Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Had a pretty bad experience here with my girlfriend yesterday. She had never even been on a snow mountain before and it's been about 10 years for me since I last snowboarded. We decided to take the beginner snowboarding lesson and that was a mistake. Although the instructor was friendly, the lesson itself was extremely accelerated. My girl was barely given a chance to try basic things such as skating, before being forced to take a ski lift she was nowhere near ready for. After an extremely embarrassing lift fall and another 30 minutes of falling nonstop on her butt down the mountain, she was ready to never step foot on snow again. All in all, the instructor was having us perform things that even I, with snowboarding experience, struggled with. He didn't give us time to understand or master each technique before teaching us the next. This led us to an endless amount of unnecessary failure. To add to it, the snow was extremely packed on the entire mountain so falling wasn't fun. I understand that falling is expected but we weren't given a chance or the time to learn from our falls or to go at our own pace. To note, we flew out of state just for this and ended up cutting our weekend short because of this bad experience. I absolutely regret taking this lesson and wouldn't recommend it. I would hope private lessons are better but it's too late, I'm not wasting another dollar here again.