am thankful there are these instructors that truly have the talent AND the calling to enjoy teaching people like me ! AND that I got to meet & learn from them. What a gift ! Thanks to them, I am a LOT stronger skier with more skills & understanding, as well as good advice stored away for when it's needed.
911 Over and I had a lot of similar experiences!! I learned among a number of things some vital clarifications on stance, balance, kinesthetic awareness, dorsiflexsion, etc.etc. Private lessons made an incredible difference. Phenomenal instructors were amazing in their ability to diagnose and keep trying
solutions until something worked. THANK YOU!!!:


I'm one of those people who has a difficult time cementing movements forward......so many thanks to dedicated/patient instructors (if you see this, you know the difference you made..). I was so happy with the instruction I received this year that I could hardly believe how lucky I was to have worked with the people I worked with!

I would also like to thank all the people at epic though whose suggestions on how to improve (privates/frequency, drills, equipment, etc.) were really helpful!!
post #12 of 13
I took a lesson for the first time in many, many years. It was an early season $10 group lesson special at Whitetail, PA. My teenage son and I signed up for the "advanced" group and got our own instructor, older guy named John Nicolaysen. He asked me how long I'd been skiing and due to my incompetence I was embarrassed to admit over 40 years. IIRC he had been skiing for something like 55 years. (I later found out he was an experienced USSA coach and PSIA Level III certified with tons of instruction experience, both East and West.) Subject of lesson was carving. He was a super smooth carver and gave us about 90 minutes of undivided attention. I learned some humility. My son was a lot better at picking up the carving drills and he enjoyed worked on it for the rest of the season. Gave me a lot to think about and added an alternative to my son's tendency to otherwise bomb figure-11-style down blues and easy blacks. So it was a very beneficial lesson and I'm interested in doing it again, especially at such a deal.
post #13 of 13
I learned this year that helmets are worth wearing them. I also learned that my body is not invincible. Guess I will be buying knee braces next year at 21.
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