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Trade a free lift ticket at Killington (and/or cash, beers, fishing trip?) for couple hours of morning lessons?

Fishin413

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Just like the title says! Looking for someone with teaching experience that can show me the basics in the morning and then ditch me. I just went on an emotional rollercoaster with the Killington Ski School. Got a lesson booked and paid for then the lady put me on hold and came back on to tell me that was a computer error and lessons don't start until the 12/10. So here's my Hail Mary post, and I still might just ride up anyway and wing it.

M40, regular non-weird dude from western MA, office professional, avid outdoors, boating, fishing, 420 friendly. Went snowboarding twice 10 years ago but never skied a day in my life. I've got all the gear, boots fitted etc. Just need someone to show me the basics.

Willing to pay for your lift ticket, add some cash, bring up some good beers from the area or trade time for a fresh or salt water fishing trip this coming Spring on my 20 foot Sailfish or Quabbin boat.

So, anyone with teaching experience want to ski for free and then some tomorrow?
 

Smellytele

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You could use the top section of great Northern. From tight after you get off the gondola, down around the corner and then walk back up the trail to the peak lodge stairs. That’s a very short piece of uphill and quite easy to walk in ski boots. That will give you a few hundred yards of beginner run to work with.
Gotta spend a lot of money for that 200 yards of skiing and and no lift.
 

Fishin413

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So by all accounts this would have been a bad idea. Just to recap, this all starred because two people at the ski school (though now it's likely they were just operators not instructors) told me coming up and "giving it a shot" as an absolute beginner was a good plan. Sounds like that miscommunication at the mountain was all sorted out, and from all the replies it's pretty obvious that had I gone with no instructor and zero experience it would have been somewhere between miserable and dangerous.

Thanks again to everyone that chimed in. This offer is still good for the coming weeks once more appropriate terrain opens!
 

XTski

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So by all accounts this would have been a bad idea. Just to recap, this all starred because two people at the ski school (though now it's likely they were just operators not instructors) told me coming up and "giving it a shot" as an absolute beginner was a good plan. Sounds like that miscommunication at the mountain was all sorted out, and from all the replies it's pretty obvious that had I gone with no instructor and zero experience it would have been somewhere between miserable and dangerous.

Thanks again to everyone that chimed in. This offer is still good for the coming weeks once more appropriate terrain opens!
You are right on! I have helped a couple 1st timers from the top after they went through the same thing at the beginning of the season when no instructors are available, I was able to teach and get them down without a problem because of my teaching history, I also used to teach snowboarding, but going on your own no way, good call
Gotta spend a lot of money for that 200 yards of skiing and and no lift.
Didn’t seem like money was a problem they guy seemed stoked and was looking for options, a good teacher can get someone competent (as he seemed ) to be able to make tu
 

Fishin413

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You are right on! I have helped a couple 1st timers from the top after they went through the same thing at the beginning of the season when no instructors are available, I was able to teach and get them down without a problem because of my teaching history, I also used to teach snowboarding, but going on your own no way, good call
Thanks. I wasn't afraid of the hiking or short runs, and despite all this I'm still beyond stoked to get out there. But I'm not an idiot and when its 95% Don't Go, I don't go haha.
 
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