Did anyone report this to the Ski School ... not to an individual instructor, but to the School? I've read/heard this 3 times, I think, about the ski-off process this season. Sounds like something that needs to be fixed.Last Year Jean Mayer was directing skiers to each group. Seems to me he did a better job, I agree this year it seemed very hectic and confusing w/the guys on walkie talkies and some of the First timers definitely did not know what to expect or to do.
The not so new ski school director is a major part of the problem.Did anyone report this to the Ski School ... not to an individual instructor, but to the School? I've read/heard this 3 times, I think, about the ski-off process this season. Sounds like something that needs to be fixed.
Hogwarts without the Sorting Hat
Oh I had a great ski week too! This is the third year in a row I came to Taos and did ski week. I was in the group with @ADKmel who is indeed an amazing skier and is great to ski with! @mdf yes, you can ask to form your onw group. I did this two years in a row, including this year - the group we formed was with @ADKmel and two other women from Skidiva forum. But there is still a possibility of ski school adding more people to the group and then still have mismatched abilities, pace and/or terrain aspirations, so I still think private ski week is an interesting option. I am not sure I would do it per se, but I would consider it. I will be definitely back to Taos next year and will be taking another ski week.^^^
I think the week we were there, they had trouble getting things sorted as well as they normally do, because they weren't prepared for a larger-than-expected number of ski-week participants. It's just hearsay/gossip, but we did hear that they pulled instructors off of private lessons to do ski weeks, and called up folks who weren't expected to teach that week to fill in.
So perhaps that lead to not getting the groups sorted as well as they would have liked... I know there were a couple of instructor swaps between groups due to injury too, which may have further complicated things. (I know - I sound like a real Taos apologist... but I had a great week, personally.)
Next year, if this comes together again, we should definitely look into the private ski weeks.
Very sad. On the plus side, Slim Slidell is still working hard.Sadly (to me) they got rid of the "Don't Panic" sign, that let beginners and intermediates know that the black diamond terrain visible isn't the only thing off the lift.