Ski School time... Swiss Ski School

Ski School time... Swiss Ski School

Post by Terry Jon » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 02:52:55


OK, so Bare thinks things are slow, so do I. Here is my 2 cents
worth to cure the problem!

For the first time ever, I am going to visit Florida. During the
week of November 21-25 I will be in Clearwater (I think). Actually
a bunch of us from the Toronto WaterSki Club are going to go.

(I think its Clearwater...)

Anyways, we are going to book ourselves into Swiss Ski School for 3 days
of lessons. Tues, Wed, Friday. Monday and Thursday are tourist days...
With a 5 and 7 year old along, going to Florida without a day at Disney
World would be akin to suicide me thinks...

Any thoughts on our choice of Swiss Ski School? So far there is
only one reason for choosing that. It is apparently reasonably
close to where we are staying (1 hr I think) and it handles both
barefoot and slalom. On eof the 3 "skiers" on the trip is an avid
barefooter, the second is semi-avid, and I just do it occasionally.
Cost is looking like $85US per day of lessons.

I don't know that we even asked... what exactly is "a day" of lessons like
at places like this. Are we talking 9-5 type lessons? A couple of hours?
Class time and water time or just water time?

This will be the first time to Florida and the first time for formal lessons
so any and all tips are welcome.

Yup. In three days they are going to undo 18 years fo bad habits and
burn in a whole new program! I'm confident...

tj

 
 
 

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Post by cj anderso » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 08:20:29


Quote:

>OK, so Bare thinks things are slow, so do I. Here is my 2 cents
>worth to cure the problem!

>Hello out there in computerland, or whatever this is...I too

think things are slow, so here goes my current daydream to share
with you fellow waterskiiers...The BEST Ski School and vacation
I have been to was last April in Acapulco.  We spent one week at
Gordon Rathbun's Ski Paradise and a paradise it was!  Skiing
everyday from 9 am til about 1 pm.  Great coaching and lessons
for all of our various ability levels, fantastic water every day
on the freshwater lagoon, muchas cervecas after skiing :] AND
the wonderful company of Big Al (Wagner) who is an 80+ year-old
youngster who skis EVERYDAY.  See Waterski Magazine/September
issue for a great article (they visited Acapulco the week after
weleft :[  So now I'm waiting for warmer weather and glass on
the Sacramento River.
cj

 
 
 

Ski School time... Swiss Ski School

Post by Alan Hurfo » Thu, 03 Nov 1994 00:54:12

Quote:


>Subject: Ski School time... Swiss Ski School
>Date: Mon, 31 Oct 1994 17:52:55 GMT
>OK, so Bare thinks things are slow, so do I. Here is my 2 cents
>worth to cure the problem!
>For the first time ever, I am going to visit Florida. During the
>week of November 21-25 I will be in Clearwater (I think). Actually
>a bunch of us from the Toronto WaterSki Club are going to go.
>(I think its Clearwater...)

Yes they are situated in Clearwater, near Orlando.

My wife and I are slalom skiers in New Zealand and we attended the Swiss Ski
School for a week in 92.

We wanted a relaxed environment as we are not competitive skiers more
recreational. We had heard favourable comments re Swiss S.S. and the price was
also good.

The coaching was not too intense and you could ski as much as the body
allowed, helps to be in good shape.
There was a morning and afternoon season(around 4 hours each).
They have 2 man made and 2 natural lakes and the food was brillant.

Don't let Ron Thompson toe you through gator country (weeds) on a knee-board.

Let us know how you get on!

Alan Hurford.

 
 
 

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Post by Bohdan E. Makolond » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 19:17:40

  I have to agree, I've been to Gordo's 2 years in a row, and will be
  going again in March. Absolutely the BEST Ski Vacation around.....
  Mak

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Ski School time... Swiss Ski School

Post by Terry Jon » Thu, 03 Nov 1994 01:35:09

Quote:
>The coaching was not too intense and you could ski as much as the body
>allowed, helps to be in good shape.

Working on the "in shape" part...

Quote:
>There was a morning and afternoon season(around 4 hours each).

Can you clarify this? If I sign up for the day, am I forced to
choose eaither a morning "or" and afternoon session? Or am I
skiing for the full day, morning and afternoon?

Quote:
>They have 2 man made and 2 natural lakes and the food was brillant.

I would presume that they provide food when you are staying with them.
Do they provide food (lunch) when you are there for lessons but staying
elsewhere? I will be staying elsewhere with my family.

Quote:

>Don't let Ron Thompson toe you through gator country (weeds) on a knee-board.

This is a joke right?

tj

 
 
 

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Post by J.H.L Chappl » Fri, 04 Nov 1994 02:24:11



Quote:
> OK, so Bare thinks things are slow, so do I. Here is my 2 cents
> worth to cure the problem!

I agree! glad to read your posting actually on skiing, if it wasn't for
people interested in boats, wakeboarders, faulty software problems and
tests, this newsgroup would be totally: Bare!!!

Quote:
> Any thoughts on our choice of Swiss Ski School? So far there is
> only one reason for choosing that. It is apparently reasonably

Most people from our club who go to the States to ski go to the Swiss Ski
School and I have always heard good things about it, for what its worth, as
I haven't been there, or anywhere in the States to ski myself :-(...

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Post by Barefoo » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 15:11:04


Quote:
Chapple") writes:

<<< I have always heard good things about it, for what its worth, as
I haven't been there, or anywhere in the States to ski myself :-(...>>>

Mr. Chapple, you are cordially invited to swing by New
Hampshire/Vermont/Mass. and ski we us anytime. :)))

Bare. :)

 
 
 

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Post by J.H.L Chappl » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 09:46:38



Quote:

> Chapple") writes:

> Mr. Chapple, you are cordially invited to swing by New
> Hampshire/Vermont/Mass. and ski we us anytime. :)))

Thanks for the kind offer, I might take you up on that sometime!

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