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Lessons near Philly?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Can anyone recommend a good place for a near-non-skier to take some lessons near Philly. Obviously there's no snow there now, but eventually....

My brother's fiancee needs to learn to ski.
post #2 of 10
Jack Frost or Camelback would be my top two. Both are 1.5-2 hours from Philly. Out of teh two Camelback will have more beginner/intermediate terrain.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Anybody else? Do we have any instrucors from PA here? Which makes me wonder... it seems like all good instructors would aspire to teach at better hills. Does that hurt the quality of instruction at the feeder hills? Any ski-school director types care to answer that?
post #4 of 10
Okay, LarryC. Come out of hiding!!! larry is somewhere in PA., and does anyone remember what hill John H. teaches on?
post #5 of 10
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisamarie:
...does anyone remember what hill John H. teaches on?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

post #6 of 10
Most instructors who are in PA do it so they can get free skiing and discounts on equipement. It is not a profession. I am not saying that there aren't qualified ones, jus that the pool is not as good as VT/UT/CO, ect.
post #7 of 10
Shawnee would be more than happy to accomodate you as would any of the other areas. You also have Alpine not too far away from Shawnee.

The best thing would be to take a mid-week private no matter where you go.

BTW most of the part timers teach for a number of reasons..... the most common is that we have kids who are snow rats and since we had to spend so much time hanging around we decided to become useful..

At Shawnee, try to get an instructor Rich Boterri for your cousin. He has been doing this forever and has a wonderful way with people. Tell him that Ed (Garretts dad) recommended him..... Send me a personal message when you plan to come and I'll try to see if he's available. Heck, if I'm around I can give your cousin a try but Rich is one of the instructors who mentors me.... so why not ask for the best. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I may live in North Carolina, but she's not my cousin (J/K)...

Seriously though, I will pass that on. Shawnee is near Philly? I doubt it would be mid-week, BTW.
post #9 of 10
Ooooooops! [img]redface.gif[/img]

Now I did not infer ...... besides, I thought that was a West Virginia joke.

Blue Mountain is probably the closest to Philly, it does get pretty crowded on weekends like most of the "Metro" areas.

Phil is from Philly (well close), so he is the man on travel time and areas in the Poconos.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 12, 2001 07:07 PM: Message edited 1 time, by yuki ]</font>
post #10 of 10
I know Yuki is up at Shawnee.. If he has an in.. go with it. Shawnee is 2 hrs from Philly, C-Back and Frost are 1:45. You are splitting hairs at that point.
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