1 Day Private Tuition or 3 Days Ski School

1 Day Private Tuition or 3 Days Ski School
Started by Stevesmoothie in Ski Technique - 5 Replies
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12-Jan
Stevesmoothie
Hi All,

I appreciate this is a old question but I have a variation. Mrs Smoothie and I are intermediate skiers with 15 weeks over 12 years experience. Every couple of years we splash out on a couple of hours private tuition to keep things sharp.

This year I have a limited budget and am trying to decide which is best. 1 day (4 hours) of private tuition for the two of us or 3 days (4 hours per day) of ski school.

Ski school looks tempting because it means a solid 3 days of drills, skills, and learning.

Any tips, thoughts, suggestions etc?

Cheers!

Steve
12-Jan
Dickdutch
1 day private, without a doubt. The problem with a group is that the you'll be competing with all the other students for attention from the instructor, m it's great if you want to follow a good skier and copy their style, but if you want true instruction and correction of bad habits etc, a private lesson is the way to go.
12-Jan
Ranchero_1979
I think it mainly depends on how disciplined you are with your free skiing. Personally I like to do a few drills every day I ski onpiste so a few hrs works well for me. If not am sure the 3 days of observation are probably of greater value to your skiing.
12-Jan
Bedrock barney
I've had a couple of private lessons since I started skiing and they proved to be very good value for money. Perhaps expensive on the face of it but it is a highly concentrated piece of work with hopefully solid results at the end.
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12-Jan
Wanderer
I would be inclined to go with the private lesson option - I think at the stage you are at, you will get more out of it than in a group lesson where the instructing will be largely generic with little personalized attention.

Not sure how the costs would work out but, if possible, I also think it would be better to opt for 2 x 2 hour lessons on successive days rather than a single big block - there is only so much you can absorb in one go plus a full days lesson could be extremely tiring.
13-Jan
Elovabloke
Private unless your the social type as skiing with a like ability group can be fun. There again it would also depend on the size of the group.

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