I wish I could remember the name of the awesome woman who instructed me. I first went to the beginner class but was told no, I needed to go to intermediate as I skiid into the lesson (I guess since I could already stand up on skis I needed more advanced lessons!). So I skiid for a few hours (very uncomfortable and scared and ready to give up as I kept falling) then went to my lesson. my instructor (forget her name but she was my age and very professional and friendly and helpful) got me in the learning area and showed me a few things such as proper stance, to grab my knees if I get wobbly, and how to turn properly and stop. She was so great! After some practice turns and having me hold her 't-bar' while she skiid backwards, she got me on the potato patch and really encouraged me! I felt so great - not scared at all (okay maybe a little scared but she really reassured me). She showed me how to turn and how to stay in that turn when I felt I may be going too fast and really needed to just stop for a moment (I never knew how to do this before!) She really made a difference in my ski experience - before I did my lesson I was ready to quit and just sit on the bus until everyone else in our group (50+) were ready to leave a few hours later. I have to say hands down this is the best most professional ski instruction I have ever received ( I have been to ski hills before and received beginner lessons as part of my package - but this was the first time I ever was given intermediate lessons which really helped my confidence on the hill). Due to the lessons I was given, and the fun we had on the hill, we will be back for more! (and I made it down from the top after my lessons without FALLING!!!! I just kept turning and turning and pausing, and it felt wonderful! And on another note - the food and drinks were very reasonably priced - the Jamaican guys in the Checkerberry Cabin were awesome - so friendly and very helpful! Very professional in their service! Cannot wait til we can be back at Wintergreen!
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