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Re: Next week skiing dilemma

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Any high sledding tracks? Looks like 1000m will be slushy to say the least. I think Engelberg has a decent long track?
Went to Engelberg (Titlis) last Sunday. Yes, a long track, but it was slushy by early afternoon. I would check the conditions first.
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If you do go skiing, I would suggest phoning the resort's ski-school and asking specifically for a good/excellent professional instructor for beginners who can speak your child's mother tongue.
If you don't stipulate that you want an experienced/professional one ypu may just get a student who's trying to make cash at the weekends who can just demonstrate how good they are. This happend to me and my friend and it was just a waste of time and money.
I've heard reports over the last couple of weeks from three different people who've been skiing but have found there's not enough snow.

The reality of life that good/excellent experianced instructers will not want to spend their time teaching beginners. What you will get is part qualified instructers clocking up hours, a few of whom will be British.
Half term is when most 'hobby' instructers will be out and about.
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Re: Next week skiing dilemma

Just come back from St Foy Tarentaise (near Tignes). Our 4 1/2 year old grandson started ski lessons on the flat baby area last Monday, and they progressed to beginners slope on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we were bombing down from the top to go and see how he was getting on - and there he was- half-way down the mountain, snowploughing in total control- we just could not believe it. By the end of the week (2 hour lesson daily) he was skiing the whole mountain - having a fabulous, happy time. Had to go to ESF and thank them for an amazing and very professional learning experience - BRAVO.
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