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Instructor recommendation at Stevens Pass, WA?

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Thread Starter 

I'm probably a level 8 skier, looking to improve on steep slopes in difficult snow conditions.  I recognize that there are always fundamentals to work on, but learning the perfect carve on groomers isn't my priority.  If it's a necessary means to an end (and it may well be) that's one thing, but it's not my goal.

 

The only instructors in WA on the epicski instructor list are both at Snoqualmie, and I'd really prefer Stevens.  Anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 5

Reliable gossip says you want Mitch or Stan. I don't know last names. I've only met Mitch briefly a few times. But word is both of these guys rock - as skiers and instructors. From what I've been told, Mitch is pretty flexible wrt to equipment, terrain, lesson structure and so on. I've seen him ski a tiny bit & I was impressed. I've heard fewer specifics wrt to Stan, but the word is he's superb - and given the folks he's associated with,I believe it.. 

 

Gold pins, etc., etc...

 

 

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Awesome.  Thanks very much for the info!

post #4 of 5

Dave Lucas is a pretty good bet also.  He's a long time DCL, Examiner and current Tech Team Member as well as pretty good guy to work with. 

 

.ma

 

 

post #5 of 5

I second MichaelA's recomendation.  Dave Lucas is really sharp.  I just had him as an examiner for my level 2 exam at Crystal.  He is very sharp.

 

He had some astute observations on my skiing.  I have a few physical issues that I've been trying to hide. Knee surgery in October has me doing some movements to protect the knee.  He picked up on those and offered some solutions.

 

Matt.

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