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Question Ski School Experience During COVID

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by karlo, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. karlo

    karlo First Runs

    Sep 21, 2020
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    I’m am instructor in NA. Wondering how Snowsports School worked out this season, both student and instructor experience. Were the schools open? What changes were there in operations and services offered? What impact did it have on you? Thanks.
  2. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Jul 31, 2012
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    So far as I know group lessons were out, and privates in.

    In Australia few people take private’s, relatively speaking.
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  3. ShavedBadger

    ShavedBadger One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

    Apr 30, 2018
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    Perisher were offering group lessons for kids aged 6 and up, Thredbo ended up doing "Max5" lessons for kids 7-14.

    We had to pay for private lessons for our almost-six year old at Thredbo and it was eye-wateringly expensive. That said, she went from being virtually unable to stop to linking turns at the Cruiser area in the space of four lessons.
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  4. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Dec 22, 2018
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    I had my under 4 booked in for 5 weeks of Ski School which was cancelled for that age group, blessing in disguise.

    Converted over to 9 2 hour private lessons by the end she was navigating and turning green runs with confidence and we took her on a big adventure deep into the resort.

    Perisher you had to have a parent accompany to assist when the child falls over, it was actually quite enjoyable as you get to see your child progress and the instructor gave me lots of tips.

    As @ShavedBadger said eye-wateringly expensive but in the end I think it was good value, probably do a mix next year assuming it’s running again.
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