Instructor recommendation in CO (ABasin, Key, Breck)

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  1. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Hi all

    @amlemus is looking for instruction in Colorado:

    I moved this discussion to its own thread so it can gain some traction. Any recommendations for good private instructors in one of those areas? Thanks!
     
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    Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Bumping this. Maybe @Monique or @Doug Briggs can suggest some names or tag people in the area who might know? Time for a punch, and not a bad idea to look at alignment one more time.
     
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  3. Nancy Hummel

    Nancy Hummel Ski more, talk less. Instructor

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    Matt Belleville, Randy Brooks, Breck.
     
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  4. Seldomski

    Seldomski Paralysis by analysis Skier

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    I had a group lesson with him a year ago. He has an iPad (or something) for video analysis. Ask him to do video analysis and he will. I thought we was very good.

    IDK if he does anything specifically to help with back country skiing. This was a standard group lesson at the resort - moguls, crud, groomers.
     
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  5. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Katy Perrey at Keystone.
     


  6. amlemus

    amlemus Booting up Skier

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    This is wonderful, thank you! I go to keystone fairly often so this sounds like the right route.
     
  7. rcc55125

    rcc55125 Putting on skis Skier

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    Angela Stark at Keystone.
    Ben Potts at Breck.
     
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  8. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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  9. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Seconding this one.
     
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  10. Magi

    Magi Instructor Instructor

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  11. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Yes, we have a couple dozen PSIA examiners and 70-80 LIIIs to teach on-piste lessons, but you’d want one of the guides for hiking and backcountry stuff.
     
  12. Mike King

    Mike King AKA Habacomike Instructor

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    I will second @Nancy Hummel's recommendation. Matt Bellevuille is a former extreme ski competitor and has a lot to teach you about skiing terrain. Randy is quite good. I'd also add Dave Tyrell, aka as Franz, who spends most of his time in the Windows skiing terrain.

    BTW, Nancy and I spent more than 10 years at Breck skiing in the lesson club.

    Mike
     
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  13. Prosper

    Prosper Booting up Skier

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    I’ve taken a lesson with Don Duran at Keystone and Bob Hamel at Breck. Both were excellent. Don posts on Pugski periodically.
     
  14. DerKomisar

    DerKomisar Booting up Skier

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    Ran across some YouTube videos of Breck from Ted Aments aka BreckSnowPro and website http://www.amenta.com/ski/hello.htm

    He mentions that he's an instructor at Breck, anyone know anything about him?
     
  15. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    I've known Ted for a dozen years. He has a nice, quiet, friendly personality. He has to ski and teach pretty well because he's a seasoned LIII. He'll also try to sell you some property around Breck because that's his other job.
     
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  16. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Bob, unfortunately, passed away from a cancer.
     
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  17. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Was Don JustAnotherSkiPro on epic?
     
  18. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Yes, but I've not seen him on Pugski
     
  19. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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  20. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Don now spends his time posting on the PSIA forum. He's a regular there, and probably posts more than anyone else.
     

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