Olympic Skier Diann Roffe Partners with Local Resorts 1
Olympic skier Diann Roffe joins Snow Time to offer programs at Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail.
As a prominent member of the U.S. Ski Team, Diann Roffe has won numerous Olympic medals throughout her career, including a Golds in the 1994 games at Lillihammer. She is a seven time U.S. National Champion. And, this season, she has partnered with Snow Time, parent company of Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail, ot offer numerous programs throughout the season for area skiers.
A variety of programs will be offered this winter, appealing to skiers of all interests - not just racers. Each program will be limited to 12 participants, so reserve your spot in advance.
The following programs will be offered:
Weekday programs for Women - 4 days, $320
This program will meet one day a week for four weeks. It will include:
Continental breakfast sponsored by Subaru.
On snow coaching with Diann.
Instruction with female instructors.
Demos of the latest shaped ski technology.
Daily themes such as expanding your comfort zone, mastering variable snow conditions, etc.
Geared towards intermediate and advanced women skiers.
Each session will be limited to 12 women. Sessions will be held at Roundtop on January 2, January 16, January 30, and February 27; at Whitetail on January 1, January 15, January 29, and February 26; and at Liberty on January 3, January 17, January 31, and February 28.
Gold Medal Club - 1 day, $75
Enjoy a premium day of skiing with Diann, including 5 hours of skiing with Diann and a theme of the day determined by interests of the group. This session will be geared towards intermediate and advanced skiers, and limited to 12 people per session, with priority going to Season Pass and Advantage Card holders. Session dates are January 13 and February 17 at Roundtop; January 5 and February 16 at Whitetail; and January 12 and February 2 at Liberty.
Night Owl Evening Session - 4 nights, $200
This program includes four evening sessions on the slopes with Diann. The co-ed program will meet on evening a week for four weeks, and will include 2 hours of intensive on snow coaching with Diann, a wrap up party each evening, demos of the latest shaped ski technology, and weekly themes. This program is also limited to 12 skiers per session. Sessions dates are January 15, January 22, January 29, and February 26 at Whitetail.
I took the 4 hour (plus lunch) course this Saturday at Whitetail and had a great time. I didn't really know of Diann when I saw the course offering on the Whitetail website. I signed up because it seemed like a unique opportunity to ski with someone of such a high caliber. My fears about not being good enough proved unfounded as everyone was around the same intermediate level. The lessons started after a few warm up runs which gave Diann a chance to see us a ski and helped us find the best snow. Following the warm up Diann started the lessons based on the weaknesses she found -- although she said none of us were in need of major surgery. After a lesson we'd then do "free ski run" -- so there was a lot of skiing. In my mind, her class is probably tailored to each group and the issues that she sees within it. In many ways, my favorite part of the course was just watching her ski and seeing her ability in action. I enjoyed the whole thing so much that I'm going to try it again in a few weeks.
My only complaint is about me. Why didn't I bring my camera!? sigh