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copper mountain level busters?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I looked around for three day learning programs running 2/7-2/9 since I'm going to be taking a class in denver the following week. I was very close with the mahre program but they ran 2/8-2/10.

A friend took the level buster program at copper mountain and liked it. Looking at the web site, it seems that it's just for beginners though? Anyone know if they run the program for other levels?

tia,
jd
post #2 of 9
frugal_skier,

The level buster program is available for beginner, novice and intermediate skiers. It includes three consecutive 1/2 day lessons, generally with the same instructor. Price wise it is a good deal. I'm sure advanced skiers aren't going to be bounced.

On Tuesdays they offer a "bro" session (blame marketing for the name not the ski school), an all day lesson at any level. Wednesday it the "sister" session-same deal.

They have also been doing a "rip it up" program on Fridays-Sundays. This one goes out about 9 with the very best instructors on staff, heading for the toughest terrain. If your skills aren't up to the level required they swiing by the ski school meeting place to drop you off for a regular lesson at 10.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks. It's really hard to know where I'd fall out there. Here, in the east, I'm usually in the top class, and I can ski anywhere. However, I have two friends Mickey, a ski instructor and Mark, who might be a better skier. They had never skied out west before. On their first run, they both fell about 5 times. Mickey said

"Listen, I think we'd better ski blues out here until we get the hang of it".
"that was a blue" mark replied.

So, they skied greens for a while, then moved to blues and eventually blacks. Still, I don't think they skied double diamonds well and the rippers class sounds like they'll be skiing everywhere.

Perhaps I'll try the level busters and see where that takes me. Are there particular instructor(s) I should request?

thanks again,
jd
post #4 of 9
I took an advanced lesson from Mike Stecker at Copper yesterday. He took us all over the mountain thru Spalding, Copper, and Union bowls to work on steeps and moguls. If you like skiing hard, this guy is very knowledgeable.
post #5 of 9
Steck is awesome as is Pete Amos-both do groups.
post #6 of 9
Here, in the east, I'm usually in the top class, and I can ski anywhere. However, I have two friends Mickey, a ski instructor and Mark, who might be a better skier. They had never skied out west before. On their first run, they both fell about 5 times. Mickey said "Listen, I think we'd better ski blues out here until we get the hang of it". "that was a blue" mark replied.

Sounds like a little overestimation of your and your friends' abilities. Next time, you guys ought to take a Humility Pill before describing yourselves and choosing a run.

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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by gonzostrike:
Here, in the east, I'm usually in the top class, and I can ski anywhere. However, I have two friends Mickey, a ski instructor and Mark, who might be a better skier. They had never skied out west before. On their first run, they both fell about 5 times. Mickey said "Listen, I think we'd better ski blues out here until we get the hang of it". "that was a blue" mark replied.

Sounds like a little overestimation of your and your friends' abilities. Next time, you guys ought to take a Humility Pill before describing yourselves and choosing a run.

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Thank you for your well thought out suggestion.
post #8 of 9
On December 13th I had a lesson out there with Wes Cohen who did a wonderful job with my two brothers, my 12 yr. old nephew and me. I would recommend him without qualification.
post #9 of 9
FYI, Wes is a private group instructor who rarely does groups so you won't see him doing level busters. He gets pretty well booked in advance.
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