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post #1 of 15
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Anyone know of good solid instructors at Mt Snow?...trying to get my skiing to the next level and want to hook up with a regular set of lessons each Sat/Sun to try to get my butt to expert level (finally)....any recommendations out there?

Also, any thoughts on where best to go early in the season or programs around a 4-5 day school to go from intermediate to advanced?

Tired of being an average skier at best.
post #2 of 15
I can't help yo[u]with a Mt snow instructor, but the best and cheapest early season instruction is a ski school hiring clinic. In the east, it's usually 2 weekends of full day instruction with the best instructors on the mountain, for less than the cost of full price lift tickets.

BK
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
I can't help yo[u]with a Mt snow instructor, but the best and cheapest early season instruction is a ski school hiring clinic. In the east, it's usually 2 weekends of full day instruction with the best instructors on the mountain, for less than the cost of full price lift tickets.

BK

What if swisstrader has no intention of joining a ski school?

If that happened to be the case, it seems your suggestion would be dishonest business... taking advantage of a ski school's recruitment and hiring process.


But to follow up on this advice, swisstrader, one of the best ways to improve your skiing is to join a ski school. (Mt Snow is an excellent choice) Part time employment policies vary at different areas, but if you are available to ski most weekends, then you'll be a great candidate for a part time instructor position. Then, you'll have access to the ski school's best instructors and trainers throughout the season.

But if that's not in your interest, I'm sure other folks here will give you some good references for instructors at Mt Snow.
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What if swisstrader has no intention of joining a ski school?
Most ski schools really don't mind if people join in on the hiring clinic. The problem is that there is a LOT of standing around and talking, and mostly low end skiing at these clinics.

Killington has (at least I think they still have) a week long School for Ski Instructors in early December that tops most. Both ways are cheap considering it's a week of instruction, 6 hours long every day. Its about the cost of lift tickets plus a few bucks.

As far a Mount Snow goes, try to contact Tom Mattarucci (matta roochie) who I believe is still a Supervisor in the adult school there. If he can't take you out in person have him recommend someone. Be sure to mention my screen name here and say Hi for me.

If you need a childrens instructor ask for Doug Kaufman who is the children's school director. He will put you on his best kids instructor. Tell him "Mr. Clone" sent you ! ( I got nicknames everywhere!)
post #5 of 15
I can't help you with Mt Snow, but if you can venture a bit further north Sugarbush has the Valley Ski Week, generally the second week of December. Its Monday-Friday with a 5 day lift ticket and 2 hour group lesson in the morning each day. There can be some group switching the first day but you're with the same group, same instructor the whole week so lots of fun and learning goes on. Last year it was $160 for lift and lesson. I don't think this years dates, prices have been announced yet.
It's held a bit early in the season which means it can be iffy some years but the classes have always been good and I hope this summers rain translates into lots of early snow as it has 2 of the last 3 years.
post #6 of 15
Hey Swisstrader. Still looking for an instructor at Mt Snow? I met one at ProJam by the name of Martha. I don't know her last name, but she's been teaching there for about 20 years, shouldn't be hard to find. I think you'd do well to ski with her.
post #7 of 15
I remember Martha, she's awesome! I'm glad to hear she's still there. Tight skiier, too. I'm wracking my brains trying to remember names, but most of those I'd recommend have moved on to other hills.

I think Ben Craig is still there, he's tops to ski with... into racing and all such crazy skiing.
post #8 of 15
I skied with Martha at the last Pro Jam. Didn't get her last name, but she is a level 3 and knows her stuff. From your description and skiing with her, there's a potential for a good fit.
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I skied with Martha at the last Pro Jam. Didn't get her last name, but she is a level 3 and knows her stuff. From your description and skiing with her, there's a potential for a good fit.
Thanks Guys...will definitely check out Martha.
post #10 of 15
http://esa.epicski.com/ these guys might be able to rev up your skiing!!!
post #11 of 15
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http://esa.epicski.com/ these guys might be able to rev up your skiing!!!
Yes, but appears as if Stowe event was in Dec
post #12 of 15
I've had a good lesson with Larry Peckham
post #13 of 15
This brings back memories... I learned to ski at mount snow when I was 8!
post #14 of 15
How are you
I am from Brazil, i am going to stowe from 14 february until 18 february.
I need one instructor to give to me snobording prived lesson.
Someone Know one instructor?
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How are you
I am from Brazil, i am going to stowe from 14 february until 18 february.
I need one instructor to give to me snobording prived lesson.
Someone Know one instructor?

Ryan Munn is a good younger full cert at Stowe. He also speaks Spanish which from my understanding most Brazilians speak either Spanish or English as their second language.

Good luck!
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