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opfreak 02-02-2014 12:04 AM

Vail Lessons. Differences between lionshead and golden peak?
 
going to be snowboarding in vail next weekend (flying in Friday, snowboarding sat, sun, Monday, Tuesday).



I'm an OK blue rider once I get my bearings. For reference. I've done most of the blues at beaver creek, mainly solo. And have rode from the peak to base, (with a break at the gondola) at the end of the day. Which include the short, black, right below the gondola.



I've also done most of the blues at steamboat.



The question I have for lessons is the following:


~~Want to book a lesson but they have a choice of locations - Golden Peak & Lionshead. I never rode at vail so I have no idea as to what the difference is (I have walked the village

Is one easier?

Argo 02-02-2014 08:13 AM

I always send my family to lionshead, golden peak caters to a higher end crowd and has that kinda attitude and feel. golden peak is at the base for lessons, lionshead is at the peak, for beginners it's nice for a true mtn feel.

The instructors overall are slightly more skilled on the lionshead side for advanced snowboard lessons, advance ski would be gp.

If you can swing it, get a 3 day lesson. Price wise it's like getting an extra free day of instruction and you will likely be alone.

opfreak 02-02-2014 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Argo (Post 1494137)
I always send my family to lionshead, golden peak caters to a higher end crowd and has that kinda attitude and feel. golden peak is at the base for lessons, lionshead is at the peak, for beginners it's nice for a true mtn feel.

The instructors overall are slightly more skilled on the lionshead side for advanced snowboard lessons, advance ski would be gp.

If you can swing it, get a 3 day lesson. Price wise it's like getting an extra free day of instruction and you will likely be alone.

Thanks Argo, I was hoping to hear from you.

I'm planning on doing the 3 day package + lift, but might not take the 3rd day. I still come out ahead. I have friends family I want to ride with, so I might have to skip the 3rd lesson.


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