- Dec 30, 2005
- Stamford Ct and Stowe
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I doubt any of us qualify as truly rich..upper middle class at best..the bar on that one has been raised quite a bit.
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Where do you get $150 private lesson for a day?don't really see the attraction of lessons with a semi famous good skier for $700 when I can take lessons with an unfamous guy who's still a lot better than me for $150
I'm sure it's a great lesson and all..
love that thread
I forgot about that one. I LOL'd at my own jokes...is that bad?
Killington offers several Dan Egan camps where for about $400; you get 2 days of instruction, lunch and video of yourself. It's not 1 on 1 with Dan all day long, but few can keep up all day with him.
I found short lessons ineffective.It seems to me that the better approach to learning would be to take several one hour lessons than one full day.
Pick an area of your skiing you wish to improve, spend an hour getting evaluated and receive tips for improvement, then focus on that one area for the rest of the day. Then your next lesson, schedule it with the same instructor, spend a bit of time refreshing from the first and move on to another skill / form correction to improve on.
I'm not doubting that spending a day skiing with someone of John's talent isn't a great experience, but there's only so much your brain and muscle memory can absorb in a day.
Or follow Dan Egan?Personally? I think the better approach to getting better once you are already a high level skier is to simply ski with other great skiers who do certain things better than you do. That's what I do anyways. As for personal examples, Xwhaler is a great carver, so watching him over the years and adjusting my technique has improved that area of my skiing. Watching Savemeasammy always reminds me of aspects of my bump skiing I need to focus on to sharpen those skills.