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Question Recommendation sought - Ski Instructors

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Slushii, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi Folks,

    I have friends who will be going up to Falls for a ski around mid August and are looking for private lessons from a top instructor.

    I'm a bit out of touch with this - can anyone recommend a Level 3 or 4 (whatever is the highest level these days)? Looking for pretty much the best (I'm talking people of the calibre of Ian Bruce for those who knew him when he was at Falls, or people like Chris Allan/Richard Jamieson at Hotham).

    Cheers,
    Slush
     
  2. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got a PM reply from Carveman, glad to hear those two are still at Falls :thumbs: - still interested in recommendations from others. Ta!
     
  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I could tell you but then I'd have to shoot you
     
  4. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ask for Rover. Been there for decades.

    Slush, I think you mean still at Hotham for those two.
     
  6. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rover sucks, I've skied with him and he couldn't teach me a thing......

    Actually Rover is tops, but is he still instructing?
     
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    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rover is the man, I think he's a friend of Carveman's too.
     
  8. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah he is. We all used to work together in Utah.
     
  9. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh, I meant Rover and Macca - yes, I agree. I've had lessons with both of them before like 10+ years ago, so I was happy when Carveman said they were both still teaching there. I found them both to be very good. But the best private lessons I had at Falls were from Ian Bruce and a guy called John Thomas - both have left now as far as I know.

    At Hotham I had a private lesson with Chris Allan (Allen?) and thought he was very good as well, but I still enjoyed my time with Deano (been having a few private lessons with him each season since 1998 till 2 - 3 years ago when he left the Hotham ski school). Deano recommended Chris or Richard.
     
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    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ben Hensley was the best instructor we ever had, level five I believe. Good mate as well.
    A no show this year I'm afraid, girlfriend in Austria will do that to you....
     
  11. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Level 5?!?!

    Doesn't exist.
     
  12. Conners

    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    My mistake, he was instructing instructors in any case and I believe was highly thought of.
    Was not my intention to mislead.:oops:
     
  13. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Easy mistake. Level 4 is the highest cert you can be but someone has to be the judge and jury to get it.:cheers:
     
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    Conners One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surprising how hard it is to find an instructor you hit it off with though, we had a few absolute waste of time experiences.
    I emphasize it was incompatibility not incompetence.
     
  15. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    One of my old fave's was Roberto who left about 3-4 years ago. AFAIK, he was rusted on FC (I am led to believe he is at one of the NSW resorts at last word).
     
  16. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah... said hi to him last week....
     
  17. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Before Rover, my kids used to love Grinder, but I believe he got married and moved out of the industry.
     
  18. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Which resort is Berti at nowadays?