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Best way to communicate with a instructor ?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm the point where I want to sign up for a lesson , ( advanced intermediate who THINKS he is better than he really is)biggrin.gif I'm guessing one of the questions I'll be asked by a pro is what do you want to work on?

 

 My answer would be to be smother on a particular run on this mountain..a lift line run,,short black (about 6 towers down)bumpy of course,, and turns in to a quite challenging blue, bumps also.I think it's about 900' vert. What I want to be able to do is make it down the entire run w/o stopping .I now have to stop at least twice.

 

Would this give you as an instructor a base to start from or not ?

This run is under the advanced lift at Monarch btw. 

Any recommendations on the  on the pros that work there would be great.

 

Thanks.

Bob

post #2 of 6

Why do you stop?  What part of your skiing isn't smooth?  What you've said so far is a good point to ask questions for more info, and that plus a warm-up run showing your technique will be a point to determine the one or two things to work on.  Usually there is just one or two things holding a skier back, plus they can't learn more than one or two things at one session.  Mastering the single most important movement for a skier is a great lesson.

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I stop because I'm running out of ',gas,'(my Quads are telling me this) and am unable to hold my line.  I try to focus like 4-5 turns ahead of me until this happens,,my head drops and I get in the backseat ,,loose my line and start traversing more than I want.

I'd love to be able to stay in the fall line all the way down.

 

Now that I've explained it it seems a little clearer to me.rolleyes.gif

Maybe life is trying to tell me a 52 yo should back off a little ??  I refuse !

Thanks.


Edited by oldtri - 1/3/11 at 5:43pm
post #4 of 6

Sounds great, was good information and age is no barrier only getting over the fear age sets in you.  Your instructor can take you on a run with that information, see how you ski and try to determine what basic skill needs improved so that you can ski that run more comfortably by skiing a regular run comfortably.  Make sure you tell the ski school desk when you purchase the lesson your goal also so they can be sure you end up with an appropriate instructor.  If you have a chance and you ski there regular, you could ask around and see if anyone you know or are aquainted with at your resort could recommend an instructor to you that would be suitable.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks  Lady !   Thats what i'll do. Gonna set it up soon , I'm looking forward to it .

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Originally Posted by oldtri View Post
Would this give you as an instructor a base to start from or not ?

 

Thanks.

Bob

Bob,

 

That would be enough for me to get started. With that goal and watching a few turns, I would develop a lesson plan.

 

Normally I would work on level setting expectations. 900 vertical feet of non-stop bumps is an aggressive goal for most 52 YO intermedates. But since you are only stopping twice and your quads are burning, your goal is probably very doable. Good luck!
 

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