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I would say he was good, this was back in 2009. I don't know that he ever said 2 words directly to me, I just listened to what he said, tried it, and then he let me go and do my own thing on the bunny hill. I'm sure a longer, private lesson would've prevented me from picking up some of the bad habits I have in form, but without that lesson I was a mess. It was like night and day after I took the lesson.

I haven't gone yet this season, they just opened up like a week ago. I honestly try to get out and go to as many good resorts as I can, and even though Mt. Charleston just expanded their trails, my wife and I still drive to Brian Head, Salt Lake, Big Bear, or Mammoth almost every weekend. This weekend we are going to try to catch the big dump in Mammoth.
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Lol, you're friends sound a lot like my friends when they "taught" me how to snowboard back in '94. They took me to the top of Stratton and after falling on my face getting off the lift told me, "Ok, now figure out how to get down." 3 hours and many a black and blue later and I was able to falling leaf and link the occasional turn.

In having my wife avoid this issue a few years ago when she decided to switch from skiing to being cool I had her take lessons. I agree with Snowolf in that the group lesson for the real true beginners who don't know any of the basics is definitely the better choice. The value in private lessons is working out the little things you're doing wrong with specialized focus on those areas versus giving the same spiel you'll get in a group beginner lesson. If you do however understand the basics such as getting up, skating etc. then definitely jump to the private if not do the group first.
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Prolly depends on how athletic you are and how focused you are as well. I can see a group lesson driving some people nuts with the waiting and the repetition. On the other hand, some people who are more socially oriented might be more engaged in a group setting.


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I do a good chunk of action sports and thinking now if i would have done lessons and had to wait on other people I would have shot myself. Skateboarding, bmx, mx, wakeboarding, and hopefully snowboarding soon. I dont think I will be one of those people that have the patience to wait on others. Right now i can stop, slow down, and get up fairly well from any position that i fall in.
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So i've been looking around and mammoth says they have lessons by trained snowboarders. Problem there is the lessons for the same 3 hours are $240 more than they would be in mt charleston. Mammoth Mountain - Private Lessons The lessons should be equally as good in mt charleston right? or should I go with mammoth?
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Lessons should be good at either place. To guarantee better satisfaction try to request a certified instructor.
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Lessons should be good at either place. To guarantee better satisfaction try to request a certified instructor.
So probably the cheaper closer place then?
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I would in your case, chances are that since it is closer that you might end up wanting more and riding there more so why not make a contact that knows the mountain and can teach.
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