It is usually a generous 2 hours. By which I mean you meet a few minutes early so the usual faffing around while everyone shows up doesn't eat into the ski time. And at the end they don't pull "getting back to base" time out.Got ya. Does 2 hr per day feel short with 5-8 students?
It depends on what level group you are in. I am doing a private ski week with my husband and instead of 6 days of 2 hours, we are doing 5 days of 2.5hrs. We rarely stop on the slope to talk so to us, 2.5hrs is a bit long so we requested to finish early.Got ya. Does 2 hr per day feel short with 5-8 students?
EDIT: I see I was beaten to the punch
No, ski weeks start on Sun with a ski-off. You get sorted into a class with about 5 people of the same level, who have the same instructor every morning for the week. That way you get a new group of friends and consistent instruction for the week. You get individual tips, a general tech talk at the St. Bernard on Tues evening and a video early in the week. The group votes on what they want to do - for example, my group wanted to do moguls, so that is primarily what we worked on.
Color me jealous. I would have loved to ski with Alain. I had the chance to chat with him for a while a couple times at his shop. I could have talked with him for hours. He's a very thoughtful, insightful, and engaging guy. I'm sure you're having the best week ever with the snow conditions and skiing with Alain.I am doing a ski week this week, but not in Jenny’s group. My instructor is Alain Veth - I had him for Race Week last year, didn’t get enough of him, so I booked him for a week this year! We have already done more than I expected in 2 days and everything we did was in double-time. And we have not even started bumps or carving lessons yet!
I only had one photo op chance in the last 2 days after I needed time to catch my breath after a short walk. Otherwise we were all over and rarely stood around to talk.
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You are right! BEST WEEK EVER!!! And oh my, skiing with Alain, just us, is a dream come true. I feel like it is a big accomplishment when I can keep up with him! I only wish we have more time or the right condition to spend a day just for carving...but we cannot let all the powder go to waste!Color me jealous. I would have loved to ski with Alain. I had the chance to chat with him for a while a couple times at his shop. I could have talked with him for hours. He's a very thoughtful, insightful, and engaging guy. I'm sure you're having the best week ever with the snow conditions and skiing with Alain.