Chalky White, Professional Ski Instructor (Ski with the Best! It's a Simple Choice!) )

Chalky White, Professional Ski Instructor (Ski with the Best! It's a Simple Choice!) )

Chalky White, Professional Ski Instructor (Ski with the Best! It's a Simple Choice!) )
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SKI THE WORLD WITH 'CHALKY' WHITE ! Highest Caliber Skiing Technique Coaching Offered at Any Resort Across the World. Chalky specialises in getting you to the next skiing level and beyond.
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Lori P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We've been skiing for 30 + years and one had been a ski instructor for 10 years. We took many instructor lessons and thought we understood what to do to improve. I realized I wasn't mastering the constant stance balance. His explanation of balance, turning and pivot point was so helpful Thank you Chalky for having the patience to help us!!
Written October 24, 2022
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Thank you. I'm so glad I managed to help you both. Skiing is believing.
Written April 22, 2024
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Rick J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We were assigned Chalky as an instructor at Beaver Creek for my two sons (ages 18 and 12). He did an such an incredible job with both, particularly my younger son, that we signed him up for more private lessons with Chalky at Vail and Beaver Creek.

He was patient, understanding, creative, fun, and truly understood how to communicate the concepts of skiing to my sons (this is coming from a former ski instructor...who knows better than to teach family! Lol).

I highly recommend Chalky as a ski instructor and am happy to provide this well-earned 5 star review.

Sincerely,

Rick J. Ragsdale
Written January 3, 2019
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Thank you Rick. I'm so glad I could get your two boys a couple more rungs up the skiing ladder. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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Howard R
Woodbridge, CT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
Chalky is an instrucor's instructor, actually we view him as more of a ski coach and trainer than just a ski teacher. We have skied with Chalky for about 10 years now. Though I am now 54 and have been skiing since I was 3 I find that Chalky's methods and coaching hve changed me into a more competant and capable skier. I would suggest bthat you read his book "The 7 Secrets of Skiing in Balance" before you ski with Chalky - the $25 for the book will save you the thousands we have spent on getting his sage advice over the years! The n your lesson with Chalky will get you very far.

We hope to ski with him for years to come and get even better!
Written August 6, 2014
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artymcgro
Glasgow, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Just spent 3 days on the slopes with Chalky where he has managed to take my ski-ing to another level. Having spent years stuck as a nervous intermediate, with my main problem being my stance and balance Chalky was able to correct my problems using his 7 Secrets of Skiing technique. Chalky was able to break things down for me and explain where I was going wrong and what I needed to do to correct things in a way that numerous lessons over the years have failed to do. Thank you, Chalky for your patience, help and your wonderful chat. I've never laughed so much while skiing before!
Written March 11, 2017
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Keep chuckling and getting to that next level; I hope, with me. How do you improve your skiing? Make each turn better than the last and be coached by people you KNOW can help you. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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Jonathan H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Others have said that Chalky White is one of the world’s best ski instructors. After my recent experience, those comments are accurate. I am now a confident, efficient skier thanks to Chalky White. I’ve discovered skills within me that can ski almost any place or resort worldwide on his, ‘Ski the World with Chalky White’ program.

Before meeting Chalky I’d skied a few times and taken a few group lessons, but I was a skier that lacked confidence, skills and suffered trepidation. I struggled going down the easiest runs. Skiing is a fantastic sport you can enjoy your entire life; it places you in nature and clears your mind. But it certainly is difficult to enjoy if you are constantly on your backside or slowing down your group of friends. I wanted to enjoy skiing. I didn’t. But, I do now!

I found Chalky’s best selling book, "The 7 Secrets of Skiing" on Amazon. After reading the first three secrets, I reached out to Chalky and skied with him; positive things happened very quickly. To summarize: Chalky does not believe in a right and wrong method of skiing, but rather an efficient and less so method. He says that you can ski how you like, there are no rules with regard to technique, but much more fun and satisfaction is gained when ways are used when the skier begins to use body and equipment to the greatest advantage. I soon began feeling the advantages of those ‘advantages.’ From the moment we stepped onto the mountain, I knew Chalky was unlike any other ski instructor I’d met. I just knew I was finally on my way to becoming a confident, efficient skier.

By the second day, I was an entirely different skier. Each day, Chalky built upon concepts from the day before - the same concepts he outlines in "The 7 Secrets of Skiing." He always communicated clearly and was always extremely positive. Chalky understood my capabilities and me; he never put me in a compromising or intimidating position. His approach is methodical; he always chose the appropriate ski run to master the simple skill at hand. "The 7 Secrets of Skiing" system simplifies skiing. It presents the sport in simple terms that establish efficient technical skills as easily remembered building blocks. The result of Chalky's approach is success.

Soon I was skiing down advanced runs and, by the end of the week, I was making my way, confidently and efficiently, down runs which previously would have scared me. In a few days, I amassed skills that friends who have skied for many years still lack. Chalky never let me forget the purpose behind my endeavor: To have fun and enjoy the sport. Chalky, I look forward to soon skiing with you again at another one of your worldwide destinations. Thanks for your patience, your jokes, and your help in transforming me into a confident, efficient skier - who can enjoy the sport and dominate the mountain!
Written February 3, 2016
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What a fabulous, comprehensive review. Thank you Jonathan. I hope we can ski together again, sometime soon. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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Maxine G
Vail, CO31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Chalky is a longtime ski instructor at Beaver Creek. He is Australian and has a delightful sense of humor and a wonderful personality. If you're lucky, he might even break out into song for you! He is very knowledgeable about skiing and has written articles on the subject. Highly recommend him for an instructor on your trip out here.
Written September 27, 2013
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Chalky here, the subject of this review. First, Thank you Maxine. Just one small error; I am in fact a Brit that's now also a U.S. Citizen and not an Aussie. Hate to say it but the Aussies got their accent from us Brits! Skiing is believing and having as much fun as possible. It's snowing somewhere. Chalky
Written October 28, 2015
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MOe0562014
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I recently skied with Chalky after purchasing his book the 7 Secrets of skiing. Chalky more than lives up to his reputation as being one of the world's great ski instructors. Very quickly Chalky was able to help me achieve a more powerful stance which helped me prolong my skiing day - no thigh burn. Thank you Chalky, hope to ski with you again soon.
Written March 14, 2017
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No more thigh burn. That has to be good! Thanks for skiing with me. I hope we can do it again soon. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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Putneydwellers
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I skied with Chalky for the second time this year, in Les Arcs, and he really is an inspiring teacher with a gift for explaining things. The real thing for me is that he completely understands the dynamics of skiing and how to put them across. From a "stuck intermediate" he has rebuilt my skiing completely on sound foundations so that I now feel I can see a way (maybe in a few years...) to ski really well. His fundamental mantra is that balance is everything, and it works. No more "bend ze knees", just explanations of what you are doing wrong and why it is wrong, followed by an explanation of what you need to do to put it right. And it works. If you feel your skiing is going nowhere, that you are stuck as I was, give him a try - you will be amazed at the results (and no I am not being paid for this review!).
Written February 5, 2016
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Hi Mark Thanks for the great review. I'd love to - yes I'm still at it - ski with you again and finish the job. I miss skiing with you! I hope all is well. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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Peter F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
This is a great book! Mr. White has done an excellent job of combining the physical and mental aspects of skiing. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert skier, this book will help you improve.
Written May 20, 2015
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Hey Pedro Next season for sure, you and me up at Ski Cooper. Thanks for your kind review. Take care but...not too much! Chalky
Written April 22, 2024
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lifeisgr8
Eagle, CO44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
If you are looking to improve your skiing more than you ever thought possible, take a lesson with Chalky White! I read his book, The Seven Secrets of Skiing and instantly improved my skiing following some of his teachings. Then, I was lucky enough to be able to take a lesson with Chalky. Wow, did I learn a lot! Chalky gets you in balance so your legs don't fatigue and you feel in control of your skis like you never have before. With his instruction, I skied an entire day and my legs weren't tired! Chalky is not only a very positive and compassionate person (understands that some of us have fear and trepidation when looking down from the top of a black run), he is fun to be with and has a great sense of humor. Taking a lesson with Chalky has given me a confidence in my skiing that I never thought possible. I know I can get even better following his methods too. To get the most out of your lesson, read his book (mentioned above) before your lesson. If you love to ski and want to improve, head over to the Beaver Creek Ski School and take a lesson with Chalky.
Written March 14, 2015
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