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Looking for topnotch Vail Ski instructor for private lesson

post #1 of 11
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WIll be out in Vail first week of Feb. and looking for recommendations. Have had some great lessons at Breck, but never took one at the Vail ski school. level 7ish guy who is trying to perfect the carve and not skid. skied whales tale and horeshoe bowl with Jon Lawson last time out in breck (Great time, thx Jon!)

regards,
Frank
post #2 of 11
 Look up Ric Reiter - vail snopro on epic.  
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 Look up Ric Reiter - vail snopro on epic.  

I'll 2nd that. Great skier and a great guy.
post #4 of 11
If Ric is not available, try for Gary Lindberg.
post #5 of 11
You can try to arrange for Jon to ski with you at BC.   Breck, Keystone, Vail, BC and Heavenly are all Vail Resorts and the ski schools can send instructors to any by prior arrangement for a requested private, although it might be a stretch to get a Colorado instructor to California. 
post #6 of 11
Kate Howe! Very motivated, awesome person.
post #7 of 11
Kneale beat me to it, but I'll second his advice that you can arrange to ski with Jonathan at Vail, if you would like. Otherwise, Vail has a number of great pros among their staff of nearly 1000 instructors. Ric (Vail SnoPro at EpicSki) is a long-time Vail instructor and great contributor to EpicSki.

Kate Howe is all Windy says she is--except that she works at Aspen, not Vail!

Best regards,
Bob
post #8 of 11
 Yup Ric seems to know what foot to put his ski boots on thats for sure!!! you just know his head is 2 times as big as before this thread!!!
Seriously you could not choose better IMHO

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 Look up Ric Reiter - vail snopro on epic.  

Just be careful when he says " Just a quick question with a simple answear"
post #9 of 11
 Another  for Vail snopro. Credentials up to the sky, unbelievably astute powers of observation, supremely nice person, and a consummate professional.

BTW to the original poster, I'll be heading out to Vail on Feb. 6th. First day on the hill will be the 7th. Give a yell if you'd like a bit of company.
post #10 of 11
Bob Hintermeister
(970) 845-9634

He's the only ski instructor you'll find who is also a Ph.D. biomechanist and who has had papers about skiing biomechanics accepted for presentation at the International Congress on Science and Skiing.  And, a great guy.
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Bob Hintermeister
(970) 845-9634

He's the only ski instructor you'll find who is also a Ph.D. biomechanist and who has had papers about skiing biomechanics accepted for presentation at the International Congress on Science and Skiing.  And, a great guy.

  I've skied with Bob and think he's a great option for anyone looking to seriously improve while at Vail / BC.  With his biomechanical expertise, you'll learn how to milk maximum performance from your body with minimal exertion.  You say you wanna carve, well Bob can teach you to lay 'em over and leave clean tracks. 

He's also skilled at on-snow alignment assessment and can tell you quickly if you need any minor gear tweaks.

Have a great trip.
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