Alpine, Snowboard, Telemark, and Nordic Lessons
Alpine Lessons are available at the following levels:
First Time (Never Evers)
Designed for the first timer, this class will orient the snowboarder to the equipment and will introduce basic maneuvers such as gliding, stopping, and single turns in either direction on flat terrain. Also covers introduction to chairlifts and riding etiquette.
These snowboarders can make turns on green runs and are familiar with lift procedures. Students learn how to adjust their pressure distribution to utilize snowboard design to assist in making smoother linked turns on moderate non-threatening slopes.
Able to control their speed on most blue runs, these snowboarders are ready for the challenge of varied terrain and snow conditions. The students learn to control their snowboard to make a variety of turn shapes for the changing conditions.
Able to ride most black diamond terrain, rides confidently at higher speeds, and handles varying snow conditions. Wants instruction in freestyle or powder.
Students who include Snowboard Rental in their ski packages will need only to show their Rental card each class day. Otherwise, Snowboards must be reserved in advance for every class.
MHM does not have adult-size helmets available for rental.
Telemark Lessons are available at the following levels:
The nordic lessons will cover skills technique, snow conditions, touring, and winter survival in appropriate depth for beginner and intermediate skiers. Lessons are available at the following levels:Beginning (Green)
These skiers have never skied before or have a low level of aerobic fitness. Skiers will be oriented to their equipment, learn to balance while gliding and begin pole usage.
These skiers have skied before and are familiar with their equipment. They are able to balance on a gliding ski and have an adequate level of aerobic fitness. Skiers learn to coordinate kicking and gliding movements and use their poles more effectively.
These skiers have coordinated pole and kick movements and can descend gentle slopes. Students learn skating maneuvers to become faster and will refine other skills on varying terrain. They may also be introduced to the telemark turn.