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Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter

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Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
skiing

Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter

skiing

Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Your “Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter” experience will take place at Mount Snow in West Dover, VT. I will help beginner and experienced skiers become more confident and skilled skiers. If you have never skied before, great! Our goal is to get you on the hill and skiing with connected turns and control over how fast or slow you want to go. If you already ski but feel a little stuck, our goal is to get you carving beautiful, dynamic turns like never before. Lessons can be individual ($60 for 90 minutes) or if you have a group with similar skill levels, I can teach up to 5 in a private group ($60/person). I teach ages 7 to 87. Cost does not including rentals or lift. Most beginner lessons will start by walking on flat land in skis and boots and then learning to walk up a small hill sideways, turn and ski down in a balanced and natural stance. As confidence grows, we will move to riding a magic carpet and/or chairlift and work on balance, pressure and edging ski skills on Green (Easy) slopes. Our goal for the beginner lesson is to be able to ride the chairlift and ski down a green trail making multiple turns to control speed and direction and avoid other skiers. For experienced skiers, you will decide what terrain you want to ski on and we will build on your strengths and offer helpful adjustments and exercises to get you carving sharp, dynamic turns.

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Will

Hi. My name is Will Shakespeare and I have been skiing in Vermont since I was 5 years old, skiing at Cochran's Hill, Stowe, Smugglers Notch, Sugarbush and raced on my school ski team. I‘ve taught skiing to hundreds of people, young and old, with great joy and success. I have been a certified level 2 Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA) and taught skiing at Mount Snow for over ten years. I enjoy sharing my love of skiing by helping others feel comfortable, safe and in control when they ski. I teach skiing skills in simple progressive steps that lead to rapid progress and advancement in skill levels. My goal is to help my guests have a wonderful time outdoors in the winter, and to help them fall in love with the joy of skiing. I also run Shakespeare’s Folly Side Farm AirBnB in Marlboro, VT, 25 minutes from Mt Snow

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Where you'll be

This Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter experience will take place at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont. We will meet at the agreed on time in front of the fireplace in the main base lodge at Mount Snow. I will be wearing a North Face jacket with black upper and barn-red lower, and red boots.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend. This activity can be a 90 minute private lesson for 1 person or a 90 minute group lesson for up to 5 people that you select. Participants do not need to have any prior skiing experience but should be prepared…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If you are staying at our Air BNB, Shakespeare’s Folly Side Farm, in Marlboro, Vt, we will kick off your skiing experience there and then drive to Mount Snow in West Dover, about 25 minutes.

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Learn to Ski (better) with a Vermonter
10 reviews
From $60/person
10 reviews
From $60/person