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Old 02-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I am a new member but I have had the pleaseure of reading alot of the forum already and have enjoyed many of the quality topics and videos which have been everything from fun to inspiring to wow I cant wait to do that.

My first of which I am sure will be many questions is as a rider who is 2 years in (beginner/intermediate) what would be more beneficial at this stage? Attending a dedicated camp say 1 week or doing 3-4 full day lessons at a quality resort?

Obviously as I am in Ontario travel I would be travelling regardless to satisfy both of those needs. I would love to hear from anyone who has done lessons at Whistler ( have been there once already this season and miss it already ) as well as anyone who may have attended a dedicated camp.

I look forward to hearing you thoughts.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cost wise the resort with instruction vs a camp is similar when including lift tickets. My son does high cascade on mt hood every year and loves it... He learns a lot and it gets the top instructors around plus pro riders to ride with and learn from. It's $2000 all inclusive..... Woodward at copper down the road from me is less expensive for their adult camp, like $1000 for the week but I don't think it includes all the amenities....

I thought about doing the high cascade camp with my wife.....
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like anything it how much you put into it. I'd imagine its more about time on the hill and how much your body/mind can handle in a day/lesson, assuming you have an excellent instructor/s. My daughter went to Windells for three summers for a week as a kid...13, 14, & 15 learned alot of park stuff, great confidence booster, made tons of friends and it was a great kid thing. But now at 17 yrs old, she is on her second year instructing and now realizes that its about spending time on the hill (60+ days for the season) shredding with her colleagues who are better and she is now learning a more complete package than just park stuff. So perhaps, perhaps if ur older or perhaps based on being more experienced...doing 3 hour private lessons in the am and practicing in the afternoons. are what you daughter loved camp but it was park, however she lives big mtn that really has no not saying it was a waste and the confidence is transferable. But what do you ride at the home mtn and want do you want to ride...park, urban, big mtn?

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you for the replies so far, I am definitley looking at doing an all mountain/freeride course. I agree with the statement about time on the hill and I try to get out as much as possible but being on the eastern side of canada leaves me with little hills and horrible conditions especially this year. Being in Whistler this year gave me the taste of big mountain and the itch to improve my riding, hence my question about best ways or tools to improve.
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