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Need a reccomendation for an instructor at Stowe for next week

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After many years, my mother is thinking about getting back into skiing.  She'll be joining my wife and me, and our 2 month old daughter in Stowe next week.  Most of the week, she'll be looking after our daughter which will allow us to ski :-).  But one or two of the days she's going to get out on the hill.  She plans on taking a lesson, probably a private, to get reaquainted with skiing and especially with shaped skis.  Background:  She's mid 60's.  Physical condition is OK, occassional YMCA classes, but not overly active.  She was a good skier, ski-bummed in Stowe for a few years before I came along, but age and time tooks their toll and when she last skied, about 10 years ago (maybe more), she was probably a solid intermediate.  She has never skied on shaped skis and will be renting equipment for the day.

From reading some other threads it sounds like instructors get paid more when they are requested by name.  Since I would rather have more of the money go to the person doing the teaching and I know there are some Stowe folks here, I figured I would ask for some reccomendations.

TIA.
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Paging Epic and BPA!!
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BushwhackerinPA seems to be a good one.  We've had our differences on philosophy, but people I've talked to quite enjoy the guy.  Wait, is that what you meant by "BPA" cause I'm not sure if he teaches there, since PA is a ways away.
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BPA=BushwhackerinPA.  He's working at Stowe this winter last I heard.
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 Yep, Bushwacker is working at Stowe this year as am I. I feel a little "dirty" pimping myself here, but that sounds like one of the kinds of lessons a I really enjoy teaching.
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 Yep, Bushwacker is working at Stowe this year as am I. I feel a little "dirty" pimping myself here, but that sounds like one of the kinds of lessons a I really enjoy teaching.

Don't feel dirty.  This is where I would come to find someone, and would hope a good guy would speak up.
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No reason to feel dirty Epic, I posted this to find someone...<sarcasm>does that mean I should feel dirty<sarcasm>?

So, what info do I need to provide the ski school desk to set this up?

edited to add sarcasm
Edited by hrspear - 1/6/10 at 2:03pm
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No reason to feel dirty Epic, I posted this to find someone...<sarcasm>does that mean I should feel dirty<sarcasm>?

So, what info do I need to provide the ski school desk to set this up?

edited to add sarcasm

Just call them up and tell them the name of the instructor you want (PM Epic for real names...) and have a credit card handy.  They'll probably want to know if you want to meet over at Spruce (beginner / intermediate area) or Mansfield (intermediate / advanced area).  And they give you a confirmation number, and they'll be really delighted if you actually know your confirmation number when you show up.
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