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?
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.
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]