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Looking for ski instructor (for adults) in Zug area

Hello everyone!

I did ski lessons last year through the ski school in Zug (going every Sunday for five Sundays in a row) and I felt like my learning was a bit limited.
The teachers were great, but I was in a group of 10-15 others (most of them little kids) and definitely felt like my skiing skills (or lack thereof) could have used more attention!

A friend recommended to me to try and find a ski instructor I could work with on a private basis so that I am seeing the same person every time and they can get to know my learning, my difficulties, etc. This is how she and her boyfriend have done it, and have really had success.

I wondered if anyone is a ski instructor in the Zug area, who might be able to help me? Would be great if they were also in this same area, so that when we meet it is not a huge pain for either party.

Thanks so much in advance for any thoughts or suggestions!
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Normally I'd offer to help, but chemotherapy means I don't really have the energy to teach much any more and certainly not on a formal basis, I wouldn't want to be teaching unless I had the proper insurances in place.

You might try talking to Ace1 he is an instructor at Engelberg.

Most of the Swiss ski schools tend to be busy at the start of the season with international school groups taking most of the english speaking instructors. If you don't need an english speaking instructor then most schools are happy for you to book the same instructor each time.
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Oh dear, sorry to hear about that. I do hope everything works out for you.

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You might try talking to Ace1 he is an instructor at Engelberg.
We're in the middle of making plans to move to Valais (Morgins is the current favourite) and rent out our place in Engelberg, so aren't currently intending to be teaching there this season. But teaching adults in private lessons like this is something both my wife (Skichick) and I have had our most successful results with.

It does require a slightly different, and most importantly a flexible, approach to teaching that not all instructors are used to, particularly young ones who learnt to ski as kids themselves and are not always able to appreciate the sorts of problems facing adult learners. There are one or two of the instructors at Prime ski school in Engelberg I could recommend if the OP contacts me via PM.
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Normally I'd offer to help, but chemotherapy means I don't really have the energy to teach much any more and certainly not on a formal basis, I wouldn't want to be teaching unless I had the proper insurances in place.

You might try talking to Ace1 he is an instructor at Engelberg.

Most of the Swiss ski schools tend to be busy at the start of the season with international school groups taking most of the english speaking instructors. If you don't need an english speaking instructor then most schools are happy for you to book the same instructor each time.
Very sorry to hear that Markarina; I hope everything works out and that you get well soon.
Thanks a lot for the information; I really appreciate it.
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Oh dear, sorry to hear about that. I do hope everything works out for you.



We're in the middle of making plans to move to Valais (Morgins is the current favourite) and rent out our place in Engelberg, so aren't currently intending to be teaching there this season. But teaching adults in private lessons like this is something both my wife (Skichick) and I have had our most successful results with.

It does require a slightly different, and most importantly a flexible, approach to teaching that not all instructors are used to, particularly young ones who learnt to ski as kids themselves and are not always able to appreciate the sorts of problems facing adult learners. There are one or two of the instructors at Prime ski school in Engelberg I could recommend if the OP contacts me via PM.
Thanks a lot Ace1; I'll write you straight away.
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